4 Port Compact Black USB 2.0 Hub

Turn a single USB 2.0 port into 4 external USB 2.0 ports

Product ID: ST4202USB

2.4 stars (5 reviews) |
  • TAA Compliant
  • High Speed USB 2.0 compliant, with supported data transfer rates up to 480 Mbps
  • Backwards compatible with USB 1.1/1.0 devices
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This TAA compliant 4 Port USB 2.0 Hub connects to one USB 2.0 port on a Mac or PC computer, adding four USB 2.0 ports - allowing you to maximize the number of high speed USB peripherals connected to your computer. The hub supports cascaded installation with other USB 2.0 hubs, supporting up to 127 USB 2.0 device connections - a scalable solution for connecting multiple USB devices to a single host computer.

The 4 port hub includes a power adapter, but can be powered through USB bus connection to the host computer - allowing you to install the hub as needed without worrying about the availability of a power outlet.

The USB 2.0 hub offers an attractive black casing that suits any operating environment and includes a 3ft USB 2.0 A/B male-male cable, for the connection between the hub and the host computer.

Applications

  • Charge iPod's or other portable devices that can be recharged through USB 2.0
  • Add additional USB 2.0 ports to a computer to connect more devices
  • Move USB ports further away from the computer chassis with an external hub
  • Make hard to reach USB ports more accessible, by being able to position the hub anywhere the cable will reach

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Add 4 additional external USB 2.0 ports with up to 480 Mbps of data bandwidth
  • Supports bus powered operation or an external power adapter to support high powered USB devices
  • Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro Canada 39111G
  • ASI Distribution Canada 83937
  • D&H Canada ST4202USBCN
  • UPC 065030823807

Compatibility

  • OS Independent logo
OS Independent; No software or drivers required. (For Apple, Mac OS 10.2.4 needed for USB 2.0 speeds)

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - External Ports USB B (4 pin)
4 - External Ports USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0
Environmental Operating Temperature 0 to 70 Degrees °C
Hardware Ports 4
Interface USB 2.0
Industry Standards USB 2.0
Chipset ID Genesys Logic - GL850G
Packaging Information Package Height 1.6 in [40.0 mm]
Package Length 8.3 in [21.0 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 10.2 oz [290.0 g]
Package Width 5.7 in [14.5 cm]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps
MTBF 75,537 hours
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 2.5 oz [71.0 g]
Color Black
Material Plastic
Product Length 3.9 in [100.0 mm]
Product Width 2.4 in [60.0 mm]
Product Height 0.8 in [20.0 mm]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 100 - 240 AC
Input Current 1000mA
Output Voltage 5 DC
Output Current 2A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type H
Power Consumption (In Watts) 10
Software OS Compatibility OS Independent; No software or drivers required. (For Apple, Mac OS 10.2.4 needed for USB 2.0 speeds)
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Any computer with a USB 2.0 port
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package 4 Port USB 2.0 Hub
USB Cable
Power Adapter
Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

Compliance and safety

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  • WEEE
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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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(4 Stars)

Not for Mac 10.7.5!!!!

By: 88fan - 05-08-2014
Worked great at 1st.... then for no reason my mac did not connect it. Works fine on another computer and the USB port on the Mac is working. Seems a common problem with Mac and another brand of USB hub. Not a StarTech issue.
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(3 Stars)

Why no Power Indicator Light?

By: Tim S - 04-06-2017
Hub seems to work as expected, but would it have been that much harder to put a light on it to indicate when it is powered?
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(1 Stars)

Doesn't work out of the box

By: jack4455694 - 02-07-2018
We purchased several of these. One I've just opened doesn't work at all. We've had other Startech devices with problems.
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Brian, Customer Support on 2018-02-08 1:19:41 PM
Thanks for sharing your review of our ST4202USB USB hub. We're very sorry one of the hubs was defective. We would like to get it replaced for you right away. This hub is backed by a 2 year warranty, and free lifetime technical support. Please contact us by clicking Support at the top of this webpage.
(3 Stars)

Good usb 2.0 hub - good not great

By: Macphoto1970_06b - 06-02-2018
As far as Usb hubs go this is just average an average hub in my opinion. The build of this item feels cheap and there is very little weight to it. For some the weight may be a good thing. I found that the cables plugged in, pushes the hub to where the cables want it to go vs. a heavier hub planted in one spot and cable s being plugged in. The hub could use some power indication as it would help to have some indication that the product was receiving power. For a USB 2.0 hub it seems to have the normal transfer speeds you would expect. Overall the performance is ok. I would say my biggest complaint is the cheap feel and the lack of weight to hold the hub in place. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review
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(1 Stars)

Disappointed

By: ndmc - 04-05-2019
Like another reviewer I bought this and it has never worked.
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Stefan, StarTech.com Support on 2019-04-22 8:41:42 AM
Thanks for sharing this feedback. We're sorry our ST4202USB hasn't worked well and we'd like to help. We would like to know more about your configuration so we can look into the issue further. If possible, we would like to help troubleshoot the issue to see if we can get the hub working, and if not then replace it for you under it's 2 year warranty We have Technical Support Advisors ready to assist you 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. To reach one, please call 1 800 265 1844 or live chat with us at https://www.StarTech.com/chat.
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