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General Category => Equipment => Topic started by: Longjohn54 on December 10, 2018, 05:41:00 PM

Title: USB3 Hub failure
Post by: Longjohn54 on December 10, 2018, 05:41:00 PM
After three years of use of which two have been in the observatory my USB3 hub has failed.  It has run the mount, two cameras, a filter wheel and the Xbox hand controller without any issues. Even in temperatures below freezing.  So much so, that I'd forgotten it existed which is the hallmark of great equipment.

I've replaced it with its nearest equivalent and will see how this one does.  There's no temperature rating for it so I may make a bubble wrap sleeve to keep it warm (assuming that it was the cold that eventually killed its predecessor).  :)

 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker%C2%AE-PowerIQ-Charging-Samsung-Motorola/dp/B00VE4UJD4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1544462839&sr=8-2&keywords=anker+usb+hub (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker%C2%AE-PowerIQ-Charging-Samsung-Motorola/dp/B00VE4UJD4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1544462839&sr=8-2&keywords=anker+usb+hub)
Title: Re: USB3 Hub failure
Post by: SpookyKatt on December 10, 2018, 08:15:46 PM
60W good grief, thats a lot of power you can put through that hub.  Anker devices are 
good but thats alot to my mind for a USB hub.  Hopefully it will do as well as your last one John.
Title: Re: USB3 Hub failure
Post by: Longjohn54 on December 11, 2018, 12:54:58 PM
Yes, it's pretty powerful.  It'll supply 900ma on all seven usb3 ports simultaneously or supply 2.1amps through each of the three fast charge ports.  This will have an easy life in the obsy, never getting near it's full capacity.