LMP USB-C Compact Dock

8-port USB-C dock

Key features
  • 4K@60 Hz via Mini-DP
  • Dual 4K monitor support
  • Ultra-compact design made for all MacBook Pro 13“ and 15“ with Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports
  • Gigabit Ethernet connection
  • 2x USB 3.0 with 1x 1.5 A power output to charge iPad/iPhone
  • USB-C port for power and data transfer
  • Dual USB-C connection for full functionality
  • Thunderbolt 3 compatible
  • Made out of aluminum for best heat dissipation

Description

4K resolution with 60 Hz refresh rate? Extend to two 4K displays from your MacBook Pro? Use fast Gigabit Ethernet? Charge your iPad while working? It's all combined in the sleak LMP USB-C Compact Dock with its 8 ports and massive bandwidth like no other dock in its class. Ideal for the integration in the most powerful 4K workflow at highest refresh rate (Mini-DP 4K@60 Hz and HDMI 4K@30 Hz)!

The LMP USB-C Compact Dock is the most powerful USB-C attachable docking station on the market with Thunderbolt-like features at an unbeatable cost-value ratio. It features dual USB-C connectors to the host to extend its bandwidth and versatility. The design in silver or space gray matches perfectly with the new MacBook Pro 13" or 15" (2016/2017/2018) and the aluminum surface dissipates the evolving heat. The rubber feet on the bottom side prevent the USB-C ports from strain. The Compact Dock is specifically made for the new generation of MacBook Pro 13" and 15" with two/four Thunderbolt 3 ports (compatible with Thunderbolt 3 ports).

While the Mini-DisplayPort can display video and audio content to an attached display with a stunning 4K@60 Hz, the HDMI port will do it with a maximum resolution of 4K@30 Hz. The video ports work independently and are capable of extending your laptop's content to two external displays, TVs or projectors at the maximum resolution.

The two USB 3.0 ports guarantee for fast data exchange (downward compatible to USB 2.0/1.1) while one of these ports features a power output of 1.5 A (with Power Delivery attached). Enough to charge your iPad or iPhone while working. Besides, the USB-C port not only handles the pass-through power (Power Delivery) to your host and attached peripherals but can be used for data transfer at a whopping 5 Gbps as well.

The Gigabit Ethernet port gives you fast access to a network and the internet. Along with the SD and microSD card reader, it makes the Compact Dock a versatile dock for just about any task!

Technical specifications

Connection type 2x USB-C 3.1
Video ports 1x HDMI (up to 4K@30 Hz)
1x Mini-DisplayPort (up to 4K@60 Hz)
Data ports 1x USB-A 3.0 (up to 5 Gbps, up to 1.5 A)
1x USB-A 3.0 (up to 5 Gbps)
1x USB-C 3.1 PD (up to 5 Gbps, up to 55 W)
Network ports 1x Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Card reader 1x microSD card reader
1x SD card reader
Power supply Bus-powered
Features HDCP compatible
Color Space Gray
Silver
Gold
Material Aluminum
Product dimensions (W x H x D) 13.5 x 1.5 x 4 cm
Product weight 73 gr
Package dimensions (W x H x D) 19.5 x 11 x 2.5 cm
Package weight 107 gr
Package content LMP USB-C Compact Dock
Notes Not compatible with Apple USB SuperDrive. May evolve heat when in use.
Apple LED Cinema Display (24-inch & 27-inch) and Cinema Display (30-inch DVI Late 2005 - in combination with MB571) are supported.
Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-inch) is not supported.
The combination of MacBook Pro 16" (2019) with 30" Apple Cinema Display (with Apple Dual Link Adapter) does not work with this adapter/dock.
The video ports do not support the use of a further AV adapter (i.e. Mini-DP to HDMI adapter).

FAQ

FAQ Categories: Connection, Video

No, Apple M1 devices support only one additional monitor! (Does not apply for M1 Pro, Max and Ultra).

To connect additional monitors to an Apple M1 device use the LMP USB-C Dual Adapter.

M1 monitor compatibility

Affected LMP products

LMP USB-C SuperDock

LMP USB-C Display Dock

LMP USB-C Display Dock 2

LMP USB-C Attach Dock ProStand 4K

LMP USB-C Attach Dock Pro

LMP USB-C Travel Dock

LMP USB-C Compact Dock

FAQ Categories: Charging

The new MacBook Air comes with an unfortunately weak USB-C power adapter with 30 W power. When this power supply is plugged into the Compact Dock, the Compact Dock draws its power from the external power supply (around 15 W). This leaves only 15 W for the MacBook Air, which is usually not enough to charge the MB Air. If a stronger power adapter is used, this should be possible again. It is therefore recommended to connect the power adapter directly to the USB-C port of the MB Air M1; the Compact Dock then draws power from the MB Air and can be operated normally.

