Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: We Need More Usb Ports Captain!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007

    We Need More Usb Ports Captain!

    Arrrgggg! I just can't seem to have enough USB ports to make everything work!
    I have my mini keyboard, SILABS Radio, Touch Screen, GPS, DVD and 4 external slots.... Can anyone reccomend a good hub?

  2. #2
    Variable Bitrate tigergibb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Snellville, GA
    One with external power
    2003 Nissan Xterra Worklog

    Total amount spent so far: $1196.64

    You will probably spend AT LEAST 2x what you initially budget for your CarPC Project!

    2003 Nissan Xterra - Modifications

  3. #3
    Neither darque nor pervert DarquePervert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004

    Most powered USB hubs require 5v, which you can pull from your computer's PSU.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?

    Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

  4. #4
    FLAC greatwhite's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Top o' the world Ma!
    Or you can put a separate power supply in the front of the vehicle and power a couple hubs (depending on how many usb devices you need to run).



  5. #5
    Low Bitrate maniaxzero's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Queens, NYC
    This is what I have:

    Battery powered USB hub. Even has a switch to turn battery mode on and off

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    From testing i've done to try and find a good hub chipset for OEM implementation, go with belkin. They use a cypress chip that supports MTT (multi transaction translator). Long story short, if you've got 3 usb 2.0 devices each running at different speeds (high speed usb and full speed usb) the MTT will allow each to work at it's given speed whereas most hubs end up splitting the bit rate among the 4 ports. The chip is more reliable and more specifically, when i tested it, i ran it with a 6.5" screen (streaming video over usb) and 2 other devices.

Similar Threads

  1. Ultimate USB, Firewire, External Soundcard List
    By durwood in forum Car Audio FAQ
    Replies: 121
    Last Post: 12-30-2009, 06:15 PM
  2. DSATX 220 review? will it shut down USB ports?
    By chewEboy in forum Power Supplies
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-04-2006, 07:56 AM
  3. Is 1.1 USB ports ok for XM,GPS, Hauppauge
    By clean customs in forum Newbie
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-23-2005, 02:59 PM
  4. Wireless USB Ports?? NO MORE CABLE!
    By Tidder in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-14-2005, 12:16 PM
  5. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-06-2004, 10:52 AM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts