It fits the current capabilities of VIM (USB 2.0).
It fits current and future features of VIM (USB 3.0) for use in any home devices.
I'm going to use this hub to power the Board VIM (red connectors on the end). Then don't need power supply. If you order from VIM and this hub, you can do without the power unit (partially offset by price hub). Ideally it would be nice if Khadas began to produce a smaller version of this hub (the size of the VIM and strengthen it from the bottom), on 8 regular ports and one for power VIM. With cable for power connection from the hub to the port VIN (which would have been free OTG port on the Pat VIM). To place USB connectors at parametru all lateral surfaces.
Didn't try it yet but probably if you connect your vim to a powered hub, it will be powered through the usb port. No need for a extra power cable.Just tried it, you can power it through a USB-port.
Yes, it can be powered through USB port, but if using other accessories plugged to on board USB ports(or GPIO) one should be mindful of 500mA and 900mA limits, depending on which USB port used for power.
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