crazycarl
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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Tue May 08, 2012 11:23 pm

Thought this cheap 4 port powered hub may be good enough.  Made by Venom for charging PS3 handsets.

Don't have any stats on the power available through each port, but for £5.97 with free delivery from Currys/PC World looks good for a punt.



Was £12.99 full price, and should be better quality that the cheep chinese ones on ebay.

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/v.....6-pdt.html

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crazycarl
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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Tue May 08, 2012 11:25 pm

Just noticed on the image it says 'Power in 5V 1A'

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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Tue May 08, 2012 11:31 pm

Generally 1A power supplies only provide enough juice to power consistently one external hard drive or maybe a TV tuner and wireless receiver at the same time. I have no trouble with just one ampere of additional USB current for my uses I have planned.

In the USA consider this: http://www.geeks.com/details.a.....N-UH712-BP
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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Wed May 09, 2012 12:53 pm

This is the hub that I'm planning to use for my RPi:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sandbe.....038;sr=8-1

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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Wed May 09, 2012 5:22 pm

Logik LP4HUB10 currys 5v 2a superb £12.99. i have this running a 32gb flash drive,a logitech k260 wireless kb+mouse combo £19.99 tesco and a tp link tl-wn721n £7.49 from aria.

Just in the process of trying to get the adaptor to work with debian but is still a wip

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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Thu May 10, 2012 8:46 am

Hi Guys,

I just thought I'd give you some advice on what not to buy.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/ceruli.....hub-513872

I got this a couple of days ago It comes with a 5 volt 2 Amp Power supply, whenever I'd plug it in to my Pi it stopped my mouse and Network port from working.

I'm wondering whether it has too many USB ports although even with nothing plugged into it the network port wasn't working.

I'm now looking at getting the logik LP4HUB10, fingers crossed this time.

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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Thu May 10, 2012 2:31 pm

I think, that http://www.dlink.ru/ru/product.....316_b.html will be the qualitiest solution....

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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Thu May 10, 2012 3:05 pm

If you're wedded to PC World/Currys, I'd suggest this hub

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/.....8-pdt.html

Its not trying to do too much and its got a 2A psu.  Ok, its twice the price of the Venom and isn't a cute pyramid but thats about it. 

(Actually, for PC World the Logik isn't too badly priced and at least you can go and complain to a Real Person(tm) until you're blue in the mouth if things go wrong!)
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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Thu May 10, 2012 3:36 pm

Has anyone tried Item No:280522733324 from EBay (UK) with an actual Pi yet, as it is quoted as coming with a 3 Amp power supply and has 7 ports?

It is only £6.70 with free delivery, and I have bought one in anticipation, but it would be good to hear that it does actually power a Pi (plus peripherals) without any problems.

The seller has plenty of good feedback also.

Thanks!

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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Thu May 10, 2012 4:48 pm

RizMarino said:


http://www.maplin.co.uk/ceruli.....hub-513872
I got this a couple of days ago It comes with a 5 volt 2 Amp Power supply, whenever I'd plug it in to my Pi it stopped my mouse and Network port from working.


Obviously that should not happen, and I don't know anything about that specific model, but apparently some powered hubs still draw power from the host USB port. Some others connect the external power straight across so the two power supplies fight each other (which is a violation of the USB spec, but there it is.)

See also:

http://elinux.org/RPi_Verified.....d_USB_Hubs

http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Trouble.....r_problems

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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Thu May 10, 2012 5:18 pm

I got those two powered hubs:

http://www.conrad.de/ce/de/pro.....AREA_37574

http://www.conrad.de/ce/de/pro.....AREA_37574

They are delivered with the same 2.5A PSU. Since I'm far behind in the queue, I couldn't test their interaction with the RasPi.

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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Thu May 10, 2012 10:39 pm

Jongoleur said:


If you're wedded to PC World/Currys, I'd suggest this hub

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/.....8-pdt.html

Its not trying to do too much and its got a 2A psu.  Ok, its twice the price of the Venom and isn't a cute pyramid but thats about it. 

(Actually, for PC World the Logik isn't too badly priced and at least you can go and complain to a Real Person(tm) until you're blue in the mouth if things go wrong!)


i have this and it is no frills but deos the job pretty well

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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Fri May 18, 2012 8:47 pm

Montala wrote:Has anyone tried Item No:280522733324 from EBay (UK) with an actual Pi yet, as it is quoted as coming with a 3 Amp power supply and has 7 ports?

It is only £6.70 with free delivery, and I have bought one in anticipation, but it would be good to hear that it does actually power a Pi (plus peripherals) without any problems.

The seller has plenty of good feedback also.

Thanks!
Hi, I have got one of these hubs, no problem with the seller, speed of delivery nor the item working on my PC. But alas, on the Pi, I have the power problems others have experienced. Jim

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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Sun May 20, 2012 9:54 am

How about using an unpowered hub, then take the +5v and 0v from a 2A psu and connecting them to:
a micro-usb plug to power the Rpi
and
to broken out power wires from the cable that goes from the hub to the RPi so they no longer go to the RPi, and instead connect them to the psu
?

