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[RESOLVED] Apex hub powered - Controller still gets drained  (Read 95 times)

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Hi all,

I am using a razer Naga and a very standard USB kryboard no frills keyboard.

However, my controller is gradually losing charge until at some point, I need to recharge it because the mouse movement keeps cutting out.

The charge cable was the recommended voltage etc, but I dont see why it cant keep the controller charged. It gets very frustrating to be mid game and have the mouse movement just cut out =/. Could it be the charger is defective? is there a way to check?
« Last Edit: 12:13 PM - 02/12/19 by mist4fun »

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Re: Apex hub powered - Controller still gets drained
« Reply #1 on: 11:41 AM - 02/11/19 »
There may be some trickle charge but some setups that draw more power may require the controller charge directly with the console instead. If using an extended cable between APEX and console or APEX and controller remove this to reduce power drop.

If this doesn't occur with a fully charged controller you may want to consider testing another controller or attaching a power adapter to APEX's hub to provide additional power to your peripherals. APEX supports power adapters using the spec below and can be found on amazon or ebay. To prevent damage to your peripherals do not use a power adapter that doesn't match this spec or use a power adapter with an adjustable voltage switch.

5V 3A power adapter  ([3.5mm x 1.35mm], center-positive)
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Re: [ACTIVE] Apex hub powered - Controller still gets drained
« Reply #2 on: 12:56 PM - 02/11/19 »
Hi Mist,

I wasnt clear, sorry.. I mean power adapter - not charge cable =). It is matching the specs you posted. Im also using a short, around 30cm, usb cable.

Controller was fully charged..trickled until it caused issues with th emoue =*.

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Re: [ACTIVE] Apex hub powered - Controller still gets drained
« Reply #3 on: 12:59 PM - 02/11/19 »
Oh, I see. Do you have a link to the power adapter?
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« Last Edit: 01:26 PM - 02/11/19 by Kinkzor »

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Re: [ACTIVE] Apex hub powered - Controller still gets drained
« Reply #5 on: 01:25 PM - 02/11/19 »
Thanks, that looks right. I'm not quite sure why that would happen but with your led mouse and basic keyboard I wouldn't expect too much of a power drain. Do you see a controller disconnect message when this occurs? Does the keyboard continue to work?
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Re: [ACTIVE] Apex hub powered - Controller still gets drained
« Reply #6 on: 01:30 PM - 02/11/19 »
  • No Controller disconnect message
  • Keyboard is not affected
  • I THINK the mouse side buttons work also...but I am not 100% sure now...
  • Mouse movement totally dead. Sometimes it come back after a short time, today before this post it did not so I recharged the controller.

Can only play again tmr though, and i expect to not have the issue for a while as I was able to charge the controller fully today.

I have fully charged the controller now, so I will see if it is happening again.


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Re: [ACTIVE] Apex hub powered - Controller still gets drained
« Reply #7 on: 02:00 PM - 02/11/19 »
In the past when mouse movement stops working but mouse buttons continue to work this has been due to a faulty cable. I recommend testing other cables with the controller next and testing the mouse in other ports on APEX's hub as well.
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Re: [ACTIVE] Apex hub powered - Controller still gets drained
« Reply #8 on: 11:15 AM - 02/12/19 »
will do. cheers. can close this. Didnt occur for  while since charging the controller..ive 2 controllers to cycle in and out no hehe