This USB-C Hub with Gigabit Ethernet adds three USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) ports and one Gigabit Ethernet port to a USB-C enabled computer. The bus-powered USB Hub connects to a USB-C port on a laptop computer, using the built-in 1 ft. (30 cm) host cable. This USB hub is compact in size, facilitating portability when travelling. The USB hub features a Gigabit Ethernet adapter. The Ethernet controller is compatible with the IEEE 802.3u/ab standards and supports Wake-on-LAN (WoL), Jumbo Frames, and V-LAN Tagging. The network adapter enhances laptop network reliability, security, and performance, by utilizing wired 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet. The 3-port USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) Hub adds three USB-A ports by connecting to a single USB-C port. The USB hub is backward compatible with USB 2.0 (480Mbps) devices, ensuring support for a wide range of modern and legacy USB peripherals (e.g., external storage devices, thumb drives, HDDs/SSDs, HD cameras, mice, keyboards, webcams, and audio headsets). The USB Hub is bus-powered. It draws up to 15W of power from the USB-C host computer. Each downstream USB-A port is capable of providing up to 4.5W (5V/0.9A) of power to the connected peripherals. For added protection to connected USB devices, the USB ports feature Overcurrent Protection (OCP). OCP prevents USB peripherals from drawing more power than is safely allocated for the port. This device is compatible with all major operating systems, including Windows, macOS, ChromeOS, iPadOS, and Android. The Hub is automatically detected and configured upon connection to a host computer. This ensures automatic installation and setting configuration with any USB-C laptop, including Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 computers such as Apple MacBook (Intel/M1/M2), Lenovo X1 Carbon and Dell XPS. The built-in extra long 1 ft. (30 cm) USB-C host cable ensures easy setup and reduces connector strain on 2-in-1 devices such as the Surface Pro 7, iPad Pro, HP Elite X2 and laptops on riser stands. Improve performance and security with Connectivity Tools. The software suite includes: the MAC Address Pass-Through Utility, the USB Event Monitoring Utility, and the Wi-Fi Auto Switch Utility. This product is backed for 2-years, including free lifetime 24/5 multi-lingual technical assistance.

Technical Specifications

Brand‎StarTech
Series‎HB30C3A1GEA2
Item model number‎HB30C3A1GEA2
Item Weight‎1.28 ounces
Product Dimensions‎1.6 x 3.1 x 0.6 inches
Item Dimensions LxWxH‎1.6 x 3.1 x 0.6 inches
Color‎Space Gray
Manufacturer‎STARTECH.COM
ASIN‎B0BCWW6GDH
Date First Available‎September 2, 2022
BrandStarTech
ColorSpace Gray
Hardware InterfaceUSB, USB Type C, Ethernet, Thunderbolt
Compatible DevicesTablets, Keyboards, Laptops
Data Transfer Rate5 Gigabits Per Second
Item Dimensions LxWxH1.6 x 3.1 x 0.6 inches