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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Sun May 20, 2012 10:12 am

mrjimfuller wrote:
Hi, I have got one of these hubs, no problem with the seller, speed of delivery nor the item working on my PC. But alas, on the Pi, I have the power problems others have experienced. Jim
Thanks Jim... I was afraid that might be the case, so reverting to 'Plan B' I have now purchased one from the 'working' list, namely a Newlink NLUSB2-224P 4 port USB 2.0 Mini hub with PSU 5V 1A which I picked up for just over £6 from Kenable, in the UK.

All I need now is a Pi to connect it to! :)

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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Fri May 25, 2012 9:11 am

Montala wrote:Has anyone tried Item No:280522733324 from EBay (UK) with an actual Pi yet, as it is quoted as coming with a 3 Amp power supply and has 7 ports?
I'm using one of those hubs with my Pi at the moment, and haven't had any problems with power. Mind you, I am using a Dual USB A to Micro B cable (Ebay Item number: 140753823575) so that the Pi is powered from 2 usb ports instead of one. When I bought the hub, I suspected it might have a current limit of 0.5A per port, so thought I'd play it safe with the dual cable as this should supply up to 1A.

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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Fri May 25, 2012 11:38 am

jms101 wrote:
Montala wrote:Has anyone tried Item No:280522733324 from EBay (UK) with an actual Pi yet, as it is quoted as coming with a 3 Amp power supply and has 7 ports?
I'm using one of those hubs with my Pi at the moment, and haven't had any problems with power. Mind you, I am using a Dual USB A to Micro B cable (Ebay Item number: 140753823575) so that the Pi is powered from 2 usb ports instead of one. When I bought the hub, I suspected it might have a current limit of 0.5A per port, so thought I'd play it safe with the dual cable as this should supply up to 1A.
Thanks for your feedback.... that's a good idea regarding the dual cable, although for anyone else who is thinking of buying one, the same item on Amazon.co.uk is about half the Ebay price!
I hope you are enjoying your Pi, anyway! :)

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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Fri May 25, 2012 12:45 pm

But does the one on Amazon have a 3 amp PSU? I suspect its a lower spec one included at that price.

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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Fri May 25, 2012 1:10 pm

RussIT wrote:But does the one on Amazon have a 3 amp PSU? I suspect its a lower spec one included at that price.
Sorry... I was talking about the cable, not the PSU! :?

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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Wed May 30, 2012 6:43 am

Has anyone used a powered USB3 hub yet? Just curious as I know it can supply more power, yes its a little bit more expensive but should be able to power the pi and add ons

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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Wed May 30, 2012 8:16 am

Montala wrote:Has anyone tried Item No:280522733324 from EBay (UK) with an actual Pi yet, as it is quoted as coming with a 3 Amp power supply and has 7 ports?
Yes - I bought 2 of them. They're a pile of poo. My main PC doesn't even boot if the hub is powered and connected. The whole thing falls apart when you plug into it. The first one mechanically failed on the USB-in.

I've got a quality 3A power supply plugged in to the second one, and pin 1 (+5V) removed on the cable to the Pi after reading that the pi doesn't like to be back-fed 5V from the hub, and it works like that.

There's a d-link in the post as someone mentioned earlier in the thread: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0002AFZVM - when that comes the other one is going into the bin.

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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Wed May 30, 2012 8:40 am

I have got the following powered hub to work with no problems:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/380417130275? ... 1423.l2649

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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Wed May 30, 2012 3:05 pm

colincoach wrote:I have got the following powered hub to work with no problems:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/380417130275? ... 1423.l2649
I believe that these are also on the 'working' list in the wiki, and I have already purchased one, in anticipation of the arrival of my Pi... which is hopefully not too far away now!
My thoughts were to also use one of the dual USB cable mentioned above (Amazon link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004 ... 05_s00_i00) and to use this to power my Pi, directly from the hub.
That would still leave two ports free for a tiny nano transmitter 'dongle' (for a Logitech K400 wireless touch keyboard) and the final one for a wireless USB network adapter (Edimax EW-7811UN).
Can anyone see any reason why this particular arrangement shouldn't work OK?
Thanks! :)

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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Wed May 30, 2012 3:34 pm

I'm using one of these http://www.maplin.co.uk/cerulian-4-port ... hub-513850 powered by this http://www.maplin.co.uk/low-cost-6w-mul ... supply-226

It seems to power both the pi from one of the hubs usb sockets and a keyboard and mouse with no problems at this point in time.

Not particularly cheap (£20) when combined but I had them lying around from something else so thought I would try it.

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Re: Cheap powered USB Hub (UK)

Thu May 31, 2012 7:53 pm

colincoach wrote:I have got the following powered hub to work with no problems:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/380417130275? ... 1423.l2649
I purchased one of these but I'm getting +5v sent to the pi from it. If the pi isn't powered up but the hub is attached and powered then I'm getting a red power light on the pi. The hub is trying to power it down the USB cable.

Is yours doing this?

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