Overheating USB Powered Hub

  Woodmouse 15:15 24 Oct 2005
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I have purchased a DigiTV Box which plugs into a USB 2.0 Powered Hub. I am getting a perfect digital picture for about 8-14 minutes, then the picture starts to break up. When I touch the powered hub, it feels very warm, almost hot. I am informed that the DigiTV Box draws up to 500mA of power. Any ideas please?

  woodchip 15:20 24 Oct 2005

Why not plug it strait in computer

  Woodmouse 15:35 24 Oct 2005

When I connect directly into the PC, the picture quality is very poor - all broken up. It is only when it is channeld through the powered hub that I get a brilliant picture for the duration specified.

  Jackcoms 16:31 24 Oct 2005

"I am informed that the DigiTV Box draws up to 500mA of power."

Nothing wrong with that. 500ma is the maximum that unpowered USB ports normally handle depending on the type of hardware being used.

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