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Want to integrate a 7 port USB hub into your Raspberry Pi project, but don't want to rip one out of a pretty plastic case? Don't worry! We've got our hands on some stripped down, "naked" USB hubs which work great with the Raspberry Pi!
They have some pretty special features too. . . . .
How to Modify Hub Back-Power Capability
Back-powering on the Raspberry Pi is the mode of powering your Raspberry Pi via the 5V line on a USB port (as opposed to the Micro USB power port). This is a very effective way of reducing clutter when using a USB hub with your Raspberry Pi, as it essentially means you do not require a separate power supply for the Pi itself.
If you don't want your Naked hub to back-power your Raspberry Pi then you need to disconnect the 5V line from the hub somehow. You can modify your cable (just snip the 5V line) or the hub! We're modified the hub below:
Get a pair of needle nose cutters and snip the Vcc line as denoted above (be careful of the other lines!)
That's it - break the circuit from the Mini USB port and you're done - no more back-powering!