12v USB Hub Where should I connect ground

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john2k

Joined Nov 14, 2019
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I have a 12v USB hub and it has 3 pin to connect power to it as pictured below. The + and the ground seems to have two pins. Which would I connect the ground to? both? why would it have two ground pins?

Picture below:
 

ericgibbs

Joined Jan 29, 2010
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hi john,
As you may have seen the +24v and GND have a White bar to identity the pins, its not unusual for manufacturers to use what type of connectors they have lots of in stock.

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dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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Which would I connect the ground to? both?
One or the other, but not both.

It looks like the two connections on the right are both ground, but it isn't clear due to the angle of your picture. If you have any doubt, use a continuity checker.
 

MaxHeadRoom

Joined Jul 18, 2013
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I agree with Eric that the centre and RH terminal appear to be common, if so, one may be for connecting to earth ground, in a PC, the common would be bonded to earth anyway.
Especially if this is a stand alone unit.
Max.
 

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john2k

Joined Nov 14, 2019
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That's what I thought but then when I removed the connector which is removable then the pin labels look like below so it's a little confusing

 

dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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so just using the outer one and leaving the middle one off completely is fine?
Yes. If it came with a supply, was it using both grounds? That wouldn't make much sense because the ground connection carries the same current as the power connection.
 

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john2k

Joined Nov 14, 2019
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Yes. If it came with a supply, was it using both grounds? That wouldn't make much sense because the ground connection carries the same current as the power connection.
No it doesn't come with power supply. I've wired it with the outer pins and left out middle one and seems to be working fine so far. I did a continuity test between the two ground pins and the multimeter beeps. But then again it seems the continuity beeps between any pins lol.
 
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