Belkin BUS STATION F5U100 User Manual
THE BELKIN BUSSTATION™
It is the first USB system designed to adapt to the way you work. Its innovative, patented modular design gives you the ability to create and customize your own USB environment. It comes standard as a 7 port hub and is the best 7 port USB hub available because it has the most the unique vertical modular design requiring a minimum of your precious desktop space. As a
But best of all, the BusStation™ is modular! The base is a 4 port hub and comes with three removable modules, each having one USB port. You can add and subtract components from a complete selection of modules that cover virtually every possible configuration. This makes the Belkin patented modular design uniquely "customizable". If you have the need to expand and add ports, simply slide the USB port module off the BusStation™ and you have room to snap in one of the many available Belkin USB modules, including SCSI ports, Ethernet ports, serial ports and more. Configure it to fit your own computing needs, build your own multifunction hub - because it’s USB, you don’t even have to shut down your computer.
•7 port hub (standard configuration). Connect up to 7 devices to a single USB port on your computer.
•Modular – 4 port hub base with three removable modules each having one USB port.
•Customizable. Add and subtract components from a complete selection of modules.
•Gives you the ability to configure your own multifunction hub or docking station to fit your own computing needs.
•Works with the Belkin complete selection of modules that cover virtually every possible configuration.
•Compatible with Windows® 95 rev. B, Windows® 98, Windows® 2000 and Mac® OS 8.1 or higher.
•Includes 4.0 Amp power supply to provide true 500ma
•Fully compliant with current USB specifications.
•LEDs indicate power and port status.
• LEDs to
• 3 Removable
• DC 5V 4A
• Root port
•Macintosh® or Windows® computer with USB capabilities
•Windows® 95 Rev. B, Windows® 98, Windows® 2000, Mac® OS 8.1 or higher
•USB Device Cable
•5 Volt 4 Amp power adapter
1.Attach the power adapter to the power jack
of the BusStation™ and an electrical outlet. (See Figure 2).
4.Your computer will instantly recognize that you connected a USB device.
5.You can now begin connecting your USB devices to the BusStation™, such as keyboards, mice, etc. into any downstream port of the BusStation™.
Adding Modules to the BusStation™
By adding modules to the BusStation™, you can have your own
Unique stacking design of the BusStation™ and modules
•Add modules to the BusStation™ from bottom to top.
•Remove modules from the BusStation™ from top to bottom.
•The bottom 4 port USB module of the BusStation™ cannot be removed.
Instructions for Adding Modules
Removing the sleeve from the Belkin USB Module:
1.Hold the module in both hands. Pull one side of the sleeve outward. (See Figure 5).
2.The sleeve should slide off easily.
Instruction for Adding Modules (cont’d.)
When attaching additional modules to the BusStation™, there is no need to power down your computer, or unplug the BusStation™.
Note on Power Consumption
USB specifies that each port can only draw a maximum of 500mA of electrical current. If a device draws more than that amount, the Bus Station's
When you first purchase the BusStation™, it is essentially a 7 port hub. At 500mA for each port, that's a total of 3.5A current. The included power supply provides 4.0A, which is more than enough.
Note: Modules should only be added starting from the 4 Port Hub base of the module working your way up.
1.Remove the sleeve from the USB module following the instructions in Figure 5.
2.Place the module you wish to add in the first empty slot directly above the 4 Port hub.
3.Do not force the module into the BusStation™.
As you slide the module into the BusStation™ it should securely lock onto the guide track of the one below it.
4.Gently slide the module into the BusStation™ bay until you hear a solid click. (See Figure 6)
5.The modules should fit evenly on top of one another.
6.Follow the installation instructions of the USB module you attached to the BusStation™.
7.Your computer will instantly recognize that you connected a USB device.
Modules should ONLY be ADDED from BOTTOM to TOP
Instructions for removing modules from the BusStation™
Note: Modules should be removed from top to bottom. Do not remove the middle modules first, doing so will cause severe damage to your equipment and/or the BusStation™.
1.Hold the BusStation™ away from you so that the connectors are facing you. (See Figure 7).
2.Using both of your thumbs, push the BusStation™ module out of the BusStation™ bay. (See Figure 7)
3.The module should slide out smoothly.
Modules should ONLY be removed from TOP TO BOTTOM