The LMP USB-C mini Dock can be seen as the digital version of a “Swiss Army Knife” when it comes to versatility and ease of use. There are 8 ports with which you can share or transfer data, reach to the internet or a network at high speed, make use of an external monitor with up to 4K resolution or charge a smartphone or tablet while you power up the laptop at the same time. All these ports have been combined in a sleak dock made out of aluminum.
The HDMI port allows the use of an external monitor or TV with a maximum resolution of 4K@30 Hz. The USB 3.0 ports transfer data from and to the laptop and are ideal for attaching multiple USB devices such as an external USB HDD/SSD enclosure, a USB mouse or a USB printer. The marked USB port (1.5A/BC1.2) can charge a smartphone or tablet with up to 1.5A. Over the Gigabit Ethernet port, a speedy connection to the internet or network can be established (no driver needed). The card reader supports SD (including SDHC/XC formats) as well as microSD memory cards and transfers photos and videos quickly to the computer. The USB-C port can be used to charge the laptop through a USB-C power adapter (Power Delivery) or as a data port.
Easy to use, easy to carry, not wanting to miss it!
Note: Not compatible with Apple USB SuperDrive. May evolve heat when in use. For highest possible resolution of 4K@30 Hz over HDMI, attached display or TV must support the resolution and refresh rate.
The LMP USB-C mini Dock gets hot even there is only one port in use.
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 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 a maximum of 46° C when all ports are in full use. 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.