SETUP

SVALT D2 High-Performance Cooling Dock with MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina display Cinco workstation For product assembly, setup, operation and additional user guide resources, please select from the following list of models:

Cooling Dock DHCR & DHC

Product Setup
  1. Place a compatible laptop into the dock’s padded cradle with the laptop’s screen lid facing forward and the display hinge facing down.
  2. Center the laptop from left to right within the dock’s padded cradle (unless a 2012 or older laptop that may have off-center venting). Note that the DHCR heatsink width is set precisely to match the vent spacing of the 2021 MacBook Pro, so take extra care in centering the laptop on the DHCR, which can be most easily achieved by using the laptop’s bottom enclosure fasteners as reference points.
  3. Position the laptop on the bottom cradle pads so that the laptop’s flat back surface is parallel with the dock’s thermally conductive coupling pad while maintaining contact from top-to-bottom and side-to-side. Establishing an even contact across the surface is essential for achieving maximum heat extraction from the laptop into the heatsink. Once in position, remove one of the three laptop retention pads from the product packaging. Remove the laptop retention pad’s adhesive backing. Install the pad onto the laptop shelf pad at the front edge of laptop. Push down on the pad so that the adhesive creates a bond. If a different laptop is used in the future with a different thickness, then remove the prior laptop retention pad and install another.
Thermally Conductive Interface
  • Do NOT remove the yellow-orange thermally conductive film as it is an integral part of the specially designed system that protects your device while thermally coupling it with the aluminum heatsink.
  • The thermally conductive interface is engineered and assembled for technical performance (thermal coupling and preventing metal-to-metal scratching) over cosmetics. The interface is not engineered to be perfectly even in color or finish. With exposure to heat from coupling with the device, surface color variations may even out over time. The underlying aluminum surface is pre-finished and anodized for improved coupling and not for a perfectly even color finish. The yellow-orange color hue varies depending on the underlying anodized aluminum colors of silver, gray and black, with silver being the brightest yellow and black being the darkest orange.
  • Limit touching thermally conductive surface as it easily absorbs oil from fingers and hand. Use a microfiber cloth to cleaning surface. If that is not sufficient to clean the surface, then use a damp cloth with 70% isopropyl alcohol but do not allow any moisture to get near edges where it could contact and potentially damage adhesives. Use a microfiber cloth to polish surface.
Additional Setup and User Guide Resources
  • See Cooling Fan Fx for setup and operation.
  • See Workstation Setup page to learn about setting up your workstation and laptop for optimum performance and productivity.
  • See Clamshell Setup page to learn about setting up and operating in clamshell mode.
  • See Product Upgrades page to learn about available modular and product upgrades, fan replacements, and cleaning and servicing.
  • See product DHCR and DHC pages for specifications.
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Cooling Dock DH

Product Setup
  1. Place a compatible laptop into the dock’s padded cradle with the laptop’s screen lid facing forward and the display hinge facing down.
  2. Center the laptop from left to right within the dock’s padded cradle (unless a 2012 or older laptop that may have off-center venting).
  3. Optional: A laptop retention pad can be installed to lock the laptop in place within the dock’s padded cradle. Remove one of the three laptop retention pads from the product packaging. Push the laptop into the cradle pads. Remove the laptop retention pad’s adhesive backing. Install the pad onto the laptop shelf pad at the front edge of laptop. Push down on the pad so that the adhesive creates a bond. If a different laptop is used in the future with a different thickness, then remove the prior laptop retention pad and install another.
Additional Setup and User Guide Resources
  • See Cooling Fan Fx for setup and operation.
  • See Workstation Setup page to learn about setting up your workstation and laptop for optimum performance and productivity.
  • See Clamshell Setup page to learn about setting up and operating in clamshell mode.
  • See Product Upgrades page to learn about available modular and product upgrades, fan replacements, and cleaning and servicing.
  • See product DH pages for specifications.
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Cooling Dock Dx

