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USB C hub without the kitchen sink??
Posted by: jonny
Date: February 18, 2021 05:21PM
Does anyone make a USB type C hub that doesn’t have every kind of connector under the sun? I just want a hub that has four or five USB C sockets without HDMI, SD card slot, USB A etc. Thoughts?
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Re: USB C hub without the kitchen sink??
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: February 18, 2021 05:30PM
You don't want USB-A jacks??

Here's one with 2x2 USB-C/USB-A.
[smile.amazon.com]

Mixed reviews, apparently does not pass a displayport signal so for data devices only.



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Re: USB C hub without the kitchen sink??
Posted by: btfc
Date: February 18, 2021 05:31PM
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Re: USB C hub without the kitchen sink??
Posted by: jonny
Date: February 18, 2021 05:40PM
10 years ago, did your USB A hubs come with a few ADB’s for good measure? I’m leaving USB A behind (And have no use for HDMI).Just 4-6 USB-C sockets would be great.
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Re: USB C hub without the kitchen sink??
Posted by: hal
Date: February 18, 2021 05:41PM
I've done some looking around and it seems that the answer is no - I can not find one.
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Re: USB C hub without the kitchen sink??
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: February 18, 2021 05:43PM
I've been using the Anker ones and they have worked great. Have several hundred in the field.



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Re: USB C hub without the kitchen sink??
Posted by: jonny
Date: February 18, 2021 05:48PM
I think there must be a technical limitation that only allows hubs to have two USB-C sockets. I have yet to see one with more.
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Re: USB C hub without the kitchen sink??
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: February 18, 2021 06:01PM
I think there must be a technical limitation that only allows hubs to have two USB-C sockets.
dunno, but two seems to be it...

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Re: USB C hub without the kitchen sink??
Posted by: jonny
Date: February 18, 2021 06:12PM
[mjtsai.com]
Guess things haven't advanced much since 2017
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Re: USB C hub without the kitchen sink??
Posted by: jonny
Date: February 18, 2021 06:16PM
Well, whaddya know... right under our very noses!
[eshop.macsales.com]
Also:
[shop.caldigit.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/18/2021 06:23PM by jonny.
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Re: USB C hub without the kitchen sink??
Posted by: hal
Date: February 18, 2021 07:26PM
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jonny
Well, whaddya know... right under our very noses!
[eshop.macsales.com]
Also:
[shop.caldigit.com]

those are thunderbolt
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Re: USB C hub without the kitchen sink??
Posted by: jonny
Date: February 18, 2021 07:51PM
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hal
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jonny
Well, whaddya know... right under our very noses!
[eshop.macsales.com]
Also:
[shop.caldigit.com]

those are thunderbolt
All the better... (and pricer!)
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Re: USB C hub without the kitchen sink??
Posted by: Gareth
Date: February 18, 2021 10:28PM
Per this thread: [superuser.com]
"The chips needed to produce one-to-many USB-C hubs essentially did not exist prior to Thunderbolt 4."

And then from a similar thread, someone linked to: [www.sitecom.com]

Which can be found on "Amazon" via a probably international seller:
[www.amazon.com] (10Gbps version with 100W PD pass-through)
[www.amazon.com] (5Gbps version with no PD?)
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Re: USB C hub without the kitchen sink??
Posted by: Robert M
Date: February 19, 2021 08:42AM
Jonny,

I think you need to ask yourself what you plan to connect to the hub before you dismiss getting a quality USB 3.0 hub with USB A connections. If you're going to connect an external hard disk drive, USB flash drive, keyboard, mouse, etc, then a plain ol' USB 3.0 model with USB-A connections is dandy. Just use an adapter or USB-A to USB-C cable for anything that has USB-C connections.

One thing to consider. The USB-C hubs you're seeing are bus-powered. Personally, I'd only want that if I'd be using it with devices that are low-powered and/or self-powered. Otherwise, I'd want a powered hub. That brings me back to a standard USB 3.0 hub like this one from Anker:

[www.amazon.com]

I have two of these in place and they've been rock solid reliable:

[www.amazon.com]

Great for anything from external hard disk drives, flash drives, keyboards, mice, printers, check scanners, etc. Any devices that can take advantage of USB 3.1 Gen 2 or faster are connected directly to a Thunderbolt 3 port.

Robert
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Re: USB C hub without the kitchen sink??
Posted by: jonny
Date: February 19, 2021 10:46AM
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Robert M
Jonny,

I think you need to ask yourself what you plan to connect to the hub before you dismiss getting a quality USB 3.0 hub with USB A connections. If you're going to connect an external hard disk drive, USB flash drive, keyboard, mouse, etc, then a plain ol' USB 3.0 model with USB-A connections is dandy. Just use an adapter or USB-A to USB-C cable for anything that has USB-C connections.

One thing to consider. The USB-C hubs you're seeing are bus-powered. Personally, I'd only want that if I'd be using it with devices that are low-powered and/or self-powered. Otherwise, I'd want a powered hub. That brings me back to a standard USB 3.0 hub like this one from Anker:

[www.amazon.com]

I have two of these in place and they've been rock solid reliable:

[www.amazon.com]

Great for anything from external hard disk drives, flash drives, keyboards, mice, printers, check scanners, etc. Any devices that can take advantage of USB 3.1 Gen 2 or faster are connected directly to a Thunderbolt 3 port.

Robert

Good to consider. Thanks.
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Re: USB C hub without the kitchen sink??
Posted by: sekker
Date: February 19, 2021 01:31PM
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jonny
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hal
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jonny
Well, whaddya know... right under our very noses!
[eshop.macsales.com]
Also:
[shop.caldigit.com]

those are thunderbolt
All the better... (and pricer!)

These are awesome products, if they work as advertised.
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Re: USB C hub without the kitchen sink??
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 19, 2021 04:38PM
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jonny
10 years ago, did your USB A hubs come with a few ADB’s for good measure? I’m leaving USB A behind (And have no use for HDMI).Just 4-6 USB-C sockets would be great.

A USB-C hub that included an ADB port would be amazing.



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