3-Port USB-C Hub with Power Delivery - USB-C to 3x USB-A - USB 3.0 Hub

Turn your laptop’s USB Type-C port into three USB Type-A ports (5Gbps), plus power and charge your laptop

Product ID: HB30C3APD

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  • Compact and portable hub that adds three USB-A ports to your laptop through a USB-C port
  • Supports USB Power Delivery 2.0 (up to 60W) to power and charge your laptop, when coupled with the laptop’s USB-C based power adapter
  • Built-in, extended-length (34 cm) USB Type-C cable provides flexible desk placement options
Your price
€22,99 EUR excl. VAT
€27,82 EUR incl. VAT

This compact USB 3.0 hub lets you add three USB-A ports to your laptop, with support for USB power delivery. This means you can power and charge your laptop through its USB-C™ port while simultaneously powering the hub.

With its integrated USB Type-C™ cable and small-footprint design, this versatile hub offers a perfectly portable solution for connecting devices that require traditional USB Type-A ports to your USB-C or Thunderbolt™ 3 equipped computer.  

Take it with you wherever you go

With its compact and rugged design, you can take this portable USB 3.0 hub anywhere you go. Because it’s so compact, it’s easy to tuck into your laptop bag and only takes up a small amount of desk space when you connect it to your workstation. For portable applications, having the integrated host (USB-C) cable means one less thing to remember to carry with you.

Carry fewer cables and power adapters

This USB-C 3.0 hub supports USB Power Delivery 2.0 pass-through up to 60W to power and charge your laptop. Now, instead of carrying multiple cables and power adapters, you can use your laptop’s USB-C power adapter to power both your laptop and the hub. By using just a single power adapter instead of two, you can eliminate clutter and hassle when you work.

Connect from a comfortable distance

The 3-port USB 3.0 hub offers a built-in USB cable that’s long enough to reach your laptop or tablet’s USB 3.0 port, regardless of where the port is located. This gives you more desk placement options, which makes it easier to create a comfortable, space-efficient work area.

Add three USB 3.0 ports in seconds

This 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 HB30C3APD is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Power both the hub and your laptop simultaneously using your laptop’s USB-C based power adapter
  • Use the USB-C port on your port-limited laptop, Ultrabook™, Chromebook Pixel™, or MacBook to expand your connection options by adding extra USB-A ports
  • Carry the hub with you while you're traveling and connect virtually any USB peripheral to your laptop wherever you go

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro Belgium 3587837
  • Tech Data - Belgium 4662400
  • UPC 065030867085

Compatibility

  • OS Independent logo
OS Independent; No additional drivers or software required

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 3 - Connector Type(s) USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)
1 - Connector Type(s) USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.0 (5Gbps)
USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.0 (5Gbps)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Humidity 0~90% RH (Non-condensing)
Hardware USB-C Device Port(s) USB Power Delivery
USB-C Host Connection Yes
Fast-Charge Port(s) No
Ports 3
Interface USB 3.0
Bus Type USB 3.0
Industry Standards USB 3.0 - Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1
Chipset ID VIA/VLI - VL100
VIA/VLI - VL813
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Power (Blue)
Packaging Information Package Height 0 mm [0,0 in]
Package Length 0 mm [0,0 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0 g [0,0 oz]
Package Width 0 mm [0,0 in]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
Physical Characteristics Form Factor Compact
Weight of Product 0 g [0,0 oz]
Color Black
Material Plastic
Cable Length 34 cm [13,4 in]
Product Length 0 mm [0,0 in]
Product Width 0 mm [0,0 in]
Product Height 0 mm [0,0 in]
Power Power Source USB-Powered
Power Delivery 60W
Software OS Compatibility OS Independent; No additional drivers or software required
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Available USB Type-C port - USB 3.0 (5Gbps) (to ensure the hub powers and charges you laptop, your host laptop's USB-C port must support USB Power Delivery 2.0)
Optional: USB-C power adapter (for example, your laptop’s USB-C based power adapter)
Note The hub's USB-C port is for USB Power Delivery only. It does not support DisplayPort alt mode, or data transfers.
Not all USB-C ports support the full functionality of the USB Type-C standard. Ensure that your host laptop's USB-C port supports USB Power Delivery 2.0
The hub can connect to a host laptop’s USB-C port that doesn’t support USB Power Delivery 2.0. However, in this configuration if a power adapter is connected to the hub, it will not pass power through to your host laptop.
USB 3.0 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1; this connectivity standard offers speeds up to 5Gbps.
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package USB 3.0 hub
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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

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.

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. 

To use all of the features of this USB-C device, it is required that all of the following components support USB Power Delivery 2.0:

  • The USB-C host connection.
  • The USB-C cable.
  • The USB-C device (for example, a hard drive docking station).

To check how much power this device requires, visit the product page, and look on the Technical Specifications tab.

For more information about the power delivery capabilities of your other components, refer to the information provided by the manufacturers.

Compliance and safety

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  • RoHS
    • Language: English

Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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buzzing sound . . .

By: smenedez - 09/12/2018
device does not appear to be "self powered" or maybe it struggles to do so . . . . not sure. In any case, plugging into a current MB Pro w/USB C - there is a distinct buzzing sound created by the hub. Gonna return it and get something else
| Helpful?
Sam, Customer Support on 13/09/2018 09:02:36
We're sorry for the trouble you had with HB30C3APD. It's unusual to hear a "buzzing" noise when using this product. Since this product does not have any moving internal components, it's possible that the buzzing sound is from coil whine. If possible, we'd like to get in touch with you to look into this issue, and if needed, provide a replacement unit under HB30C2APD's 2-year warranty. We have Technical Support Advisors available 24 hours, 5 days a week, to provide support. To reach one, visit us at www.startech.com/chat, or call 1-800-265-1844.
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High pitch buzzing noise confirmed

By: tytareka - 02/07/2019
I received this today and immediately noticed mentioned high pitch buzzing noise. It starts within few seconds after usb-c power delivery cable is attached.
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Sam, Customer Support on 13/02/2019 15:20:35
Thank you for your feedback on HB30C3APD. We're sorry for the issue you found with it! We'd like to look into this further with you, so I'll send a message to the email you've provided in your review. If you wish to reach out to us directly, feel free to do so at www.startech.com/support. We're available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, to provide support.
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