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Powered USB Hubs

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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Replied by steve bradley on topic Powered USB Hubs

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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Replied by Ryan on topic Powered USB Hubs

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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Replied by Andrew on topic Powered USB Hubs

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
INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 4, 4gb
Raspbian Buster with AstroPi3 script configuration
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Canon 600D Camera
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Waveshare Stepper Motor Board - DIY Focuser
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.
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Replied by AstroNerd on topic Powered USB Hubs

Any of the startech Hubs work well, as do Anker ones.. also I have used an Orico one too... :)
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Replied by Tom on topic Powered USB Hubs

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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Replied by Rick Wayne on topic Powered USB Hubs

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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Replied by David Thompson on topic Powered USB Hubs

Sabrent 60W 7 port USB3 hub works well.
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Replied by maxthebuilder on topic Powered USB Hubs

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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Replied by colin rooney on topic Powered USB Hubs

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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Replied by Rick Wayne on topic Powered USB Hubs

BTW the Belkin hub I use does NOT power the Pi from its dedicated charging port. No idea why.
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Replied by Wes Creech on topic Powered USB Hubs

I'll second this one here.... www.amazon.com/Anker-Ultra-Slim-Portable...tebook/dp/B0192LPK5M

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