I want to power my cheap, powered USB 2.0 7-port HUB via standard PC PSU (build molex to barrell adaptor). I want to make sure it's not backfeeding into computer. I want to be able to power the hub form computer's USB if it's not connected to the molex, so cutting the power wire in the USB cable is not an option.
I want to use a diode for that purpose. The current which molex outputs is 11A, voltage 5V or 12V (I want to use 5V rather than 12V, the HUB is 5V device). Which diode shall I choose? Is the 11A Schottky diode any good for my purpose or maybe I should rather use a different diode? I should get no more that 500mA for each port, thus use max 3.5A power supply.
In that case is connecting it to the molex which will give me a lot more current on each port a good idea at all? If I connect the HUB to the molex and want to charge my phone's battery up will it get burned by getting 11A form the power source?
How do I prevent backfeed on a circuit (like a hub) into another circuit (like a computer)?