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I noticed that the hub has a spot for an AC adapter to be plugged in. Before I order an adapter I was wondering if it's recommended to make the hub powered and if it helps the XiM in some way?
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Re: Are there any benefits to using an AC adapter with Apex?
« Reply #1 on: 03:33 PM - 03/10/18 »
Only if you are having power issues. If your devices are drawing to much power then you can power the hub and solve that problem. In the past we had to use our own hub, but thankfully this time OBsiv did this for us.
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Re: Are there any benefits to using an AC adapter with Apex?
« Reply #2 on: 03:36 PM - 03/10/18 »
It helps in instances where the console can't supply enough power to your Xim-connected devices. You can have power issues due to kb LED lighting, rechargeable wireless mice, an undercharged controller, or due to long USB cable runs. These symptoms are most common when using Razer mice and keyboards...so maybe don't, they're not good quality.

If your controller suddenly disconnects, or you get stuck in a strafe, or circle around looking at the sky, or you need to reconnect your Apex every 5 minutes, your gear is too power-hungry for the console and needs some supplementary power.

In short, unless your Apex stops working, you don't need a power supply.

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Re: Are there any benefits to using an AC adapter with Apex?
« Reply #3 on: 05:47 PM - 03/11/18 »
I am not having an issue with enough power, but actually maybe too much power with a certain setup. I have an Elgato HD60, and in order to capture chat audio they sell a splitter (Elgato Chat Link - 3.5mm 4-pole male into the controller to a 3.5mm 4-pole female for the headset and 3.5mm 3-pole male into the Elgato). When I have this connected plus the controller's data/charge cable I get a buzzing. This occurs if the controller usb cable is connected to the Apex or to the Xbox. If I connect a micro-usb power cord from a phone to the controller there is no buzzing. If I remove the splitter cable and connect the headest directly to the controller there is no buzzing.

I am thinking the power cable to the Apex hub would resolve the issue, but I was hoping someone else who had experienced this could chime in with their experience or thoughts. I was going to get this cable, that OBsIV suggested in another thread. https://www.amazon.com/ZJchao-2000mA-Regulated-Supply-1-35mm/dp/B005CVNH1Q

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Re: Are there any benefits to using an AC adapter with Apex?
« Reply #4 on: 06:04 PM - 03/11/18 »
That's the Apex polling rate. Update the firmware to the latest beta.

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Re: Are there any benefits to using an AC adapter with Apex?
« Reply #5 on: 06:55 PM - 03/11/18 »
Updating the firmware had no effect on the buzzing, nor did changing the polling rate.