Tangent Elements - Usable USB 3.0 Hub

Andrew Lewis Mar 26, 2014

  1. i have run through two desktop usb 3.0 hubs and not found a reliable one that will keep a connection with my Tangent Elements.

    Any Tangent Elements users with solid usb 3.0 experience & recommendations?
     
  2. Jason Myres

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    I use a Tripp-Lite U222. It supplies 500mA to all ports at one time (most don't, even if they say they do). It's not USB 3.0, but it's probably a good idea to give your Elements (and possibly keyboard and mouse) their own hub, and hang your USB 3.0 devices off of something else.

    http://www.tripplite.com/sku/U222007R/
     
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  3. Great recommendations. Thanks guys.
     
  4. Hi,

    I can't comment on using any USB 3.0 hub with the Element panels.

    We do know they work fine with a proper USB hub that can deliver 500mA to each USB port on the hub. Each Element panel takes 500mA so this is a must! This means the USB hub must be powered, and if it's an external power supply it must be able to provide at least 2A for a set of 4 Element panels (500mA x 4 = 2A). Sticking anything else on that same hub (keyboard or mouse etc) will mean a power supply that can provide greater than 2A.

    At lot of cheap USB hubs with external power supplies only have ones with can only deliver 100mA or - so beware!

    The same applies to USB extenders. And we wouldn't recommend KVM extenders as these seem to cause nothing but trouble it seems unless you're only extending a keyboard and mouse.

    You don't have to spend a fortune to extend the length of a USB connection or to provide a hub. Lindy products do some excellent hubs that we use in-house and are reasonably priced. See links below (note that each requires the power supply which also I've also put links to):

    4 Port USB Hub:
    http://www.lindy.co.uk/usb-firewire-c4/usb-hubs-c227/4-port-usb-2-0-hub-bus-powered-p937
    http://www.lindy.co.uk/power-c8/pow...c-2-6a-1-35mm-inner-3-5mm-outer-dc-jack-p7407

    CAT5 Extender and Hub:
    http://www.lindy.co.uk/cables-adapt...at5-usb-extender-with-4-port-usb-1-1-hub-p467
    http://www.lindy.co.uk/power-c8/pow...dc-2-6a-2-5mm-inner-5-5mm-outer-dc-jack-p7406

    Cheers,

    Chris
     
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