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USB Hub Recommendations for CMCs...

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:53 pm
by jono not bono
Hi,

I own a CMC-TP and have ordered a CMC-CH today. I'm sure it won't be long before I buy the rest of them so I am going to need a Powered hub.

Could someone please recommend me a powered hub that can power 9 CMCs (not sure if I'm ever going to get the CMC-FDs but you never know what the future holds). I may also buy the frame to put four of them in (I may build something - haven't made up my mind yet) so it would be handy if the Powered hub could be small enough to fit inside that.

Thanks for your help

Jono

Re: USB Hub Recommendations for CMCs...

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:57 am
by BriHar
It's not that critical so long as it's a 'powered' hub! Anker 9 port hubs I've heard are good, 8 ports are much more common and using 2 8 port hubs will also work, giving you additional free ports, there are also 10 and 12 port hubs, but again, the 8 port are much more readily available. In my own case I have an 8 port powered hub connected to my PC to which the mouse, keyboard and assorted other peripherals are connected. I also have two further 8 port individually powered hubs which are plugged into the first 8 port (i.e. daisy chained) into which all the CMCs are plugged as well as a couple of other periherals. This works for me without ever a problem, I might mention that the hubs are powered before the PC is turned on - just saying...
Remember however that anytime, when updating the firmware etc. the CMC module must be disconnected from any such hub and connected directly to the PCs local port!

Re: USB Hub Recommendations for CMCs...

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:03 pm
by jono not bono
Thank you for your reply and sorry its taken me so long to reply. Been a little busy. I went with a Belkin Ultra Slim powered USB 2 Hub. (7 USB ports). The CMC-TP and CMC-CH are working fine!

Thanks again

Jono