Dell WD15 User Manual
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Dell Docking Station WD15
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  • Page 1 Dell Docking Station WD15 User Guide...
  • Page 2 WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. Copyright © 2016 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. This product is protected by U.S. and international copyright and intellectual property laws. Dell and the Dell logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    5 Input/Output (I/O) Connectors................ 11 6 Kensington Lock Slot..................12 7 Important Information..................13 ......13 Updating the Dell Docking Station WD15 / Dell Thunderbolt Dock TB15 driver set ................14 Updating the Graphics drivers for your computer 8 Quick Setup of Hardware ................. 15 9 LED Status Indicators..................
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction The Dell Docking Station WD15 is a device that links all your electronic devices to your computer using a USB Type-C cable interface. Connecting the computer to the docking station allows you to access all peripherals (mouse, keyboard, stereo speakers, external hard drive, and large-screen displays) without having to plug each one into the computer.
  • Page 5: Package Contents

    Package Contents Your docking station ships with the components shown below. Ensure that you have received all the components and contact Dell (see your invoice for contact information) if something is missing. Docking Station with USB Type-C cable Power Cord...
  • Page 6 Safety, Environmental, and Regulatory Information...
  • Page 7: Hardware Requirements

    Hardware Requirements Before using the docking station, ensure that your laptop or PC has a DisplayPort over USB Type-C or Thunderbolt port.
  • Page 8: Identifying Parts And Features

    Identifying Parts and Features Figure 1. Identifying Parts and Features — Front Figure 2. Identifying Parts and Features — Back...
  • Page 9 Audio headset port USB 3.0 port USB 3.0 port LED Indicator Sleep/Wake up button Kensington Lock slot HDMI port Mini DisplayPort VGA port Network connector (RJ-45) USB 2.0 port...
  • Page 10 USB 3.0 port Line-out Power connector...
  • Page 11: Input/Output (I/O) Connectors

    Input/Output (I/O) Connectors The Dell Docking Station WD15 has the below I/O connectors: Video Ports • mini DisplayPort x 1 • HDMI x 1 • VGA x 1 Input/Output Ports • USB 3.0 x 2 • USB 3.0 PowerShare x 1 •...
  • Page 12: Kensington Lock Slot

    Kensington Lock Slot Figure 3. Kensington Lock Slot...
  • Page 13: Important Information

    Updating the Dell Docking Station WD15 / Dell Thunderbolt Dock TB15 driver set To fully support the new generation Dell Docking Station WD15 and the Dell Thunderbolt Dock TB15, it is highly recommended to install the following BIOS/Drivers on a 64–bit Windows operating system.
  • Page 14: Updating The Graphics Drivers For Your Computer

    Updating the Graphics drivers for your computer The Microsoft Windows operating systems include the VGA graphics drivers only. Therefore, for optimum graphics performance, it is recommended that Dell graphics drivers applicable for your computer be installed from under the “Video” section...
  • Page 15: Quick Setup Of Hardware

    Quick Setup of Hardware Connect the AC adapter to the 7.4 mm DC-in power input on the Dell Docking Station WD15. Figure 4. Connecting the AC Adapter Connect the AC adapter to a power outlet.
  • Page 16 Connect the USB Type-C connector to the computer. Figure 5. Connecting the USB Type-C connector Connect multiple displays to the docking station, as needed.
  • Page 17: Led Status Indicators

    LED Status Indicators Power Adapter LED Table 1. Power Adapter LED indicator State LED Behavior Connected Solid White Docking Status Indicator Table 2. Docking Station LED Indicators State LED Behavior Connected Solid White Table 3. RJ-45 LED Indicators Link Speed Indicators Ethernet Activity Indicator 10 Mb = Green Yellow Flashing...
  • Page 18: Configuring The Intel Hd Graphics Utility

    Configuring the Intel HD Graphics utility If connecting two displays, follow these steps: Click the icon list on the task bar. Click the Intel HD Graphics utility on your taskbar as shown here.
  • Page 19 Click Graphics Properties. Click Display. Click Display and select Multiple Displays.
  • Page 20 Select your preferred Display Mode. Select and arrange your displays to your preferred positions and then click Apply for the changes to take effect.
  • Page 21: Removing The Usb Type-C Cable

    Removing the USB Type-C Cable The Dell Docking Station WD15 is shipped with the USB Type-C cable attached. To remove/change the cable, follow these steps: Turn over the docking station.
  • Page 22 Peel back the rubber safety shield as shown.
  • Page 23 Remove the two M2.5 x 5 screws.
  • Page 24 Lift and remove the metal cable bracket.
  • Page 25 Pull out the USB Type-C cable from its connector inside the docking station.
  • Page 26: Troubleshooting The Dell Docking Station Wd15

    Troubleshooting the Dell Docking Station WD15 Symptoms and solutions NOTE: The Dell Docking Station WD15 only works with DisplayPort over USB-C or Thunderbolt protocols and is not compatible with all USB-C ports. Table 4. Symptoms and solutions Symptoms Suggested solutions No video on the monitors attached to the HDMI, •...
  • Page 27 Please reinstall the Realtek Ethernet Driver or update your BIOS from Cable LED is not ON after it is connected to your • Ensure that your WD15 is connected to AC. host. • Ensure that the computer is connected to the docking station.
  • Page 28 Symptoms Suggested solutions Enable Thunderbolt Boot Support PXE boot on dock does not function. • If your BIOS has an Integrated NIC page, please select Enabled w/PXE. • If your BIOS has a USB/Thunderbolt Configuration page, please make sure that the following options are checked: Enable USB Boot Support Enable Thunderbolt Boot Support...
  • Page 29: Technical Specifications

    Technical specifications Docking Specifications Standard • USB Type-C Video Ports • mini DisplayPort x 1 (supports DP 1.2) • HDMI x 1 (supports HDMI 1.4a) • VGA Port x 1 IO Ports • Headset connector x 1 • Speaker out x 1 Network Port •...
  • Page 30 19.5 V / 3.34 A Average Power Consumption 4.384 W Network Standby Power 5.8 W Consumption Dimension 155 mm x 110 mm x 21 mm Weight 420 g (minimum) VESA Mounting options Yes — via Dell Docking Station Mounting Kit MK15...
  • Page 31: Display Resolution Table

    Display resolution table Table 5. Display resolution table Universal cable Single Display Dual Display Triple Display Quad Display with Thunderbolt (maximum (maximum (maximum (maximum system resolution) resolution) resolution) resolution) Up to 21.6 G of mDP: 4k x 2k @ 60 2x WQXGA (2560 x 3x FHD or WUXGA Not supported...

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