Where can I get a battery powered USB hub?

by on March 16, 2011

Q: Where can I get a battery powered USB hub?

16 Responses to “Where can I get a battery powered USB hub?”

    Iselden73 the thing I am after is usb hub that can be powered by battery so I can use it while I am travelling as such it will not have a pug with it but thanks for the information none the less.


    i apologize for the wrong link there. The battery powered usb Hub i found it actually unavailable at this time.

    This would have been the link i meant to send you:

    However this item seems to be no longer available through any online retailer that i can find.


    Thats cool. If no one on this site knows how to fix it I might get some advice from election and try and build it myself.


    Since USB transmits power as well as data, there are many models available now that don’t require an extra power source or a battery.

    Here is a very well reviewed usb hub that should meet your needs just fine: http://amzn.to/ibHxZ0


    Mark so would that usb device be able to power other usb devices such a keyboard if it attached to my tablet?


    What kind of tablet and what kind of keyboard?


    it is a Android Tablet and a tablet keyboard with a usb port.


    Sorry you’re going to need to be more specific, make and model number of both the tablet and the kyeboard


    Maybe the best option is for me to just tell you what I want. The device is need is battery powered usb hub and the reason for this is so the power of my tablet does not get drained and also so I can use it while I am travelling about. The device you showed me would need power from a laptop or pc I am pretty sure.


    Thanks for the additional details, but I’m still going to need the make and model information of both the tablet and the keyboard.


    Thanks. This keyboard is going to have minimal impact on the battery life of your tablet. Allowing for more juice for the tablet itself (and in turn the keyboard) is going to be a better option.

    I’d suggest either purchasing additional batteries for the tablet or some kind of portable power pack, like this: http://www.amazon.com/Energizer-XP8000-Rechargeable-Power-Netbooks/dp/B0029U2WZU/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1300729599&sr=1-2


    So that allow my keyboard and other usb devices to be powered from it?

    Picked as best answer

    You would be plugging everything into the tablet. However given that this power pack costs as much as your tablet, I think you’d be better off with an extra battery. Again, this keyboard is going to be a negligible battery drain. If you’re set on buying this tablet and keyboard. Buy them first, see how the keyboard impacts the battery life and then decide if it’s worth the extra money to invest in additional hardware.

    Let me point out that this appears to be some kind of no-name cheap knock-off iPad. This kind of equipment is notorious for having minimal reliability and support. Most decent tablets run around $500 US. This runs for 1/5 of the price of a normal tablet. Be warned, you’re going to get what you paid for.

    This is also running a pretty old version of the Android OS (1.6). The current version is 3.0.


    Thanks for honest view on my tablet the reason I got it was because it was cheap and for when I go into property renting and thanks your computer help much grateful for it. Any questions you want to ask me?