Warm Belkin 4 Port USB Hub

  ThisNameIsMine 19:30 07 Apr 2003
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Should my 4 port Belkin USB hub get warm over where the power adaptor plugs in? It isn't really hot just warm to touch.

  flecc 20:20 07 Apr 2003

Yes, it's a powered hub and will get slightly warm.

If you use it's capabilities to the maximum it could get very warm, since each USB connection is rated at up to half an amp current for powering the devices plugged into it. A four way hub could therefore pass 10 watts, like a small light bulb trapped in that small case.

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