Product Setup
  1. Optional: The vertical support of dock’s padded cradle includes two layers of pads, an outer 1/16” thick layer and an inner 1/8” thick layer. The outer 1/16” layer is not installed on the lower left and right pads to better accommodate thicker laptops such as the new 2021 16-inch MacBook Pro. For thinner laptop models (all other Mac laptops released after 2012), it is recommended that the user install the outer 1/16” layer to provide an additional open space for cooling airflow. Remove the pads from the product packaging, and install the left pad on top of the pre-installed left side 1/8” pad and the right pad on top of the pre-installed right side 1/8” pad.
  2. Place a compatible laptop into the dock’s padded cradle with the laptop’s screen lid facing forward and the display hinge facing down.
  3. Center the laptop from left to right within the dock’s padded cradle (unless a 2012 or older laptop that may have off-center venting).
  4. Optional: A laptop retention pad can be installed to lock the laptop in place within the dock’s padded cradle. Remove one of the three laptop retention pads from the product packaging. Push the laptop into the cradle pads. Remove the laptop retention pad’s adhesive backing. Install the pad onto the laptop shelf pad at the front edge of laptop. Push down on the pad so that the adhesive creates a bond. If a different laptop is used in the future with a different thickness, then remove the prior laptop retention pad and install another.
  5. Insert the power adapter’s 2.1mm plug into the power jack on the back side of the dock, and insert the power adapter’s wall plug into a compatible power receptacle.
Product Operation
  • Press the pushbutton switch to turn the cooling system on and off.
  • Optional: Plug the wall outlet side of the power supply into a user provided control strip to power the workstation on and off, or plug into a user provided smart home / Apple HomeKit accessory to wirelessly control on/off operation or set an on/off operation schedule.
Additional Setup, Operation and User Guide Resources
  • See D2 Operation page for Cooling Dock customers with one of the D2 cooling systems.
  • See Cooling System User Installation Guide PDF if you need to remove or install a cooling system for cleaning, servicing, replacement or upgrade.
  • See Workstation Setup page to learn about setting up your workstation and laptop for optimum performance and productivity.
  • See Clamshell Setup page to learn about setting up and operating in clamshell mode.
  • See Product Upgrades page to learn about available modular and product upgrades, fan replacements, and cleaning and servicing.
  • See product Dx pages for specifications.
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Cooling Dock DLx

Product Setup
  1. Use the provided hex key to loosen the two fasteners that hold the adjustable laptop retention pad in place, and slide the pad to the most open position.
  2. Place a compatible laptop into the dock’s padded cradle with the laptop’s screen lid facing forward and the display hinge facing down.
  3. Center the laptop from left to right within the dock’s padded cradle (unless a 2012 or older laptop that may have off-center venting).
  4. Push the laptop into the bottom pad so that the laptop makes a solid connection and seal with the dock’s cool air exhaust vent. Slide the adjustable laptop retention pad up against the laptop. Lightly tighten the two fasteners. Over tightening the fasteners is not required to hold the pad in place, and can damage the pad.
  5. Insert the power adapter’s 2.1mm plug into the power jack on the back side of the dock, and insert the power adapter’s wall plug into a compatible power receptacle.
Product Operation
  • Press the pushbutton switch to turn the cooling system on and off.
  • Optional: Plug the wall outlet side of the power supply into a user provided control strip to power the workstation on and off, or plug into a user provided smart home / Apple HomeKit accessory to wirelessly control on/off operation or set an on/off operation schedule.
Additional Setup, Operation and User Guide Resources
  • See D2 Operation page for Cooling Dock customers with one of the D2 cooling systems.
  • See Cooling System User Installation Guide PDF if you need to remove or install a cooling system for cleaning, servicing, replacement or upgrade.
  • See Workstation Setup page to learn about setting up your workstation and laptop for optimum performance and productivity.
  • See Clamshell Setup page to learn about setting up and operating in clamshell mode.
  • See Product Upgrades page to learn about available modular and product upgrades, fan replacements, and cleaning and servicing.
  • See product DLx pages for specifications.
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Cooling Fan Fx

