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Topic Title: is there a USB hub/adapter device that that can plug into an outlet as an additional power source?
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Created On: 05/15/2021 01:59 PM
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I'm about to expose my ignorance of electronics with this question, but...


When my laptop is fully docked, I have it plugged in to a heavy-duty microphone and a a foot pedal and a Bluetooth dongle. All of these devices are pulling their electricity from my laptop. Ever since I started using Dragon full time, it seems like my laptop battery life has gone way down. I replaced it recently, but even with the new battery is not what it was. May be coincidence, maybe not, but...


Now I am wondering if there is a USB hub that  you can plug into an electrical outlet as well as plugging into your laptop, so that devices can pull the electricity they need from a source other than my laptop.


Or, some other way to address my dictation-related anxieties about my peripherals killing my laptop battery.


Dragon Professional Individual v15.6. Windows 10. Knowbrainer 2017.

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