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  • What USB hub do you use

    What hub are you currently using, are you happy with the product.
    I am looking for one and not sure what to get.

    I downloaded the tapatalk app and returns no results when searching USB hub. Odd

  • #2
    the carnetix one is one model, otherwise, it is whatever you can power in-car..
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    • #3
      I like the Ram Tough Hub.
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      • #4
        Diito on the Ram Hub. It's expensive but worth the money. Adjustable Auto shutoff and easy to power. It takes 12v so no PITA trying to figure out how to use a 5v typical hub for home use how to power that and how to make sure devices are properly shut off with no power draw when shut down.

        I think it has 7 ports so good expansion.


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        • #5
          Considering I just paid for a 12V PSU that has auto-off and all, I don't think I need it in my hub. Are there any basic 2.0 or 3.0 hubs that will take filtered 12v?

          I don't have 3.0 yet, but hope to upgrade the PSU later so was thinking of getting a 3.0 hub now just to future-proof a little. I may use the USB for video capture on multiple cameras, so the 3.0 would help bandwidth a little.
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          • #7
            I'm way too cheap to pay that much for it. I did see a Cool Gear 4 port hub on Amazon for $47, but that seems like too much money too.

            (still looking...)
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            • #8
              Buy generic 5v powered USB hub and a 5V LDO (Low Drop Out) Voltage Regulator (probably 1A or more). Hardwire the USB hub to the 5v VReg and to a switched wire in the vehicle.

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              • #9
                I spent another hour or two shopping last night and finally ordered a hub.
                Since I have an unused output on my almost-here CNX-P2140 that I don't yet need, I'm going to set it to 5v and use a standard 7 port 2.0 hub. If/when I need that output at 12v (my longer range plans), I'll get one of those Current Logic 5V 5A supplies with the big heat sink on them for $14.50.

                Total invested: $38.50, and I'll have a 5V source I can use with for other things as needed.

                It's not that I'm cheap really, it's just that I can't stand to pay too much.
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                • #10
                  I used the cheapest 5v hub I could find and just added it as an accessory to my dc-dc power supply. What you've got planned should work fine.

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                  • #11
                    I tried a couple of el cheapo hubs but had some oddities with them. Now I use the D-link DUB-H7 7-port hub and power it from my M2-ATX. Works like a champ.

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                    • #12
                      hey ive tried a few different hubs and none of them seem to work... the one that came with my kit when i bought my carpc didnt work i bought one that did not have a power cable (powered by usb) and did not work, but now I have a Digi 4 port 12v usb hub and it seems like it works only for certain things i dont know if its because i have it on a usb extension cord so it can be in the glove box


                      is it ok the have a usb hub connected with an usb extension cable??
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                      • #13
                        Go back to Basics, how do they work when plugged directly into the PC.

                        That answers the question about the “quality” or “lack of” the extension lead.

                        I have two no name 4 port units plugged into the end of a 16 foot cable with every port used and no external power supply.
                        I use a very good quality thick extension lead with meaty supply lines and really good screening, from Jaycar as I remember.

                        I also use a 15 foot repeater extension for the USB GPS receiver.
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                        • #14
                          Do u have alink to the hubs u are using? I would like to not have to power up t he hub and cant seem to get any of them working.. i have a decent size gold plated usb extension but if u could point me to the one you are using that would be great too!

                          Also could it be the motherboard? I forget the model i know its a gigabyte something-usb3.0 but when i get home from work ill post it and it is being powered by m4-atx and the ps is wired with 12awg, is that good enough for the m4-atx? I was planning to buy some thicker wire but just havent gotten around to it

                          Also could it be because i may be using up all watts on my ps?

                          Thanks for the input
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                          Hooked up to
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                          • #15
                            No hub and no USB devices... But my install is simple compared to most.
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