USB 2.0 High Speed 7 Port Slim HUB with 5V PSU UK Power Supply
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- USB 2.0 High Speed 7 Port Slim HUB with 5V PSU UK Power Supply
- 7 Port
- USB v2.0 for upto 480mb per second transfer speed
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The seven port USB 2.0 hub lets you connect up to seven devices. Comes with a 5v power supply for use with high powered devices.
USB 2.0 Compliant
7 USB 2.0 Ports
Supports High Speed (480MBps)
USB and ACPI Compliant
Supports Over Current Protection
Plug n Play
Supports Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Win7, MAC OS 8.6/9.x/10.x and Linux 2.4+
7 Port USB 2.0 Hub
USB A to mini B cable
5v 2a power adaptor
Top customer reviews
I bought this hub with the intention of using it to connect a Raspberry Pi, Keyboard, Mouse and a 2.5" USB hard disk. I specifically wanted a Hub with a decent power supply (this one is rated at 2A) to power all the devices from the hub.
It arrived quickly and first impressions were good, it's very slim and light with a typical modern shiny black "fingerprint magnet" finish.
Things started to go downhill when I plugged the power supply in. The PSU has a plug that's about 12mm long, but it only slid about half way into the socket on the hub. When I pushed it a little harder to make sure the plug was properly inserted there was a loud cracking sound and the bottom plate of the hub started to break away from the main cover.
The hub still seemed to be working however, so I hooked it up to the Pi and peripherals, but it failed this test too. The claimed 2A power supply should be more than enough to power my hardware. However the Raspberry Pi with USB peripherals needs a good quality power supply that maintains it's rated 5V output under load, and unfortunately the hub falls down again on this.
As soon as the Raspberry Pi started to boot I could see from the range of console errors relating to the USB interface there were going to be problems. The keyboard operation was intermittent, either missing or repeating characters (a classic sign of power supply problems) and although the Pi booted up it crashed within an hour or so. It looks as if it may have corrupted the hard disk, so this isn't going to be an easy thing to fix.
This hub may well work ok with a desktop or laptop PC as a host and USB peripherals that don't need much power. However the plastic casing is lightweight and all to easy to break, more importantly the power supply is weak and not up to delivering anything like it's rated capability.
This hub might work for you if you have modest needs, but if you have a Raspberry Pi definitely look elsewhere.
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