Product Setup
  1. Place the Fx so that the fan drives air towards the back of a compatible Cooling Dock heatsink DHCR, DHC or DH models that are using compatible laptop models.
  2. Center the Fx on the center of the dock.
  3. For FxB16 and other lower airflow fan models, place the Fx approximately 4 inches from the back of the dock. For FxB16, FxW20 and other higher airflow fan models, increase the distance to 6 inches.
  4. Connect the power toggle switch and adapter’s 3/4-pin connector to the fan’s 3-pin connector, and then connect the other end’s 2.1mm power connector to the power supply connector. Insert the power adapter’s wall plug into a compatible power receptacle.
Product Operation
  • Push the power pushbutton switch to turn the fan on and off.
  • Optional: Plug the wall outlet side of the power supply into a user provided control strip to power the workstation on and off, or plug into a user provided smart home / Apple HomeKit accessory to wirelessly control on/off operation or set an on/off operation schedule.
Additional Setup and User Guide Resources
  • See Cooling Dock DHCR, DHC, DH models for setup.
  • See Workstation Setup page to learn about setting up your workstation and laptop for optimum performance and productivity.
  • See Clamshell Setup page to learn about setting up and operating in clamshell mode.
  • See Product Upgrades page to learn about available modular and product upgrades, fan replacements, and cleaning and servicing.
  • See product Fx pages for specifications.
Note: The FxDIY model only includes hardware and the customer needs to purchase the fan and power system separately per the Fx product page specifications.

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Cooling Stand SRx

Product Assembly
  1. Remove top layer of foam sheet from product packaging.
  2. Remove modular components (Support Mounting Plate, Laptops Support Arms, Support Legs, and Cooling Unit) from product packaging and place on foam sheet.
  3. Remove accessories box from product packaging, then open lid and remove accessory envelopes with assembly instruction labels.
  4. Place Support Mounting Plate face down on foam sheet.
  5. Install Laptop Support Arms and Support Legs onto Support Mounting Plate per label instructions. Note that Arm and Leg mounting holes are oversized to allow them to be adjusted for leveling.
  6. Install Cooling Unit onto Support Mounting Plate per label instructions. Note that Cooling Unit mounting holes are oversized to allow for repositioning of the Cooling Unit so that the pushbutton switch does not rub against the side walls of the Support Mounting Plate.
  7. Optional: Install 1/32” thick pads for leveling beyond Arm and Leg adjustments.
  8. Optional: Install the optional Air Deflector to provide an increase in directed cooling performance and to prevent air from hitting their hands. See Operation Guide and Setup Guide pages to learn more.
Product Setup
  1. Plug power supply cable into the underside of Cooling Unit per label instructions.
  2. Place a compatible laptop into the set of front pads on the Laptop Support Arms, then rotate down onto the back pads. Larger 15+ inch screen laptops rest on the back set of pads, while smaller laptops rest on the forward set of pads.
  3. Optional: Install Cable Straps around the Laptop Support Arms to hide the cables behind the arms and hold the cables in place for easy laptop setup.
Product Operation
  • Press the center of the user facing pushbutton switch to select from three levels of cooling and audio performance: off, low-speed and high-speed. Pressing the switch cycles from off -> low -> off -> high -> off and then repeats the cycle. The lower LED lights up when set to low-speed and the upper LED lights up when set to high-speed.
    • Select off for silent passive airflow cooling.
    • Select low-speed for ultra-quiet/quiet active airflow cooling.
    • Select high-speed for maximum active airflow cooling.
  • Optional: Plug the wall outlet side of the power supply into a user provided control strip to power the workstation on and off, or plug into a user provided smart home / Apple HomeKit accessory to wirelessly control on/off operation or set an on/off operation schedule.
Additional Setup and User Guide Resources
  • See Workstation Setup page to learn about setting up your workstation and laptop for optimum performance and productivity.
  • See Clamshell Setup page to learn about setting up and operating in clamshell mode.
  • See Product Upgrades page to learn about available modular and product upgrades, fan replacements, and cleaning and servicing.
  • See product SRx pages for specifications.
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Cooling Stand Sx

