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Recommended USB hub?

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:26 pm
by kwiatkma
So I will have the ADS-B sky radar and the Bluetooth for android, which will take up the two USB ports. I'd like to have a port on the panel for easy upgrades. Is there a recommended USB hub to use on the HXr? Thanks!

Re: Recommended USB hub?

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:48 pm
by jclark
For the initial "Alpha" and "Beta" testing of the SkyRadar units for ADS-B, I used the POWERED hubs listed below.
<I have multiple Sport SX units.>

Since the Sport units have only one USB port (NOT high current), and I wanted a way to have the ADS-B and Memory Stick plugged in at he same time, it was needed. Hopefully in the future, I will also be able to add Bluetooth to my Sport (please, please GRT :-) )

The powered hubs minimize current drain on the EFIS and provide 4 ports.
Each model has a connection for 12V ship's power.
Multiple StarTech units are in use by friends of mine and one of my friends is using the CNX unit.
Either should be fine. It is probably more a personal choice for mounting.

I think I got them both at Amazon for about $50 each.

============================= Mountable 4 Port Rugged Industrial USB Hub (ST4200USBM)
Sold by LLC (

DC-Powered 4-Port USB Hub CNX-P5USB (12v and 24v systems)
Sold by Mp3Car INC (Mp3Car Store)

Re: Recommended USB hub?

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 6:41 pm
by kwiatkma
Thanks for the report and information!

Re: Recommended USB hub?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:44 pm
by katieb
For more information about installing the SkyRadar or Dual ADS-B receivers, there's a supplement for each one on this page: There is some info about USB hubs in there, but I don't think it's anything different from what James just told you. :D