INSTEON PowerLinc Modem (2413U)

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Fri Jan 28, 2022 10:46 am
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INSTEON PowerLinc Modem (2413U) Replacement?

Hello, all. Over the years I have encountered several 2413U unit failures and I usually keep a spare. Searching for this hardware now, the module seems sold out online. Also not finding the serial version. Is there another excellent Insteon interface option?

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Fri Jan 28, 2022 6:22 pm
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Re: INSTEON PowerLinc Modem (2413U)

if you are handy with a soldering iron, seems they can be repaired by replacing the bad caps!

I will be doing this next time mine dies!

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Re: INSTEON PowerLinc Modem (2413U)

Hey, Korey, yes, I had come across a couple tutorials on repair (here’s a good one) and I, too, will certainly give it a shot next time I encounter a hardware failure. Just the same, it’s hard to believe the vast resources we have devoted to Insteon and Indigo are utterly dependent on such an old piece of hardware. (On Edit: excuse me, I linked to the same great article Korey already mentioned.)

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Very cool, thanks, Korey. I just re-read the excellent tutorial and it provides step-by-step instructions. Will definitely keep this in mind. Meanwhile, I was able to pick up a used 2413U today on eBay.

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Re: INSTEON PowerLinc Modem (2413U) Replacement?

gadgetnut wrote:
Hello, all. Over the years I have encountered several 2413U unit failures and I usually keep a spare. Searching for this hardware now, the module seems sold out online. Also not finding the serial version. Is there another excellent Insteon interface option?


We've been warning people for a while now: you really probably should consider starting the switch to other technologies. We don't have a lot of confidence in Insteon's viability in the market, particularly given that they've discontinued a bunch of products and what they haven't discontinued doesn't appear to be in stock much.

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Re: INSTEON PowerLinc Modem (2413U)

PLM2413U Back in stock!

40% off sale this weekend too! with FOOTBALL40

Grab a spare or 2!

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Shows out of stock now…

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Wed May 25, 2022 2:31 pm
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Re: INSTEON PowerLinc Modem (2413U)

Is there any alternative to the 2413U? I have Insteon light switches and lamplincs and due to a power outage/storm last night my 2413U died. Lasted 5 years this time, so I got lucky with it, but I assumed there would be some sort of hardware out there if it died again. Is my whole Insteon setup dead unless I repair this one? I have one of the Insteon remotes and that still operates the lights without the 2413U being plugged in, so there must be some way to get this working again.

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You might want to try to get it repaired.

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Re: INSTEON PowerLinc Modem (2413U)

You might want to attempt to locate an Insteon Portable USB Adaptor - since those don't plug into the wall they might have a longer lifespan. Not sure if there are any on eBay or Craigslist...

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