Insteon Plug-in 10-Amp Plug-In Powerline Noise Filter

Correct Insteon Signal-Strength Problems with the 10-Amp Plug-In Noise Filter
  • Compatible with INSTEON signals
  • Eliminates interference on the power line, so INSTEON signals remain strong and clear
  • Prevents INSTEON signals from being absorbed by appliance power supplies
  • Unfiltered feed-through outlet won't block you from plugging in other devices
  • The 10-amp plug-in noise filter is fully ETL approved

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  • What's Included
  • If your INSTEON system consists of a desktop timer and a couple of modules, chances are you won't encounter signal-strength problems. But if you're using several INSTEON switches, modules, and controllers throughout the house and want to assure maximum reliability, you'll need to supplement your system with the FilterLinc 10-Amp Plug-In Noise Filter. The dual-function 10-amp plug-in noise filter not only block unwanted interference on the power line, it also prevents other devices from attenuating your signals—resulting in a virtually problem-free INSTEON system.

    The FilterLinc 10-Amp Plug-In Noise Filter blocks interference from many household appliances and fixtures, preventing it from polluting the power line. The 10-amp plug-in noise filter also prevents INSTEON signal absorption that occurs when equipment misreads the signals as noise. A feed-through outlet is a new feature built into the 10-amp plug-in noise filter, preventing you from having to unplug the filter anytime you're looking for an available plug. For added convenience, the 10-amp plug-in noise filter is fully compatible with FM intercoms and Home PNA devices.

    Eliminates Electrical Noise from the Power Line
    One of the most common (and easily correctable) problems that may adversely affect INSTEON signals is electrical "noise," or interference. The more interference there is on the power line, the more difficult it is for INSTEON receivers to detect signals from controllers. It's like trying to have a conversation in a room when the music is playing too loud. But the FilterLinc 10-Amp Plug-In Noise Filter blocks that interference, preventing it from polluting the power line. Common sources of interference include refrigerators, freezers, plug-in fluorescent fixtures, aquarium filters, fountains, low-voltage lighting, fans, or anything with a motor.

    Prevents INSTEON Signal Absorption
    Another common, yet easily correctable, problem affecting INSTEON signals is signal attenuation, or absorption. Because some devices are built with power supplies that kill noise on the AC line—and they often mistake INSTEON signals for noise—these devices may absorb INSTEON signals before their arrival at the receiving module. But the 10-amp plug-In noise filter eliminates those obstacles by blocking INSTEON signals from getting to them in the first place. The most common sources of signal attenuation include computers and audio/video equipment, particularly big-screen TVs.

    Feed-Through Outlet for Added Convenience
    The 10-amp plug-in noise filter also offers several new features that have never been available on plug-in noise filters, like a feed-through outlet that prevents you from having to unplug the filter anytime you're looking for an available plug. Plus, the plug-in noise filter's high 49.4dB attenuation at 120kHz provides maximum protection at the INSTEON 120kHz frequency. The 10-amp plug-in noise filter is fully compatible with FM intercoms and Home PNA devices. The noise filter is also safety tested and approved to ensure the highest degree of protection.

    Tech Tip: A quick way to test if an electrical device is adding interference on the power line or absorbing INSTEON signals is to unplug the device and re-transmit the signal.

    Where to Install FilterLinc Noise Filters
    Many electrical devices in your home may cause interference with your INSTEON. These devices will either inject electrical noise onto your home's electrical wires or they may absorb or trap the power line communications signals.

    Common products that may interfere with your INSTEON system:

    • Televisions, stereo components, satellite and cable receivers
    • Computers, monitors, and accessories
    • Computer UPS's (Uninterruptable Power Supplies)
    • Power strips
    • Power supplies for laptops and cell phones
    • Fluorescent and HID lighting
    • Motorized devices like refrigerators, pumps, air conditioners
    • Low-voltage lighting that use light-weight solid-state transformers

      Here is how to test if an electrical device is causing problems:

      1. Unplug the device (don't just turn it off)
      2. Re-try controlling the receiver module that is experiencing poor communications to determine if it is now working better.
    a. If the controlled product begins working after the electrical device is unplugged, then install a FilterLinc on that electrical device.

