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Powered USB Hubs

1 year 5 months ago 1 year 5 months ago by knro.
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Powered USB Hubs #38390
This post is to share your experience when using external powered USB hubs . Does it work with StellarMate or not? Please provide a full link to the product and if you experienced any issues with it.

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1 year 5 months ago 1 year 5 months ago by sbradley07.
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Powered USB Hubs #38391
I use an inexpensive 4-port powered USB 3.0 hub from Anker. Not very rugged, but it does the job. The only issue I've ever had relative to Stellarmate is that the Serial Port Assistant gets confused and won't consistently assign port names. Probably important to note that I use an iOptron CEM60, which itself has a built in non-powered USB 2.0 hub. In my configuration, the CEM60 connects to one port on the Anker hub, and the iOptron hub (imaging camera, guide camera, focuser) connects to another port on the Anker hub; this then plugs into the Stellarmate.

www.amazon.com/Anker-Ultra-Slim-Portable...tebook/dp/B0192LPK5M
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1 year 5 months ago
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Powered USB Hubs #38398
I'm using an Anker 7-port powered USB 3.0 hub. The serial port assistant got confused on this hub, so I plug the mount (NEQ6-R Pro) directly into the Stellarmate. The hub is plugged into the Stellarmate, other devices into the hub.

www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014ZQ07NE/ref...04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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1 year 5 months ago 1 year 5 months ago by Ihoujin.
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Powered USB Hubs #38411
This hub has worked out well for me in the cold. Not using Stellarmate, but am using a Raspberry Pi as the full system.
StarTech.com 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub - 3 Dedicated USB Charging Ports

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Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

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1 year 5 months ago
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Powered USB Hubs #38419
Any of the startech Hubs work well, as do Anker ones.. also I have used an Orico one too... :)

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1 year 5 months ago
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Powered USB Hubs #38450
This Orico 4 ports works very well.

www.orico.cc/us/product/detail/574.html

But I got another 7 ports Orico USB3.0 hub which having issue with Raspberry pi.

www.amazon.com/ORICO-H7988-U3-BK-Compact...dapter/dp/B00A525AJO

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1 year 5 months ago
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Powered USB Hubs #38452
I have had similar issues with the same hub. If I want Ekos to see the mount or the GPS USB dongle, I have to plug them into the Pi, not the hub. I haven't tried a USB 2.0 connecting cable, I've no reason to believe that would solve the problem but I'm gonna give it a whack. Important distinction about this particular Anker hub is that it runs off 12V, so you can cut the cable off its wall-wart and wire it into your battery system.

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1 year 5 months ago
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Powered USB Hubs #38543
Sabrent 60W 7 port USB3 hub works well.

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1 year 5 months ago 1 year 5 months ago by maxthebuilder.
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Powered USB Hubs #38545
I also use Sabrent 7 Port USB 3.0 hub.
No complaints.
www.amazon.com/dp/B00SIQIV04
I also power my RPI from one of it's charging ports.

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1 year 5 months ago
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Powered USB Hubs #38845
I use the ORICO HF9US-2P-BK 9 Port USB Hub that has an extra 2 dedicated powered USB ports. One to power the pi. It all works flawlessly.

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1 year 5 months ago
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Powered USB Hubs #38847
BTW the Belkin hub I use does NOT power the Pi from its dedicated charging port. No idea why.

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1 year 5 months ago
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Powered USB Hubs #39188
I'll second this one here.... https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Ultra-Slim-Portable-Adapter-Notebook/dp/B0192LPK5M

I use an ioptron ieq45 pro, Moonlite focuser, StellarMate and two ASI cameras.

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