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Kensington aims high — from the quality and value of our products, to the service and support we provide our customers. Here’s everything you need to set up your new SD5780T docking station.

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SD5780T diagram of ports

Installation Guide

Kensington takes pride in making our comprehensive installation guides easy to follow, with simple illustrations and step-by-step instructions. This guide will walk you through setup and help you get to know your new docking station.

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FAQs

  • Q: Do all Thunderbolt 4 desktop docking stations support USB-C laptops as well? 
  • Q: Is this dock compatible with laptops that can only connect via a USB-A port? 
  • Q: Does this dock require driver installation? 
  • Q: Does this dock support USB Power Delivery (PD)?
  • Q: What if my device has a USB-C port but it doesn’t support Power Delivery (PD)?
  • Q: How many monitors does the dock support and what are the max resolution supported?
  • Q: My computer supports dual-monitor extended mode, but there is no display on the 2nd monitor.
  • Q: Does the dock support fast-charging for my phone?
  • Q: Can I use other USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 cables (not from the original box) on this dock?
  • Q: My Mac system included an 87W power adapter, will this dock still charge my system?
  • Q: Will this dock work with Kensington’s DockWorks software?
  • Q: Will this dock work with Kensington’s DockWorks software?
Q: Do all Thunderbolt 4 desktop docking stations support USB-C laptops as well?  Chevron Icon

A: Yes, however, solutions from Kensington are designed and tested with a wide array of devices to ensure the best possible compatibility with your laptop; regardless, if it supports Thunderbolt 4.

Q: Is this dock compatible with laptops that can only connect via a USB-A port?  Chevron Icon

A: No  

Q: Does this dock require driver installation?  Chevron Icon

A: With macOS and Windows 10 and 8.1, the operating system will download and install the necessary drivers automatically. Please be sure your Intel Thunderbolt software is installed. For more details see https://thunderbolttechnology.net/updates

Q: Does this dock support USB Power Delivery (PD)? Chevron Icon

A: Supports USB-C PD 3.0 (96W of laptop charging)

Q: What if my device has a USB-C port but it doesn’t support Power Delivery (PD)? Chevron Icon

A: Unfortunately, charging will not be supported then. However, data and video functionality will still be supported.

Q: How many monitors does the dock support and what are the max resolution supported? Chevron Icon

A: Two monitors: Single 8K (@60Hz)* or Single 4K (@120Hz) / Dual 4K (@60Hz) or Dual 1080p (@240Hz) *(Host with DSC 1.2 HBR3)

Q: My computer supports dual-monitor extended mode, but there is no display on the 2nd monitor. Chevron Icon

Q: My computer supports dual-monitor extended mode, but there is no display on the 2nd monitor.

Q: Does the dock support fast-charging for my phone? Chevron Icon

A: Yes, the front one USB-A 3.2 Gen2 10Gbps (5V/1.5A) charging port

Q: Can I use other USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 cables (not from the original box) on this dock? Chevron Icon

A: No, we can only guarantee the Kensington cables shipping with the dock would work. USB cables can vary greatly between different
manufacturers. We recommend users to contact Kensington for replacement if needed.

Q: My Mac system included an 87W power adapter, will this dock still charge my system? Chevron Icon

A: Yes, this dock supports up to 96W of charging, making it a great solution for the latest MacBooks

Q: Will this dock work with Kensington’s DockWorks software? Chevron Icon

A: Yes

Q: Will this dock work with Kensington’s DockWorks software? Chevron Icon

A: Yes, however, please visit https://www.kensington.com/dockworks/ for a complete list of the docking stations that are compatible with DockWorks.

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