This USB Hub adds four USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) ports to a USB-C enabled desktop or laptop computer. The USB Hub connects to a USB-C port on a computer, using the built-in 1ft. (30cm) host cable. The USB hub is backward compatible with USB 2.0 (480Mbps) devices, ensuring support for a wide range of modern and legacy USB peripherals (e.g., thumb drives, external HDDs/SSDs, HD cameras, mice, keyboards, webcams, and audio headsets). The USB hub is compact in size, facilitating portability when travelling.
Bus-Powered with Optional Auxiliary Power
The USB hub can operate with bus power alone. It features a Micro USB power input that can be connected to a USB power adapter (sold separately), providing up to 4.5W (5V/0.9A) of power in addition to the 15W of bus power. This flexibility is ideal for applications requiring additional power, such as connecting a high-power USB device (e.g., external HDD/SSD), while using the other ports to connect lower powered devices. The downstream ports are each capable of providing up to 4.5W of power to the connected peripherals. For added protection to connected USB devices, the USB ports feature Overcurrent Protection (OCP). OCP prevents USB peripherals from drawing more power than is safely allocated for each port.
Plug and Play
This device is OS independent, supporting all operating systems, including Windows, macOS, ChromeOS, iPadOS, and Android. The Hub is automatically detected, configured, and installed upon connection to a host computer. This ensures automatic installation and with any USB-C laptop, including Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4, and USB4 computers such as Apple MacBook (Intel/M1/M2), Lenovo X1 Carbon, and Dell XPS. The built-in extra-long 1 ft. (30 cm) USB-C host cable ensures easy setup and reduces connector strain on 2-in-1 devices such as the Surface Pro 7, iPad Pro, HP Elite X2 and laptops on riser stands.
Enhance Productivity and Device Management with the StarTech.com Connectivity Tools Application
Developed to improve performance and security, StarTech.com Connectivity Tools is the only software suite on the market that is compatible with a wide variety of IT connectivity accessories. The applicable software for this product is the USB Event Monitoring Utility. Use this utility to track and log any connected USB devices.
For more information and to download the StarTech.com Connectivity Tools application, please visit: www.StarTech.com/connectivity-tools
This product is backed for 2-years by StarTech.com, including free lifetime 24/5 multi-lingual technical assistance.
- USB Hub plug-in with USB 3.2 (Gen 1) Type C host interface
- Provides 5 USB ports for responsive and expanded device connections