Install the docking station
The docking station is natively supported when connected to a computer running
Windows 10, Windows 8 / 8.1 or macOS operating systems. In these operating systems,
the docking station will automatically detect and install the required drivers once
connected to a Thunderbolt 3 port on your host laptop.
Power the docking station and your laptop
When the docking station is plugged in and powered, you can use USB-C Power
Delivery to power and charge your laptop through its USB-C port (up to 85 watts).
The docking station cannot receive power from the host laptop, therefore the power
adapter must always be connected to the docking station.
1. Select the appropriate power cord for your region and connect it to the power
2. Connect the power adapter to an AC electrical outlet and then to the docking
station’s DC IN (power input) port. Both the docking station and your connected
laptop should now be receiving power.
Connect peripherals to the docking station
1. Connect your external display(s) to the docking station (example, DisplayPort or
Thunderbolt 3 displays).
Note: See the “Congure a display device” section for dual-display conguration
2. Connect your peripherals to the docking station (example, USB devices, RJ-45
3. Connect the provided Thunderbolt 3 cable to the Thunderbolt 3 port on your host
laptop and to the Thunderbolt 3 host laptop port on the docking station.
Once the docking station is powered and connected to your host laptop, the required
drivers should automatically install.
In Windows 10 or 8/8.1 you might see a pop-up message requesting permission
to allow the docking station to connect to your computer. If you see this pop-up
message, do the following:
1. Click on the pop-up message.
2. Select Always Connect from the list.
3. Click OK. If required, follow any other on-screen instructions to complete the