2-port compact hub instead of powered hub

Can the Plugable USB 2.0 2-Port High Speed Ultra Compact Hub be used with the USB 2.0 Switch to switch a USB mouse and keyboard between two computers; or, is it necessary to use a powered hub?

Hi Dave,

Thanks for posting your question here! If you are only going to use a standard USB mouse and keyboard, then the bus powered two port hub should work fine as both mice and keyboards are low powered US devices that do not pull more than 100 mA of power each.

Keyboards that have added USB ports and need higher power would not work through a bus powered hub and would need a powered hub when connected to the downstream port on the switch.

Hope the above information helps! If you need any additional information, please do feel free to shoot us an email at support@plugable.com. We are here to help!