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Powered USB Hub

Gliese 581c

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I'm looking to buy a 4-8 port powered usb hub.

My dilema is trying to find one that provides the full 500mA to every port.

I know there are some out there that are mains powered but still share the current drawn between ports.

Anything I should be looking out for that will stop me from buying the wrong one ?


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Most of the hub manufacturers expect some low current devices to be used and generally don't see the need for 500mA on all ports. I've seen some 8 way hubs with 2A/2.6A power supplies that imply you'll get 500mA from 4/5 ports at any one time. Would this do the job?

Do you need USB 2.0 or 3.0?

This USB2.0 device for example comes with a 2.6A power adapter that should be able to supply 5 ports with 500mA at once.

Gliese 581c

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I think something like that would be perfect. Not sure how you knew that provides 2.6A, but that would be ideal.

USB 3.0 for future proof would be the best scenario, but 2.0 is fine.

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