When you are on the road with your MacBook, you need a light yet versatile USB-C dock that let’s you connect to the outside world. The LMP USB-C Travel Dock features a foldable USB-C connection cable that can be stowed away nicely and safely when traveling. And with 9 ports, you can connect to just about any peripheral you may encounter.
HDMI and Mini-DisplayPort support resolutions up to UHD 4K @ 30 Hz while VGA can do 1080p @ 60 Hz – whether a TV, a monitor or a projector, you can connect your MacBook with highest resolutions. Only a single video port may be used at a time. The 2 USB 3.0 ports are capable of supporting 2 external 2.5″ HDD/SSD or powering a smartphone or tablet (BC 1.2 1.5A). The Gigabit Ethernet port brings the high-speed network connection to your MacBook while the USB-C port can be used for Power Delivery (PD 3.0). The SD and microSD card reader round up the port array.
The LMP USB-C Travel Dock is made out of aluminum and comes in the colors silver, space gray and gold. A practical pouch is supplied.
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.
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
Please note that this problem can occur in some cases in combination with certain graphic cards (for example the Vega 16 or Vega 20).
We are working hard to solve the problem as quickly as possible.