Featuring a simple yet flexible design, the Plugable USB2-HUB10C2 provides easy expansion for any USB capable system. Two ports swivel to a vertical position to allow easy insertion with one hand and provide new, advanced compatibility for devices which support the new BC 1.2 charging standard: charging and syncing ("Charging Downstream Port" or CDP mode) and charging with only the hub's power adapter and no PC ("Dedicated Charging Port" or DCP mode) at fast charging rates up to 1.5A per port.Compatibility
Featuring the Terminus FE1.1SB USB 2.0 hub chipset for maximum compatibility. Supports Microsoft Windows 8.1 through XP, Mac OS X, and Linux/Unix. Apple SuperDrive not compatible. Full forward and backward compatibility between USB 3.0, 2.0, and 1.1 hosts and devices. Requires no driver installation (although individual devices may require drivers).Power and Charging
USB has become more than a way of connecting devices to a computer with plug-and-play ease and performance. It has also become the method of choice to power and charge a huge range of portable battery-powered devices like cell phones, tablets, USB battery packs, handheld game consoles, e-readers, e-cigarettes, cameras, smart watches, fitness trackers, bicycle lights, and many more. Unfortunately, USB charging is not well standardized. Charge and sync only works with BC 1.2 compatible devices such as the Apple iPhone and iPad (Apple 30 pin dock connector iPads will not charge), plus various Android and Windows devices are also supported. Not all devices support BC 1.2 charge and sync functionality. For detailed charging information on known compatible devices, see plugable.com/products/usb2-hub10c2Other Common Uses
In addition to use as a standard USB 2.0 hub, the hub can power the Raspberry Pi & Pi 2 and its attached USB devices.