USB Hubs

USB hubs are a piece of hardware that features several USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports. Through expanding the number of USB ports, more than one USB application can be plugged in at one time when connected to a host system or device.

What is a USB Hub used for?
• A good example of where a USB Hub can be used, is with a computer. Many desktop computers feature two or three built-in ports, but more often than not there is not enough ports to support the peripherals that a user needs. With a computer, a user may need use of a mouse, keyboard, printer, microphone and a webcam. To use all of these applications at one time, a hub is the perfect solution. It acts as an adapter, a user simply needs to connect the USB cable from the given application into the Hub which will then allow all of the functions to work simultaneously.
• A Hub is useful for charging a large number of devices at the same time, a powered USB Hub removes the need for a computer.

Benefits of using a Hub
• Some Hubs are portable allowing a user to take it with them wherever they may need to use more than one cable/device at one time.
• Most are "plug and play" and require no additional set up
• Some are multi-port, allowing different types of cable to be used at one time
• Our range features 2, 3, 4 ports for USB. The range also proudly features 7-port, 10 and 13 with new Hubs being added to the range regularly.
• The choice of USB-A and USB-C.

Hub applications
The number of peripherals made is constantly growing with USB versions. Below is just a handful of common USB devices that are available today.
• Storage devices, Network connections, Video phones, Mobile or telephones, Speakers, Modems, Digital Cameras, Joysticks, Scanners, USB Flash drives, HDMI, Wi-Fi and a laptop.

Powered USB Hub or Unpowered USB Hub?
USB hubs can be powered or unpowered. Most consumer hubs are small units and tend to be unpowered, using the power of the computer that they are plugged in to. If lots of self-powered devices are connected (such as printers or scanners) an unpowered model would be sufficient. Depending on the application, you may find that you want a powered USB to manage multiple unpowered devices. A powered hub ensures that the computer’s power supply does not become overloaded.

RS Components feature a generous range of USB Hubs, supplied by leading brands such as HAMA, Startech, D-Link and of course our trusted own brand RS Pro.

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Description Price USB Standard Number of USB Ports USB Connection Type Network Connection Type Power Source Dimensions Depth Height Width
RS Stock No. 141-1989
BrandRS PRO
$18.73
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USB 2.0 4 USB A - USB Bus 81.9 x 24 x 15mm 24mm 15mm 81.9mm
RS Stock No. 141-1992
BrandRS PRO
$49.63
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USB 3.0 3 USB A - USB Bus 91 x 40.5 x 16mm 40.5mm 16mm 91mm
RS Stock No. 898-8419
Mfr. Part No.ST4300MINU3B
BrandStartech
$50.92
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USB 3.0 4 USB A - - 80 x 36 x 14mm 36mm 14mm 80mm
RS Stock No. 123-8110
Mfr. Part No.ST43004UA
BrandStartech
$59.58
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USB 3.0 4 USB A - - 112 x 36 x 18mm 36mm 18mm 112mm
RS Stock No. 898-8403
Mfr. Part No.ST4200USBM
BrandStartech
$150.85
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USB 2.0 4 USB A - - 114.5 x 57.3 x 26.3mm 57.3mm 26.3mm 114.5mm
RS Stock No. 787-3404
Mfr. Part No.12131
BrandHAMA
$25.62
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USB 2.0 4 USB A - USB Bus - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-8108
Mfr. Part No.ST103008U2C
BrandStartech
$149.67
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USB 3.0 10 USB A - - 201 x 60 x 24mm 60mm 24mm 201mm
RS Stock No. 898-8406
Mfr. Part No.ST7200USBM
BrandStartech
$200.18
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USB 2.0 7 USB A - - 133 x 61.5 x 36.3mm 61.5mm 36.3mm 133mm
RS Stock No. 123-8109
Mfr. Part No.ST1030USBM
BrandStartech
$344.33
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USB 3.0 10 USB A - - 198 x 56 x 31mm 56mm 31mm 198mm
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RS Stock No. 186-4665
Mfr. Part No.TS-HUB2K
BrandTranscend
$41.29
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USB 3.1 4 - - - 73.8 x 37.2 x 10.4mm 37.2mm 10.4mm 73.8mm
New
RS Stock No. 186-4666
Mfr. Part No.TS-HUB3K
BrandTranscend
$64.24
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USB 3.1 4 USB A - - 78.6 x 49.5 x 15mm 49.5mm 15mm 78.6mm
New
RS Stock No. 186-3270
Mfr. Part No.TB33A1C
BrandStartech
$580.61
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USB 3.1 4 USB A, USB C - - 14.8 cm x 74 mm x 2.4 cm 74mm 24mm 148mm
RS Stock No. 179-8030
Mfr. Part No.HB30C5A2CST
BrandStartech
$185.40
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USB 3.0 7 USB A, USB C - - 130 x 60 x 26mm 60mm 26mm 130mm
RS Stock No. 138-5534
Mfr. Part No.HB30C3A1CFB
BrandStartech
$87.07
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USB 3.1 4 USB A, USB C - - 75 x 40 x 13mm 40mm 13mm 75mm
RS Stock No. 143-8978
Mfr. Part No.00039788
BrandHAMA
$30.67
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USB 2.0 4 USB A - USB Bus - - - -
RS Stock No. 179-8087
Mfr. Part No.ST4300MINI
BrandStartech
$67.20
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USB 3.0 4 USB A - - 292 x 35 x 15mm 35mm 15mm 292mm
RS Stock No. 138-3780
Mfr. Part No.HB30C3A1GE
BrandStartech
$144.56
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USB 3.1 3 USB A, USB C RJ45 - 87 x 45 x 14mm 45mm 14mm 87mm
RS Stock No. 179-8063
Mfr. Part No.ST4300MINU3W
BrandStartech
$47.96
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USB 3.0 4 USB A - - 80 x 36 x 14mm 36mm 14mm 80mm
RS Stock No. 138-5543
Mfr. Part No.35BAYUSB3S4
BrandStartech
$99.12
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USB 3.0 4 USB A - - 120 x 100 x 25mm 100mm 25mm 120mm
RS Stock No. 179-8037
Mfr. Part No.HB30C1A1CPD
BrandStartech
$92.70
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USB 3.0 2 USB A, USB C - - 293 x 43.5 x 10.5mm 43.5mm 10.5mm 293mm
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