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    Soon I'll be running 3 usb controllers and was curious which would you get powered or non powered usb hub.
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    Personally, I'd only ever use powered. NOt absolutely necessary in all situations, but a decent 7 or 10 port (multi-tt hub) will have you covered.
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    I'm running a non powered hub and no problems here

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    I have a laptop with 2 USB ports and run a Belkin 7port powered usb hub. I have an S4 plugged into laptop, and can have an X1, F1, MF3D, 1TB External drive, and a mouse plugged in as well and have had 0 issues

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    Depends on your computer and hub and device.

    I used to have a NanoKontrol, BCR2000, Hercules RMX, APC40 and USB thumb drive running simultaneously on an unpowered hub and macbook with no problems.

    A Macbook can put out up to 1200ma from the first port connected if the device requests.

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    I purchased this Belkin hub (DUB-H7) through suggestions from friends (One of them being Mr. Paddy himself). It is a great hub, lets me use two X1's with and without power. I highly suggest this hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliot Han View Post
    I purchased this Belkin hub (DUB-H7) through suggestions from friends (One of them being Mr. Paddy himself). It is a great hub, lets me use two X1's with and without power. I highly suggest this hub.
    for a fair price also...I am buying one after my paid gig this weekend...

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    Like Patch, I wouldn't even accept the risk of gear cutting out due to lack of power. It's not that much of a hassle to use a powered one anyway.

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    I use a basic 4 port un-powered hub for my K2 and two X1's with no issue.
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    I would say powered especially if playing out. Make sure that the power supply that comes with the hub can supply enough current . Add up the current requirements of all devices, usually in ma, and compare to the specification of the supply provided with the hub.
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