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  • Insteon PLM sale....is the USB version just as good?

    Smarthome is selling PLMs (USB and Serial) for 29.99 until Friday. Use code PLM29. It is good to always have a spare around.
    I have been using the serial versions since the beginning, but wondering if the USB versions are now problem free. I recall one had to add a driver at one point, but just wondering if the user experience on the USB version has been as good as the serial version. If so, I might buy USB to have around the next time a PLM fails.

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    I always had used serial version because anything supports serial communications. But, I figure that the USB versions use some sort of FTDI (serial to USB) converter. So, in end-effect it is probably the same thing. I dunno,
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Krumpy View Post
      ... But, I figure that the USB versions use some sort of FTDI (serial to USB) converter. So, in end-effect it is probably the same thing. I dunno,
      Yes, that does appear to be the case. I've used USB PLMs for several years now. I don't recall any USB related problems.
      Thanks for the heads up. A spare is a very good idea.

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      • #4
        Only issue with the USB version is that it doesn't seem to recover after a power outage. I have to restart the plug-in to get comms back. The built-in actions to reset do not do it.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by codemonkey View Post
          Only issue with the USB version is that it doesn't seem to recover after a power outage. I have to restart the plug-in to get comms back. The built-in actions to reset do not do it.
          Odd, it works for me. I do disable it as soon as I detect power failure, and then re-enable it a minute after power has returned.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by codemonkey View Post
            Only issue with the USB version is that it doesn't seem to recover after a power outage. I have to restart the plug-in to get comms back. The built-in actions to reset do not do it.
            Tony, start a new thread about this issue, and i can provide some suggestions. I want to leave this thread related to OP
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