It was weird; after not linking, I unplugged it and tried linking in different outlets. I was able to successfully link it in all the other outlets in the room — the only one that didn’t work was behind the washer. So I got an extension cord, and plugged it into another outlet — and it seems to work. I was able to get the on/off when the washer starts and stops (it did take a minute or so for the off command to be sent). Of the 15 or so insteon devices I now have, this is the first time I’ve had linking issues
What’s even stranger is that the outlet that I plugged the Synchrolinc into had an X10 powerflash module in is, so I swapped them. I plugged the Synchrolinc into where the powerflash was, and the powerflash where the Synchrolinc was. The X10 powerflash had no problem sending X10 signals to the PLM. I don’t think the Syncholinc is a dual band item.
So in looking at Energy.pm, am I correct in my understanding that I can do a $item->print_parameters and see the trigger and delay and then use $item->trigger and $item->set_delay to set the wattage and timing? Will these be stored in the nvram? This seems a cleaner method to get a reliable on/off than tinkering with the manual calibration. (my washing machine is a front loader and locks when the cycle is started).
As an aside, the X10 powerflash has been reliable. I used a circuit switch on the black wire in the dryer to alert when it is on or off. Has been working flawlessly…
That is certainly very odd. An inability to link to the PLM manually suggests that the SynchroLinc messages may not be received by the PLM.
Can you send me the results of a "log links" command for both the SynchroLinc and the PLM? Let's see what has been created.
The next step may be to factory reset the syncrholinc and start the process again. The "link to interface" command should be all that you need to get going when installing new devices.