Don't use the Lilliputs power regulator (hence forth known as the egg) because they are carp.
Use a proper regulator.
As already mentioned I can't use the regulated output from my Carnetix, not enough amps.
i havee this hub and it is excelnt.
since i am using a power inverter to power up my lappy, powering the hub was a pieve of cake, plug and play.
ir works perfectly with hibernation, i have not yet had a device that i had to replug or didnt work after hibernation.
i really recomment this hub ... keep in mind it BIG !
even by taking it apart, you cant really make it smaller to fit to tight spaces. i have a truck and still had hard time finding a room for it.
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You won't need that much unless you're actually planning on using that much, but it wouldn't hurt to buy a higher output regulator.
I don't understand. What's so special about this USB hub?
I picked up one of these on sale for like 8 dollars. Wired to +12 on my M2-ATX. Have 5 devices running off of it without any problems - Wifi, Bluetooth dongle, USB webcam, GPS, I-BUS adapter and occasionally a USB flash drive. Why so excited about the 29.99 price for this one?
I am a certified newb, so please excuse the simplicity of my question and interest at this point. I am still researching a path on a carpc, but I would like to get a hub installed to power phone, Zune and etc sooner vs. later. That would allow me to poke around under the hood (literally) and get a better understanding of my options for wiring and placemet. It would also potentially limit the damage I could do to my car and wallet if I find I'm solder challenged.
Sorry for the long intro, but it seems that most discussion around USB hubs assume you have a base PC or regulated power source to plug into. Considering I do not, would you recommend a hub like this perhaps with 2 x 7812 Regulators and a capacitor balancing the input and preventing spikes to the hub? Or am I missing the mark completely?
Thanks in advance
FYI - My car is a 2006 BMW X3.
I think you're missing the mark. You don't need a hub for powering/charging. The normal lighter socket USB/zune/phone/etc. charger will do the trick for less.