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:
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?
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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.
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.
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,