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Can I Use a USB Hub With My ColorSource Console

Question

Is it ok to plug a USB hub into the USB port on the back the of the ColorSource Console? How many devices can be supported without overdrawing on the USB port? 

Answer

Yes you can use a USB hub with the ColorSource console.  The port(s) on the console are standard USB 2.0 ports, meaning they will support up to 0.5A draw.  You can use a hub as long as you do not exceed this level of current.  It is highly recommended by ETC to use a powered hub (USB hub that has its own power cable) in this case.  A powered USB hub will supply 0.5A on each of its USB ports, while an unpowered hub will only supply a total of 0.5v across all ports.

 

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