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Thread: Powering a USB hub? 5v options?

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    So, two 5v regulators on a wire led from the cigarette adapter will produce enough power for the USB hub. 2 amps at 5v. It's gonna need a heatsink. 2 regulators, 1 heatsink, less than $5.00 at radioshack.

    I have never done anything like this before. Can anyone post a pic of how it should be wired up? I see 3 prongs on the regulators. And the heatsink.. how am I gonna keep it attached ?

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    What can I say? I like serial. Curiosity's Avatar
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    The radioshack linear regulator has a schematic on the back of the package. If you get tired of trying to keep it cool, do a search for switching regulators. They've been mentioned quite a few times here.

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