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Dell™ E-Port Plus User's Guide
Model PRO2X
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    Dell™ E-Port Plus User’s Guide Model PRO2X w w w . d e l l . c o m | s u p p o r t . d e l l . c o m...

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    Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    ....Securing the Dell E-Port Plus ....E-Port Plus Laptop Power and Docking Status ..Using the E-Port Plus With Dual Monitors .

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    Contents...

  • Page 5: About Your Dell™ E-port Plus

    About Your Dell™ E-Port Plus The Dell™ E-Port Plus docking device supports the Dell E-Family laptop computers, but is not compatible with any previous series laptop computers. The E-Port Plus enables you to connect your laptop computer to the following external devices: Connector...

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    (2 ) — Connects PS/2-compatible C O N N E C T O R S mouse and keyboard to the E-Port Plus. Shut down the laptop before attaching or removing a PS/2-compatible device. If the device does not work, install the device drivers from the floppy or CD that came with the device, and restart the laptop.

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    1 DVI connector audio connectors (2) USB connectors (3) AC adapter connector video 1 DisplayPort connector video 2 DisplayPort connector VGA connector serial connector USB connectors (2) PS/2 connectors (2) USB or eSATA connector E-Monitor Stand connector About Your Dell™ E-Port Plus...

  • Page 8: Lock/unlock Switch

    About Your Dell™ E-Port Plus...

  • Page 9: Using The Dell™ E-port Plus, Setting Up Your E-port Plus

    Plus. 2 Connect any external devices to electrical outlets. If you attach an external monitor to the E-Port Plus, you may need to press <Fn><F8> one or more times to switch the screen image to the desired location. If the laptop cover is closed, press <Scroll Lck> <F8> on an attached external keyboard to switch the image.

  • Page 10: Docking Your Laptop

    Docking Your Laptop The E-Port Plus can run on its AC power adapter, the laptop’s AC power or the laptop’s battery. You can use the AC adapter to power the E-Port Plus and the laptop, which charges the battery. NOTICE: Always use the Dell AC adapter that came with the E-Port Plus.

  • Page 11: Battery Bar Adjuster

    Slide the battery bar adjuster to the left to retract the battery bar. 4 If your laptop does not have a battery extending from the rear of the laptop body, extend the battery bar by sliding the battery bar adjuster to the right. Using the Dell™ E-Port Plus...

  • Page 12: Power Button

    NOTICE: Do not lift the laptop or the E-Port Plus when the laptop is docked. Doing so can damage the connectors on the laptop and on the E-Port Plus. 7 If the laptop was not already turned on, turn it on by pressing the power button on either the laptop or the E-Port Plus.

  • Page 13: Securing The Dell E-port Plus

    U N L O C K S W I T C H (locked) to secure a laptop to the E-Port Plus. Move the lock toward the back of the E-Port Plus (unlocked) before pressing the eject button to undock a laptop.

  • Page 14: E-port Plus Laptop Power And Docking Status, Docking Light

    E-Port Plus Laptop Power and Docking Status The E-Port Plus power button is used to turn a docked laptop on or off. The power button light indicates the power status of the E-Port Plus or a docked laptop. The docking light on the eject button indicates the AC power and docking status of the E-Port Plus and the laptop.

  • Page 15: Using The E-port Plus With Dual Monitors, Video 2 Dvi Connector, Video 2 Displayport Connector

    1 DVI connector video 1 DisplayPort connector video 2 DisplayPort connector VGA connector You can use your E-Port Plus for dual monitor display. To enable this feature, connect your monitors using the combinations of connections prescribed below. Monitor 1 connection...

  • Page 16: Undocking Your Laptop

    1 Push the lock/unlock switch toward the back of the E-Port Plus to unlock 2 Press the eject button to undock the laptop from the E-Port Plus, then lift the laptop away from the E-Port Plus. NOTICE: Do not pick up the laptop or the E-Port Plus when the laptop is docked.

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    Using the Dell™ E-Port Plus...

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    Using the Dell™ E-Port Plus...

  • Page 19: Specifications

    VGA, DVI, DisplayPort (HDMI via dongle) Video 2 DVI and DisplayPort (HDMI via dongle) USB or eSATA connector one connector supporting USB or Dell powered E-Family or standard self- powered eSATA devices E-Monitor Stand connector one custom connector (Dell E-Family only)

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    AC Adapter Power Input Voltage Wattage Amperage 100–240 VAC, 50–60 Hz 130W* 1.8A 100–240 VAC, 50–60 Hz 210W* 3.2A *A laptop with a screen size of greater than 15.4" requires using the 210W AC adapter System Level Operational Specifications Variable Minimum Typical Maximum...

  • Page 21: Finding Information

    This type of information may have • Safety instructions shipped with your computer. For • Regulatory information additional regulatory information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage on • Ergonomics information www.dell.com at the following location: • End User License Agreement www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Finding Information...

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    Finding Information...

  • Page 23: Glossary

    Glossary AC — alternating current — The form of electricity that powers your computer when you plug the AC adapter power cable in to an electrical outlet. DisplayPort — An interface standard of the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) used for digital displays. docking device —...

  • Page 24: Serial Connector

    SATA — serial ATA — A faster, serial version of the ATA (IDE) interface. serial connector — An I/O port often used to connect devices such as a handheld digital device or digital camera to your computer. USB — universal serial bus — A hardware interface for a low-speed device such as a USB-compatible keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner, set of speakers, printer, broadband devices (DSL and cable modems), imaging devices, or storage devices.

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