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08-18-2012 06:48 PM
I bought a Belkin usb 2.0 hub with 4 ports. It is a Model No: f4u020 and there is no user guide in the box and none that I can find online anywhere. The person at the store where I bought it cannot seem to answer a phone.
The hub I purchased is "Powered" which means that it came with it's own power cord, plug and transformer. The other hubs that I have used have not been "Powered" and seem to have simply operated using power from the computer itself.
My computer is a Hewitt Packard (HP) 600 all-in-one with a 23-inch touch screen and a full 1080p LCD display and I love it dearly.
I want to use the new hub I bought to run a new keyboard, a different mouse I bought and my Epson Printer. That should be no problem at all because I ran all that on my previous "Non-Powered" hub.
So in playing with this thing, I discovered that it will run with no other power source but the computer which brings me to my main question:
Should I plug the usb power cord into an electrical outlet and allow current to flow to the usb hub while I also have the computer itself hooked up to a wall plug?
That would mean that both the computer and the new hub would be receiving electric current from a wall plug at one and the same time.
I am so naive about all things electronic and I know this kind of question is probably too simple and might be offensive to someone who knows computer stuff really well - - - but I want to use the new hub and I certainly do not wish to fry anything by over powering something.
Again: Should both items - - - computer and hub be plugged into their own individual wall sockets at the same time or should I just plug one of the devices into the electric?
If so, which one would you choose - - - the hub or the the computer?
Anything that anyone can say to help me would be sincerely appreciated as I have absolutely no common sense about these things at all.
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08-18-2012 07:12 PM
Based on the following link, it has an AC adapter therefore it simply needs power to do the work and you have to plug it to an AC outlet.
No problem when plug both PC and the USB hub to AC outlets.
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08-18-2012 07:21 PM
It is very kind of you to take the time to help me with so I am now going to plug both the computer and the hub into their own individual power supplies at the same time.
I am so appreciative that you were kind enough to help me with this problem and it is my wish and desire and prayer that you have a most wonderful, marvelous, happy, healthy and profitable forever.