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Hacking Powered USB 3.0 Hub to work with MK4


Geoff0ne
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Hello,

The current known issue with the pineapple not powering a mounted USB thumb drive is driving me mad. I cannot run any infusions without the USB drive unmounting and the pineapple requireing a reboot.

Im hoping there will be a fix soon but until then im becoming impatient and going to focus on a workaround by using a USB powered hub.

I have this USB hub which is 3.0 and powered.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/USB-3-0-HUB-4-Port-External-Powered-5Gbps-Speed-Multi-Extension-Share-2A-Adapter-/110938403496?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:AU:3160

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From what i can see USB 3 has these wires

g00n.jpg

What wires would need cutting to ensure power is not fed directly back to the pineapple? both power + and power - ?

Also can anyone suggest a alternative AC power cable to this one that will connect to a USB juice pack not AC. Would be ideal running the hub from a battery pack.

cheers

tone

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Hello,

The current known issue with the pineapple not powering a mounted USB thumb drive is driving me mad. I cannot run any infusions without the USB drive unmounting and the pineapple requireing a reboot.

Im hoping there will be a fix soon but until then im becoming impatient and going to focus on a workaround by using a USB powered hub.

I have this USB hub which is 3.0 and powered.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/USB-3-0-HUB-4-Port-External-Powered-5Gbps-Speed-Multi-Extension-Share-2A-Adapter-/110938403496?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:AU:3160

emh8.jpg

From what i can see USB 3 has these wires

g00n.jpg

What wires would need cutting to ensure power is not fed directly back to the pineapple? both power + and power - ?

Also can anyone suggest a alternative AC power cable to this one that will connect to a USB juice pack not AC. Would be ideal running the hub from a battery pack.

cheers

tone

Yes you would cut the powerlines :)

-Foxtrot

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