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    USB PLM or Serial PLM with adapter?

    I accidentally bought the Insteon Serial PLM instead of the USB version. I don't have a serial port. Am I better off buying the USB version or using a USB to Serial Adapter to make it compatible with my computer?

    I want the most reliable solution (the one that works best with this plugin) that is compatible with my computer. I have a micro PC.

    #2
    Originally posted by mgonzales100 View Post
    I accidentally bought the Insteon Serial PLM instead of the USB version. I don't have a serial port. Am I better off buying the USB version or using a USB to Serial Adapter to make it compatible with my computer?

    I want the most reliable solution (the one that works best with this plugin) that is compatible with my computer. I have a micro PC.
    How about the Insteon Portable USB Adapter? Will that work too?

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      #3
      The usb plm basically has a serial to usb adapter built in. so an outboard adapter will do the same. I guess if you want to save a few bucks, return the 2413s and get the 2413U

      don't bother with the portable usb adapter; its been discontinued for years.
      Mark

      HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
      Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
      Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
      Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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        #4
        Originally posted by mnsandler View Post
        The usb plm basically has a serial to usb adapter built in. so an outboard adapter will do the same. I guess if you want to save a few bucks, return the 2413s and get the 2413U

        don't bother with the portable usb adapter; its been discontinued for years.
        Sorry to chime in, I had few spare plm, one serial and the other usb. When I had the issue with my pml, I was thinking to replace it with USB but a Google search indicated that you were going to remove it from the plug in, I may have read it wrong perhaps. If in the future I need to replace it, can I use the USB instead and is suggested over the serial?

        Sent from my SM-G973U1 using Tapatalk

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          #5
          Originally posted by alphatech View Post
          Sorry to chime in, I had few spare plm, one serial and the other usb. When I had the issue with my pml, I was thinking to replace it with USB but a Google search indicated that you were going to remove it from the plug in, I may have read it wrong perhaps. If in the future I need to replace it, can I use the USB instead and is suggested over the serial?

          Sent from my SM-G973U1 using Tapatalk
          i support the 2413u and 2413s PLMs. you can use either. I removed support for the old PLC
          Mark

          HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
          Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
          Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
          Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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            #6
            Mark, very much appreciated you taking so much time to help. I guess the powerlinc V2 USB 2414U is well supported, if you do not have time to respond, I assume it is.

            Thanks again for all your work

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              #7
              are you referring to https://www.smarthome.com/powerlinc-...interface.html

              if so, yah, i dropped support for that years ago.
              Mark

              HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
              Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
              Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
              Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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                #8
                That is indeed it. So I guess it is trash.
                Thanks

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