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Powered USB Hub
« on: Jul 24, 2018, 16:33:09 »
Can anyone recommend a mains powered USB hub which has a minimum of 6 ports, or ideally 7 ports? USB-3 with backward USB-2 would be good but not essential.

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Re: Powered USB Hub
« Reply #1 on: Jul 24, 2018, 20:42:28 »
Roy ,
I got this and never looked back , it works 100pc and even has a charging port for your mobile phones and much more.
I plug my mount and DSLRs into it and pipe the hub to my laptop so never run out of USBs,
http://amzn.eu/3lBOM65
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Re: Powered USB Hub
« Reply #2 on: Jul 25, 2018, 09:01:00 »
Can't advise Roy sorry, my attempts with a USB hub have been pretty negative, sometimes they work and sometimes they don't even with the recommended Startech hub.  One day it was working the next only two ports were, then I try it again some time later and all works, then the next day it doesn't. 

Maybe it's my laptop that's the problem.  So I use 2 laptops if I need more ports.

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Re: Powered USB Hub
« Reply #3 on: Jul 25, 2018, 19:56:54 »
Yes. I got an 'industrial' one which runs off 12v and has 7 ports, metal case and brackets for mounting. Mine's screwed to my ADM dovetail shoe. Amazon.co.uk has a one https://www.amazon.co.uk/UHPPOTE-Sipolar-Industrial-Grade-Expanded/dp/B078NLMS5L/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1532544781&sr=8-1&keywords=A173+Hub+7+ports+Industrial+USB+3.0 Mine was a different brand but identical from amazon.fr in 2016 for E45. I lost the previous one to a lightning induced surge.



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Re: Powered USB Hub
« Reply #4 on: Jul 25, 2018, 20:33:54 »
Quote from: The Thing
Mine was a different brand but identical from amazon.fr in 2016 for E45.

I think I paid that for a terrible one from Maplin :(

I wonder why they went bust?

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Re: Powered USB Hub
« Reply #5 on: Aug 02, 2018, 14:52:25 »
Duncan just a quickie

The bumph on amazon says its a 12v 3A

And they are 1A USB sockets,

Am i correct in assuming that the 3A is shared across all of the sockets and the max from any one is 1A

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Re: Powered USB Hub
« Reply #6 on: Aug 02, 2018, 15:59:19 »
not sure cant read chinese.! i wouldnt trust that much as if it was intended for export why chinese writing?
probably bought for 3 or 4 p and sent over in a container..
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Re: Powered USB Hub
« Reply #7 on: Aug 02, 2018, 16:38:13 »
Hi Mac,
I'm powering it with a 6amp supply and have had it power ing 3 astro cameras and some other gadgets no problem.
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Re: Powered USB Hub
« Reply #8 on: Aug 02, 2018, 17:09:48 »
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Re: Powered USB Hub
« Reply #9 on: Aug 02, 2018, 17:16:22 »
The supplied psu is 3A, least they could reasonably provideI suppose.
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