Any reliable USB-C hub?

mbenji

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Hi :)

In short: does anyone has/know a reliable usb-c hub with 3 USB 3.0 and PD?

Thanks :)

*single USB 3.0 for SDD, two usb 2.0
 
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mbenji

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Lenovo C112

Works a treat, pretty cheap, very good build quality.
Thanks! It looks like the most reliable hub out there, I just wish it had 87W pass through charging.


Is there anything reliable with 87W PD?
 

NoBoMac

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Unless you have a 100w charger, not going to get 87w pass-through as all hubs will consume 15-20w to drive the ports on the hub. I guess the hubs might negotiate with the Mac re: how much more power the hub can supply when nothing plugged in, getting one to the 87 if just charging.

If you want full 87w AND ports, need to probably start looking at external powered hubs, like this.

https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Cha...=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B078J7FSWM
 

mbenji

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Unless you have a 100w charger, not going to get 87w pass-through as all hubs will consume 15-20w to drive the ports on the hub. I guess the hubs might negotiate with the Mac re: how much more power the hub can supply when nothing plugged in, getting one to the 87 if just charging.

If you want full 87w AND ports, need to probably start looking at external powered hubs, like this.

https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Cha...=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B078J7FSWM
Thanks, a hub with 87W or even 100W would pass enough, I think.. and if not I can always add another charger.

There are some 100W hubs such as the HooToo ones, I am wondering how reliable they are, anyone with HooToo here?
 

irontiger82

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CharJenPro USB Hubs for sure!

Been using mine for the past 2 years and still going strong. 3 USB 3.0 ports and PD.

Using some smaller adapters from them for travel and are legit. I like to support companies that stand behind their products which I had a minor issue with mine but they took care of it fast. Plus, a company from the USA is cool in my book.

https://www.charjenpro.com/premiumhub
 

mbenji

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CharJenPro USB Hubs for sure!

Been using mine for the past 2 years and still going strong. 3 USB 3.0 ports and PD.

Using some smaller adapters from them for travel and are legit. I like to support companies that stand behind their products which I had a minor issue with mine but they took care of it fast. Plus, a company from the USA is cool in my book.

https://www.charjenpro.com/premiumhub
Thanks, this is one of the best, if not the best one, but it only will provide 49W for the macbook pro 15'' (no matter how strong the charger would be) so I will not be able to rely on it for desktop charging.
Lenovo C112

Works a treat, pretty cheap, very good build quality.
Looks very good, thanks again, do you know how much power would it actually deliver to the mbp 15? can you please let me know how much power would it deliver to your own mbp? (is it the 15? 13?)
 

Arthur75

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OWC products are typically slightly overpriced, but they have a pretty solid track record of quality. Here is their USB-C dock. I bought it. I think it arrived today, actually, so I'll take a look at it tonight when I'm home from work!

Also interested in this one, but apparently it does not work with the macbook pro in clamshell mode .. (some comments about that on Amz and other sites), is it really the case ?

that would be a no show for me, as it is the primary way I use my mac at desk ..
 
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