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Topic # 248186 13-Mar-2019 17:02
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I now have a mix of notebooks with and without USB-C. I'd like a dock that supports both USB-C and USB type A/3 or whatever its properly called.

 

Is there any magic to this? Most of the better USB-C docks support power delivery over USB-C. If I were to use a type A to type C cable with one of those, would (a) everything work fine or (b) the type A port emit sounds/smells/smoke that it shouldn't?

 

Or am I better (safer) getting an older dock without power delivery, and using an appropriate cable to go between that and PC. My current one uses USB Micro B super speed (again, if that's it's right name?) for the dock side of the plug, and you can get microB-USB-C cables. I appreciate that won't provide power.

 

I'm not super fussed about performance, so long as the dock supports ethernet, two monitors and keyboard and mouse.


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  Reply # 2197432 13-Mar-2019 17:22
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At work we use these HP USB-C Docks for laptops without thunderbolt. They come with an adapter to allow use with our older HP laptops.

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBDHNB3984761/HP-2UF95AA-USB-C-Universal-Dock-with-45-mm-and-USB

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2197455 13-Mar-2019 18:13
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Andib:

 

At work we use these HP USB-C Docks for laptops without thunderbolt. They come with an adapter to allow use with our older HP laptops.

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBDHNB3984761/HP-2UF95AA-USB-C-Universal-Dock-with-45-mm-and-USB

 

 

 

 

 

 

only one usb port though?

 

I'd recommend the other docks for the G5s but they seem flakey with usb headsets..





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hio77:

only one usb port though?


I'd recommend the other docks for the G5s but they seem flakey with usb headsets..



Five in total. One USB 3 TypeA, One USB-C and three USB 2.0

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  Reply # 2197536 13-Mar-2019 20:16
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Andib:
hio77:

 

only one usb port though?

 

 

 

I'd recommend the other docks for the G5s but they seem flakey with usb headsets..

 



Five in total. One USB 3 TypeA, One USB-C and three USB 2.0

 

ah. PB's listing is a little poorly worded...





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