- “This is the best USB hub I have used to date.” –AjoyW, Colorado
- “The upward-facing ports are perfect for thumb drives.” – Bamboo
- “The power supply is a HEFTY 3A output.” –J.Q.Public, Florida
- Expand your connectivity with this 7 port High Speed USB 2.0 hub
- Includes premium 3A AC adapter to support the most power-hungry USB 2.0 devices
- Easy to diagnose connectivity: separate LEDs for hub power and each attached USB device
- Fully compliant with USB 2.0/1.1, supporting speeds up to 480Mbps
- Lowest power consumption chipset to keep hub cool while supporting high power USB devices
The Plugable USB2-HUB-AG7 is a premium 7 Port High Speed USB 2.0 Hub that is designed to maximize compatibility with USB 2.0 devices, including power-hungry USB-powered hard drives, scanners, etc, with its provided 3A power supply. This hub is for connecting and powering standard USB 2.0 devices only – it is not a standalone charger and does not support Apple charging extensions.
The hub controller has multiple transaction translators (MTT) to maximize throughput, low power consumption (155mA with 7 devices connected, 66mA with one), and fully supports USB 2.0 High-Speed (480Mbs), USB 1.1 Full-speed (12 Mbps), and Low-Speed (1.5Mbps) devices.
The Terminus Technology FE2.1 hub controller chipset in the Plugable USB2-HUB-AG7 supports efficient data transfers for maximum performance across all devices with minimal power draw. Supports Multiple Transaction Translators for optimum performance when a combination of USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices are attached. Low power consumption is achived with 0.18um technology and declocking/depowering of unused ports and parts of chip not currently in use.
This is a standard USB 2.0 hub, requiring a host computer to be attached and on to charge devices at the USB 2.0 max 500mA rate. It has no special support for Apple extensions charging iPad/iPod at a higher rate.
Included in Package
7 port hub with advanced Terminus Technology FE2.1 hub controller, 3A AC power adapter with 3 foot cable, and 3 foot mini-B to A USB 2.0 cable for connecting the hub to your computer. USB hubs require no special drivers. Compatible with all USB hosts, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Wii, PS3, XBOX, Tivo, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can the hub charge iPods/iPads and other smartphones?
It does not have special support for Apple proprietary charging, beyond the 500mA rate which is standard for USB 2.0. This means iPads will only trickle charge, and only when the iPad is turned off (if turned on, the iPad will report “Not Charging”). For iPods, iPhones, and other devices, it will charge only at the standard 500mA rate.
Can devices be charged without a PC attached (or when the PC is off)?
No. USB 2.0 requires device-host negotiation, before the full 500mA can be supplied. Without negotiation, the hub can and does supply some current (< 100mA), but it is not enough to charge most high-power devices.
Is the AC power adapter required?
When the hub’s power adapter is not connected, the hub is capable of running purely from bus power (from the host PC). This takes power from one USB port and shares it with all the devices that are connected. With many devices attached, this will likely not be enough for all attached devices, causing the first few devices to work and the rest of the devices to be disconnected from the host OS (and unfortunately, which ones will fail are unpredictable based on order of device start up). We recommend always using the power adapter for best results.
Does the power supply switch for different regions or is it tied to US voltage and frequency?
The switching power adapter with our 7 port hub supports inputs of 100-240V ~ 50/60 Hz 0.5A. Output is 5V 3A and comes with a US standard plug. You will not need a power converter as long as the input is within the given ranges. You might need a plug adapter for different regions which is not included.
The red LED light indicates the hub is receiving power, either from the upstream USB port or from the external power supply. When supplied from the included 3 Amp external switching power supply, there is 3000mA available to be divided between the 7 ports. When supplied from upstream USB, all 7 ports will have approximately 500mA available to share.
The blue LED lights indicate that a device is plugged in to the corresponding port. Looking at the Hub from above, the USB port on the Upper Left (the 3 port side) will illuminate the top most blue LED when a device is connected. Continuing counter-clockwise the lights illuminate in order, from top to bottom. It the light does not come on it indicates the device is not functioning. If the light flickers, this can indicate a device that is drawing more than the available 500mA.
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