Hardware USB HUB

Hello Steve,

I need to expand the number of USB ports in my setup. I use a ESI Midi Adapter M4U EX with 3 USB Ports. What is your recommendation to expand the number of USB Ports in my setup? Adding a active USB Routen on one of the ESI USB Ports? Or connect a USB HUB on the BomeBox USB port and put the ESI into the HUB ??? I want to avoid to buy a new MID Interface. I know the some vendors offers interfaces with 4 pr more USB Ports, but i don´t want to buy a new device for 300,00 + … Hope you can provide me with a good idea Thanks in advance and best regards…


I would put a powered USB hub on the BomeBox and connect it to your other USB devices. Then plug your ESI M4U into one o the new USB ports on your new powered USB hubs. I recommend this way as I know that the BomeBox USB can support up to 30 USB devices (each with multiple ports per device if the device supports it), where I’m not sure if there is a limitation of the USB ports on the ESI M4U.

I say a powered hub because the BomeBox can support up to 1A of current and usually if you have many USB devices it is possible they could consume more than 1A total.

Steve Caldwell
Bome Customer Care

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