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INDI Library v1.8.1 Released (09 Sep 2019)

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Powered USB Hubs

6 months 2 weeks ago 5 months 1 week ago by jerry. Reason: Update on its suitability
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Powered USB Hubs #39198
Anyone using an
APANAGE 8 Port Powered USB 3.0 Hub Splitter, 4 Port USB Data Hub + 4 Smart 2.4A Charging Ports USB Hub, 12V/4A Power Adapter ? Price looks good ($Cdn)

www.amazon.ca/APANAGE-Powered-Splitter-C...dapter/dp/B07H19K7H3

[EDIT: I now have this, and find it works well powering the RPi3B+ and at the same time my Nikon Z7 using a Case Relay. ]

10" Meade SCT on Celestron CGEM DX HC: GEM 5.29.7137 MC: 6.50 6.50,
QHY-5L-II-M 1280x960 3.75um guiding,
Nikon Z7 8256 x 5504, 35.9 x 23.9mm 4.34 um pixel size.
StellarMate OS on RPI4 using kstars-bleeding and Kstars on Odroid-N2.

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6 months 1 week ago
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Powered USB Hubs #39399
I suspect most if not all 7 port hubs are not actually true 7 port but rather contain two 4 port bridge IC's, the second daisy chained the the primary. For this reason I choose to use 2 x 4 port hubs. Perhaps not so important with the Pi since all 4 USB sockets and the ethernet socket share a common bus but on more capable hardware it can be an advantage. Avoid hubs which use micro or mini USB sockets for power input . These sockets are less robust than simpler barrel jacks.
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5 months 3 weeks ago 5 months 1 week ago by Stuart.
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Powered USB Hubs #40129
I have been using a 2.0 USB Powered 4 Ports Switch HUB Adapter For Desktop PC Laptop Compatiblegeneric USB 2.0 hub (as the Pi 3 only supports USB 2.0) - £3.40.

It has been working well for peripheral support (EQMOD mount and usb focuser). Haven't tried it with the camera. Powered it from the 12-5VDC step down converter that is powering the Pi.

Note: After confirming it worked OK and mounting it next to the Pi, I attacked it with a soldering iron to remove the very bright blue LEDs.
(unable to enter the link in post above, here is the link to the item I purchased in UK: look for "2.0 USB Powered 4 Ports Switch HUB Adapter For Desktop PC Laptop Compatible")

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5 months 1 week ago
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Powered USB Hubs #40391
Hello Jasem,
I use a TP Link USB 3 Hub.
It is a 7 Port USB3 Hub with 2 additional charging only ports (2.4A each)
It is powered by 12 Volts, which enables me to supply with the same power source as my mount, the camera, and the focuser.
The raspberry with stellarmateOS is powered from one of the charging ports.

Regards

Dirk

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5 months 1 week ago
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Powered USB Hubs #40402
I have been using this hub:

www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SIQIV04/

For the last couple of years. It is basically the exact same size as the raspberry pi/stellarmate, so I have velcroed them together. It also has USB 3 support if you are using a rock 64, ODroid, or something like that. The input for the USB hub is 12 volts, so I just plug it into the same battery or DC power system that is powering everything else in the field. It also very conveniently provides a 5V output that I connect to the power port of the Pi, ODroid C2, or Rock 64.

So it is awesome that the input is 12 volts and it not only provides the USB ports for devices, but also powers the SBC at the same time.

So far, it has had no trouble with the cold, and I have had it in some pretty cold weather.

Thanks,

Rob

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5 months 1 week ago
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Powered USB Hubs #40403
Photos of my setup:

Attachments:

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5 months 1 week ago
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Powered USB Hubs #40404
Rob,
I have exactly the same setup : )
Except I had to cut/shorten that blue USB3 cable - where did you get it?
I searched lazily and didn't find any.
Thanks!

Max S.
RPI 3 B+ and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with Stellarmate OS.
Nikon D5300. Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8.
AT72EDII refractor. ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi mount in EQ mode.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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5 months 1 week ago
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Powered USB Hubs #40408
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

-Brian

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NanoPC-T4 - Armbian Ubuntu 18.04
iOptron CEM25P mount
Photoline 80mm triplet
ZWO ASI294MC Pro Imaging camera
ZWO ASI290MM mini Guide camera


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5 months 1 week ago
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Powered USB Hubs #40462
I use to use this one which is excellent:
www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B00LI4O9EA/ref=...01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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5 months 1 week ago
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Powered USB Hubs #40463
Mine ist UH720 instead of UH700. Almost the same but 2 additional charging ports

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5 months 1 week ago
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Powered USB Hubs #40471
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


Max S.
RPI 3 B+ and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with Stellarmate OS.
Nikon D5300. Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8.
AT72EDII refractor. ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi mount in EQ mode.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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5 months 1 week ago 5 months 1 week ago by anofeles.
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Powered USB Hubs #40474
@ 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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