Rugged, Industrial Grade, 7-Port SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Hub with High-Retention USB Connectors and Extended Temperature Operation
The USB3-HUB-7 is an industrial-grade 7-port USB hub optimized for harsh and rugged environments. This hub has latching / locking connectors on upstream and downstream ports as well as power, preventing accidental disconnects – making it perfect for applications that require vibration proofing. By using a USB-IF and Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) certified hub controller, compatibility is assured. The rugged steel enclosure, positive retention connections, and -40˚C to +85˚C operation makes the USB3-HUB-7 stand out compared to commercially available hubs.
Each connection has been designed for rugged use without loose or intermittent cables disrupting your application. When externally powered, the screw terminal or threaded DC Jack and cable secure the power connection. Screwlocks on the enclosure around the Type B USB connector and jackscrews on the cable secure the upstream connection. Latching Type A ports provide high-retention (50N) downstream connections compatible with all industry-standard USB cables.
The hub supports SuperSpeed (SS), Hi-Speed (HS), Full-Speed, and Low-Speed on all ports. Each downstream port indicator lights Red, Green, or Blue (RGB) to indicate fault, USB2/High-Speed, or USB3/SuperSpeed, respectively. The hub also supports bus-powered and self-powered applications. If downstream peripherals require more current, the USB3-HUB-7 can be configured in self-powered mode: bring external +5V to the board so downstream power is drawn from the external supply. The optional ACCES PWR-ACDC-5V5A will provide 900mA to each downstream port. Power can be brought in via the DC locking jack / plug or via a convenient 2-position removable screw terminal.
This product is fully protected from faulty peripherals. Each downstream port utilizes a power distribution switch providing overcurrent and short circuit protection. If a fault occurs, the power distribution switch will disable that port and illuminate the LED red. The disabled port can be re-enabled by clearing the fault and cycling power to the port.
The board is designed to be used in rugged industrial environments, but is small enough to fit nicely onto any desk or testing station. The module is sized at 3.250″ × 5.750″, while the enclosure is approximately 3.46″ × 6.26” × 1.0”.
High Retention USB Connectors
The ever-growing presence of USB in the industrial/military marketplace has driven the need for USB connections to be reliable, dependable, and unfailing. Gone are the days of loose USB connections. All type A and type B USB connections used on USB3-104-HUB product feature a high retention, locking design that complies with the class 1, Div II minimum withdrawal requirement. Over 11 pounds of force (50 Newtons), is required to separate the type A connectors. These connectors have a positive locking tab to quickly differentiate it from standard USB connectors. The Type B connection follows the USB3 Vision standard and features a screw lock USB cable to ensure secure connection to the USB3-104-HUB. Using the fastened USB connections on this hub increases reliability in your system and ensures against accidental disconnection.
- Military/Mission Critical
- Industrial Automation
- Embedded OEM
Available accessories include the MP104-DIN for DIN rail mounting the USB3-HUB-7 and an external instrument grade power supply.
No software is provided or needed with this board. There is no need to install any drivers to use the USB3-HUB-7. It will enumerate as a Generic Hub which uses the USB Hub Class Driver that is built in Windows OS or Linux, et al.