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Help! Need a USB-C hub with no "tail" and a few other specs

JES

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Nov 13, 2003
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I'm looking for a powered hub with no "tail" -- just a port for connecting a USB-C cable to my iPad Pro. Everything seems to have a little stubby tail on it, which won't work for my application -- I've got the iPad up on a mic stand and am connecting it to audio gear. I'm leery of extension cords for USB, but I guess that's another option...

I also need at least 3 USB-a plugs, as well as power passthrough (or plain powered). I can't have any audio interface or headphone jack, as I'm plugging into a separate audio interface.

TIA.
 

JES

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Nov 13, 2003
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Thanks. The two recommended hubs seem to have headphone jacks, so I may well be headed for an extension cable....
 
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sparksd

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One other idea: could I use a hub like this USB 3 hub with 4 USB-A ports, but substitute a USB 3-micro B to USB-C cable for the USB3 micro B to USB-A end they provide?

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B073P67SZS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Note their power usage notes -

- This hub is not meant to serve as a stand-alone charger. Not compatible with iPads or any other devices which have irregular charging requirements.
- To ensure a stable connection, don't use this hub with high power consumption devices (those exceeding a combined current of 2 Amps among all ports) such as some large-capacity hard drives.
 
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dwig

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Ugh. But thanks. I missed the iPad part, obviously.
[doublepost=1564594122][/doublepost]This one also might be theoretically possible with a USB3B-C cable: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00VDVCQ84?ascsubtag=AwEAAAAAAAAAAJJd&linkCode=g12&tag=thewire0f-20

But first, the extension cable option.

It might be suitable, but it won't power the iPad of course.

I'd suggest a hub with USB-PD and, if it has a "tail" (permantly attached USB-C cable for connecting to the iPad) then arrange to clamp the hub to the stand that is holding the iPad. That way there is no load on the connector at the iPad regardless of what is connected to the hub.
 
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