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3-Port USB 3.0 Hub for Laptops & Windows Based Tablets + Fast-Charge Port & Device Stand

Add USB 3.0 ports to your Windows based tablet, or any laptop, plus add a separate fast-charge port through a single USB 3.0 connection

Product ID: ST4300U3C1

  • Add three USB 3.0 ports (5Gbps) to your computer using this heavy-duty hub that’s designed for stability and durability
  • Cradle your smartphone or tablet, with a retractable, flip-up stand
  • Charge your mobile device faster using the USB fast-charge or data port (supports USB Battery Charging Specification 1.2) — port mode is toggled by an integrated button
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  • Provides 2.1A charging current when in fast-charge mode
  • Includes USB 3.0 A to Micro B host cable for connection to your desktop or laptop
  • Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.x devices
  • Plug-and-Play and Hot-Swap compatible
  • Current overload detection and protection on each USB port
45,99 € EUR exc VAT
55,19 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

This USB 3.0 hub with mobile device stand expands your laptop or tablet connectivity. It works with computers, Windows based tablets, and some On-The-Go-enabled Android™ devices (when coupled with a separate OTG adapter). Now, you can connect useful peripherals such as a keyboard or an external hard drive to your tablet.

Tablet shown connected to the hub as a host, along with a USB keyboard and mouse attached to the hub

Plus, you can quick-charge a separate mobile device via the integrated fast-charge port.

Rugged design offers convenience and reliability

Unlike most desktop USB 3.0 hubs, this rugged hub is designed with a solid, high-quality housing. Plus, because it’s weighted, it remains stationary when you connect or disconnect your devices. Now you can avoid the aggravation of your hub sliding across your desk when it’s touched.

Stand makes the hub perfect for mobile devices

This space-saving USB 3.0 hub provides ergonomically-friendly access to your smartphone or tablet via an embedded flip-up stand. The solid-aluminum, retractable stand features a convenient cable-management hole, so you can quickly cradle your host mobile device while neatly organizing your cables.

You can fold the stand down when it isn’t need, and because the hub is weighted, there’s little risk of a larger tablet flipping over when placed in the stand.

Expands your USB connectivity

You can overcome port limitations on Android based tablets and smartphones by coupling this hub with a simple Micro USB to USB OTG Adapter (SKU: UUSBOTG - sold separately). With the adapter, the ST4300U3C1 acts as an OTG hub, letting you connect USB devices to your mobile device.

The hub is also natively supported by many Windows based tablets with a USB-A port.

Alternatively, this small form-factor hub can be used as a traditional USB 3.0 hub, letting you expand your connectivity while remaining backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.x devices.

Hub Uses and Applications

Compatible Windows based tablets with a USB-A port

Compatible Android based tablets with additional OTG adapter

Separate USB Fast-Charge port

Hub cannot simultaneously connect to a host device & fast-charge the same device

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Fast-charge most smartphones & tablets, such as:

  • Nexus 7™
  • Nexus 5™
  • iPhone®
  • Samsung Galaxy S® 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note® 10.1

Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Microsoft Surface RT

Samsung Galaxy S5

Acer Iconia W700P-6821

Samsung Galaxy S4

Windows & Mac-based PCs

Samsung Galaxy S3

Quickly charges your smartphone or tablet

Your mobile device can charge faster via the 2.1A combination fast-charge or data port. You can connect your mobile device as a host or you can fast-charge your device, by simply connecting it to the appropriate fast-charge or host port.

For devices that aren’t USB charged (for example, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4), you can cradle and connect it as a host, while continuing to charge it using its own charging mechanism.

Application Diagram:

Diagram of USB 3.0 Hub for fast-charging a tablet, and connecting to a laptop

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Applications

Use with Windows-based tablets, or some OTG-enabled Android devices (with purchase of separate OTG adapter)

Quickly cradle, connect, and fast-charge your mobile device in the home or the office

Use as a smartphone or tablet stand, or as a space-saving charging station for mobile devices

Deploy in hot desk environments to provide USB hub access for multiple devices, plus a Dedicated Charge Port (DCP) when in fast-charge mode

Expand your computer system USB 3.0 capabilities with additional ports

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.0
Chipset ID Genesys Logic - GL3520
Fast-Charge Port(s) Yes
Industry Standards USB Battery Charging Specification Rev. 1.2
Interface USB 3.0
USB 2.0
Ports 4
USB-C Device Port(s) No
USB-C Host Connection No
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
USB 2.0 - 480 Mbit/s
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 3 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female
1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Female
1 - USB 3.0 Micro-B (10 pin, SuperSpeed) Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS Independent; No additional drivers or software required
Special Notes / Requirements
Note The hub will only provide a trickle charge on the Samsung Galaxy Tab®, the Apple® iPad®, and the Apple® iPad mini™ while in fast charge mode
If connected to a USB 2.0 host port, performance may be limited
System and Cable Requirements Available USB 3.0 port
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Power
1 - Fast Charging
Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Input Current 0.8 A
Input Voltage 100 ~ 240 AC
Output Current 4 A
Output Voltage 5 DC
Plug Type C
Power Consumption (In Watts) 20
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 10-90% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color White & Silver
Enclosure Type Plastic
Form Factor Desktop
Product Height 25 mm [1 in]
Product Length 126 mm [5 in]
Product Weight 393 g [13.9 oz]
Product Width 97 mm [3.8 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 820 g [28.9 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0 Hub with Charge Port
1 - USB 3.0 A - Micro B Cable
1 - Universal Power Adapter (NA/UK/EU)
1 - Instruction Manual
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.