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Mini 4 Port USB 2.0 Hub

Provides 4 external USB 2.0 ports in a compact and portable form factor

Product ID: ST4200MINI

  • TAA Compliant
  • High Speed USB 2.0 compliant host interface, with supported data transfer rates up to 480 Mbps
  • Ultra compact and portable "Pocket" sized design
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  • Powered directly from the USB port
  • Plug and Play and hot swap compatible
¥1,524 JPY exc tax
¥1,645 JPY inc tax
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Overview

The ST4200MINI Mini TAA compliant 4 port USB hub allows you to turn a single USB connection into four USB ports, and based on a small form factor design, requires minimal space to install.

An ideal laptop accessory for maximizing the number of available USB device connections, the mini four port USB hub operates on low levels of power, helping to ensure that you get the most out of your notebook battery.

The mini four port hub supports Hi-speed USB 2.0 data transfers of up to 480 Mbps, and since the hub is backwards-compatible with previous versions of USB, your older USB peripherals will work perfectly as well.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Connect up to 4 USB 2.0/1.x devices simultaneously at up to 40 Mbps
  • Powered from USB and a compact design for easy portability and use
  • Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support

Applications

Make hard to access/tightly packed USB ports more accessible, by being able to position hub somewhere different

Expand your systems USB capabilities by adding additional USB ports

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Industry Standards USB 2.0
Interface USB 2.0
Ports 4
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps
Connector(s)
External Ports 1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Male
4 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements USB 2.0 speeds only possible with an USB 2.0 computer
USB capable computer
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Power
Power
Output Current 0.5A
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Operating Temperature 0 to 40
Storage Temperature 0 to 85
Physical Characteristics
Color Silver
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 0.5 in [13 mm]
Product Length 3.5 in [90 mm]
Product Weight 0.1 lb [0.1 kg]
Product Width 0.8 in [20 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 3.7 oz [105 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 4 Port USB Hub
1 - Instruction Manual
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

Certifications

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Product Support

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.