A bunch of details:
- the USB hub is built in a display Lenovo ThinkVision P27h
- everything works as expected when a laptop is connected to the display over USB-C 3.1 port on both sides: power delivery for battery charging, video input and 4 USB-A ports HUB
- another PC is a desktop with USB-A 3.0 and it's connected to the display with HDMI
- I'd like being able to easily switch between the desktop and the laptop (using one at a time obviously)
- the USB-A data fallback on the display's USB-C port can be assumed working. Nothing in user manual about this but it's confirmed by users over here with an USB-C to USB-A cable
- it's not as convenient to switch two separate cables on the display side as it would be to use a single cable with and connect it to either the laptop directly or with to the desktop over an adapter
The question: is it possible to use a regular USB-C to USB-C cable with and USB-C female to USB-A male adapter to have the same setup as with a direct USB-C to USB-A cable? How to choose the right adapter?
I've tried one adapter alredy and it doesn't work. Was it just a bad choice or such a setup simply won't work?
To add one more details. The desktop has one USB-C port as well, although of version 3.0 not 3.1. I thought the USB-C 3.1 cable simply fit into it and all would work without any adapters (for the USB hub purpose only, of course). It appears that the USB-C 3.0 port differs from the 3.1 as the plug is too loose to stay in it. Just falls out and doesn't work at all. Is it expected? Can the USB-C 3.0 be helpful anyhow for setup I'd like to achieve?