Old 10-16-2014, 06:09 AM #1
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Default USB hub with power connector that doesn't completely f*ing suck.

I bought a USB hub a while back and as soon as I saw the auxiliary power connector I knew it was going to be a POS and break the minute I plugged it in. I was sort-of wrong; it broke on the second or third time I plugged it in. You can probably guess, it was one of those round, "coaxial" connectors that plugs into a SMD socket that is mounted to the device's PCB. Usually only solder holds the socket onto the board and without exception they always break eventually. Piece of JUNK.

Does anyone know of a good USB hub that isn't a piece of crap and won't break from normal use? Thanks for any ideas; I don't trust the reviews too much and everything I can find looks like it's a made-to-break POS.


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Have you thought about old bitcoin USB hubs? The USB miners are going out of style so you could probably find one on ebay. All the ones I've seen at my hacker space are pretty good quality.

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Sabrent 50 Watt/10 Amp 5-Port Desktop USB Charger $16 - Amazon Deals, Coupons and Promos

Bought over the weekend. Haven't used it yet.
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Have you thought about old bitcoin USB hubs? The USB miners are going out of style so you could probably find one on ebay. All the ones I've seen at my hacker space are pretty good quality.

ARG - what's your hacker space, is it in Van ?
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The one I go to is a small one in Burnaby, but there is one in Van -http://hackspace.ca/wp/

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Default Re: USB hub with power connector that doesn't completely f*ing suck.

Huh, those 49-port units look interesting. I might have to get me something like that, although I imagine even a 16-port hub is more than I'll ever need. I just want the power connector to not break because if it does then I have to resort to soldering the USB lead directly to the board.
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