Plugable's flagship USB 3.0 7-Port SuperSpeed Hub. Includes our most robust power adapter ever, capable of a massive 60 watts at 12V 5A, enough to power and charge (see "Power and Charging" in description for more information on smart charging abilities) all of your devices with ease. (US AC Wall Outlet Plug, 100-240V 50/60Hz)
Expand USB connectivity by connecting up to seven USB 3.0, 2.0, or 1.1 devices to any USB 2.0 or 3.0 capable computer. Fully plug and play, devices can be hot-plugged, supports USB over-current protection. Compatible with most Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Mac OS X, and Linux / Unix systems.
Microsoft Windows systems should install latest manufacturer USB 3.0 host controller drivers and Windows Updates. Apple Mac OS X and Linux / Unix systems require latest operating system updates for best compatibility. Apple notes: Some devices such as the Apple SuperDrive look for Apple-specific signaling and will not work when connected through any USB hub.
Hub supports the USB Battery Charging 1.2 Standard (BC 1.2) for unique charge and data sync functionality that most hubs do not have. See "Power and Charging" below for more information.
Supports USB 3.0 transfer rates up to 5Gbps (640MBps). Transfer rates are device and USB host controller dependent. Backwards compatible with all USB 2.0/1.1 devices and hosts. All 7 ports on one side to minimize cable clutter and maximize accessibility. Compact and stackable design.
Plugable's Most Powerful USB 3.0 Hub with BC 1.2 Charging on All Ports
The Plugable USB3-HUB7BC expands USB connectivity by enabling up to seven USB 3.0 or 2.0 devices to be added to any USB 3.0 or 2.0 capable desktop, laptop, or tablet computer. The hub supports USB 3.0 transfer rates up to 5Gbps (640MBps) to allow data to move quickly between devices, ideal for high-throughput devices such as USB external hard drives, flash drives, and USB graphics adapters.
A port for everything
Most computers have an average of only 4-6 USB ports. With so many devices we depend on daily, that's just not enough. All seven ports are lined up front and center to allow easy insertion of devices with the power and host USB cable coming out the rear to reduce cable clutter.
USB has become more than a way of connecting devices to a computer with plug and play ease and high performance, it has also become the method of choice to power and charge a huge range of portable battery-powered devices like cell phones, tablets, USB battery packs, handheld game consoles, e-readers, e-cigarettes, cameras, smart watches, fitness trackers, bicycle lights, and many more.
Some of those mobile devices have adopted proprietary mechanisms to draw more power than USB was originally designed to allow which has caused confusion about charging but is now being solved by the USB-IF (USB Implementers’ Forum) Battery Charging (BC 1.2) standard.
It's not just a hub, it's also a 7-port charger
The HUB7BC is a USB 3.0 hub that does everything existing USB hubs do, while also supportting the BC 1.2 charging standard on all 7 ports. The HUB7BC also ships with our most powerful AC adapter capable of delivering a massive 60 watts of power to attached devices. It's a no-compromise solution for both gaining extra USB ports and for charging the newest generation of BC 1.2 compliant devices.
When a BC 1.2 compliant device is attached to any of the seven ports it can charge at a faster rate (up to 1.5A vs 500mA of a standard USB port).
Both charge-and-sync CDP (Charging Downstream Port) and charge-only DCP (Dedicated Charging Port) modes are supported along with support for other proprietary charging signals (Apple 1A, 2A, 2.4A, and Samsung 2.4A) when being used as a stand-alone charger, with no host computer attached, if the attached device also supports these modes.
Technical specifications & compatibility
USB 3.0 compatibility
The HUB7BC features two internal VIA Labs VL811+ USB 3.0 hub chipsets with the latest 9095 firmware for maximum forward and backwards compatibility between nearly all USB 3.0, 2.0, and 1.1 hosts and devices.
The VIA Lab’s VL811+ is an advanced USB 3.0 Hub controller featuring low power consumption, comprehensive USB charging support, and supports USB power management, allowing for improved power-efficient operation.
Included with the HUB7BC is a robust 60W (12V, 5A) UL certified power adapter with a removable 6 foot power cable (standard IEC320 C7) that fits US, Canadian, and Japanese AC wall outlets. In addition the power supply supports 100-240V at 50/60Hz. With an AC outlet adapter (not included) it can be used worldwide. Also included is a 3 foot/1m USB 3.0 A to B cable to connect the hub to the host computer.
The hub itself requires no driver installation (although individual devices may require drivers). Supports Microsoft Windows 10 through XP, Mac OS X, and Linux kernels 3.0 and later.
Installing latest USB 3.0 xHCI host controller drivers is recomme
Other Technical Details
Brand Name Plugable
Item model number USB3-HUB7BC
Item Weight 7 ounces
Product Dimensions 5.1 x 1 x 3.2 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 5.1 x 1 x 3.2 inches