4 Port USB C Hub with 4 USB Type-A Ports (USB 3.0 SuperSpeed 5Gbps) - 60W Power Delivery Passthrough Charging - USB 3.1 Gen 1/USB 3.2 Gen 1 Laptop Hub Adapter - MacBook, Dell

Turn a USB Type-C™ port on your laptop into four USB Type-A ports (5Gbps), plus power and charge your laptop

Product ID: HB30C4AFPD

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  • 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
  • USB-C to USB-A HUB WITH POWER DELIVERY: USB 5Gbps Type-C host to 4x USB-A ports w/ this USB 3.0 SuperSpeed 5Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 1/USB 3.2 Gen 1) hub; 60W Power Delivery (PD) Passthrough charging
  • POWER AND CHARGE YOUR LAPTOP: With Power Delivery 2.0 pass-through (up to 60W) power & charge laptop and this hub when used w/ your USB-C laptop power adapter; 7.4W reserved for hub/downstream ports
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€57,99 EUR excl. VAT
€70,17 EUR incl. VAT

This compact USB 3.0 hub lets you add four USB-A ports to your laptop, with support for USB power delivery. This means that 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.

Add four USB 3.0 ports in seconds

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

The HB30C4AFPD is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Carry the hub with you while you're traveling, to connect virtually any USB peripheral to your laptop wherever you go
  • 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

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro Netherlands 3648546
  • Tech Data - Netherlands 4662402
  • UPC 065030867702

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.0 (5Gbps)
4 - 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)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 70°C (14°F to 158°F)
Humidity 10~90% RH (Non-Condensing)
Hardware USB-C Device Port(s) USB Power Delivery
USB-C Host Connection Yes
Fast-Charge Port(s) No
Ports 4
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
Packaging Information Shipping (Package) Weight 115.0 g [4.1 oz]
Package Length 30.0 mm [1.2 in]
Package Width 17.0 cm [6.7 in]
Package Height 14.2 cm [5.6 in]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
Physical Characteristics Form Factor Compact
Color Black
Material Plastic
Cable Length 15 cm [5.9 in]
Product Length 93.0 mm [3.7 in]
Product Width 40.0 mm [1.6 in]
Product Height 11.0 mm [0.4 in]
Weight of Product 42.0 g [1.5 oz]
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.
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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.

Your laptop might not support Power Delivery or might have specific charging requirements. For example, if your laptop requires exactly 60W of power and an adapter consumes some of the 60W, your laptop might not recognize that it is getting enough power.

For more information about Power Delivery, refer to the manufacturer of your hardware.

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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  • WEEE
    • 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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Small, portable usb hub!

By: macphoto197000 - 09/10/2017
This is a nice and small usb 3.0 hub offering one usb-c to 4 USB-a ports and one usb-c for power delivery to charge your laptop. I tested this unit with my pc and had no problems at all with this unit. My charger plugged into the usb-c port and still charged my laptop. Having standard USB-A ports is something any ultrabook user is going to appreciate. Excellent product ! "I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review"
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Small but Mighty

By: ededed - 09/18/2017
USB-A devices are still the norm so when I bought a device that only had a USB-C connection on it, I was not able to charge or access any of my USB-A devices like smart phones and memory sticks. This device allowed me to do just that with 4 USB-A connections on it to boot. The USB-C cable comes attached so you can never loose it and the adapter is small enough even to fit in your pocket if you need to. The adapter feels solid and well made. Solved my problem. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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