Kensington SD4600P USB Type-C Docking Station with Power

Kensington SD4600P USB Type-C Docking Station with Power

Kensington SD4600P USB Type-C Docking Station with Power

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Product Highlights

  • USB Type-C Interfaces
  • Up to 60W of Power to Charge Laptops
  • 3 x USB 3.0 Ports
  • DisplayPort and HDMI
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • Headphone and Microphone Jacks
  • 4K UHD Support
  • Thunderbolt 3 Compatible
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Kensington K38231WW overview

  • 1Description

The SD4600P USB Type-C Docking Station from Kensington quickly transforms your notebook into a workstation by coming with USB, HDMI, DisplayPort, Gigabit Ethernet, and audio interfaces. This dock features two USB Type-C ports for delivering 4K video and data, and one of these ports provides up to 60W of power. You also have three USB 3.0 Type-A ports for connecting printers and external storage drives. For audio, a headphone and microphone jack are on board. To complete the multimedia experience, Kensington has designed this dock to support 4K resolutions through its HDMI or DisplayPort. Moreover, you can mount this dock behind a monitor with an optional mounting kit.

For more information about USB Type-C connectivity and compatibility, please see the attached FAQs.

Compatible with systems featuring a USB Type-C port and sporting a Windows 10, 8.1, Chrome, or Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite or later operating system, such as the 2015/2016 MacBook Retina 12", Chromebook Pixel, Dell XPS 13" 9350/XPS 15" 9550, and Dell Precision 5510
USB Type-C connectivity provides up to 60 watts of power delivery to charge a laptop as well as 4K video and data transfers in a single cable
Plug-and-Play installation without the need for drivers or downloads (Mac OS requires one-time Ethernet driver download)
Zero Footprint mounting allows the dock to be placed on the back of a VESA-compatible monitor with an optional mounting kit
4K Ultra HD resolution (4096 x 2160) to single monitor at 60 Hz via HDMI or DisplayPort, or two monitors at 30 Hz
Three USB 3.0 ports and one USB Type-C port to connect up to 4 accessories
One of the USB 3.1 ports can also be used as a 2.1A fast charge port to power up a tablet or smartphone
Gigabit Ethernet port for wired network connectivity
Kensington Security slot offers a convenient way to attach a separately sold cable lock
3.5mm headphone and microphone jacks
Supports Thunderbolt 3 systems, however does not support Thunderbolt 3 transfer rates
UPC: 085896382317
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Kensington SD4600P USB Type-C Docking Station with Power
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Kensington K38231WW specs

    USB 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A (2.1 A)
    2 x USB (Unspecified Type) Type-C
    Thunderbolt None
    Ethernet 1 x RJ45 (10/100/1000 Mbps)
    FireWire None
    Display 1 x HDMI
    1 x DisplayPort
    Audio 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Microphone
    Memory Card Slots None
    Operating System Support ChromeOS, Windows, macOS/OS X
    Dimensions 3.7 x 8.5 x 1" / 94 x 215.9 x 25.4 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.3 x 5.65 x 3.3"