Affected LMP products

LMP USB-C Compact Dock

FAQ Categories: Connection, Video

Basically, you can use only the iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) and iMac (27-inch, Mid 2010) with a Mini-DisplayPort connection with the current Mac with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports. You need a USB-C to Mini-DisplayPort adapter (e.g. 16134/16138, LMP USB-C to Mini-DisplayPort adapter) or a USB-C dock with Mini-DisplayPort port (e.g. 18641/18645/19009, LMP USB-C Travel Dock 4K 9 Port or 17113/17278/18954, LMP USB-C Compact Dock 4K 8 Port or 17116, LMP USB-C Display Dock 4K 10 Port). Then a Mini-DisplayPort to Mini-DisplayPort cable (8305, LMP Mini-DisplayPort to Mini-DisplayPort cable) must be attached to the dock and the iMac.
With iMac (Mid 2011 to Mid 2014), it is possible to use the iMac as monitor with a Thunderbolt connection only. With a newer iMac, a Target Mode with an iMac is not possible anymore.
For further details, see https://support.apple.com/hr-hr/HT204592

Affected LMP products

LMP USB-C Attach Dock Pro

LMP USB-C Attach Dock ProStand 4K

LMP USB-C Attach Hub

LMP USB-C Basic Hub

LMP USB-C Compact Dock

LMP USB-C Display Dock 2

LMP USB-C Hub

LMP USB-C mini Dock

LMP USB-C Multiport Adapter HDMI

LMP USB-C Multiport Adapter VGA

LMP USB-C SuperDock

LMP USB-C Tablet Dock Pro

LMP USB-C Travel Dock

LMP USB-C Video Hub

FAQ Categories: Connection

In some cases, attaching the Compact Dock with the power cable (Power Delivery) plugged in can lead to a non-recognition of the attached peripherals.
Follow these steps:

  • Disconnect the Compact Dock from the host.
  • Disconnect the USB-C power cable (Power Delivery) from the Compact Dock (while other connections to peripherals can remain attached).
  • Attach the Compact Dock to the host.
  • After the Compact Dock has been plugged in, you may plug in the USB-C power cable (Power Delivery).

Affected LMP products

LMP USB-C Compact Dock

FAQ Categories: Video

In order to use the Mini-DP port as an HDMI output and connect 2x HDMI monitors or TVs, you must use an active Mini-DP to HDMI adapter or cable (must be "active"!).
An example of an active adapter is P/N 11892, LMP Mini-DisplayPort to HDMI adapter.

Affected LMP products

LMP USB-C Compact Dock

LMP USB-C Display Dock

FAQ Categories: Manual

There is already a set of rubber pads attached to the Compact Dock so it fits perfectly the 13" MacBook Pro. The additional pads can be attached on top of these for fitting it well with the 15" MacBook Pro. The rubber pads prevent unnecessary strain on the USB-C ports of the laptop by bridging the gap between Compact Dock and desktop.

Affected LMP products

LMP USB-C Compact Dock

FAQ Categories: Hardware

It is normal that any USB-C hub or dock becomes hot when attached to the laptop. The aluminum housing is meant to dissipate the heat from the inside to the environment. There is a number of chipsets working on the inside which are producing some heat since they are constantly in a stand-by position to react quickly should any port be used. The surface temperature is well within the allowed limits and reaches about 40°C in stand-by mode, 43°C under normal use and a max. of 48°C when all ports are in full use, CPU load at 100% and PD attached. The heat does neither pose a danger to the laptop or any attached device, nor does it influence the USB-C hub's/dock's performance or even shorten the life-span.
Furthermore, the surface appears to be hotter than it actually is since it is touched with the very senstive fingertips. We suggest to remove the USB-C hub/dock when not needed in order not to emitt unnecessary heat to the environment and not to use any energy.

Affected LMP products

LMP USB-C Attach Dock Pro

LMP USB-C Attach Dock ProStand 4K

LMP USB-C Attach Hub

LMP USB-C Basic Hub

LMP USB-C Compact Dock

LMP USB-C Display Dock 2

LMP USB-C Hub

LMP USB-C mini Dock

LMP USB-C Multiport Adapter HDMI

LMP USB-C Multiport Adapter VGA

LMP USB-C SuperDock

LMP USB-C Tablet Dock Pro

LMP USB-C Travel Dock

LMP USB-C Video Hub

FAQ Categories: Compatibility

No. The Compact Dock has 2 USB-C connectors that must be plugged in and therefore it can't be used with the MacBook 12", which only has a single USB-C port.

Affected LMP products

LMP USB-C Compact Dock

Compatible Mac model

MacBook Air (M2, 2022)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, M2, 2022)
MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018)
MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2019)
MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020)
MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2021)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019)
MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2021)

Mac14,2
Mac14,7
MacBookAir10,1
MacBookAir8,1
MacBookAir8,2
MacBookAir9,1
MacBookPro13,1
MacBookPro13,2
MacBookPro13,3
MacBookPro14,1
MacBookPro14,2
MacBookPro14,3
MacBookPro15,1
MacBookPro15,2
MacBookPro15,3
MacBookPro15,4
MacBookPro16,1
MacBookPro16,2
MacBookPro16,3
MacBookPro16,4
MacBookPro17,1
MacBookPro18,1
MacBookPro18,2
MacBookPro18,3
MacBookPro18,4

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