Once associated only with consumer peripherals, USB I/O devices are commonly found in industrial, military and OEM applications. The HUB7M is housed in a rugged metal enclosure and is ideal for adding USB ports to a SeaI/O data acquisition stack or a Relio R1000 embedded solid-state industrial computer. The powered hub is USB 2.0 compliant, providing a full 480M bps data rate to the host, and is backwards compatible with USB 1.1 and 1.0 devices.
The HUB7M integrates Sealevel’s SeaLATCH locking USB ports, which are fully compatible with standard USB cables. When used with the included USB cable with a SeaLATCH USB type B connector, the metal thumbscrew provides a secure metal-to-metal connection to the hub and prevents accidental cable disconnection. The hub’s seven SeaLATCH USB type A connectors can secure USB peripherals to the hub in the same way. Order optional USB cables with SeaLATCH USB connectors under the Accessories tab, or use standard USB cables. Additionally, the highly-retentive type B connector helps prevent unintentional separation from a standard USB cable.
The HUB7M includes an industrial grade wall-mount power supply that outputs 12VDC @ 2A, providing a full 500mA to each attached USB peripheral. Status LEDs on the hub indicate external power, connection to the host, and fault conditions. Standard operating temperature range is 0C to +70C and extended temperature range (-40C to +85C) is optional.
Supported in Windows, Linux, and other USB aware operating systems, the HUB7M requires no separate software drivers and is easy to install. Simply provide power to the hub using the included power supply, plug the hub into an available USB port with the included cable, and the hub is automatically recognized.
For light industrial and commercial applications, check out the HUB7P.