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#1 JCDAstro

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Posted 24 October 2021 - 12:10 PM

Hey folks, I would like to have a powered USB 3.0/1 hub on my OTA that I can computer control each port. I know the Pegasus Astro ultimate power box can do this, but I don't need all of that boxes other functions and cannot justify the cost just for the USB functionality.

Searches have come up empty for me, so I am hoping this community might be able to give me some leads or other ideas.

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Posted 24 October 2021 - 12:21 PM

Coolgear

 

https://www.coolgear.com

 

 

I used this one and though a bit pricey works very well. I never had problems.

 

https://www.coolgear...nd-mounting-kit


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Posted 24 October 2021 - 01:00 PM

Been looking for one of these for years!



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Posted 24 October 2021 - 02:47 PM

They work very nicely. I never had a problem with 3.1 or 2.0 data either direction and I used all 4 ports..  


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#5 nebulasaurus

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 03:15 PM

Coolgear

 

https://www.coolgear.com

 

 

I used this one and though a bit pricey works very well. I never had problems.

 

https://www.coolgear...nd-mounting-kit

That one does not appear to have managed ports, which is how I interpret the OP.  If he wants to cycle the ports remotely then he needs his one:

 

https://www.coolgear...ontrol-software


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#6 scadvice

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 04:43 PM

That one does not appear to have managed ports, which is how I interpret the OP.  If he wants to cycle the ports remotely then he needs his one:

 

https://www.coolgear...ontrol-software

Whoops! I posted the wrong one. I pulled out the box and checked. This is the one I bought.  Model No. CG-MIC4P31HVV

 

 

https://www.coolgear...urge-protection

 

I apologize for that and nebulasaurus is correct this is not managed ports.


Edited by scadvice, 25 October 2021 - 04:50 PM.


#7 JCDAstro

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 09:45 PM

Thanks for these suggestions, I have never heard of coolgear, but they seem to have quite a nice catalog of options.


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