asherons call and web cam

  ahales42 03:18 13 Apr 2003

been playing ac for two weeks.wife bought me a web cam. have bb. both plugged into self powered usb hub.when cam plugged in and playing ac, my wee legs run like heck but i don`t go nowhere.been killed till i unplugged the cam. both modem and cam use 500 ma.but why can`t i keep both plugged in?

  mole44 08:21 13 Apr 2003

write englis not in code then we can help

  mole44 08:22 13 Apr 2003

english even,sorry

  -pops- 08:27 13 Apr 2003

The maximum current available from a USB port is said to be 500mA. If you have two devices both requiring 500mA connected at the same time then something has to give.

Most PCs have two or more USB ports. Are the both being used? If so, consider getting a USB PCI card to give you extra ports. Better than a powered hub and probably no more expensive.

(Unpowered hubs are only suitable or devices that provide their own power i.e. have a eparate power supply to them such as Zip drives, scanners etc.)


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