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4-Port USB-C Hub - USB-C to 4x USB-A - USB 3.0 Hub - Includes Power Adapter

Turn your laptop’s USB Type-C port into four USB Type-A charge-and-sync ports (5Gbps)

Product ID: HB30C4AFS

  • TAA Compliant
  • Easily add four USB-A ports to your computer through a USB-C port
  • A small-footprint design that’s lightweight and compact, for maximum portability
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  • Fast-charge your mobile devices, with charge-and-sync ports that support USB Battery Charging Specification 1.2
  • Built-in USB Type-C cable for less clutter
  • Universal, multi-platform compatible, with fast and easy installation, and native support in most operating systems (Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux)
  • Plug-and-play, and supports hot-swapping or hot-plugging
  • Integrated cable features a small and reversible USB-C connector, and it’s Thunderbolt 3 data port compatible
  • Backward compatible, for use with your older USB 3.0 and 2.0 devices
  • Dongle-style USB hub provides three SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) ports, with throughput support up to 5Gbps
€ 52,99 EUR exc VAT
€ 64,12 EUR inc VAT

Overview

This compact TAA compliant USB 3.0 hub expands your connectivity by adding four USB Type-A ports through a single USB Type-C™ or Thunderbolt™ 3 port. It includes a 20-watt power adapter, so you have the versatility to connect power-hungry USB devices, and you can fast-charge your mobile devices using the USB charge-and-sync ports.

Keep using your current peripherals and devices

By converting your computer’s USB-C port into four USB-A ports, you can continue to use all of your existing USB 3.0 devices such as flash drives, external hard drives, and printers (USB 3.0 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1). Now you can save money and time by avoiding the added cost and hassle of purchasing new USB-C equipped peripherals.

Add USB ports, virtually anywhere you go

With its compact and lightweight casing, this USB hub is designed for mobility. You can easily tuck it into your laptop bag when traveling, which makes it easy to expand your connectivity almost anywhere you need to.

The 4-port hub takes up minimal desk space when connected in your work area, with a small-footprint design.

Charge-and-sync your mobile devices

With four charge-and-sync ports, this hub helps ensure that your mobile devices are charged and ready to use when you need them. The self-powered hub features USB ports that deliver more power than traditional USB ports, so you can charge your devices faster. The charge provided depends on the number of devices connected and the amount of electrical current each device draws.

Designed for versatility

This self-powered USB 3.0 hub comes with an external power adapter to support power-hungry USB devices. This means you can reliably connect and use larger external hard drives and enclosures.

Add four USB 3.0 ports in seconds

This four-port USB hub is multi-platform compatible, which means it will work with a wide range of laptops. It also works with a range of operating systems such as Windows®, Mac, Linux® and Chrome OS™. It installs automatically once you connect it to your laptop, so you can be up and running in seconds.

The HB30C4AFS is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Turn your computer’s USB-C port into four USB 3.0 Type-A ports

Perfect for home, office, hot-desk, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), and CYOD (Choose Your Own Device) environments

Ideal for desktop, laptop, Ultrabook™, Chromebook Pixel™, and MacBook Pro users who don’t have enough USB 3.0 ports available

Carry the hub with you while you're traveling, and connect your USB devices wherever you go

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Chipset ID Genesys Logic - GL3523
Fast-Charge Port(s) Yes
Industry Standards USB 3.0 - Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1
Interface USB 3.0
Ports 4
USB-C Device Port(s) No
USB-C Host Connection Yes
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.0 Male
4 - USB 3.0 A (Fast-Charge, 9 pin, SuperSpeed) Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS Independent; No additional drivers or software required
Special Notes / Requirements
Note USB 3.0 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1; this connectivity standard offers speeds up to 5Gbps.
When USB-charged devices are connected to the hub, the provided charge output depends on the number of devices connected, and the amount of power each device draws.
System and Cable Requirements Available USB Type-C port - USB 3.0 (5Gbps)
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Power (Blue)
Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Input Current 1 A
Input Voltage 100 ~ 240 AC
Output Current 4 A
Output Voltage 5 DC
Plug Type B
Power Consumption (In Watts) 20
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 0~90% RH (Non-condensing)
Operating Temperature 0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 113 mm [4.4 in]
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Form Factor Compact
Product Height 13 mm [0.5 in]
Product Length 39 mm [1.5 in]
Product Weight 34 g [1.2 oz]
Product Width 74 mm [2.9 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 369 g [13 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 4-port USB 3.0 hub
1 - universal power adapter (NA/JP, UK, EU, AU)
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

