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I have a wireless keyboard and wireless headset both came with their USB-A dongles. I have a Type-C port on my laptop and Type-C to Female A converter through which I am currently using my headset dongle and is working fine. I am thinking about buying a Type-C hub, connecting both dongles to hub and then connecting the hub to Type-C port.

So is it possible then, to get both audio and keyboard working from same Type-C port?

Edit: This question is specific for the wireless devices.

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    Or you could just get a Type A hub. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams May 9 '18 at 12:10
  • Will they work on same port? Either type c or USB A? – Aman May 9 '18 at 12:16
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    Erm... you connect it to your current adapter... – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams May 9 '18 at 12:17
  • Didn't get you what you want to say – Aman May 9 '18 at 12:34
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    "I have a [...] Type-C to Female A converter..." – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams May 9 '18 at 12:35
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Sure, you can buy a Type-C hub and connect your peripherals there.

You will need adapters for your keyboard/mouse (Type-A to Type-C) as well or you buy a hub that already have Type-A connectors.

If your laptop have Type-A USB ports you can also buy a Type-A hub (most laptops already have 2 ports atleast).

USB hubs exists for this exact purpose: to connect multiple devices on a single port. You don't need to worry because:

USB 3.1 Type-C cables offer a transfer rate of 10Gbps, which is double the transfer speed of USB 3.0 (5 Gbps). Additionally, these cables will offer 20 volts and 5 amps of power.

Which means that you can plug anything and it will be powered properly.

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  • Have you tried? – Aman May 9 '18 at 12:17
  • @Aman Have we tried what? You have received two approaches to your problem. An USB Type-C port is compatible with other connectors provided you use the appropriate adapter. This is the correct answer to your question. – Ramhound May 9 '18 at 12:22
  • I meant this is theoretical. Have anyone tried the same, through any means, USB A or USB C??? I do not want to buy a costly Type-C hub later to found that only 1 device is able to work from it. – Aman May 9 '18 at 12:30
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    @Aman First, have you, atleast, read the answer from the thread you mention? He is talking about USB2. The hub he used wasn't powering the devices because USB2 only supplies 500mA and that wasn't enough for his devices. Type-C, or even USB 3.1 can supply more amperage to the devices connected (not sure how much but its a lot more). I'm assuring that a Type-C hub would supplie enough power to your keyboard / mouse. – CaldeiraG May 9 '18 at 12:40
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    @Aman There isn’t any theoretical about this answer. If you purchase a 2-port USB Type-C Hub, it means, you can connect two USB devices to that Type-C Hub. Even the answer to your linked question agrees with this fact, even though that forum is an absolutely horrible place, to find accurate information. Please be kind, if this answer does indeed answer your question, you should accept it. – Ramhound May 9 '18 at 12:45

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