Product Assembly
  1. Remove product by grabbing the side of the Cooling Unit and pulling straight up. The product is bolted to the cardboard insert and will come out with the product.
  2. Remove top layer of foam sheet from product packaging.
  3. Remove Laptops Support Arms from product packaging and place on foam sheet.
  4. Remove accessories box from product packaging, then open lid and remove accessory envelopes with assembly instruction labels.
  5. Flip product over and place upside down on foam sheet. Per labeled instructions, unbolt cardboard insert from the bottom of the Support Base. Save fasteners and washes in Accessories box in case they are needed for repackaging in the future.
  6. Place product face down on the edge of the foam sheet.
  7. Install Laptop Support Arms per label instructions.
  8. Install a set of left and right Adjustable Laptop Support Pads onto the left and right front metal tabs, then install a set of left and right pads onto the rear metal tabs. Note that only one pad at each location is recommended for best cooling, but multiple pads can be placed on the rear tabs if multiple laptop sizes will be used on a single Stand.
  9. Optional: Install one or more of the Adjustable Height Feet for leveling.
  10. Optional: Install the optional Air Deflector to provide an increase in directed cooling performance and to prevent air from hitting their hands. See Operation Guide and Setup Guide pages to learn more.
Product Setup
  1. Plug power supply cable into the underside of Cooling Unit per label instructions.
  2. Adjust left and right rear Laptop Support Pads to fit compatible laptop size.
  3. Place a compatible laptop onto Laptop Support Arms and Pads.
  4. Optional: Install Cable Straps around the Laptop Support Arms to hide the cables behind the arms and hold the cables in place for easy laptop setup.
Product Operation
  • Press the center of the user facing pushbutton switch to select from three levels of cooling and audio performance: off, low-speed and high-speed. Pressing the switch cycles from off -> low -> off -> high -> off and then repeats the cycle. The lower LED lights up when set to low-speed and the upper LED lights up when set to high-speed.
    • Select off for silent passive airflow cooling.
    • Select low-speed for ultra-quiet/quiet active airflow cooling.
    • Select high-speed for maximum active airflow cooling.
  • Optional: Plug the wall outlet side of the power supply into a user provided control strip to power the workstation on and off, or plug into a user provided smart home / Apple HomeKit accessory to wirelessly control on/off operation or set an on/off operation schedule.
Additional Setup and User Guide Resources
  • See Workstation Setup page to learn about setting up your workstation and laptop for optimum performance and productivity.
  • See Clamshell Setup page to learn about setting up and operating in clamshell mode.
  • See Product Upgrades page to learn about available modular and product upgrades, fan replacements, and cleaning and servicing.
  • See product Sx pages for specifications.
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Cooling Stand SRxN

Product Assembly
  1. Remove top layer of foam sheet from product packaging.
  2. Remove modular components (Support Mounting Plate, Laptops Support Arms, and Support Legs) from product packaging and place on foam sheet.
  3. Remove accessories box from product packaging, then open lid and remove accessory envelopes with assembly instruction labels.
  4. Place Support Mounting Plate face down on foam sheet.
  5. Install Laptop Support Arms and Support Legs onto Support Mounting Plate per label instructions. Note that Arm and Leg mounting holes are oversized to allow them to be adjusted for leveling.
  6. Optional: Install 1/32” thick pads for leveling beyond Arm and Leg adjustments.
Product Setup
  1. Place a compatible laptop into the set of front pads on the Laptop Support Arms, then rotate down onto the back pads. Larger 15+ inch screen laptops rest on the back set of pads, while smaller laptops rest on the forward set of pads.
  2. Optional: Install Cable Straps around the Laptop Support Arms to hide the cables behind the arms and hold the cables in place for easy laptop setup.
Additional Setup and User Guide Resources
  • See Workstation Setup page to learn about setting up your workstation and laptop for optimum performance and productivity.
  • See Clamshell Setup page to learn about setting up and operating in clamshell mode.
  • See Product Upgrades page to learn about available modular and product upgrades, fan replacements, and cleaning and servicing.
  • See product SRxN pages for specifications.
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Cooling Stand SxN

