October 26, 2012

Swann Firewire hub

I have an old Swann Firewire hub and was going to connect it to my computer. I wanted to use to connect multiple devices. I purchased this hub a few years ago and its been sitting in the basement for a while. When I put it in storage, I didn't keep the power brick with it. Which causes a dilemma, what power jack will I need? When I looked on the bottom of the hub it didn't have any specs. So I decided to search the Internet.

After searching several sites, I found the required power specs. It looks like the 12vV/1A is what will properly power up the device. I figure I post it here in case I needed this information in the future.

Here's the full details of the Firewire hub:

The Swann FireWire 6 Port Hub not only overcomes the 4.5M length limit in the 1394 standard for the userís devices, but it offers 6 independent 1394 bus connections, each with a 400Mbps transfer rate. Swann FireWire 6 Port Hub is the best choice for corporate and professional users who want a solid solution to IEEE 1394 / FireWire connectivity.

Features
  • True plug & play hot-swappable device
  • Self or Bus Powered
  • Fully supports IEEE 1394 standard
  • FireWire protocol allows for connection of up to 63 devices
  • Data transfer at 100/200/400 Mb/s
  • 6 bi-directional ports with over-current protection per port
  • PC & Mac compatible.
  • Allows connection of up to 63 FireWire devices
  • DV cameras, DV camcorders, DV recorders, still digital cameras
  • HDD, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM Digital TV, Set top box, scanners, printers, disk drives
Technical Specifications
  • 1394 standards compliant; IEEE 1394-1995, P1394a (rev1.1)
  • Asynchronous & isosynchronous data transfer
  • 100/200/400 Mb/s transmission rate
  • 6 x 6-pin 1394 bus connectors
  • 1 x DC 12V/1A input jacket
Minimum Requirements (Mac)
  • G3 300 or higher
  • Mac with 1 FireWire port
  • System 9.04 or higher
  • 64MB RAM minimum

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Guest

July 17, 2017.

Thank you for posting this. I have just had the same dilemma.

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