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    powering a USB hub

    hey guys

    i have a linksys hub that i want to throw in the car but it requires an exteral power source: +5V tip positive it looks like. how do you people who have powered hubs in teh car power them? Just tap any +5V off the ATX? cut-n-solder?

    Thanks in advance

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    I would use the 5v part of the sproggy psu, but extending the atx wires should do equally fine, use fuses and consider interference

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    Quote Originally Posted by jusatry
    hey guys

    i have a linksys hub that i want to throw in the car but it requires an exteral power source: +5V tip positive it looks like. how do you people who have powered hubs in teh car power them? Just tap any +5V off the ATX? cut-n-solder?

    Thanks in advance
    Yeah, just use one of the hard drive power cables. The red is 5v+, black is ground. It should then power on with the pc.

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    thanks alot

    do i need a fuse between the PSU and the hub?

    No, right? Because the line is regulated the power coming into the PSU is fused....

    am i missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jusatry
    thanks alot

    do i need a fuse between the PSU and the hub?

    No, right? Because the line is regulated the power coming into the PSU is fused....

    am i missing something?

    I'm pretty sure you don't need a fuse in that spot. If you did, you'd need one on every peripheral you used.

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    you don't NEED one and it is completly optional. However considering that you will probably have a substantial run on that wire you may want to, just incase the wire ever shorts. Don't get too fancy youll have the iron out anyway just get a lil fuse and solder it right in line. Put some shrink tubing over it and feel good knowing that youve covered all your bases.

    -Dustin

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