Windows 10: USB-C/Thunderbolt Port replicator or Dock Recommendation Solved

  1.    09 Dec 2017 #1

    USB-C/Thunderbolt Port replicator or Dock Recommendation


    I have an Alienware 15 laptop for which I'm running out of USB ports. (I use if for some gaming, but it's also my full desktop replacement / home computer.) What I'd like to do is add a port replicator or docking station that I can plug into the USB-C/Thunderbolt port and get multiple USB 2.0/3.0 connections out of it, more or less like a hub. I don't need it to carry video as I'm using my HDMI port for that.

    Any recommendations for a useful device? I bought some random item off Amazon and then saw that it would only support a maximum of 900mA total across all devices, despite it being plugged into wall power. That seemed to be pretty limiting.

    So, any recommendations?

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  2.    10 Dec 2017 #2

    If all you want is USB connections then that is literally a hub.

    There aren't many powered type-C hubs out right now, probably because power delivery gets complicated if both sides can supply power. But you can just get a regular powered USB 3.0 hub and get a Type-C to Type-B cable or a Type-C to Type-A adapter. Anker 7-Port USB 3.0 Data Hub with 36W Power Adapter and BC 1.2 Charging Port for iPhone 7 / 6s Plus, iPad Air 2, Galaxy S Series, Note Series, Mac, PC, USB Flash Drives and More: Computers Accessories
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  3.    12 Dec 2017 #3

    That would certainly work, thanks. As it turns out, I found one that looks like it will do the trick; it comes in 4- and 7-port models. Even the 4-port model should be plenty for my needs, but here's the link to the 7-port version.
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