Product Assembly
  1. Remove product by grabbing the side of the Support Base and pulling straight up. The Support Base is bolted to the cardboard insert and will come out with the product.
  2. Remove top layer of foam sheet from product packaging.
  3. Remove Laptops Support Arms from product packaging and place on foam sheet.
  4. Remove accessories box from product packaging, then open lid and remove accessory envelopes with assembly instruction labels.
  5. Flip product over and place upside down on foam sheet. Per labeled instructions, unbolt cardboard insert from the bottom of the Support Base. Save fasteners and washes in Accessories box in case they are needed for repackaging in the future.
  6. Place Support Base face down on the edge of the foam sheet.
  7. Install Laptop Support Arms per label instructions.
  8. Install a set of left and right Adjustable Laptop Support Pads onto the left and right front metal tabs, then install a set of left and right pads onto the rear metal tabs. Note that only one pad at each location is recommended for best cooling, but multiple pads can be placed on the rear tabs if multiple laptop sizes will be used on a single Stand.
  9. Optional: Install one or more of the Adjustable Height Feet for leveling.
Product Setup
  1. Adjust left and right rear Laptop Support Pads to fit compatible laptop size.
  2. Place a compatible laptop onto Laptop Support Arms and Pads.
  3. Optional: Install Cable Straps around the Laptop Support Arms to hide the cables behind the arms and hold the cables in place for easy laptop setup.
Additional Setup and User Guide Resources
  • See Workstation Setup page to learn about setting up your workstation and laptop for optimum performance and productivity.
  • See Clamshell Setup page to learn about setting up and operating in clamshell mode.
  • See Product Upgrades page to learn about available modular and product upgrades, fan replacements, and cleaning and servicing.
  • See product SxN pages for specifications.
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Cooling Stand SRxM

Product Assembly
  1. Remove top layer of foam sheet from product packaging.
  2. Remove modular components (Support Mounting Plate, Support Legs, and Cooling Unit) from product packaging and place on foam sheet.
  3. Remove accessories box from product packaging, then open lid and remove accessory envelopes with assembly instruction labels.
  4. Place Support Mounting Plate face down on foam sheet.
  5. Install Support Legs onto Support Mounting Plate per label instructions. Note that Leg mounting holes are oversized to allow them to be adjusted for leveling.
  6. Install Cooling Unit onto Support Mounting Plate per label instructions. Note that Cooling Unit mounting holes are oversized to allow for repositioning of the Cooling Unit so that the pushbutton switch does not rub against the side walls of the Support Mounting Plate.
  7. Optional: Install 1/32” thick pads for leveling beyond Leg adjustments.
  8. Optional: Install Mac Studio pads if using a Mac Studio desktop, or install Mac Mini pads if using a Mac Mini with the bottom cover removed.
  9. Optional: Install the optional dust filter to help reduce dust accumulation, and for users that choose to remove the Mac Mini’s bottom cover for direct internal component cooling. Use of a dust filter slightly decreases airflow and increases noise.
Product Setup
  1. Plug power supply cable into the underside of Cooling Unit per label instructions.
  2. Place a compatible Mac Studio or Mac Mini onto the four pads surrounding the fan exhaust.
  3. Optional: Remove the bottom cover on the Mac Mini (twist off or use supplied opener tool) to drive active airflow into the Mac Mini and directly cool internal components and processors. When the cover is off, the support pads lock the Mac Mini in place. Note that operating the Mac Mini with the bottom cover removed may not be considered normal operating conditions for the Mac Mini by Apple, and could impact warranty. A user installed dust filter accessory is included to help reduce internal dust accumulation, however, the user needs to first install the filter, and then to clean accumulated dust from the filter and computer as required. Dust filters reduce airflow and increase noise levels for a given airflow.
Product Operation
  • Press the center of the user facing pushbutton switch to select from three levels of cooling and audio performance: off, low-speed and high-speed. Pressing the switch cycles from off -> low -> off -> high -> off and then repeats the cycle. The lower LED lights up when set to low-speed and the upper LED lights up when set to high-speed.
    • Select off for silent passive airflow cooling.
    • Select low-speed for ultra-quiet/quiet active airflow cooling.
    • Select high-speed for maximum active airflow cooling.
  • Optional: Plug the wall outlet side of the power supply into a user provided control strip to power the workstation on and off, or plug into a user provided smart home / Apple HomeKit accessory to wirelessly control on/off operation or set an on/off operation schedule.
Additional Setup and User Guide Resources
  • See Workstation Setup page to learn about setting up your workstation and laptop for optimum performance and productivity.
  • See Clamshell Setup page to learn about setting up and operating in clamshell mode.
  • See Product Upgrades page to learn about available modular and product upgrades, fan replacements, and cleaning and servicing.
  • See product SRxM pages for specifications.
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Cooling Stand SxM

