[SOLVED] How many devices can i have plugged into a usb- hub at a time?

SimonIsAwesome

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I've seen USB-c hubs that have 10-15 ports. If I bought one and I had 2 HDMI, 3 usb, and ethernet all connected at the same time, would I suffer any performance loss? How many devices can I have so that they all fully work?
 

pr0t0typ3

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It really depends on what type of devices you want to plug in. There is a throughput limitation and also a power limitation. Although I never tried it myself, I would assume you can't plug in five 4K displays or quick charge multiple devices. However, 2 high res displays + all regular peripherals (keyboad, mouse, headphones) + your phone + some external storage should be fine, really.

Look around here, there is some useful info on Type C. It can apparently carry 100W of power (which is a lot!) and the throughput is 10 Gbps (assuming it is a 3.1 Gen2 connection).
 
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pr0t0typ3

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It really depends on what type of devices you want to plug in. There is a throughput limitation and also a power limitation. Although I never tried it myself, I would assume you can't plug in five 4K displays or quick charge multiple devices. However, 2 high res displays + all regular peripherals (keyboad, mouse, headphones) + your phone + some external storage should be fine, really.

Look around here, there is some useful info on Type C. It can apparently carry 100W of power (which is a lot!) and the throughput is 10 Gbps (assuming it is a 3.1 Gen2 connection).
 
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SimonIsAwesome

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Update: I bought a usb c hub which has hdmi and VGA but only ONE of those would work at a time. It did not allow me to us both hdmi and vga at the same time. Buyer beware!
 

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