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USB 4 way hub

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  • duncanthedogduncanthedog Forumite
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    What sort of USB port on the PC is it plugged into
    conventional USB 2.0
  • victor2victor2 Forumite
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    Return it and buy a proper powered one. You can get them for the same price from Amazon. If your PC doesn't have USB 3, then you don't need to waste your money on a USB 3 hub.
  • getmore4lessgetmore4less Forumite
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    What sort of USB port on the PC is it plugged into
    conventional USB 2.0

    That will have a 500ma power limit might be getting tripped when you plug in something that wants to charge.

    this hub is USB 3/C might be wanting more power

    general question to others
    What's the behaviour of USB 2 on power overload does it shutdown the data channels?


  • Laz123Laz123 Forumite
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    the mouse is wired if that's what you mean, it works OK when plugged into the same slot as the hub but when plugged into the hub it not work.

    Hub is going back but now the question is should I get the same kind or a different model?

    I've got a Kingston 4 slot which has lasted about 10 years so far.
    There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.
    George Carlin
  • duncanthedogduncanthedog Forumite
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    victor2 said:
    Return it and buy a proper powered one. You can get them for the same price from Amazon. If your PC doesn't have USB 3, then you don't need to waste your money on a USB 3 hub.
    I foolishly thought that with it coming with a convertor that it would actually work properly and also that it would be 'future proofing' if I got myself a laptop with a USB 3C port at some point.
  • duncanthedogduncanthedog Forumite
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    I did the return yesterday and got a replacement (different model) and that works just fine so far.
  • victor2victor2 Forumite
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    What did you get, just to complete the thread?
  • duncanthedogduncanthedog Forumite
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    Did a straight swap at Argos for this one
    Buy Port Connect 4 Port USB Hub | USB hubs | Argos
    It has a shorted cable but it is still working and that's the main thing.
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