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New Contributor I
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Reliable USB power for J16

Hi,

My Edison kit for Arduino, not the (mini) breakout board, will spontaneously reboot. I submitted the following and the consensus is that my PC is not supplying reliable power:

/thread/113964 https://communities.intel.com/thread/113964

When I power it via J1 and a DC power supply it works fine.

I bought an IoGear powered hub and that didn't solve the problem.

Question: Has anyone else experienced such a problem and found a good powered USB hub to make Edison happy?

Regards,

Bill

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Community Manager
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Hello Bill,

 

 

Thank you for contacting us.

 

 

I have not experienced issues with this, so I don't have a specific hub to recommend you. Nevertheless, any USB hub should work, just make sure that it provides 500 mA or more (Take a look at the http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005583.html Hardware Guide for the Intel® Edison Kit for Arduino, Section 3.6).

 

 

I hope you find this helpful.

 

 

Regards,

 

Leonardo R.
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Valued Contributor II
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I have experienced exactly the same thing.

On my Lenovo laptop the USB ports on the left hand side cause Edison to reboot, and the ones on the right don't! Go figure!

Anyway, I use an https://www.amazon.co.uk/AmazonBasics-10-Port-USB-3-0-Hub/dp/B00GS1BVJ4/ref=sr_1_7?dd=Qbb-2zrvT832Oi... Amazon Basics powered USB3 hub.

Any (except cheap far-east import) powered hub should work, as long as it is actually powered.

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New Contributor I
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Hi Leonardo & SpiderKenny,

IOGear said: USB Specification USB 1.1 and 2.0 compliant and it does do 500 or more

Therefore it should work, so why doesn't it?

I'm chucking at: "Any (except cheap far-east import) powered hub should work".

What is not made in the far-east, AKA China

Question: SpiderKenny: where is the AmazonBasics hub made?

Question: Is there any testing I can do, and not break Edison, to confirm that the IOGear hub is providing at least 500 mA?

Thanks for the help,

Bill

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Valued Contributor II
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LOL The Amazon Basics HUB is indeed made in China, however it's not a cheap import ;-)

You can get one of http://amzn.to/2rXvudf these to check the actual current being drawn through your USB port.

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New Contributor I
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Hi All,

A state-side version of SpiderKenney's USB Power Meter is on its way to my Edison

Regards,

Bill

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