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  • Remotelinc LED keeps flashing after light on/off

    After I turn on or off a light with the remote linc, more often than not, the LED on the remotelinc would flash continuously for a second or so. Sometimes it just keep flashing non stop forever until I pull out the batteries and put them back. I notice the LED on one of the insteon bridges also flashes (but usually stop after a few seconds). I tried putting the remotelinc closer to the bridge but that doesn't help.
    The light(s) do respond to the on and off commands, but for some reason the remotelinc seems to think they are not responding (hence the LED flashes).
    Any ideas how to fix this?
    I thought insteon would be more reliable than x10.

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    • #3
      The blinking led suggests that either the remote’s battery is low or there’s some link or communications problem with one or more of the linked responders that is preventing the signal acknowledgement from getting back to the controller.

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      • #4
        I'm assuming you are using the older remotelinc that was discontinued in 2012 and not the mini remotes. As Tfitzpatri8 stated your batteries are either low or it is linked to something that is not responding back to it which implies some type of communication issue.

        Insteon is much much more reliable than x10. However, you are you older generation technology which is not as robust newer technology. As with any piece of technology, unfortunately there will be hiccups from time to time

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        • #5
          In my experience since the onset of Insteon. even the oldest Insteon devices are considerable more reliable than X10. That, as lilyoyo1 pointed out, doesn't ensure 100% reliablility.
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          • #6
            Right on. I replaced the rechargeable AAA (1.2V) with alkaline batteries (1.5V) and the problem seems to go away. Thanks!
            The reason I used rechargeable was to avoid battery leakage.

            Is remotelinc #2440 the one that's been discontinued?

            Is there a current remote control that works with rechargeable batteries (eneloop) reliably? It is used in the TV room to turn on/off/dim various lights.

            [edit] Never mind. I see a remotelinc 2 (2444) that is rechargeable. I also see that some insteon starter kit no longer includes a remotelinc, which is how I got mine. Instead, it comes with a hub and use your smartphone as a remote.
            Last edited by OnOff; 02-10-2018, 02:26 PM.

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            • #7
              The RemoteLinc was replaced by rechargeable Mini Remotes. Ever 6 months or so I plug each into a micro USB charger for 2-3 hrs. to top it off.

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              • #8
                What I also do is just replace the batteries

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