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Can I Use a USB Hub With My ColorSource AV Console


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? 


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 0.5A across all ports.


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