    Kensington K38231WW reviews

    SD4600P USB Type-C Docking Station with Power is rated 2.7 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of Money I'll keep it brief, there are a few problems with this when using with a 2016 15 MacBook Pro: First off it simply doesn't work. HDMI and DisplayPort only work if you restart the computer with its plugged firmware updates either. This basically makes it useless. Also, has to be connected to power for it to work. Second, when charging it overnight, it causes the computer to shut down and become very hot. Lastly, it is flimsy and does not stay flat on the desk and slides all over when you plug something in. Plus, why doesn't it have an SD card?? Buy something else, or you can buy all Apple adapters for cheaper.
    Date published: 2017-03-09
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from 2016 Macbook Pro? Look elsewhere! I just recieved my USB-C loaded MacBook Pro. Just like everyone else I have also invested into a bag of dongles - and I would really just like a dock so I have 1 plug. I found this Kensington and hoped it would satisfy my needs. I had gone to displayPort monitors because it was a great setup for my old macbook pro. This dock claims to support dual hi res monitors. It does drive them, but you can only make them mirror each other. So my macbook can be one screen and my dual 27 2560's can mirror each other as a second. I do not want this. I need both monitors to be non-mirrored. Even in clamshell mode this does not work. Anyway I gave the dock to another guy in the office who runs a Windows 10 Dell XPS with USBC and it worked fine for him. StarTech and Plugable have both recently seemed to switch all of thier docks to Windows Only - so I can only imagine there is a compatibility issue with this early dock and the Mac hardware. As the other guy said, I will wait patiently and have ordered 2 USB-C to DisplayPort cables in the mean time.
    Date published: 2016-11-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Power and Display Issues I purchased this dock to use with my ASUS Zenbook Pro UX501vw. I also have a Dell P2715Q standalone 4k monitor that I'm connecting to the dock via mini display port. In theory, I should be able to connect the USB cable from the dock to my laptop, and all my peripherals should come alive and it should deliver power to charge the laptop. However, that is not the case. Power Delivery: This hub will deliver up to 60Watts of power delivery to your laptop if your laptop supports Power Delivery (e.g. Thunderbolt). However, since my laptop has a 92 watt battery, Kensignton support told me it will not be able to charge my laptop. Therefore, the dock's ability to charge your laptop is limited. From my understanding, you laptop battery must be 60 Watts or less to accept a charge from this dock. So, basically, if your laptop has a battery larger than 60 watts, you're out of luck. Display: The dock comes with a Display Port and HDMI input. In theory, you should be able to connect your monitor to the dock via HDMI or Display Port. I connected my Dell P2715Q to the dock via Display Port and then connected my laptop via USB-C to the dock. Unfortunately, the dock has a hard time transferring the display from the laptop to the monitor. When I called Kensington support, they said I needed to run a firmware update on dock. We did this together via a remote support session. However, the firmware update they released, failed. Kensington told me I need to purchase an Active HDMI cable just to run the firmware update successfully in order to solve the issue with the display or wait 3 weeks for the new shipment of docks to arrive that already have the firmware installed. In theory, the firmware update should solve this issue. Cable: The cable provided is roughly 6 inches. That means your laptop has to be within 4-5 inches of the dock. I have the dock mounted via the VESA system on the back of my monitor. The cable provided is not long enough to reach the laptop in this orientation. I've found it difficult to find a third party USB Type C with Power Delivery and Display capable cable. Kensington does not sell these long cables at this time. A traditional USB-C cable will not work. I learned this by purchasing one and realizing this after the fact. Ethernet: Works. Mounting: Please be aware that if you want to mount this behind your monitor via the VESA mounting system, you have to purchase the additional mounting bracket. Also be aware you will want a longer cable...if you can find one. Summary: This dock did not work well with my setup. The USB-C/Thunderbolt technology is still really new. Kensignton did seem like they are trying to solve the problem and are well aware of the issue. It has just been a long process trying to get the dock working properly. My recommendation is to wait a few more months and let the technology develop. Currently, I am in the waiting process. They are going to send me a dock with updated firmware to see if that resolves the issue. Which, is still 4 weeks out. Once I receive it, I'll give an update. Overall, it has been a frustrating experience.
    Date published: 2016-09-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Handy and works quite well, with a few minor issues Charges a 15.4 MacBook Pro (late 2016) nicely, but with the minor bug that the charging light on it doesn't go green if the battery is already fully charged when plugged in. The ethernet provides full gbe speed and the HDMI output happily drives a 4K monitor at full resolution and the firmware as of 2/7/17 permits use of mirroring or desktop spanning, any arrangement or rotated, at 4K. Didn't try the DisplayPort output since my minitors DP input is used by a desktop computer. The external display (LG 27UD68) also calibrated using X-Rite i1 Display Pro with no problem, plugged into the Kensington SD4600P no less. Cons: needs a special cable, and the one included is ludicrously short. The only usable desk arrangement for it really is with the dock sitting immediately to the left of the laptop, charging on the left side. The charger cable goes into the back of the dock, which I suppose might make sense if mounted on the back of a monitor (doesn't fit the 10x10 VESA mount holes on mine), but is less practical if you want the dock at the back edge of the desk. Not to mention the special cable is too short, anyway. The plastic enclosure is very lightweight and gets moved around and lifted off the desk by stiff PTFE cables; for something stationary on a desk it could have had some more weight to it. An SD card reader would have been nice. But overall I think it's a handy bit of kit that despite minor nits works quite well. It's really nice to have power, ethernet, USB, and display in a single cable! B&H included this with the MacBook Pro. OSX requires a driver for the gbe ethernet.
    Date published: 2017-02-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect Haven't had any issues with this. I bought a new laptop that I needed to use to edit videos while at a film festival... and it seems most laptops these days don't have ports for additional monitors or LAN connections. This solved that issue and also gave me some more USB 3.0 ports so I could connect additional storage devices. Didn't fail me once the whole week... very glad I got it!
    Date published: 2018-06-27
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from the truth, the product is a DISAPPOINTMENT I LOVE technology, but I can spot deficiencies, and I hate them. This device theoretically could have been the perfect solution to the apple's lack of docking port. But it isn't. For me this device had to solve 2 problems: 1) legacy peripherals (non USB-C) 2) up & running at my desk quickly 1) legacy peripherals, Bottom line: NOT ACHIVED Details: a) To the best of my knowledge no way to prevent from the device to power up the computer. But when you have power consuming peripherals like I do (audio card RME Babyface), the computer + peripherals drain the power. not enough power for the audio interface to operate. BUMMER #1 WORKAROUND: connect through additional POWERED usb hub. b) my 4K Samsung Display is connected to the macbook pro via the docking, and qdoes not display itunes HD movies, b/c the connection is considered not HDCP. BUMMER #2 WORKAROUND: do not connect via the docking 2. up & running quickly. Bottom line: NOT ACHIVED Details: Given 1. needs workarounds, I have to connect the docking and the display. Longer than to connect docking and that's it! I cannot say the device doesn't work, so I can't return :-|
    Date published: 2017-08-25
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Works partially Not so good. It seems plugging in extra USB devices causes it to stop powering everything else. Unless the power supplies are just lame. Not sure. Dell docking stations may to be a little better, but I have issues with them too.
    Date published: 2017-10-31
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Flakey... In brief, monitor often doesn't work, have to restart MBpro to fix. It appears to sometimes not charge the mac. Why no SD card reader? I think they rushed this out, I'm sure there are better alternatives...
    Date published: 2017-09-22
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