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Plugging a USB 2.0 mouse into powered USB 3.0?

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Can I plug a USB 2.0 device into powered USB 3.0? It does not seem to fit easily, and I known if it's safe? Is it?
post #2 of 8
its safe and it will function. USB 3.0 is currently a mess though. Causes all sorts of incompatability issues with many products. Keep away from bluetooth adapters and wireless antennas theres also alot of interference that comes from usb 3.0.

It wont work any better in the 3.0, it may even work worse. If you have a 2.0 plug you should use it instead.
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USB 3.0 should be fully backwards compatible. I don't see why the USB port being powered or not should have any effect.
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post #4 of 8
Some USB2.0 controllers have issues with USB3.0 protocol and electrical output.

It's completely safe and should work, though I recommend using 2.0 ports if you're experiencing issues.
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Perfectly fine, i have been using USB 2.0 devices on USB 3.0 for ages on dozens of different computers.
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It will work with USB 3.0
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Some mice and keyboards have trouble working over usb 2 as well. Just a thing to look out for.
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logitech bluetooth adapter will not work in a usb 3.0. The power does not work well with anything that requires signal (bluetooth or wifi) that was made without testing in a 3.0 slot
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