Category Archives: USB2-HUB-AG7

USB hubs and chargers: What happens when you pull too much power?

USB power and charging issues are surprisingly complex. It’s natural to assume that hubs “deliver” a certain amount of power to a device. But that’s not really how it works. Devices can pull as much power as they want, but there are consequences. Devices are supposed to follow certain rules, like pulling no more than […]

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The Windows RT and Surface USB Device Compatibility Story

[Updated 11/20/2012] Microsoft’s official statement is “Windows RT uses class drivers and in-box drivers exclusively, departing from a common driver added scenario on the x64 or x86 architectures.” (see Microsoft policies). There is no DDK. Officially, installing drivers on Windows RT is not supported. That said, it turns out there is at least oneWindows ARM […]

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Raspberry Pi and Plugable Devices

We recently received a Raspberry Pi at the Plugable offices and we have been using it to test how our various devices interact with it. The Raspberry Pi has 2 USB 2.0 Ports, and no USB 3.0 ports, so our testing was focused on USB 2.0 devices and a couple USB 3.0 storage devices. All […]

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A USB Hub that Works Well with the Raspberry Pi

We’re excited to be launching our Plugable 7 Port High Speed USB 2.0 Hub with 3A Power Adapter in the UK today. Because of its best-in-class USB 2.0 hub controller chipset, this is a good choice for any computer where you need more ports — Mac, Windows, Linux, game consoles, and USB-capable tablets. With our […]

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UPDATED: Plugable Products on Mac OS X 10.8 (aka Mountain Lion)

Listed below are our latest updates about how to make your Plugable products work on Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion with all the caveats shared by customers. If you read this post before and notice changes, it’s because we’ve revised our advice based on differences between our test results and what many customers were […]

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Plugable’s 7 Port USB Hub Gets Upgrades

We’re happy to announce the the Plugable USB2-HUB-AG7 seven-port hub with three-amp power supply is back in stock. One of Plugable’s goals is to continuously improve our products based on customer feedback. Manufacturing took a little extra time with this batch to implement some important changes. Tighter Fit The biggest change we made was to […]

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Charging Your iPad or iPhone with a USB Hub

12/3/2012 Apple’s new devices with the 8/9 pin lightning connector is now BC 1.1 compatible! We now have a 4 port USB hub that charges these new devices with or without a PC. Older 30-pin connector devices are not compatible. See below for them. “The only reason I bought this was that my computer’s USB […]

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