Summary: "Dell Universal Dock D6000 may not charge a docked system without an additional AC adapter connected to the system."
The Dell Universal Dock (D6000) has a dual configuration USB cable connection. It ships configured for USB Type-A connections. (Figure 1.)
Figure 1. - USB Type-A Cable Connection that does not provide system power.
Figure 2. - USB Type-C cable configuration that provides 65 watts of power to the system.
The Dell Universal Dock (D6000) may not charge some docked systems in some configurations. This is due to either a limitation of the cable connection used to dock the system (USB Type-A Connection, Figure 1.) and/or a limitation of the system connected to the dock.
The D6000 dock can provide Dell systems with 65 watts power using a USB Type-C port (Figure 2.) configured for charging when docked to the system.
Systems docked via USB 3.0 Type-A connections (Figure 1.) or systems that require more than 65 watts power input to power the system and charge the battery will require a separate AC power adapter to power the system and charge the battery.
While the dock is designed for:
Only these listed 65 watt or less version systems are documented to have USB Type-C ports configured with the ability to charge the system using the system to dock USB connection. (Figure 2.)
For systems requiring over 65 watts an additional AC Adapter may be required for optimum performance (Check your AC adapter for power requirements). Also not that the battery doesn't charge when connected using only a USB 3.0 Type-A (Figure 1.) connection to the dock (power delivery is only through Type-C) (Figure 2.). When using the Type-A connection, then you must connect the system AC adapter to power the system and charge the system battery.
Article ID: SLN307359
Last Date Modified: 05/01/2018 10:08 AM
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