Plugable USB 3.0 7-Port Hub with 20W Power Adapter
- 7-port USB 3.0 self powered hub with robust 20W (5V, 4A) UL certified power adapter (US/UK/EU AC wall outlet plug options, 100-240V 50/60Hz)
- Compatible with most Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Mac OS X, Linux (kernels 3.0 and later), and Unix systems
- Fully plug and play, no drivers required (individual devices / USB 3.0 host controller may require drivers), devices can be hot-plugged
- Features two VIA VL812 Rev B2 hub chipsets with the latest v9091 firmware for maximum compatibility and performance with most USB 3.0 host controllers
- Sleek piano black glossy finish with all 7 ports on one side to minimize cable clutter and maximize accessibility
- Individual LED status indicators for each USB port and USB over-current protection supporting up to 900mA per port
- Supports USB 3.0 SuperSpeed transfer rates up to 5Gbps (640MBps – transfer rates are device and USB host controller dependent)
- Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed devices (rates up to 480Mbps), and USB 1.1 Full/Low Speed devices (rates 12/1.5 Mbps)
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Expand USB connectivity by connecting up to seven USB 3.0, 2.0, or 1.1 devices to any USB 2.0 or 3.0 capable desktop, laptop, or tablet computer. The hub supports USB 3.0 transfer rates up to 5Gbps (640MBps) to allow data to move quickly between devices, ideal for high-throughput devices such as USB hard drives, flash drives, and USB video adapters.
Checkout our YouTube video of the hub in action while connected to 7 monitors with Plugable video adapters:
- Microsoft Windows systems should install latest manufacturer USB 3.0 host controller drivers and Windows Updates for best results. Apple Mac OS X and Linux / Unix systems require latest operating system updates for best compatibility.
- Not recommended for use with older Texas Instruments, Fresco Logic, Etron, or Wistron USB 3.0 host controllers.
- This hub is not a standalone charger and will not charge phones or tablets as it has no special charging functionality for charging an iPad, iPhone, or other tablet and smartphone devices with or without a PC connected. It is not BC 1.1 / 1.2 compatible.
- Some devices such as the Apple SuperDrive look for Apple-specific signaling and will not work when connected through any USB hub.
- We do not recommended this hub for use with USB 3.0 PCI-e add-on cards for older Apple Mac Pro systems because of limitations in their software support for USB 3.0 hubs.
- 2.4Ghz wireless devices such as wireless keyboard/mouse receivers, Bluetooth and WiFi adapters, may not work in close proximity to USB 3.0 devices or hubs. Connecting wireless devices to a USB 2.0 port is recommended for best results.
Q: Do I need a firmware update for my hub?
A: See our firmware update page here.
Q: Is the AC power adapter required?
A: Yes. The hub is not capable of running in bus power mode (from the host PC).
Q: What do the blue LED lights indicate?
A: There is a blue led for each of the downstream USB ports on the hub. The LEDs turn on when a USB device is connected and recognized by the operating system. These lights may turn off even though a device is connected when the host computer operating system puts the device to sleep to conserve power. There is no master light to indicate the hub is receiving power.
Q: Since this hub is not designed to charge devices like my phone and tablet, is there a hub that can?
A: Yes! We have 7-port USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Charging Hub with 60W Power Adapter that supports BC 1.2 CDP, DCP/Android, Apple 1A, Apple 2A, Apple 2.4A, and Samsung 2.4A charging signals. Click here for more information on the USB3-HUB7BC.
Q: Can the hub support 7 devices which use the full 900mA current allowed by the USB 3.0 power specification?
A: Technically no, the supplied power adapter delivers 4A of available current across all USB ports which leaves us 2.3A short (7 * 900mA = 6.3A). In the real world however, it will be hard to find 7 USB devices that will use the full 900mA. So you can be confident that you can use all the 7 available ports at the same time.
Q: Does the power supply switch for different regions or is it tied to US voltage and frequency?
A: The switching power adapter with our 7 port hub supports inputs of 100-240V at 50/60 Hz. Output is at 5V 4A.
Q: Is this hub a good match for my Raspberry Pi?
A: Because the Raspberry Pi is a USB 2.0 device and can’t take advantage of USB 3.0 functionality as well as mixed results from users, we do not recommend this hub for use the Raspberry Pi. The hub we do recommend is our 7 port USB 2.0 hub
Here’s a link with more details: A USB Hub that Works Well with the Raspberry Pi.
In The Box
USB 3.0 7-port Hub, 5V 4A 20W UL certified AC desktop-style power adapter with 6+ foot hub to wall extension cord and 3 foot USB 3.0 Cable.
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