Targus ACH81US User Manual

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desktop USB 2.0 7-porthub

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USER GUIDE

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Features and specifications subject to change without notice. ©2006 Targus Group International, Inc. and Targus, Inc.

ACH81US / 410-0394-001A

Table of Contents

 

Introduction .......................................................

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Package Contents.............................................

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System Requirements.......................................

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Connecting the Desktop USB 2.0 7-Port Hub with

Audio Pass-Through .........................................

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Connecting New Devices..................................

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Global Suspend Mode ....................................

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Targus Always On...........................................

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Using USB Devices That Require More Power

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Product Limitations .........................................

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Troubleshooting ..............................................

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Technical Support ...........................................

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Product Registration .......................................

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Warranty .........................................................

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Regulatory Compliance...................................

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TARGUS DESKTOP USB 2.0 7-PORTHUB WITH AUDIOPASS-THROUGH

Introduction

Congratulations on your purchase of the Targus Desktop USB 2.0 7-PortHub with AudioPass-Through.This desktop hub allows you to expand your desktop by adding 7 additional USB ports withover-currentprotection, and audiopass-throughports for easy connection of headphones/speakers and a microphone.

The desktop USB 2.0 7-porthub also offers three unique features:

1High Power technology - provides twice the USB specification for devices that require more power than normal USB ports provide

2Targus Always On technology - provides power to the USB ports even when when the computer is shutdown, disconnected, or in hibernation/stand-bymode. This allows USB devices that charge via the USB port to keep charging under any circumstance.

3Targus Easy Access Ports - USB ports are spaced wider apart to accomodate larger USB adapters.

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Targus Desktop USB 2.0 7-PortHub with AudioPass-Through

Features

Space Savings and Flexible:

The desktop USB 2.0 7-porthub with audiopass-throughis designed to sit on your desktop in either the horizontal or vertical position. To stand the hub in the vertical position, simply insert it into the provided base. This will maximize your desktop space and provide easy access to the top ports. The hub can also be positioned on the left or right side of your monitor for different usage styles of left or right handed mouse users.

The Desktop USB 2.0 7-PortHub includes the following ports:

Four 3.5 mm Audio: (2) headset in/ out and (2) microphone in/out (located on the front and the back of the hub)

Five USB 2.0 ports

Two USB High Power Ports (one port located on top of the hub, and one port located at the front side of the hub) - Providing up to 1Amp of power per port

One mini USB port

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Targus Desktop USB 2.0 7-PortHub with AudioPass-Through

Package Contents

In addition to this user guide, the package contains:

Targus Desktop USB 2.0 7-PortHub with Audio PassThrough

High-speedUSB 2.0 upstream cable

Audio pass-throughcable for microphone/ headset

AC power adapter (Required)

One Removable Base

System Requirements

Hardware

USB version 2.0 port

Audio Connections for use with Audio pass-throughports (required only if you wish to use thepass-throughports)

NOTE: WHEN CONNECTED TO AUSB VERSION1.1 PORT ON YOUR COMPUTER, THEDESKTOPUSB 2.0 7-PORTHUBS PERFORMANCE LEVEL WILL BE LESS THAN OPTIMAL. FOR BEST RESULTS, CONNECT IT TO AUSB

VERSION 2.0 PORT.

Operating System

Windows® ME

Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4

Windows® XP

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Targus Desktop USB 2.0 7-PortHub with AudioPass-Through

• Mac OS X (10.X or greater)

NOTE: TO DOWNLOAD THE LATEST SERVICE PACKS, PLEASE VISIT YOUR COMPUTER MANUFACTURERS WEBSITE ORMICROSOFTS DOWNLOAD CENTER:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh%3BENUS%3Bsp

Connecting the Desktop

USB 2.0 7-PortHub with AudioPass-Through

Connecting the Desktop USB 2.0 7- Port Hub with Audio Pass-Throughto Your Computer

To connect the Desktop USB 2.0 7-PortHub with AudioPass-Throughto your computer:

1Connect the supplied AC power adapter to the DC power jack on the back of the hub.

2Connect one end of the USB upstream cable to the mini USB port on back of the hub, and the other end into an available USB 2.0 port on your computer.

WARNINGS: THEDESKTOPUSB 2.0 7-PORTHUB WITHAUDIOPASS- THROUGH WILL NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY WITHOUT THEAC ADAPTER PLUGGED INTO ANAC OUTLET.

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Targus Desktop USB 2.0 7-PortHub with AudioPass-Through

DO NOT CONNECT ANY DEVICES TOTHEDESKTOPUSB 2.0 7-PORTHUB WITHAUDIOPASS-THROUGHUNTIL THE CONNECTION IS COMPLETED.

LED Status Indicator Lights

The USB LED status indicator lights on the side of the USB hub glow when you connect devices to the hub.

Green Tx light illuminates when connected to an USB device.

Green Tx

Light

USB 2.0 7-PortHub Horizontal View

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Targus Desktop USB 2.0 7-PortHub with AudioPass-Through

High Power

USB Port

USB Ports

Audio-In(Microphone) Port

Audio-Out(Headset) Port

Mini-USBPort

(Type B)

DC Jack

USB 2.0 7-PortHub Back Vertical View

High Power

 

USB Port

USB Ports

 

 

7

 

6

 

5

 

Audio-In(Microphone) Port

 

Audio-Out(Headset) Port

USB 2.0 7-PortHub Top and Front Vertical View

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Targus Desktop USB 2.0 7-PortHub with AudioPass-Through

Connecting New Devices

To avoid possible damage when connecting a new device, do not force the cable connector into the port on the USB hub. If the cable connector does not attach smoothly, turn the connector over and try attaching it again.

Connecting a USB Device

To connect a USB device, plug it into a USB port and follow the additional instructions provided with the device or on your computer screen.

All seven USB ports meet USB High-speedrequirements, of which two of them are High Power USB ports, with unique features.See “Targus Always On” on page 11 for more details, and “Using USB Devices That Require More Power” on page 11

The standard USB ports, which are located next to the microphone port and the High Power USB port at the top of the hub, are high-speedports that provide standard 500mA of power.

THE TWOUSB PORTS WITH THE LIGHTING BOLT SYMBOL ARE ALSOHIGH-SPEEDPORTS THAT PROVIDE UP TO1AMP OF POWER EACH. THEY CAN BE USED TO POWERUSB DEVICES SUCH AS HARD DRIVES, PRINTERS, AND EXTERNAL OPTICAL DEVICES THAT DRAW MORE POWER THAN A STANDARDUSB PORT SUPPLIES.

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Targus Desktop USB 2.0 7-PortHub with AudioPass-Through

Connecting an Audio Device

1Plug your headsets or speakers into the green 3.5mm Audio Out (Headset) port on the USB hub.

2Plug your microphone jack into the mono Audio In (Microphone) port.

3Connect the audio output from the back of your computer to the back of the USB hub via the supplied audio pass-throughcable (as shown below).

Headset / Speaker /

Stereo (green)

 

USB Ports

Microphone(pink)

 

 

DC Jack

USB Ports

Mini USB (Type B)

 

High Power

Audio-Out

(Headset)

USB Port

 

Audio-In

(Microphone)

Audio Connection of USB 7-PortHub and PC

NOTE: SOME COMPUTERS NEED TO CONNECT TO EITHER THELINE-OUTOR THECENTER-OUTCHANNEL OF A SOUND CARD. CONSULT THE SOUND CARD MANUAL FOR INSTRUCTIONS(PROCEDURES MAY VARY).

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