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BIG7: 7-Port MTT USB Hub for Raspberry Pi

4.86 out of 5
(14 customer reviews)

480.00 CZK

(  18.24EUR  /  16.80GBP  /  21.60USD  )

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This is a 7-Port USB hub for Raspberry Pi, and it is compatible with all models. The board size is exactly the same with A, B, B+ and 2B models, and can be easily mounted under your Raspberry Pi. Two detachable pogo pins are included in the package, and can be optionally used to back-power Raspberry Pi A+, B+ and 2B models.

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Product Description

BIG7 is a 7-Port MTT USB hub designed for Raspberry Pi. It extends one USB port on Raspberry Pi to 7 usable USB ports, which allows you to connect much more USB devices to your Raspberry Pi.

This USB hub is compatible with all versions of Raspberry Pi, including the old A/B model, A+/B+ model, compute module (with development kit), Raspberry Pi 2 (B model), Raspberry Pi Zero and Raspberry Pi 3 (B model).

The board size of this USB hub is the same with Raspberry Pi B+ or Raspberry Pi 2/3 (B model). The old Raspberry Pi A and B model also have the same size, except that they don’t have those rounded corners. This USB hub has 6 mounting holes at correct positions and could be mounted under any Raspberry Pi model except the compute module.

For different models of Raspberry Pi, this USB hub uses different approaches to (optionally) back-power the Raspberry Pi, which significantly simplifies your wiring and allows you to power both the USB hub and Raspberry Pi with only one power supply. If you are using Raspberry Pi B+, 2B or 3B,  BIG7 can make both power and USB data connection to your Raspberry Pi without using a USB cable, which is very neat:

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 User Manual

http://www.uugear.com/doc/BIG7_USB_Hub_UserManual.pdf


 Package Content

Each package of this USB hub contains:

  • 7-port USB hub board x 1
  • USB to mini USB cable x 1
  • Cupped head pogo pin x 4
  • M2.5 x 10+6mm copper standoff x 4
  • M2.5 screws x 4
  • M2.5 nuts x 4

Specifications

Dimension: 85mm x 56mm x 10mm

Weight: 29g (net weight without any accessory)

Power Mode: Bus-Power / Self-Power

Standards: USB 2.0 and 1.1 compatibility, Multiple Transaction Translator (MTT)

Working Voltage: 5V DC

Static Current: 4mA

Maximum Output Current: 2.6A for all ports in self-power mode, 500mA for all ports in bus-power mode

Operating Temperature: 0°C~70°C

Storage Temperature: -20°C~60°C

Humidity: 0~80%RH, no condensing

Additional Information

Weight 0.065 kg
Dimensions 8.5 x 6.5 x 10 cm

14 reviews for BIG7: 7-Port MTT USB Hub for Raspberry Pi

  1. lucobada
    4 out of 5

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    This looks very promising. I just wonder which specifications you would recommend for the power supply if the board is run in self-power mode and you connect e.g. four external hard disks? So, could you please add some information on suitable power supplies? And: are there plans to support USB3?

    • admin

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      Since the USB hub could output up to 2A current, the ideal power supply should be 5V/2A. 2A is a lot, but I am afraid it may not be enough to drive four external hard-disks.

      This USB hub is for Raspberry Pi, and Raspberry Pi doesn’t support USB3 yet, so we don’t have the plan for USB3 for now.

  2. Andrew Bird
    5 out of 5

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    What a nice USB hub! Very suitable for my Raspberry Pi, love it :o)

  3. tomaslake
    5 out of 5

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    It is a brilliant design, that using pogo pin to enable back feeding power to Raspberry Pi 2B. It is also a perfect good friend with Witty Pi, the “sandwich” Raspberry Pi is what I need. Would be great if there is a case could put them in.

    • admin

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      Thanks Tomas, we are working on the new Acrylic case for them.

  4. moppy
    5 out of 5

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    Great product! I am planning to get one. But I have a question: I used to run a powered USB 3.0 Hub to connect a FLIRC USB (Infrared USB Dongle to receive imputs from my ir remote) and a USB Soundcard. But with the USB 3.0 Hub I wasn’t able to see those devices being connected to my raspberry pi 3 (lsusb didn’t show these devices). Connected directly showed the devices and they all worked as intended to.

    Does your 7-Port USB Hub resolve my problem?

