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2 Port ExpressCard Laptop USB 2.0 Adapter Card

Add two USB 2.0 ports to a computer through an ExpressCard slot

Product ID: EC230USB

  • Supports all available USB transfer rates: High-speed (480Mbps), Full-speed (12Mbps), and Low-speed (1.5Mbps)
  • Compliant with Express Card (34mm) Type II Standard
  • Backward compatible with USB version 1.1
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  • Optional power adapter accommodates high current consumption devices
  • Easy Plug & Play installation
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35,66 € EUR inc VAT
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Overview

This USB ExpressCard lets you add two USB 2.0 ports to your laptop computer, with support for high-speed USB transfer rates of up to 480Mbps. Compliant with the ExpressCard Type II standard, the USB ExpressCard can be installed in any 34mm or 54mm ExpressCard slot, and offers broad operating system compatibility supporting Windows® 2000/XP/XP 64-bit/Server 2003/Vista™.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Easily add two USB 2.0 ports to your laptop computer
  • Hot swap capabilities allow you to connect and disconnect devices without turning off your computer
  • PC and Mac compatible

Applications

MP3 players

Digital cameras

PDAs

Portable hard drives

Mice and keyboards

External CDR/RWs

DVD drives

Flash card readers/writers

Joysticks

Printers

Scanners

Webcams

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty Lifetime
Hardware
Bus Type ExpressCard
Card Type 34mm ExpressCard
Chipset ID Renesas/NEC - µPD720114
Interface USB 2.0
Ports 2
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - ExpressCard (34mm)
External Ports 2 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows 2000/ XP (32/64-bit)/ Server 2003 (32/64-bit)/ Server 2008 R2/ Vista (32/64-bit)/ 7 (32/64-bit)/ 8 (32/64-bit)
Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.8
Linux 2.6 to 4.4.x LTS Versions Only
Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Output Voltage 5 DC
Power Source Not Included (not required for standard applications)
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.1 kg [0.2 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 2 Port USB ExpressCard Adapter
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows 2000/ XP (32/64-bit)/ Server 2003 (32/64-bit)/ Server 2008 R2/ Vista (32/64-bit)/ 7 (32/64-bit)/ 8 (32/64-bit)
Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.8
Linux 2.6 to 4.4.x LTS Versions Only

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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: