Duronic USB10WH WHITE AQUADAM High Speed 480Mbps - 10 Port USB Hub + USB cable + UK plug
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This makes turning the Pi on and off a cumbersome process, as both the Pi power cable and the hub cable must be disconnected and quickly reconnected (about 1-2 second window to complete it on faster distros like OpenELEC/DarkELEC) in the correct order.
That being said, it DOES provide enough power through a micro-usb cable to power the Pi at full speed and without any issues associated with low power micro-usb chargers, so the cheap engineering does pay off in that it can supply more than 500ma through a port.
Comes with USB cable, UK Mains adaptor (for higher current use if needed) and the USB hub itself.
9 sockets and 1 on the top make 10.
Red LED for power, 10 blue LED's to say the state of the port, these are in a ring around the single USB port on the top.
Looks nice, great that it has a decent power supply (2 amps) and over current protection they call it Aquadam.
Just what I was looking for.
I've currently got all the following devices connected via a single port on my Toshiba Portege (all work perfectly, all the time, without a glitch):
HTC phone on charge/sync
D to A music amp
external disk drive
still got room for USB Stick plus 2 spare ports for anything else. Get one!!
The hub itself is of excellent construction. Duronic has built a relatively nice looking USB hub that is built well and has tight USB ports.
What lets it down then? It's power supply by far. Here are some facts:
When powered via the plug adapter, with no load placed apon the hub, I read around 4.78 volts. JUST within USB's specification, which states the voltage provided should be between 4.75 and 5.25V.
When placed under SLIGHT load, via an external hard drive, It takes a long time for the disk to spin up, it clicks a few times, but eventually manages to spin up. After it has spun up, the voltage has dropped to 4.6V. So the hub has dropped out of spec with less than 0.7A being pulled? Utterly pathetic.
When pulling close to the rated load of the hub, around the 1.5A mark the hub drops to a pretty ridiculous 4.4V, the external hard drive starts clicking, the other devices begin to fail.
This hub will be fine if you are using it for many low powered devices. It will connect fine to memory sticks, keyboards, mice, maybe a phone charger usb lead, but NOT external hard drives and other higher current draw devices. The power supply is just shockingly bad.
If you want proof of this, see the following video:[...] - I apologize for it's long windedness.
Another fact about this device is with this power supply connected to it, and pulling 1.5A, the power supply gets quite warm. It should not get as warm as it does.
So Duronic, You've succeeded in making quite a beautiful usb hub for a relatively affordable price - But you really need to up your game with the power supply. If it could stay within spec at up to 2 Amps then we'd be in business.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great product and very cheap for a 10 port USB. Very happy with the performance. Would recommend.Published 6 months ago by Spencer
read other reviews and bought one. Arrived promptly and feels solid. The flat shape sits well on the desk and it works fine. Simple.Published 7 months ago by D. howells
I can't fault these and now have a black and a white one on 2 pc set-ups. They have never given a problem and are well priced.Published 7 months ago by Tsetse
Very good powered hub, works fine with all my peripherals although I did have problems trying to plug 5 iPods in at the same time, some wouldn't charge. Otherwise works as expectedPublished 9 months ago by Mat
I don't rate this product. Worked at first but after 2 weeks some ports would not work. This surprised me as it is powered by mains.Published 10 months ago by Katmonkey
Delighted with this device. It's mains powered so easily supports printers and scanners that do not work if they need to draw power via a USB port in the PC/Laptop. Read morePublished 11 months ago by John M
I was looking for a mains powered hub, I ordered this and have been using it for a couple of weeks. The Duronic has more than met my expectations . Read morePublished 12 months ago by CeeDoubleU
Best hub I have ever bought. I have this connected up to most of my computer stuff and it looks well (even if it is hid behind my pc) and it preforms without any problems. Read morePublished 16 months ago by S. Alexander