How to buy a standard dell usb c hub? Beginners Guide

By szlangpai01 / Jul 08, 2021

Here are the most important things you need to consider when buying a new dell usb c hub:

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  • Security systems
  • Value for money
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The allocation of ports of a USB hub is the most important parameter, because it determines the number and type of peripherals that you can connect at the same time but also the maximum data transfer speed.

Number of Ports: dell usb c hub

Ultimately a USB hub is a port multiplier, which is capable of transforming one USB port on your computer into several USB or other ports.

The number of ports dell usb c hub makes available affects the price, so to get the best value for money you should think about how many ports you need.

To understand the number of ports you need, think about the type of use you make of your computer and how many peripherals you usually connect to it (or even better the number of devices you would like to connect to your computer!).

Endowment of dell usb c hub ports

Obviously consider the worst case: if you use your computer both at home and in the office, adjust to the use scenario that involves connecting multiple peripherals at the same time.

In any case, I recommend that you buy a hub that has at least 4 USB ports.

Type of ports for dell usb c hub

The type of ports offered by a USB hub is also critical.

All dell usb c hub provides a number of USB ports, but as you may know there are various types of USB ports. The two types of USB port most commonly used to connect peripherals to the computer are:


USB A ports: the classic rectangular USB port. Be careful because to take advantage of the full speed of a USB 3.0 hub you will need to have a USB 3.0 port available on your computer to connect it to!

USB type-C ports (also known as USB C): When the USB 3.1 standard was released, the USB type C port type was also introduced, which is capable of charging devices that need more than 25W of power. typology is therefore also spreading as a charging port for smartphones and other portable devices.

Some USB hubs also provide other types of ports, such as:

HDMI ports: used to connect a monitor, projector or TV to your computer. Check the quality of the video stream supported by the hub’s HDMI port based on the resolution of your monitor or TV. 4K Ultra HD resolution is the most advanced today.

SD card reader: if you use SD card for example to store the photos you take with your camera, you might be interested in a USB hub that also includes one or more SD card readers. Also check the type of SD card supported by the hub: you may want to use standard SD cards or maybe micro-SD cards.

USB standard Supported

Since we often connect a USB device to the computer to transfer data (photos, videos or any other type of file), the transfer speed supported by the dell usb c hub becomes important.

Faster speed means less time it takes to transfer large files, such as high-resolution videos.

The port speed of a USB hub depends on the USB standard supported by the hub.

If you need to transfer large amounts of data, I suggest you spend a few euros more and buy a USB 3.0 hub, that is, one that supports the USB 3.0 standard, which allows a maximum transfer speed of 5 Gbps.

Of course, as I said before, buying a USB 3.0 hub only makes sense if you plug it into a USB 3.0 port!

Security of a dell usb c hub

Always carefully consider the security systems present in the dell usb c hub you are interested in.

In fact, there is no risk that the supply of an incorrect voltage or excessive overheating will damage the devices you have connected to the hub.

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As for heat dissipation, consider that the aluminum coating is able to disperse heat better than plastic.

In addition, the best USB hubs implement intelligent temperature control.

I recommend that you only consider USB hubs that provide surge, overheat and short circuit protection!

Other characteristics of dell usb c hub

Finally, let’s take a look at some other features not to be overlooked.

Types of USB Hubs

The distinction between USB A and USB C is also important at the hub connector level.

The cable of many dell usb c hub ends with a USB A connector and therefore these hubs must be connected to a USB A port on your computer.

Connect Multiple Devices Through a USB Hub

However, there are also USB C hubs, which are equipped instead with a USB type C connector which must therefore be inserted into a USB C port on the computer.

Always check the type of USB hub connector you are interested in!

Materials and Dimensions

If you have to carry the USB hub with you, for example because you want to use it both at home and in the office, check its dimensions and weight.

In terms of materials, the best compromise between weight and strength is given by aluminum, which also cuts a good figure from a design point of view. Obviously the aluminum coating will cost you more than one made with plastic materials.

Data Transfer or Recharge

Another aspect to consider is whether the USB hub ports only allow data transfer or also the charging of devices.

If you are interested in charging one or more devices via the dell usb c hub, check that at least some of its ports support the charging process.


This dell usb c hub from Anker has very small dimensions and is very light as it weighs only 35 grams.

It will be so easy to take it with you when you go to work or travel.

It allows you to have 4 USB ports to connect your devices, and allows you to transfer data at a speed of up to 5 Gbps.

For example, it will be possible to transfer a high definition movie in a matter of seconds!

The outer shell is sturdy enough, and the cable and connectors are heat resistant.

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