Product ID: HB30C5A2CST
This USB-C™ hub turns your laptop or desktop USB Type-C™ port into four standard USB-A ports, one USB-A fast-charge port, and two USB-C ports. You can also extend the range of your USB devices by using this hub as a mid-point repeater.
The 7-port hub is designed for easy port access when the hub is mounted or sitting on your desk. The hub ports are spaced with enough room between them to easily plug or unplug your USB devices, without having to disconnect other devices from neighboring ports.
With extra USB 3.0 ports, you can increase productivity and connect more devices to your computer, or simply avoid the hassle of swapping connected devices on your port-limited laptop. The hub lets you extend the life of your current USB 3.0 devices while also taking advantage of newer USB-C devices.
It’s perfect for IT professionals or anyone who needs to plug and unplug their devices regularly.
This hub is the perfect accessory for a laptop or desktop workstation, with a rugged metal housing that can withstand the wear and tear of daily use.
With the included wall-mount bracket, you can attach the hub to a surface such as a desktop or a wall, to best suit your needs.
With the available fast-charge port, the hub helps to ensure that your tablet or smartphone are charged and ready to use when you need them. You can also sync and access your device while it's charging. The USB-A charge port supports USB Battery Charging Specification 1.2 and delivers up to 2.4 amps of power, so you can charge your mobile device faster than traditional USB ports allow.
The HB30C5A2CST is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector A||USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0|
|4 - Connector B||USB Type-A (9 pin, 5 Gbps)|
|2 - Connector B||USB Type-C (24 pin, 5Gbps)|
|1 - Connector B||USB 3.0 A (Fast-Charge, 9 pin)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)|
|Hardware||USB-C Device Port(s)||Yes|
|USB-C Host Connection||Yes|
|Bus Type||USB 3.0|
|Industry Standards||USB Battery Charging Specification Rev. 1.2
USB-A charging port delivers up to 2.4 amps of power
USB 3.0 - Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1
|Chipset ID||Realtek - RTS5411|
|Indicators||1 - LED Indicators||Power|
|7 - LED Indicators||Hub Port Connection|
|Packaging Information||Shipping (Package) Weight||1.4 lb [0.6 kg]|
|Package Length||7.5 in [19.0 cm]|
|Package Width||3.9 in [9.8 cm]|
|Package Height||3.7 in [9.5 cm]|
|Performance||Maximum Data Transfer Rate||5 Gbps|
|Type and Rate||USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s|
|Physical Characteristics||Form Factor||Desktop|
|Cable Length||40.2 in [1022.4 mm]|
|Product Length||5.1 in [13.0 cm]|
|Product Width||2.4 in [6.0 cm]|
|Product Height||1.0 in [2.6 cm]|
|Weight of Product||6.0 oz [170.0 g]|
|Power||Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Input Voltage||100 - 240 AC|
|Input Current||1.5 A|
|Output Voltage||12V DC|
|Output Current||3 A|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||36|
|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)|
|Note||The USB Type-C port is data only.
USB 3.0 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1; this connectivity standard offers speeds up to 5Gbps.
The hub does not support DP Alt Mode or USB Power Delivery.
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||USB-C hub|
|universal power adapter (NA/JP, UK, EU, ANZ)|
|USB-C to USB-B cable|
|2 - Included in Package||rubber feet|
|4 - Included in Package||mounting screws|
Connect USB 3.0 USB-A devices to a USB hub or to your computer
Connect USB 3.0 A devices to a USB hub or to your computer
Connect USB 3.0 USB-B devices to your USB Type-C or Thunderbolt 3 computer
Charge, sync and power your USB Type-C devices
Connect your USB Type-C devices to your computer
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
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.
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:
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.
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