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Hardware Support: Powerline - Compatible Adapters

This page helps you identify the type of Adapter you have, and - if it is supported - gives you information how to configure JMRI to connect it.

See also the main page on configuring JMRI for Powerline controllers.

X10 Adapters

Manufacturer Model Image Identification Help JMRI Status
X10.com CM11A
RCA HC60CRX
This adapter can be identified by the 4 pin RJ-11 connection on the bottom.
To use this with JMRI, select "Powerline Controller" in the JMRI preferences, the proper serial port, and "CM11" for the adapter.
This adapter is no longer in production. Only the Insteon 2412S is currently being produced.
Support is available starting in JMRI 2.1.3
X10.com CP290 This is a console-like adapter. It can also provides buttons for operating X10 devices.
To use this with JMRI, select "Powerline Controller" in the JMRI preferences, the proper serial port, and "CP290" for the adapter.
This adapter is no longer in production. Consider the Insteon 2412S as an alternative.
Support is available starting in JMRI 2.1.5
X10.com CM15A This is the adapter that comes with the ActiveHome Professional. Best identified by the USB connection on the bottom and an antenna on the side. Not Supported (yet). We hope to support it, pending USB support updates and somebody willing to test.
Last Edited: 17 Jan 2008
X10.com CM17A This device (top) depends on another X10 device that is the true controller, typically the TM751 device (bottom). While it is a serial device, it uses the RTS/DTS lines instead of the data lines. That lets the device work while having most other serial devices work through it. Not Supported.
Because of the tight timing and detailed hardware access these units require, it's unlikely we're going to support this device.
Last Edited: 17 Jan 2008

Insteon Adapters

Manufacturer Model Image Identification Help JMRI Status
Smart Home PowerLinc Modem 2412S This is the serial (not USB) Insteon adapter. It can control both Insteon and X10 devices. Support is available starting in JMRI 2.9.1
Last Edited: 3 Jan 2010
Smarthome.com Power Linc 2414U This version can be identified by the USB connection on the bottom.
Not Supported (yet) We hope to support it, pending USB support and somebody willing to test.
Last Edited: 4 Feb 2008
Insteon.com Insteon Hub, Hub Pro These connect via an Ethernet port
Not Supported (yet) We hope to support it next, pending USB support and somebody willing to test.
Last Edited: 11 Nov 2015