Product Assembly
  1. Remove product by grabbing the side of the Cooling Unit and pulling straight up. The product is bolted to the cardboard insert and will come out with the product.
  2. Remove top layer of foam sheet from product packaging.
  3. Remove accessories box from product packaging, then open lid and remove accessory envelopes with assembly instruction labels.
  4. Flip product over and place upside down on foam sheet. Per labeled instructions, unbolt cardboard insert from the bottom of the Support Base. Save fasteners and washes in Accessories box in case they are needed for repackaging in the future.
  5. Optional: Install one or more of the Adjustable Height Feet for leveling.
  6. Optional: Install Mac Studio pads if using a Mac Studio desktop, or install Mac Mini pads if using a Mac Mini with the bottom cover removed.
  7. Optional: Install the optional dust filter to help reduce dust accumulation, and for users that choose to remove the Mac Mini’s bottom cover for direct internal component cooling. Use of a dust filter slightly decreases airflow and increases noise.
Product Setup
  1. Plug power supply cable into the underside of Cooling Unit per label instructions.
  2. Place a compatible Mac Studio or Mac Mini onto the four pads surrounding the fan exhaust.
  3. Optional: Remove the bottom cover on the Mac Mini (twist off or use supplied opener tool) to drive active airflow into the Mac Mini and directly cool internal components and processors. When the cover is off, the support pads lock the Mac Mini in place. Note that operating the Mac Mini with the bottom cover removed may not be considered normal operating conditions for the Mac Mini by Apple, and could impact warranty. A user installed dust filter accessory is included to help reduce internal dust accumulation, however, the user needs to first install the filter, and then to clean accumulated dust from the filter and computer as required. Dust filters reduce airflow and increase noise levels for a given airflow.
Product Operation
  • Press the center of the user facing pushbutton switch to select from three levels of cooling and audio performance: off, low-speed and high-speed. Pressing the switch cycles from off -> low -> off -> high -> off and then repeats the cycle. The lower LED lights up when set to low-speed and the upper LED lights up when set to high-speed.
    • Select off for silent passive airflow cooling.
    • Select low-speed for ultra-quiet/quiet active airflow cooling.
    • Select high-speed for maximum active airflow cooling.
  • Optional: Plug the wall outlet side of the power supply into a user provided control strip to power the workstation on and off, or plug into a user provided smart home / Apple HomeKit accessory to wirelessly control on/off operation or set an on/off operation schedule.
Additional Setup and User Guide Resources
  • See Workstation Setup page to learn about setting up your workstation and laptop for optimum performance and productivity.
  • See Clamshell Setup page to learn about setting up and operating in clamshell mode.
  • See Product Upgrades page to learn about available modular and product upgrades, fan replacements, and cleaning and servicing.
  • See product SxM pages for specifications.
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