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2 Port CardBus Laptop USB 2.0 PC Card Adapter

Add 2 USB 2.0 ports to a laptop through a CardBus slot

Product ID: CBUSB22

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  • High Speed USB 2.0 compliant host interface, with supported transfer rates up to 480 Mbps
  • Backwards compatible with USB 1.1/1.0 devices
  • Provides up to 500mA of power per port, with optional external power adapter

This 2 Port CardBus USB 2.0 Adapter adds two USB 2.0 ports to your laptop or desktop computer, with support for full hi-speed USB data transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps.

The USB 2.0 CardBus adapter offers backward compatibility with USB 1.1 devices, ensuring seamless operation with older USB peripherals and supports hot-swappable operation to provide hassle-free peripheral connections without having to reboot the computer.

Designed to provide a permanent USB 2.0 solution, the CardBus adapter is backed by StarTech.com's Lifetime Warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Connect all kinds of external USB devices such as cameras, external hard drives, keyboards/mice to a laptop computer
  • Add additional USB ports to a laptop to connect more devices
  • Upgrade an old laptop with only USB 1.1 ports to be able to use USB 2.0 devices

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Dual USB 2.0 ports that are also compatible with USB 1.1/1.0 devices
  • Backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030835763

Compatibility

  • Linux logo
  • Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) logo
Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2
Mac OS X 10.10, 10.4.x, 10.3.x, 10.2.x
Linux 3.5.x to 4.11.x LTS versions only

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty Lifetime
Connector(s) Connector Type(s) 2 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0
1 - PC Card (Type II, Cardbus)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 85°C (32°F to 185°F)
Storage Temperature -55°C to 125°C (-67°F to 257°F)
Hardware Ports 2
Interface CardBus
Bus Type CardBus (PCMCIA)
Chipset ID VIA/VLI - VT6212
Packaging Information Package Length 21 cm [8.3 in]
Package Width 4 cm [1.6 in]
Package Height 145 mm [5.7 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.1 kg [0.3 lb]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps
Physical Characteristics Product Length 11.5 cm [4.5 in]
Product Width 55 mm [2.2 in]
Product Height 1.5 cm [0.6 in]
Weight of Product 50 g [1.8 oz]
Power Power Source Not Included (not required for standard applications)
Output Voltage 5 DC
Output Current 1A+
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type H
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2
Mac OS X 10.10, 10.4.x, 10.3.x, 10.2.x
Linux 3.5.x to 4.11.x LTS versions only
Microsoft WHQL Certified Yes
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Minimum Processor Requirements: Intel Pentium Pro, Pentium III, P4, or better
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - CardBus USB 2.0 Card
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

How To

To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Your expansion card is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your expansion card, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

To confirm that the Mac OS detects your expansion card, complete the following:

  1. In the upper-left screen, click the Apple icon.
  2. Click About This Mac.
  3. Click More Info or System Report.
  4. Under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an error. For example, a network card would be under Ethernet Cards.

You may need to refresh the System Information page after you plug in your device.  To do so, press Command + R with the System Information page open.

Your expansion card is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your expansion card, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

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.

When you troubleshoot issues with a USB controller card, 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 cables

  • USB devices

  • USB controller card

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the USB cable, device, and controller card in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different USB cable, device, and controller card 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 USB device and controller card, it is recommended that you do the following:

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  • 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.
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