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USB 3.0 Dual-Monitor Docking Station - HDMI and DVI / VGA

Expand your laptop connectivity by adding two displays, with HDMI and DVI or HDMI and VGA, plus six USB ports and a Gigabit Ethernet port, all through a single USB 3.0 port

Product ID: DK30ADD

  • Connect dual displays using either HDMI + DVI, or HDMI + VGA combinations, or a single monitor
  • DisplayLink certified chipset, with dual-video support for Mac and Windows laptops
  • Six USB 3.0 ports (USB Type-A), including two always-on, fast-charging ports
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  • Gigabit Ethernet port supporting Wake-on-LAN
  • DVI to VGA adapter included, enabling you to connect to a legacy VGA display
  • Convenient front 3.5 mm audio headphone port
  • Firm port stability with a USB Type-B host port, unlike some docking stations that use a more fragile Micro-USB port
197,99 € EUR exc VAT
213,83 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

This USB 3.0 dual-monitor docking station lets you add the ports you need to your laptop, to maximize your workstation performance. The laptop dock provides a cost-effective universal docking solution, with support for HDMI® and DVI monitors and plenty of connection options for peripherals.

Enhance productivity with a dual-video workstation

The versatile laptop docking station enables you to improve your efficiency and productivity by expanding the display capabilities of your Windows laptop or MacBook. Set up dual displays by connecting to one HDMI and one DVI monitor. Plus, the dock includes a DVI to VGA adapter, so you can connect your legacy VGA monitor in place of a DVI monitor. 

With the dual-monitor dock, you can connect:

  • 1x HDMI display + 1x DVI display at 2048 x 1152 resolution @ 60Hz
  • 1x HDMI display at 2048 x 1152 resolution + 1x VGA display at 1920 x 1200 resolution @ 60Hz

The USB 3.0 docking station offers a fast and easy way to maximize your laptop’s workable screen space, giving you three screens in total when coupled with your laptop’s display.

All the connections you need

This USB docking station lets you easily connect your keyboard, external drives and other peripherals, to transform your laptop into a powerful, fully capable workstation. The dock features a USB Type-B dock connection (host) for more robust port stability, unlike the Micro-B ports that are often used on other docking stations. From the single USB 3.0 host connection, the dock provides six USB 3.0 (Type-A) ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, plus a 3.5 mm audio headphone port. Two of the USB 3.0 ports are always-on fast-charging ports, adding charge-and-sync flexibility for up to two mobile devices.

Perfect desktop companion

The compact, horizontal design of the laptop docking station makes it easy to position on your desk, alongside your other devices and peripherals. It’s an attractive addition to any workspace, with a sleek silver and black finish that matches most laptops.

The DK30ADD is backed by a StarTech.com 3-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Provides essential connectivity and dual-monitor capability for professional office environments in businesses, organizations and institutions

Ideal for shared workspaces in hotels, or for short-term hot desk applications

Add dual video outputs to a laptop or small form factor computer, where the video card cannot be replaced

Connect a wide variety of peripherals at home/office to a laptop all from a single USB connection

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 3 Years
Hardware
4K Support No
Bus Type USB 3.0
Chipset ID DisplayLink - DL-3900
VIA/VLI - VL813
Displays Supported 2
Fast-Charge Port(s) Yes
Industry Standards USB Battery Charging Specification Rev. 1.2
IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
USB 3.0 - Backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1
Interface USB 3.0
Performance
Auto MDIX Yes
Compatible Networks 10/100/1000 Mbps
Full Duplex Support Yes
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps (USB 3.0)
2 Gbps (Ethernet; Full-Duplex)
Maximum Digital Resolutions Dual displays - HDMI + DVI - 2048 x 1152 @ 60Hz
Dual displays - HDMI 2048 x 1152 + VGA 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - DVI-I (29 pin) Female
1 - 19 pin HDMI Female Female
2 - USB 3.0 A (Fast-Charge, 9 pin, SuperSpeed) Female
4 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female
1 - Ethernet Gigabit Female
1 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (4 Position) Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Mac OS® 10.10 to 10.13
Special Notes / Requirements
Note USB 3.0 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1; this connectivity standard offers speeds up to 5Gbps.
A DVI to VGA adapter is included.
System and Cable Requirements A host laptop with an available USB-A port.
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Power
Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Input Current 1 A
Input Voltage 100 ~ 240 AC
Output Current 2 A
Output Voltage 20V DC
Plug Type N
Power Consumption (In Watts) 40W
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 10-90% non-condensing
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 70°C (14°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 1000 mm [39.4 in]
Color Black & Silver
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 31.2 mm [1.2 in]
Product Length 216.1 mm [8.5 in]
Product Weight 291 g [10.3 oz]
Product Width 86.2 mm [3.4 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 815 g [28.8 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - docking station
1 - USB 3.0 cable
1 - DVI to VGA adapter
1 - universal power adapter (NA/JP, UK, EU, ANZ)
1 - quick-start guide

