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Understanding USB downstream ports on new monitor + Macbook

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Feb 3, 2013
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Understanding USB downstream ports on new monitor + Macbook


Just upgraded home computer and am a bit lost with setting things up. Is this scenario feasible or if not, what would you suggest?

I want to connect my 16" Macbook to a Dell U2720Q via usb-c, and then connect a USB hub to a downstream port on the monitor so that I can access my usb flash drives. I am considering a usb hub by Satechi: ... -0-hub-v-2

Monitor specs are here: ... monitor/pd

Many thanks in advance!
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Apr 16, 2001
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It looks like you'd connect your MacBook to port 5 on the monitor and your hub to port 10. Personally, I'd never charge a MacBook from a third party device (per Louis Rossman) but you do you.
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Apr 29, 2018
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Yup, that should work absolutely fine.

I use this hub with my 16" MBP - - works perfect and does everything. You can even plug in a 4port USB hub into it, for more ports
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