4-Port USB-C Hub with Power Delivery - USB-C to 4x USB-A - USB 3.0 Hub
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
- 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
- Compact and portable hub that adds four USB-A ports to your laptop through a USB-C port
- Dongle-style hub provides four SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) ports, with throughput support up to 5Gbps
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.
- 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
|Bus Type||USB 3.0|
|Chipset ID||VIA/VLI - VL100
VIA/VLI - VL813
|Industry Standards||USB 3.0 - Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1|
|USB-C Device Port(s)||USB Power Delivery|
|USB-C Host Connection||Yes|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||5 Gbps|
|Type and Rate||USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s|
|Connector Type(s)||1 - USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.0 (5Gbps) Male|
|4 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female|
|1 - USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.0 (5Gbps) Female|
|OS Compatibility||OS Independent; No additional drivers or software required|
|Special Notes / Requirements|
|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.|
|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)|
|Humidity||10~90% RH (Non-Condensing)|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-10°C to 70°C (14°F to 158°F)|
|Cable Length||5.9 in [15 cm]|
|Product Height||0.4 in [1.1 cm]|
|Product Length||3.7 in [93 mm]|
|Product Width||1.6 in [40 mm]|
|Weight of Product||1.5 oz [42 g]|
|Package Height||5.6 in [14.2 cm]|
|Package Length||1.2 in [30 mm]|
|Package Width||6.7 in [17 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||4.1 oz [115 g]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - USB-C hub|
|1 - quick-start guide|
Turn a USB Type-C port on your laptop into three USB Type-A ports (5Gbps) and one USB Type-C port
Portable Docking Station | Mac & Windows® | GbE | Thunderbolt™ 3 Compatible
Add four USB 3.0 ports to your laptop or Ultrabook using this slim, portable hub with an extended-length cable
Add four external USB 3.0 ports to your notebook or Ultrabook™ with a slim, portable hub
Connect your USB Type-C devices to your computer, over longer distances
Connect your USB Type-C devices to your laptop or desktop computer
Frequently Asked Questions
Before You Buy
It is possible to use some USB hubs without a power supply, however, doing so may prevent certain high-power USB peripherals from operating.
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
- 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.