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INDI Library v1.8.0 is Released (27 Jul 2019)

INDI Library v1.8.0 is mostly a maintenance release to fix a few bugs in several drivers.

Powered USB Hubs

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Replied by starman345 on topic Powered USB Hubs

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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Replied by maxthebuilder on topic Powered USB Hubs

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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Replied by hy on topic Powered USB Hubs

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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Replied by Megiddo on topic Powered USB Hubs

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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Replied by rishigarrod on topic Powered USB Hubs

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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