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Thread: Cheap, Best USB Hub that is self-powered through USB and will take Xenarc?

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    Cheap, Best USB Hub that is self-powered through USB and will take Xenarc?

    Any suggestions? I've been having a problem running USB devices through a past Hub. More than likely I'll be having at least 2 USB devices through the hub (Rikaline GPS and probably the mini keyboard everyone seems to be getting)

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    C'mon guys, anyone?

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    You want a USB hub that's externally powered to keep your devices powered.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    I was able to use a self powering one to run my GPS, Touch screen, and an auxillary port I put in my dash.. for that mini keyboard everyone has.. and or flash drive or any other USB devide.. great for game controllers (for the kids) ..

    However it only worked on my dual p3 system, by that I mean it only let me use 3 devices like that .. .. when I moved to a single athlon chip board.. which is of lower quality I assume or something.. (both of these were usb 1.1) .. it only allowed one maybe 2 devices.. depending on the type..

    I now have a setup that uses USB 2 , but I gave that hub to my sister, and I routed single usb cables to the dash for each device.. I figure less proablems that way.. but more wires.. I may go back.. who knows..

    the one I got was a $5 job from ebay .. free shipping I think.. it worked great for the money I put into it. so you milage may vary, but have external power may help.. I got away with out it..

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    I just picked up a USB 2.0 4 port hub from Fry's (here in California) for only $7.99. It doesn't come with a power brick, but the cheapest USB 2.0 4-port hub with a power cable was $20.00. This was a steal.

    All hubs are bus-powered (i.e. self-powered) and most offer the option of external power as well.

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    i got this one...http://www.macmall.com/macmall/shop/...pno~520460.asp from astepnet.com for like 11.99

    my question is how do i power this? it comes with an a/c adapter, but i dont know the power specifications... anyone know if i can tap int osomething for it?
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    I think USB runs on 5v .. but I would run that from your PSU .. unless you regulated it from your car somehow..

    of course I should talk.. with my ghetto rig I've burned out 3 PSU's a MoBo, HD, and an ITPS

    what can I screw up next!?

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    i have the dssc, and am talking w/chris how to get that off the dssc... will let you know
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    i got a cheepo 4 port hub from frys for like 5 bucks works perfect i power my dlink network card and soon going to power a gps from it :-D

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    So are you guys powering the hub from the bus or tapping into something? With the location of my computer, i'd like to power into the bus but I'm not sure if that would be too much power load. Any links to some hubs online that i could purchase? There's no Fry's here on the east coast

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