Plugable 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub with 36W Power Adapter

Price: $44.99 - $34.95
(as of Jun 25,2021 01:00:30 UTC – Details)

Product Description

7-Port USB 3.0 Hub With Two Powerful 1.5A Charging Port

The Plugable 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub with 36W Power Adapter (USB3-HUB7C) expands USB connectivity by enabling up to seven USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.1 devices to be added to any USB 3.0 or 2.0 capable desktop, laptop, or tablet computer. Supporting standard USB 3.0 transfer rates up to 5Gbps (640MBps) to allow data to move quickly between devices, ideal for high-throughput devices such as USB external hard drives, flash drives, and USB graphics adapters.

In addition to the higher-wattage power adapter, this 7-port hub also includes 2 features our customers have repeatedly requested most USB 3.0 hubs don’t offer: A fingerprint-resistant matte finish, and a physical on/off power switch to control power to the hub.

hub facing front showing all portshub facing front showing all ports

7 Ports of Connectivity

On average, most computers have 3 USB ports. With so many devices we depend on daily, that’s just not enough. All seven ports are lined up front-and-center for easy access, with the power connection and host USB cable facing rearward to reduce cable clutter.

Per-port LED status lights on the top of the hub indicate a successful connection between the device and the host computer.

hub attached to computerhub attached to computer

Data Sync and USB Charging

In addition to standard data transfer and sync, this hub expands on the capabilities of regular USB 3.0 hubs, providing extra power on each edge port (ports 1 & 7). It’s a no-compromise solution for gaining extra USB ports and providing power to mobile devices.

Standard USB 3.0 ports only provide 900mA for connected devices. The two edge ports are great for power-hungry devices, providing up to 1.5A with special charging signals that enable supporting devices to charge at a much faster rate.

via chipset with mirror effect

via chipset with mirror effect

USB SuperSpeed logo

USB SuperSpeed logo

All hub items laid out

All hub items laid out

Modern Controller

Featuring the VIA VL813 USB 3.0 hub chipset updated to firmware version 9015 for maximum compatibility with almost all USB 3.0 hosts. It allows for full forward and backward compatibility between USB 3.0, 2.0, and 1.1 hosts and devices.

The VIA Labs VL813 USB 3.0 hub chipset is a 4th generation solution which emphasizes high performance and high power efficiency.

Installation and Compatibility

The hub itself requires no driver installation, but attached devices may require drivers. Supports Microsoft Windows 10 through XP, macOS, and Linux kernels 3.0 and later.

Installing latest USB 3.0 xHCI host controller drivers is recommended. This hub is not recommended for use with older Texas Instruments, Fresco Logic, Etron, or Wistron USB 3.0 host controllers.

Older Mac Pros with USB 3.0 PCI Express add-on cards may not work with this or any USB 3.0 hub.

The Apple SuperDrive is not compatible with this or any other USB hub (see Apple HT201788).

2.4Ghz wireless devices such as keyboard/mouse receivers, Bluetooth and WiFi adapters, may not work in close proximity to USB 3.0 devices or hubs.

In The Box

USB HubPower SupplyUSB CableQuick Start Guide


USB Version




Power Adapter

UL Certified 100-240V at 50/60Hz AC Input, 12V 3A (36W) DC Output

USB Cable

3ft (1m) USB 3.0 Type-A to Type-B

Power Cable

5ft (1.5m) permanently-attached DC barrel jack

UL Listing

File Number E303985

EXPANDED CONNECTIVITY – Add up to seven USB 3.0, 2.0, or 1.1 devices to any USB 2.0 or 3.0 capable computer. Fully plug and play, devices can be hot-swapped, supports USB over-current protection. Includes 36W UL Listed US AC Wall Plug, 100-240V 50/60Hz
UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY – Compatible with most Windows, macOS, and Linux systems. On legacy systems, the latest drivers and updates should be installed to ensure compatibility.
SMART DESIGN – Designed based on customer feature requests: Matte finish, rear-facing physical power button, and per-port status LEDs
RECOMMENDED USE – Some devices such as the Apple SuperDrive look for Apple-specific signaling and will not work when connected through any USB hub. Not recommended for use with USB 3.0 PCI-e add-on cards for older Mac Pro systems
2 YEAR WARRANTY – We love our Plugable products, and hope you will too. All of our products are backed with a 2-year limited parts and labor warranty as well as Seattle-based email support