do i need an ac adapter for a usb hub?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bluedoggiant, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

    bluedoggiant

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    #1
    i have a belkin, 4 hi speed ports, it works with the ac adapter, but if so, why is the ac adapter there, for extra power?
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I think you need the AC adapter if you need to use the hub with any devices that need a powered port, like some hard drives and probably charging an iPod.
     
  3. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    Bingo!
     
  4. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

    bluedoggiant

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    k thanx, im plugging it in now :)
     

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