How to Make 1 Usb Into 2, or More.

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Im going to teach you step by step on how to increase the number of usb ports available on your computer. This could cost you under $10 or free.

Step 1: Materials

TOOLS and MATERIALS:
wire strippers/cutters
solder and solder iron (You do not have to solder, but it is recommended)
knife
electrical tape
needle nose pliers

1 usb cord with a male end.
2 or more(I used 2) usb female ends

You can get these materials for under $10. I had these laying around. You can go to the goodwill and pick some up, or a store, or a garage sale.

Step 2: Stripping

strip all of the wires you have which should be:
wire for male end
2 wires for female ends.

pull back the shiny wires and reveal the colored wires.

Step 3: Connecting the Wires

I have already made this before showing you, so i will just show you how to do 1 wire.

After stripping ALL of the wires, you should be left with 3 white, 3 black, 3 red, and 3 green wires.

twist each wire to its corresponding color. ie:green to green, red to red.

Step 4: After Connected

After you've connected them all, you should have something that looks like the diagram I've drawn.

KEY:
red ink=red wire
black ink=black wire
blue ink=white wire
green ink=green wire

Step 5: Solder the Wires(optional) and Tape

After twisting the wires together, you may want to solder them to ensure a good connection.

When the solder cools down, tape each individual wire.

Step 6: Tape Up All of the Wires

Now you want to tape all of your wires to avoid exposure. Tightly wrap tape around your previously taped wires.

Step 7: Decorative Case(optional)

You may want to enclose your new usb ports into something to protect them. In this case, I used legos. You want to ensure a tight fit, so take your time.


Now you have multiple usb ports, instead of one. You can also encase all of your wires into one box aswell.

enjoy:)

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    DipnarayanD

    6 months ago

    If we power up (+5v) two usb from external power supply and connect the two usb's data pins parallely to one computer usb port then it will work or not? Means in one usb slot if two pendrives are attached then they will be detected individually by the computer if pendrives are successfully powered up? If not then why? Thanks in advance.

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    M.S4

    2 years ago

    Its totally scrap nothing will work only wasted 5 mins of my life to read it

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    TarunT6M.S4

    Reply 2 years ago

    This is very helpful for the one who like to do some hack. Or as a example to learn how parallel wiring divided current. If you don't like this you should give some challenge and make some thing incredible instead of posting this kind of comment.

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    LeeB109

    2 years ago

    It works only for charging stuff, for example 2 cellphones, but the charger needs to give at least 1 amp, since each device gets half of thd max current.

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    FrankC104

    2 years ago

    WILL IT WORK TO CHARGE 2 DEVICES (LIKE CELLPHONES) WITH A 2.0AMP CHARGER AND HAVE THEM CHARGE AT 1.0AMP RATE?

    I MADE THIS SO I AM TRYING TO FIND THE BEST WAY TO USE IT (SINCE I DIDINT KNOW IT WASNT GOING TO WORK FOR 2 DEVICES AT SAME TIME)

    THANK YOU

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    Chris_Toph_Er

    2 years ago

    This will work for powering stuff. What this is doing, is to divide the voltage because both ends are connected parallel. So you can get 5V at one or 2.5V at both ends. But both will never work for real USB-devices. If you just use one of the ends, they should work properly.

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    Correct me i'm wrong, but if you were to plug 2 usb devices into this (a flash drive and a webcam, for example), wouldn't both devices fail to work? Don't you need a hub to run multiple devices from 1 port?

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    mrmathCartermarquis

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    This is what they make hubs for. At best, this won't work with two actual devices (devices sending and/or receiving data). At worst it will fry them. You can get a cheap hub for just a few bucks now. I saw a 3 port hub for $4 at Office Depot last week.

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    M.S4mrmath

    Reply 2 years ago

    i can buy 4 usb hub at only 2$

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    ac1DCartermarquis

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I also think it wont work. Maybe for a cheap fan and a cheap led, ok, but a webcam and a flash drive, how could the computer mess with both signal?

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    ac1Dac1D

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    also, what about the voltage both device get? split in half?

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    kahles77ac1D

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    no, the voltage would not be cut by doing it this way. you would still get the 5v. this looks like a hack to run multiple powered devices from your usb, such as a charger, fan, light, or other item.

    right, you still get the 5volts, but you lose the current...hence lower power, and a chance to burn out the USB voltage regulator. Hence dead usb ports, and then the need for a powered hub to even plug in a thunb drive...

    to be honest, what is the point of this??? to make a usb port take up DOUBLE the space??

    this IS NOT taking one usb port into 2 or more....this is how to draw all the current your usb host controller can produce till it burns out...

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    abcdescott

    6 years ago on Introduction

    what would happen id you put a cable going to the male usb to one femail then connect another usb cabble up to the other femail ? would that still only allow the use of one flash druve at a time or could u use bothe ? and would that still burn out the usb regulatior ?

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    MRslave

    7 years ago on Step 7

    does this really works?what happens if you insert 2 usb drives?

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    severepbMRslave

    Reply 7 years ago on Step 7

    you can only have one device plugged in at a time. now what you can do is have 2 plugs (1 for ipod, and one for camera) and then only have one charging/plugged in at once.

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    calinux

    7 years ago on Step 6

    It is a nice thing what you did but unfortunately you cannot use both plugs in the same time ...
    For using both of them you need an USB hub (also be carefull the cheap hubs aren't 2.0 )!

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    severepbcalinux

    Reply 7 years ago on Step 6

    yea i know. i figured it out that same day after the other comments. i thought it would work, but it doesnt.

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    hore

    9 years ago on Step 1

    how to know male or female end.

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    macobt

    9 years ago on Introduction

    If connect two different usb storage into the same time,will work both of them?