It is possible to use some USB hubs without a power supply, however, doing so may prevent the USB hub or certain high-power USB peripherals from operating.  It is always recommended to use an included power supply with a USB hub when possible.

When a power adapter is not used on a hub that comes with a power adapter, power is drawn from the USB port on the computer and then divided between the ports on the hub. This reduces the power delivery to individual ports and high-powered USB peripherals, such as external hard drives, may not start.

On USB hubs that can use a power adapter, more power can be supplied to USB ports than what is possible with a single USB port.

If your USB peripherals require power adapters, they probably do not require power from the USB port and can be used on a USB hub without a power adapter. With USB peripherals that use power adapters, the USB ports on the hub are only used for data transfer and do not draw power from the hub.

USB peripherals that require low power (for example, keyboards and mice) can be used on hubs without a power adapter, in conjunction with other low-power USB peripherals. In this case, power is drawn from the computer's USB port, as described above.

USB-C is a type of USB connector that is capable of supporting the following:

  • Data transfer speeds up to 10Gbps, if you use USB 3.1.
  • Bi-directional power delivery up to 100W, if both the USB host connection and the device support it.
  • Alternate modes, which deliver different types of data at different speeds. For example, DisplayPort Alternate Mode (DP Alt Mode).

If using Thunderbolt 3 over USB-C, the connection is capable of additional features. For example, Thunderbolt 3 is capable of 40Gbps of total bandwidth. For more information, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/thunderbolt-3-port-capabilities.

Not all USB-C ports or devices are capable of supporting all of the features listed above, or all of the features at the maximum capabilities. If you require a specific USB-C feature, your USB host connection, cables, and device must all support the feature that you require. For more information about whether your components support specific USB-C features, refer to the information provided by the manufacturers. 

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a USB hub, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • USB A-to-B cable

  • Computer USB port

  • USB peripheral(s)

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the USB cable and USB peripheral(s) in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different USB cable, USB port, and USB peripheral in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the hub, make sure that you do the following:

  • If a power adapter is included, provide power to the USB hub.

  • Attach a USB peripheral. The USB hub will not appear in any hardware listings on your system, but USB devices do appear when they are connected.

  • Install the drivers for the USB peripheral.

  • Install the latest drivers for the USB controller and motherboard chipset.

Note: No drivers or software are required for the USB hub to work with your operating system. The USB hub works independently of software and works with any operating system.

When testing your USB peripherals, make sure that you do the following:

  • If required, attach external power.

  • Confirm that the peripheral works on a standard USB port.

If the USB peripheral(s) can be detected on a standard USB port and not on the hub, do the following:

  • Use a new USB A-to-B cable.

  • Test your setup using basic USB peripherals, such as a keyboard or mouse.

  • Test using another USB port.

If the USB device does not work after your computer has been in extended hibernation, it is likely that Windows has automatically turned off the USB Root hub to save power. 

The steps below outline how to configure the USB root hub to stay on during hibernation, to prevent this from happening.
 

Windows 10 / 8

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows XP

  1. On your desktop, right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties.
  2. Click the Device Manager tab.
  3. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers by clicking the arrow to the left of it.
  4. Right-click the first USB Root Hub device and select Properties.
  5. Click the Power Management tab.
  6. Clear the box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
  7. Click OK to apply the setting.
  8. Repeat steps 4-7 for any remaining devices in the Universal Serial Bus Controllers section with “Root Hub” in the name.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.