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Plugable USB 2.0 4-Port High Speed Charging Hub with 12.5W Power Adapter (BC 1.1 Charging Support for for Android, Apple iOS, and Windows Mobile Devices)

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  • USB 2.0 4-Port High Speed Hub. Includes a robust 12.5W 5V 2.5A power adapter. (EU & UK AC Mains, 100-240V 50/60Hz)
  • Hub enables connecting 4 additional USB devices. Forwards and backwards compatible with all USB 3.0, 2.0, or 1.1 host controllers and devices on Windows, Mac, and Linux/Unix computers at USB 2.0 speeds up to 480 Mbps. Transfer rates are device and USB host controller dependent. Fully plug and play, devices can be hot-plugged, supports USB over-current protection. Requires no driver installation (although individual devices may require drivers).
  • Apple notes: Note that some devices such as the Apple SuperDrive look for Apple-specific signaling and will not work when connected through any USB hub.
  • Hub supports the USB Battery Charging 1.1 Standard (BC 1.1) for unique charge and data sync functionality that most hubs do not have. See "Power and Charging" below for more information.
  • Master blue power LED. Sleek piano black glossy finish. Compact and portable design.
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  • Item model number: USB2-HUB4BC-EU
  • ASIN: B00BMGP0RE
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 28 Feb. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,939 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Charge and Sync Almost Anything

USB has become more than a way of connecting devices to a computer with plug and play ease and high 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.

Some of those mobile devices have adopted proprietary mechanisms to draw more power than USB was originally designed to allow which has caused confusion about charging but is now being solved by the USB-IF (USB Implementers Forum) Battery Charging standard.

The Plugable USB2-HUB4BC does everything existing USB hubs do, plus has support for the Battery Charging standard. So it’s a no-compromise solution for both gaining extra USB ports, and for charging the newer generation of BC Standard compliant devices. When a compliant device is attached it can charge at a faster rate (up to 1.5A vs 500mA of a standard port).

USB Battery Charging

Since the hub conforms to the USB Battery Charging specification, nearly any modern device will charge when connected. If the hub is connected to a host computer, you can also transfer photos or other files on the device to your computer.

Incompatible devices include early generation iPads and iPhones that don't use the Lightning connector, some older Android phones, and some of the larger Windows tablets. All of these devices require proprietary signaling and need a special charger.

USB 2.0 Connectivity

For basic USB connectivity, this hub works well with most devices. USB 2.0 has been the standard for device connections for quite a few years, so there are generally no surprises with a USB 2.0 hub.

Even USB 3.0 devices work on this hub because of backwards compatibility. However, they will be limited to the USB 2.0 maximum of 480 Mbit/s.
Size

The hub body measures 2.5" x 1.5" x 0.75", plus the external power adapter.

The power adapter is not required for basic, low current, non-charging USB connectivity (up to 100mA per port), but we recommend using it for most situations.
 
Raspberry Pi

The hub pairs well with a Raspberry Pi because of it's diminutive size. In the snake-eating-tail configuration, this hub can provide 3 extra ports, and simultaneously power the Pi.
 
Compatibility

Since USB 2.0 has been ubiquitous for many years, nearly every operating system supports hosting USB 2.0 hubs. Common exceptions to this are some Android tablets using an OTG cable, and car stereos, which do not support USB hubs.



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I have been using this with the raspberry pi as a cheap NAS connecting to a USB HDD and powering the drive and Pi itself. Setting everything up took a while (make sure you upgrade your Pi's firmware which helps with USB devices). But I cannot fault this powered hub.

See the user attached picture I have added to show how I have mine set up with some cable ties securing the whole kit to a bit of old wood.

Nice and compact.
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This is a quality unit, perfect for Pi owners (and for normal PC use too of course). I bought this after doing research on the best powered hub for my Pi. It will power your Pi, as well as extending its USB slots, using only one mains plug.

It comes with a micro USB lead and a 2.5v mains power supply (UK and EU plugs included). For Pi use you will need to get yourself a second micro USB cable if you don't already have one lying around.

Use the provided micro USB cable to connect your Pi's USB slot to the hub's micro USB input. Then connect one of the hub's four USB slots into your Pi's micro USB power input, using your second cable (not provided). Connect the power supply to the hub, and you're all set up. Your Pi is powered, and now has 3 USB slots available on the hub ready to accept devices. And you've only used a single mains plug.
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Works great, just like the first one.

I love the fact that it comes with two types of mains socket (EU/UK plug) that can be changed very easily.

It's powered, it's got 4 USB 2.0 ports, high build quality and it works.

What more can you ask for?
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Beware, this product does require BC1.1 compliant devices to get the most out of it otherwise a normal USB hub will do the trick just fine.

I currently use to charge my S3 phone and Nexus tablet together and it does a fab job. It has 4 usb ports which is more than enough to power my gadgets. I also use it to power my led light for reading at night. Fab product.
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just what I needed... a powered usb hub that isn't a huge waste of space, this thing is literally TINY, smaller than a credit card. And it's right now managing to power my USB harddrive and charge an ipod, power my sound card and charge my keyboard. Just what the doctor ordered.
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This hub does what it should, and unlike many can rapidly charge higher current devices. However the 5 stars are for plugable's service...the initial unit that was delivered was faulty and they immediately replaced it no fuss and courteous service.
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I was looking for a powered USB hub fit for charging my iOS devices regardless of whether my PC is running and this is perfect. It can charge my iPhone 5s, iPad mini retina and iPad 3 all at the same time.

The hub itself seems well made and is very light. It's small enough to be portable but also fits nicely under my desk. Both the power and USB data cables have plenty of length and seem to be of good quality. There is plenty of space between the ports (2 on each side) and they look like they'll be fine for various types of USB plugs and sticks.

I've only had the hub for a few hours so far but I'm very happy with the purchase and would strongly recommend picking one up.
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After having had various USB-Hubs in various price categories I was pleasantly surprised about this one.

I'll add some more detail for the RasPi-fraction (I also belong to):
- it's really small
- it also works with Beaglebone Black (which is more picky than the PasPi with USB), provided you have a cable connecting usb-A and barrel Type M
- the 5v-2.5A power-supply is an added plus
- any of the data-ports can be used for powering (most other devices only allow powering on a dedicated port)
- one might see missing USB-3 as weakness - but there sometimes are compatibility issues with usb-3 hubs and usb-2 masters, so for me this was a plus
- it's not really cheap, but I would call it a fair price for all it offers
- I really like the honest product description - this is not a one-shot for all product, but really works in places where other fail miserably
If I were asked how to enhance it: power-button would be nice, the blue light-strip is a bit too flashy and bright for me, and if the logo was a bit more modest, I'd prefer that too, but I consider these minor issues in view of the advantages.
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