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Hubs

Anker has established itself as a dominant player in the charging and connectivity industry, setting the bar for high-quality products that deliver exceptional performance. With our innovative USB hubs, you get the perfect blend of functionality and style, all while enjoying unparalleled stability and connectivity.

Find the USB Hubs You Need at Anker

Anker offers a wide range of USB hubs to cater to your diverse needs, whether you need a basic hub or a sophisticated one with numerous ports and data transfer features. By considering the factors mentioned above, you can make an informed decision and ensure that you get the best USB hubs for your needs. With our commitment to quality and innovation, you can trust that our USB hubs will deliver exceptional performance and versatility. Browse our selection of USB hubs today and find the perfect solution for your needs.

FAQ about USB Hub

What Are the Functions of a USB Hub?

Imagine having to constantly switch out devices because you've run out of USB ports on your computer. It can be frustrating and time-consuming, especially when you're in the middle of a critical task. That's where USB port hubs come in.
These simple yet powerful adapters provide an easy solution by expanding the number of available ports, so you can connect more devices without having to unplug anything. At Anker, we take it to the next level with our cutting-edge USB-C hubs that can support up to 11 ports, including HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-A, and USB-C.

How Many Devices Can a USB Hub Support?

The number of devices that can be connected to a USB hub depends on several factors, including the number of available ports, the power requirements of the connected devices, and the power capacity of the hub.
Anker's USB hubs, for example, typically support between 4 and 11 devices simultaneously. It's important to note, however, that you should always consider the power requirements of your devices and the power capacity of the hub to avoid any damage or malfunctions.

What Is the Difference Between a USB Splitter and a USB Hub?

In the world of USB connectivity, it's easy to get confused between a USB splitter and a USB hub. Here are three key differences to keep in mind:
  1. Appearance: A USB splitter is a simple cable that splits a single USB port into multiple ports, while a USB hub looks more like a plug-in board and is a separate device that expands the number of available USB ports.
  2. Construction: A splitter does not have any internal circuitry or power supply. This means that the total power available for connected devices is limited to the power available from the original USB port. On the other hand, some powered USB hubs have their own internal power supply and circuitry and can even connect to power sources like solar panels or solar generators to provide full power to connected devices.
  3. Function: While a USB splitter is mainly used for connecting small devices like smartphones or mice, a USB hub can do so much more! In addition to charging devices like portable power stations, a USB hub can also transfer data and even connect to Ethernet.

Can a USB Hub Damage a USB Port?

The idea that a USB hub can damage a USB port is largely a myth. As long as the hub is used correctly and is compatible with the port, power will generally flow from the laptop to the hub and not in reverse, making damage to the port unlikely.
That said, it's important to be mindful of the hub's power limitations and avoid overloading it. With Anker's commitment to quality and safety, you can trust that your USB hub will expand your connectivity without causing any harm to your USB port.

What Happens if I Plug a USB 3.0 Hub into a USB 2.0 Port?

If you plug a USB 3.0 hub into a USB 2.0 port, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Firstly, it's important to ensure that the USB 3.0 hub is backward compatible with USB 2.0 to avoid any potential compatibility issues. Assuming this is the case, the USB 3.0 hub should work properly when plugged into the USB 2.0 port.
Next, it's important to note that both the USB hub and any devices connected to it will operate at the slower speed of the USB 2.0 port. This is because USB 2.0 ports only support data transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps, whereas USB 3.0 ports can support speeds up to 5 Gbps. While this may not be an issue for some devices, it's worth considering if you need the full-speed capabilities of your USB 3.0 devices.

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