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Targus DOCK110 “DC 5V Input” Port

DOCK110 DC 5V Input

Wondering what this port is for?  The user guide to Targus DOCK110 states “USB 2.0 Micro B for optional powered mode (DC 5V @ 1.5A, sold separately)”   It is not a data port for connecting the DOCK110 to a host.  This port is for supplying additional power to the DOCK110 that in-turn can be supplied to the USB3.0 ports.

The DOCK110 is powered from the USB port that it is plugged into.  If that host (i.e. a phone) does not supply power, then a power supply will be needed and this is where that power supply plugs-in.  (In the example, use the phone’s power supply).

Plugging in an external power supply can also enable supplying additional power to the DOCK110’s USB ports that can be used by devices plugged-in on these ports.

Most PC/MacBook/Linux USB ports supply enough power for the DOCK110 for dual display monitor, GbE, and simple USB devices like a mouse and keyboard, or even a flash disk.  However, many phones USB OTG do not supply power and so an external power supply may be necessary.

 

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6 replies

  1. Good reminder! I forgot that port was even there.

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  2. I found another use for this dock… We bought a SmartTV as a replacement monitor. The TV is HDMI, but my PC is so old it only has VGI connector. I connected the dock to my PC and use the HDMI port for the monitor. Works awesome.

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  3. Hello

    I bought the Dock100 for use on a Mac, but the Ethernet connection is cut off permanently.
    Can you tell me what is the amperage of the power supply?
    5V and xxx mA.?

    Thank you.
    Hector from Spain.

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    • Hector from Spain, I believe you want to know the maximum input power to the USB Micro-B power port. If so, it is 5VDC at 1.5A (1500mA). The DOCK410 Ethernet port is powered internally. The DOCK410 is powered by the USB host port or as suggested can be powered by an external power supply.

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      • Right, I want to connect an external power supply. The manual and the Dock110 indicate 5VDC and needed to know the amperage.
        Thank you very much for your help.
        Hector from Spain.

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  4. Right, I want to connect an external power supply. The manual and the Dock110 indicate 5VDC and needed to know the amperage.
    Thank you very much for your help.
    Hector from Spain.

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