The following is a quick summary of Thunderbolt 3 docks (not non-thunderbolt USB-C docks) tested with the V, and whether the dock connections work with the V and whether they deliver power to (i.e. charge) the V:
HP Elite Thunderbolt 3 65W Dock: connections: YES; power delivery: YES (but USB ports don’t work with wireless dongles)
Dell Thunderbolt TB16 Dock: connections: YES; power delivery: NO
Plugable Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station: connections: YES; power delivery: YES
Startech TB3DK2DPPD dock: connections: YES; power delivery: YES
Standard disclaimer: I do not work for Eve. This is based in incidental reports (below) from the community. I cannot guarantee that a particular device will work with your V. Use at your on risk etc. etc.
Further details can be found in the discussion below…
It works perfectly with the V. It charges the V and, without having to install any drivers, I have a network, additional USB ports, and 4K 60Hz external display (using display-port). It should work with dual 4K monitors, but I haven’t tested it with that. It’s nice and light and compact too, and now I just have one connection to the V at home.
Are you sure about this? I have the OWC TB3 Dock which I mainly use with my macbook, and I can see it works and also charges the V. I haven’t tested all the features such as the network connection or external monitors, but the usb hub and the charging seem ok, without disruption.
@tmaone It is true, that OWC does not support Win compatibility with the TB3 dock (current version). They plan to bring a new version of it for Mac and Win, this spring, though there is no exact timing published.
It would be great if you could try to connect it to LAN and dual monitors, if possible. That would help a lot.
As we currently are quite limited in terms of docks this looks as a powerful alternative.
How does the V behave when powered via the OWC TB3 dock? Overheating issues? Could the battery get irregular power or is the dock sending out the correct Amperes and Watts?
The OWC dock does work. I have one here and I am driving TWO 24" monitors (one with HDMI and one with a mini display port to DVI). The problem with the OWC is that it does not have enough power to charge the “V” through the T 3 cable. It only has 60 watts output. The work around that allows it to work is to connect your “V” charger to the USB C connector on the “V”.
I bought one of these “Plugable Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station”. seems to work fine though it says it only deliverers 60W of charging power. Doesn’t seem to cause any problems. Ive got the Ethernet and HDMI all hooked up and all the 3.0 USB ports work with everything I tried.
Wow, that sounds amazing @stebbinsgr
Would be great if you could post a photo of the dock connected to your V with the dual monitors, if that is possible?
Either here in the post or via PM if you wish. I am excited to see that combo.
Mmm, I have been using the OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock (certified for Mac AND PC) since it was released on an Asus G752 notebook without a problem. It was the OWC Thunderbolt 2 dock that was not certified for use with Windows PC’s (however I used that one too with the same Windows notebook without a problem).
When my LB 1TB Core i7 V arrives I will give it a spin too.
I’ve been using a Startech.com TB3DK2DPPD dock, the one with 85w power delivery and it does its job.
I have a few at my office connected to some Dell Latitude 7400’s and Dell P2715Q 4k displays over DisplayPort. With the Latitudes, I’ve been running in to driver issues where one part of the dock will stop working (either display, USB or Network) randomly after waking the display up. I have a feeling it’s just the P2715Q being finicky.
All that said, no problems with the dock connected to the V. It charges well, outputs 4K60 no problem, USB ports work well, it handles disconnection and reconnection well.
I can test dual 4k displays if someone is interested.