Practical USB hub

A USB Hub, also called a USB splitter, is a small device that allows to use additional USB ports when connected to a laptop or notebook. It is a practical and extremely easy-to-use accessory, designed mainly for small laptops with 3 or fewer USB ports.

USB hub and its advantages

USB splitters are characterised by their small size, which means that we can take them with us practically anywhere. They are lightweight and take up very little space, plus they are extremely robust and easy to use. No additional software needs to be installed. Simply plug the USB Hub into your laptop or tablet to use the additional ports. They will not only allow you to charge connected devices, but also to transfer data files. Akyga USB Hubs are compatible with most USB standards currently available on the market.

USB splitters – types

A USB Hub allows you to quickly and seamlessly connect additional peripherals to your laptop or tablet to increase your comfort and freedom of work. When considering the choice of USB splitter, it is worth paying attention to the number of ports offered by a given model. Do we need 3 or perhaps 4 additional sockets? What's more, consider the power requirements for the connected devices.

Passive or active, which USB Hub is best?

There is no clear answer to this question. It all depends on our needs and expectations. An active USB Hub is a device to which we connect an external power supply. It usually offers the user more additional ports and makes it possible to connect devices with a high current demand. Compared to its active counterpart, a passive USB Hub is characterised by the fact that it draws the energy required for operation directly from the port to which it is connected. This type of splitter can simultaneously support devices with a total maximum power requirement of 2.5 W (5 V/500 mA) to 4.5 W (5 V/900 mA), depending on the USB port version. Above this value, some accessories will need to be unplugged.