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Windows 7: USB Power Output Meter ???

25 Jan 2019   #11
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
What is the make and model of the hub?

Plugable brand; Amazon has the main picture wrong; scroll down a bit for the actual pictures:

Amazon.com: Plugable 7 port USB 3.0 hub - 25W Powered USB HUB: Computers & Accessories

They have replaced this model with an even more powerful one:

Amazon.com: Plugable 7-Port USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Charging Hub with 60W Power Adapter: Computers & Accessories

I just wish it had individual On/Off switches so I could turn on/off the non-self-powered 2.5" ext. HDDs, instead of having to plug/unplug them.

The one much-needed feature that is surprisingly rare to find on USB hubs is integral wall and under-shelf mounting.


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25 Jan 2019   #12
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, that hub is using a VIA chipset, and I do believe those are pretty solid. The hub is capable of supplying 5 amps. To read the total amp consumption from the hub and your computer, plug the USB meter between the computer and the hub. If it does read over 3 amps you might want to find a USB cable that can support 5 amps or greater. I'm pretty sure eBay or Amazon would have them.

Which USB power meter did you buy exactly? It may not be capable of reading 5 amps.

Actually, the one I linked to from eBay does say: Test Current: 0 ~ 3A (10A Maximum). And I just looked at mine and it will only test up to 3 amps.

Also note, that hub does have a good review and company grade as seen here: Fakespot | Plugable 7 Port Usb 30 Superspeed Hub With 25w Power Adapter Fake Review Analysis
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25 Jan 2019   #13
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
Which USB power meter did you buy exactly? It may not be capable of reading 5 amps.

Actually, the one I linked to from eBay does say: Test Current: 0 ~ 3A (10A Maximum). And I just looked at mine and it will only test up to 3 amps.
I am fairly certain that I got the exact one you have.
I never thought about putting it between the computer and hub; would I do that with or without the wall plug powered up?

Thanks for all the information on my hub.
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25 Jan 2019   #14
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

I had / have, on occasion, a need to check the output power of various USB Charging systems / Ports.

I ended up getting a test set from Amazon (UK) UM34C USB 3.0 Multimeter Bluetooth USB Voltmeter Ammeter and USB Electronic Load Tester Resistor USB Voltage Current Battery Power Capacity Charger Temperature Load Meter Tester: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools as most of the basic units are not really up to the job - These "pro" items are much more reliable, and the settable load enables realistic load testing, of both charges and the drain of the actual cables

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26 Jan 2019   #15
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BuckSkin View Post
I am fairly certain that I got the exact one you have.
I never thought about putting it between the computer and hub; would I do that with or without the wall plug powered up?

Thanks for all the information on my hub.

You would measure the amps with the wall plug. But if your devices are pulling more than 3 amps that may not be a good idea. Though the USB power meter does say it can handle 10 amps. But it will only read up to 3 amps.
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