adafruit_support wrote:It can, as long as the total current draw of the devices you plan to connect (including the hub itself) doesn't exceed the capacity of the MintyBoost (~500mA). A standard USB port will supply up to 500mA, so this would not give you any more capacity than an unpowered hub.
adafruit_support wrote:What are the power requirements of the hub? You may be able to power it with just a straight battery pack.
adafruit_support wrote:I'm guessing they mean 500mA max per-port. Otherwise, there would be no advantage to it being 'powered'.
You could make a cheap portable 5v supply using a 6v battery pack (4xAA) and a low-dropout regulator.
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