  • Specifications

    Manufacturer: INSTEON
    Manufacturer Product No.: 1626-10
    UPC: 718122395118
    Dimensions: height: 4.26" (10.82cm)
    width: 2.47" (6.274cm)
    depth: 1.5" (3.81cm)
    Weight: .6 lbs. (0.272kg)
    Power: filtered outlet: 10A, max
    unfiltered outlet: 15A, max
    combined total: 15A, max
    Plug-In Wall Outlet: 120-volt, 3-prong
    Attenuation: 49.2dB @ 120kHz
    Color: White
    Warranty: 2 years

  • Reviews 1 - 10 of 418

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    Almost unplugged the cheap electronics around the house that cause all the darn noise. The noise filter helps but only on the circuit it’s on.

    Posted on 9/13/2019

    Insteon Plug-in 10-Amp Plug-In Powerline Noise Filter Review by kelvin
    Insteon Plug-in 10-Amp Plug-In Powerline Noise Filter

    Item works great. Easy setup and stops the noise.

    Posted on 6/19/2019

    Seems to work Review by Garland
    Seems to work

    I put one of these on each of two refrigerators. I tried to add one to my built-in microwave but there was insufficient room at the outlet (it's set very low inside a cabinet). They should have a front outlet on the unit for such tight fits or simply filter BOTH outlets. Since I have dozens of dual-band devices installed and my network is therefore very robust, it's hard to say how effective these are. They certainly did not make things worse!

    Posted on 12/7/2018

    1626-10 Filter really works Review by Mr. B
    1626-10 Filter really works

    I installed a new refrigerator and the lighting controlled by my Insteon controller promptly stopped working. I unplugged the fridge and the lights worked fine. I bought the filter, plugged the frigde into it and problem solved!

    Posted on 7/6/2017

    Noise from Verizon FIOS UPS Review by Michael
    Noise from Verizon FIOS UPS

    I was getting lots on noise on my system. Unaware of the source, I got two of these filters to find the origination of the problem. The major source of you noise trouble was the Verizon FIOS power supply.

    Posted on 2/22/2017

    Poorly Designed Product Review by brassiner
    Poorly Designed Product

    The filtered outlet should be where the ALWAYS ON outlet is or just under it so that a transformer which often needs to be filtered can be easily plugged in.

    Posted on 10/28/2016

    Works great Review by Patrick
    Works great

    Received eight of these units and was able to filter out many noise makers - signal suckers in the home. Such as computers, UPS, cell chargers, laptop, etc. The 1626-10 has been out for more than eight years and has never been updated.

    This device needs to be upgraded to handle a minimum of 15 amps. Also a 20 amp version also needs to be released as many high end audio devices relay on a 20 amp circuit.

    Given the very old and simple nature of this product the price also needs to come down and be reflected properly such as $19.99. Which is more reasonable and in line of what actually is inside of this device.

    The unit should also use the latest case used by the newer product line to bring it into 2015 and not 1980. All in all a great product that does in fact work and requires no thinking just plug it in and it works.

    Posted on 7/20/2015

    Review of 1626-10 Review by CALVIN
    Review of 1626-10

    Works great for isolating my Airport Extreme AC base station from snubbing the Insteon Signal :-).

    Posted on 7/26/2014

    Review of 1626-10 Review by DR PETER
    Review of 1626-10

    The FilterLinc does a good job of filtering noise for Insteon devices. I would recommend it to others.

    Posted on 7/19/2014

    Review of 1626-10 Review by JIM
    Review of 1626-10

    Easy to install, just plugin.
    Did not solve the problem I am having.

    Posted on 7/11/2014

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