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INDI Library v1.8.6 Released (21 Aug 2020)

August 2020 release of INDI Library v1.8.6 introduces new drivers while providing fixes and improvements to existing devices and core framework.

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1 year 3 months ago 1 year 3 months ago by anofeles.
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@ RLancaste
A couple of questions: what antenna do you use to increase network coverage? And second, are they plug and play? Without having to change anything in the operating system used in the RB?
Thanks in advance...

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1 year 3 months ago 1 year 3 months ago by starman345.
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maxthebuilder wrote: His looks shorter - 6" ?

starman345 wrote: I use this one www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004395680/ref...00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Looks like the one Robert is using? I think I might have got the idea from him a few months ago and ordered it along with the Sabrent 7 port usb hub


Found it, he linked to it in this thread:
www.indilib.org/forum/embedded-indi/2772...i-3-setup.html#20613

Its a pretty stiff cable, you need a bit of length to get the curve you need, at least I do the way I have the hub and sbc oriented.

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1 year 3 months ago
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Powered USB Hubs #40497
So, it's 1ft after all...
The connectors take half the length of the cable..
I am going to cut it, open the hub and solder the cable to the board...

starman345 wrote:

maxthebuilder wrote: His looks shorter - 6" ?

starman345 wrote: I use this one www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004395680/ref...00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Looks like the one Robert is using? I think I might have got the idea from him a few months ago and ordered it along with the Sabrent 7 port usb hub


Found it, he linked to it in this thread:
www.indilib.org/forum/embedded-indi/2772...i-3-setup.html#20613

Its a pretty stiff cable, you need a bit of length to get the curve you need, at least I do the way I have the hub and sbc oriented.


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1 year 3 months ago
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Powered USB Hubs #40517
Here's some negative advice:
This one, Amazon's choice, did not work out: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DQFGH80/ref..._title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
It couldn't seem to work with the shoestring cable www.store.shoestringastronomy.com/products_eq.htm and atlas pro mount.

On Jasem's advice, I replaced it with a D-Link,
I picked this one: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005AS337Y/ref..._title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
and things work fine.

I use StellarmateOS on a RPi 3B+.
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1 year 3 months ago
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Powered USB Hubs #40548
I also used a powered USB hub, but without success.
"LYFNLOVE 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub with Power Adapter and Charging Port"

Most peripherals couldn't be found mostly the camera. This was before I even had my focuser. The other reason I got it was to power my lens warmers. But I ended up getting a surge protector that had USB ports. So it just sits in my bin of forgotten goodies. ;)

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1 year 3 months ago
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Hi. After having various issues keeping all my devices connected I followed the advice and got myself a powered USB hub.
I have a Sitecom CN-084 7x USB 3.0. It's fairly vompact and nice and thin. I sandwich it between the Powerbox and the Pi. Up until now it is working perfectly. I plug all my devices (HEQ5-Pro, EOS 6D, Pegasus Personal powerbox, QHY tracking camera, SensoSesto focusser) into the hub. I power the Pi and the Hub from the powerbox (using 2 BEC's to step down the voltage from 12V to 5V).

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7 months 3 weeks ago 7 months 3 weeks ago by BearW17.
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Powered USB Hubs #50214
I use FITFORT 7 in 1 hub (i have found interesting сomparative artile about usb hubs here www.bestadvisers.co.uk/usb-hubs ). The hub is plugged into the Stellarmate, other devices into the hub. I must admitt that is very handy that FITFORT have even SD port for SD and a separate one for microSD cards
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4 months 2 weeks ago
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Powered USB Hubs #55164
This hub works very well. The only drawback is that it is a USB2 hub. It runs via a 12V battery and has ESD protection onboard:

www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-4-Port-Indus...e%2Caps%2C181&sr=8-7

Celestron CGX, QSI683 Astrodon Gen 2 E series LRGB, Ha, OIII, ES102CF, ZWO-ASI178MC, 60mm guide scope, Pegasus Focus Cube 2, Feather Touch Focuser.

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4 months 2 weeks ago
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Powered USB Hubs #55167
Hi!

Yes, I agree, that hub woks very well and runs on 12V which I find makes it easier. StarTech also has a range of other similar ones. I now use a 7 port USB 2-hub from them. Works very well too!!

Magnus


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Atik 383L+, ASI294
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3 weeks 3 days ago
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Powered USB Hubs #60771
Hello! I need also a powered hub for my setup but it needs to be powered directly from a power bank (TalentCell 12V/6000mAh). I saw this one

StarTech.com 7 Port USB 3.0 Hub – Up To 5 Gbps – 7 x USB – Universal Multi Port USB Extender for Your Desktop – USB Powered (ST7300USB3B)
by DirectfromStarTech
Learn more: www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00L07AAZM/ref=cm_sw..._mt_dp_I9xCFbG8WNVYF

Do you think that will be possible?


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3 weeks 3 days ago
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patdut wrote: I use to use this one which is excellent:
www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B00LI4O9EA/ref=...01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


I also have that one, it is OK, but the uplink port is one of those that easily becomes disconnected. I have everything in a self contained box, with cable ties on everything to prevent any movement. But power-wise (12V), and operability have been fine. Just don't expect it to run good if you hang it off your USB3 cables.

I'm using Astroberry btw, but I doubt it makes a difference.

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1 day 11 hours ago 1 day 11 hours ago by Euripides.
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Powered USB Hubs #61964
+1 for the TP-LINK UH700 7-PORT USB 3.0 HUB works like a charm with my TalentCell Rechargeable 36W 12V/6000mAh 5V/12000mAh

DSLR, GuideCamera, External USB WiFi antenna attached to Hub and Hub attached to RPI4 (powered from another source).

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