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INDI Library v1.9.9 Released (30 Nov 2022)

Bi-monthly INDI Library released with new drivers and bug fixes.

Powered USB Hubs

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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
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG/ASI120mm @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
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... :)
Stellarmate OS on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro, on steel pier
Takahashi FSQ85, FS60cb & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar x2 Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub V2 for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on all scopes
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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
Skywatcher AZEQ5GT using EQMod
Pentax 100 SDUFII for the light
QHY168C mains with ASI120MC on guidescope
SX filter wheel
Robofocus focusers with DIY Moonlite compatible controller
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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.
David
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Skywatcher AZ-EQ6, Esprit 100ED, Celestron HD925, ZWO1600MM, ZWO EFW,
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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.
Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6, Nikon D5500 full spectrum (with IDAS D1 clip-in filter).
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi
SW HEQ5
RST-135
iOptron CEM40G
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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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Replied by Jerry Black on topic Powered USB Hubs

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. ]
120 MM Skywatcher Esprit + Celestron CGX, ZWO ASI 224MC guiding, Pegasus FocusCube+PPBA
Nikon Z7 8256 x 5504 4.34 um. Triad Ultra Quad NB Filter
1) MeLE Quieter3C 8G Ubuntu-mate 22.04.1 2) Odroid-N2. 3) StellarMate RPI4 8G
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