ludespeedny
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backpowering the Pi

Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:39 pm

I bought the Belkin f5u700 hub. Currently I have to plug the pi into the hub and then the power for the pi into the hub. Is there any way this hub could backpower it?

lordloh
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Re: backpowering the Pi

Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:54 pm

I am surprised this is working for you. I have a D-Link hub and it will shut off powers to the ports unless there is a host connected.

This would not have worked with the hub I have. I do not think this will work. Try checking the continuity of the power and ground between the ports and between the upstream and downstream ports after powering off and disconnecting the hub. If the upstream and downstream ports are connected without any intermediary circuit, it might work.

ludespeedny
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Re: backpowering the Pi

Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:07 pm

Yeah, it is no longer. My hub worked for 1 day and died, so now I have to try to find another one. Thanks for the help.

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