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Powered USB Hubs

1 year 9 months ago 1 year 9 months ago by sbradley07.
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Powered USB Hubs #38391
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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1 year 9 months ago
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Powered USB Hubs #38398
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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1 year 9 months ago 1 year 9 months ago by Ihoujin.
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Powered USB Hubs #38411
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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1 year 9 months ago
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Powered USB Hubs #38419
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 & 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 both scopes

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1 year 8 months ago
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Powered USB Hubs #38450
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
RPI 4B, Stellarmate & Astroberry

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1 year 8 months ago
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Powered USB Hubs #38452
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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1 year 8 months ago
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Powered USB Hubs #38543
Sabrent 60W 7 port USB3 hub works well.

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1 year 8 months ago 1 year 8 months ago by maxthebuilder.
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Powered USB Hubs #38545
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
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. Nikon D5500 stock
AT72EDII, TPO RC6
ZWO ASI294MC Pro, ASI071MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi x 2
SW HEQ5

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1 year 8 months ago
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Powered USB Hubs #38845
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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1 year 8 months ago
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Powered USB Hubs #38847
BTW the Belkin hub I use does NOT power the Pi from its dedicated charging port. No idea why.

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1 year 8 months ago
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Powered USB Hubs #39188
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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1 year 8 months ago 1 year 7 months 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. ]

120 MM Skywatcher Esprit on Celestron CGX
ZWO ASI 224MC guiding
Pegasus FocusCube v2
Nikon Z7 8256 x 5504, 35.9 x 23.9mm 4.34 um
Triad Ultra Quad NB Filter
Kstars: 1) Odroid-N2 Ubuntu-mate 20.04 2) StellarMate on RPI4 8G
The good, the bad, the ugly at sciencedowneast.no-ip.ca/zenphoto/

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