    Thanks for your answer in advance, would love to hear from you and order this hub immediately

    Moppy ;)

    • admin

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      Hi Moppy, Raspberry Pi, even the latest Raspberry Pi 3, doesn’t support USB 3.0, instead it supports USB 2.0. Although your USB devices can work under USB 2.0 standard, seems your USB 3.0 hub can not. As a result, your USB 3.0 hub isolates the USB devices from your Raspberry Pi.

      This USB hub will not have the same problem because it is a USB 2.0 hub.

  5. Lee
    5 out of 5

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    A well executed product !

    Good design + build quality – it’s great that it treats each port separately, so if you plug in a USB 1.0 device it doesn’t slow down the whole hub – having used one that does, I can tell you what a pain in the a** that is!

    Ample power throughput – I am using it with a ‘Traco’ 6 Amp power supply and I have measured a 2.1 Amp sustained draw without issues (Pi 3, SSD drive, small fan (0.5A) and loads of dongles all being powered from the hub) that wasn’t just a 5 minute test – I run mine HARD!

    I got the big case (for hub, Pi and witty Pi) and it fits perfectly with good hole alignment,

    A great product for the price, thanks guys!

  6. mitzip
    5 out of 5

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    Are there any gotchas I should be on the lookout for if I try to stack multiple hubs on a single RPi3? I’m thinking 4 hubs and using the pogo pins for back-power with a sufficient power supply for a total of 28 USB ports.

    • admin

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      Hi mitzip, one of our customers already did something similar: http://captainunlikely.com/blog/2016/05/26/the-boat-computer-a-tragedy-in-six-parts/

      Each USB hub has a upstream USB port (the mini USB port), and you need to decide where to connect it. You can connect it to the USB port on Raspberry Pi, or you can connect it to one downstream USB port on another USB hub. I believe both ways will work.

      If you stack all USB hubs together, their pogo pins can connect their VCC and GND together, and you can power them together. However please keep in mind that pogo pins can bear no more than 2A current.

  7. RasPiHacker
    5 out of 5

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    I have been using this hub for some months now, and I can not imagine going back to an external USB hub.
    It is powering three external LaCie 2TB Rugged Minis for my NAS/cloud/backup system.
    I am using with an separate power supply, not powering the PI.

  8. Bill
    5 out of 5

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    This is the best accessory for the Raspberry Pi. With this USB hub I can place my R Pi in a smaller case and connect many devices. The fit and finish are wonderful. It is almost a shame to put it out of sight in a case. This 7 port hub is standard equipment for any R Pi project I build. Thank you UUGear. Your quality is appreciated.

  9. PhatPiDesign
    5 out of 5

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    This is fantastic looking product. is possible to get a stl file of it so i can incorporate to my NAS project before getting the case printed

  10. Frank
    5 out of 5

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    Brilliant. Buy this with the case, very easy to assemble, and a spare pin provided for those *ping* F*kit moments. In general I would say use a Pi 3 as the back power really shines, just one cable to power the whole thing. The case provides access to the GPIO and the camera connector.

    An excellent product, excellent service, can’t recommend it enough.

  11. Ghislain
    5 out of 5

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    Received the case and Big7 hub today, only a couple of days after having ordered. The package consists of a small but sturdy cardboard box nicely protecting the content (board comes in anti static sealed bag, case in sealed plastic bag both bonded together with film).
    Very clean and nicely laid out pcb, stand offs and pogo pins seperately supplied in a small plastic bag. Peeling off the protective film from the case was probably the hardest part :-)
    Everything went together in a matter of minutes, terrific product, highly recommended !

  12. Ghislain
    5 out of 5

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    So impressed by its functionality for a first build, I promptly ordered another one for a second project. Needless to say I would recommend this product without any hesitation. For information, I am using both hubs in self-power mode booting of an SSD (Pi3) running a 24/7 application.

  13. Evgenii
    5 out of 5

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    I bought two things: Big 7-ports active hub and clear acryl case for my Raspberry Pi and Hub. What I can say – simply perfect. Good quality stuff. Works as designed. Both are well crafted. Fit my Pi as a charm. I got rid of cheap china crap which sometimes cased my external devices to disconnect from Raspberry Pi. I wish we could have your reseller here in US as delivery may take a long time which has nothing to do with a good quality of goods.
    Gentlemen, keep on doing right things!!

  14. charles
    4 out of 5

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    well designed product, fits the raspberry pi 3b
    b v1.2 price is great, features are great, love how cables are not needed to connect usb hub to raspberry pi, pins fit perfect to the raspberry pi, spring loaded keeps perfect connection, stand offs perfect height so nothing shorts out, not back powering the raspberry pi great that it allows it, great that you don’t have to

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