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APRICORN AUSB-Y 3.28 ft. USB Power adapter Y Cable

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USB Power adapter Y cable for use with the Aegis Family of products. Allows for power to be taken from 2 USB ports.


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General

Brand
APRICORN
Model
AUSB-Y
Type
USB

Spec

Length
3.28 ft.
Connector Number
3
Specifications
USB Power adapter Y cable for use with the Aegis Family of products. Allows for power to be taken from 2 USB ports.

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  • James H.
  • 6/30/2013 7:14:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs Wii U

Pros: Solid build
Good craftsmanship
USB female end means you can plug in any type of USB cable

Cons: Doesn't sing and dance
Not enough cowbell

Other Thoughts: I found out after the fact, like we all did, that the USB 2.0 ports on the Wii U are too weak to power an external, bus-powered HDD. You need one of these. Works well. Length was not an issue for me, excuse the HDD I have plugged in sits right next to the console. Does exactly what I bought it to do. No issues noted.

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  • Andrey P.
  • 12/10/2012 7:46:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: * Works as expected.
* Type A female connector works with any USB device. Most other Y-cables have a male type B, mini-B or micro-B, which only fits devices with that particular port.

Cons: * Too short - not even close to the stated 3.28 ft. I know that signal quality can degrade with length, but why not make the power-only branch longer? Around 10 ft would be perfect - that way you could plug the power end into a second computer if the first one doesn't supply enough power.
* Only helps if plugged into 2 independently powered USB ports. Does nothing if both ports are on the same power line, where the total current consumed by both ports is limited to e.g. 500 mA.

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  • Benjamin D.
  • 10/21/2012 8:16:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: I bought this because I have an external hard drive without its own power supply. My pvr says that the usb will give power to to my external hard drive, however it only gives enough power to run the external hard drive until it is half full. I bought this so that I could also plug into my wii to be able to run the external hard drive and it works perfectly.

Cons: none so far.

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  • Tomas Z.
  • 10/26/2011 9:20:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPower hungry

Pros: Using it to power a high powered external Wireless card with two USB ports.

Cons: None.

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  • Joshua S.
  • 4/30/2011 10:39:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: * Just does what it is supposed to
* Decent quality, not cheap build

Cons: None

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  • Steven B.
  • 3/18/2011 6:39:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very solid.

Cons: none that I have noticed at this time

Other Thoughts: I have it hooked up to an external 500gb hard drive and it appears to work just fine hard drive ran for over 3 hours while copying files from my old hard drive with no problems.

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  • Eli K.
  • 2/19/2010 10:11:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsSame problem

Pros: None so far

Cons: It doesn't work.

Other Thoughts: I was wondering why my Aegis hard drive was still not getting enough power even with the Y cable, then I came here and read these reviews. Now I know why.

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  • josh h.
  • 3/5/2009 3:24:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorst product EVER!

Pros: None that I can find.

Cons: No matter what device I hook up it does not detect. I tried my usb modem first and nothing. Thinking it might be the application i was using it for i tried other devices eternal hdd etc. and nothing.

Other Thoughts: Considering the cost of shipping in both directions is more than the cable itself I would not take the chance that it will even work for you.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this uncommon situation.

If you need further assistance please contact our Senior Technical Support Representative at 1-800-458-5448 or email him at support@apricorn.com. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Apricorn

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  • josh h.
  • 3/5/2009 3:20:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorst product EVER!

Pros: None that I can find.

Cons: No matter what device I hook up it does not detect. I tried my usb modem first and nothing. Thinking it might be the application i was using it for i tried other devices eternal hdd etc. and nothing.

Other Thoughts: Considering the cost of shipping in both directions is more than the cable itself I would not take the chance that it will even work for you.

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  • Ian S.
  • 7/16/2008 9:47:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDidn't Help Me

Pros: Shipped quick, feels solid.

Cons: I was having problems with a portable hard drive not working on my older computer due to power. So i bought this so get more power from both usb ports. It never worked.

Other Thoughts: I would have given a 5 stars if it worked, but didn't want to take off all since it might be my computer.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Tdkme,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this uncommon situation.

We would like to try and remedy this issue for you. Please contact our technical support team at 1-800-458-5448 or email them at support@apricorn.com. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Sincerely,
Apricorn

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