Compatibility

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Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Mac OS® 10.10 to 10.13

Certifications

Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

No, you cannot use this docking station to charge a connected laptop computer.

To see a list of laptop docking stations that can charge a connected laptop, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/laptop-docking-stations-will-charge-laptop.

Installation

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a laptop docking station, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Video cables

  • Video source

  • Video destination

  • Laptop Docking Station

  • USB peripherals

  • Ethernet Connection

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the video cables, video source, video destination, laptop docking station, USB peripherals, and Ethernet connection in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different video cable, video source, video destination, laptop docking station, USB peripherals, and Ethernet connection setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the video cables, video source, video destination, and laptop docking station it is recommended that you do the following:

  1. Press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open Device Manager.

  2. If you do not see the USB video adapter in Device Manager, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=expansion-cards#usb-cannot-detect-windows.

  3. If the device is listed with an error, reinstall the drivers following the instructions on the website.

  4. Check to see if your video card drivers are current. You can check what video card you have in Device Manager under Display adapters. It is recommended that you go directly to the video card manufacturer's website to check for the latest drivers.

  5. Check to see if the monitor is being detected by Windows.

For more information about testing the USB peripherals and the laptop docking station, visit www.startech.com/faq/usb_hubs_general_troubleshooting.

When you test Ethernet and the laptop docking station, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/network_adapters_general_troubleshooting.

When you test sound and the laptop docking station, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/sound_cards_general_troubleshooting.

If hardware acceleration is enabled on any of your software applications, it can result in poor resource management and limit the performance of your video device. If you experience this problem, you should disable hardware acceleration in the program(s) that were impacted. 

To disable hardware acceleration in common applications and operating systems, complete one of the following series of steps, depending on what software application(s) or operating system that you are running.

Internet Explorer 9 and later

Note: Earlier versions of Internet Explorer do not use hardware acceleration.

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Open Control Panel.
  3. Click Network and Internet.
  4. Click Internet Options.
  5. Click the Advanced tab.
  6. Browse to the Accelerated graphics screen.
  7. Select the Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering check box.
  8. Click Apply.
  9. Restart your computer.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Press the Alt key.
  3. Click Tools and Options.
  4. Click the Advanced icon.
  5. Click the General tab.
  6. Under Browsing, clear the Use hardware acceleration when available check box.
  7. Click the OK button.
  8. Restart your web browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click the Options icon (it has three horizontal lines on it).
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Show advanced settings.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and clear the Use hardware acceleration when available check box.
  6. Restart your web browser.

Microsoft Office 2013 / 2010

  1. Open any program in Microsoft Office (for example, Microsoft Word).
  2. Click the File tab.
  3. In the menu on the left side of the screen, click Options.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Under Display, select the Disable hardware graphics acceleration check box.
  6. Close and restart all of the Microsoft Office programs that you had open.

Windows 10 / 8

  1. Press the Windows key +X.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Personalization.
  4. Select a high-contrast theme.

Windows 7 / Vista 

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Personalization.
  4. Select a non-Aero theme. Ideally, you should select a basic and high-contrast theme.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Open the Control Panel.
  3. Select Display.
  4. Click the Settings tab.
  5. Click Advanced.
  6. Click the Troubleshooting tab.
  7. Move the Hardware Acceleration slider to None.
  8. Restart your computer.