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SVALT Cooling Dock D2 Pro Firmware v2.0 / v1.0 Operation and Upgrades

SVALT D2 High-Performance Cooling Dock LED activation with Apple MacBook Air 11-inch display
If you have a Cooling Dock original D2 Pro model, then select from the following tabs for operation based on firmware and for discounted upgrade options. Please contact us if you have any questions.
  • D2 Pro Operation Firmware Version 2.0
    Firmware version 2.0 was included with the D2 Pro’s shipped after August 7, 2017 and before the release of the new D2 Pro II with firmware version 3.0 September, 2020.

    System Startup & Shutdown
    A pushbutton switch is used to control the system and is located on the rear screen panel. A LED signals switch inputs and the system’s cooling mode (see Turbo and Custom Cooling Mode sections below for LED signal patterns). The LED is located inside the rear screen, along the bottom of the fan. The LED is positioned to be visible when leaning over the laptop and looking down the back side of the dock.
    • 1x Startup : To turn on the D2, press the push-button switch once (1x) and the cooling system will start in Auto cooling mode by default (see the Auto Cooling Modes section below to learn about how this cooling mode works, and see the Custom Cooling Modes section below to change cooling modes). When powering on the cooling system or changing cooling modes, the LED will signal the cooling mode for 24-seconds, while the fan provides an audio signal by instantly spinning to maximum speed and then either dropping down to a lower speed or turning off based on cooling mode and measured temperature.
    • 1x Shutdown : To turn off the D2, wait a few seconds if you just powered on the D2, and then press the switch once (1x) to power down the cooling system. When powering off the cooling system, the LED will momentarily light up and fade to off after 1-second, while the fan spins to a stop if it hasn’t already stopped.

    Auto Cooling Modes
    In any of the three Auto cooling modes the cooling system’s external thermistor measures laptop enclosure temperatures and automatically adjust fan speed between 900 and 3600 RPM. This helps keep things quiet when supplemental cooling is not required and then increase cooling power as temperatures rise over the course of a workday. When temperatures are low enough the fan will temporarily stop until higher temperatures are detected, at which point it will automatically restart.

    Turbo Cooling Modes
    After turning on the D2 by pressing the switch 1x, you can then use the following switch activations to immediately increase fan speed to 3200 RPM for an extra blast of cooling power. These Turbo cooling modes are temporary and do not change the saved cooling mode.
    • 2x Turbo (rapid flashing LED) : When you press switch 2x the cooling system will enable Turbo and then automatically return to the default Auto cooling mode, or the last user saved cooling mode after 5-min.
    • 3x Turbo + (medium flashing LED) : When you press switch 3x the cooling system will enable Turbo until you press the switch 1x to return to the default Auto cooling mode, or the last user saved cooling mode.

    Custom Cooling Modes
    After turning on the D2 by pressing the switch 1x, you can then use the following switch activations to change the saved cooling mode. Once one of these modes has been enabled, then the D2 will return to that cooling mode upon subsequent power restarts.
    • 4x Fixed (slow flashing LED) : When you press the switch 4x the cooling system will run at a constant 1600 RPM fixed speed by default to provide a balance of audio and cooling performance, or you can save a custom fixed speed to precisely meet your audio and cooling performance requirements as described below in 5x Fixed Customization.
    • 5x Fixed Customization (LED pulses up and down to indicate rising or falling fan programming speeds) : When you press the switch 5x the fan will begin to continually cycle from 900 to 3600 to 900 RPM. Press the switch 1x when the fan reaches your desired fixed speed. At this point you have saved a custom fixed speed and entered into 4x Fixed cooling mode. If you change cooling modes and then return to 4x Fixed cooling mode, it will return to your custom fixed speed. If you would like to select a different fixed speed, then press the switch 5x to restart the process, or you can reset to the default 1600 RPM as described below.
    • 6x Auto + (rapid pulsing LED) : When you press the switch 6x the cooling system will run at higher speeds for cooling priority. In this cooling mode the fan is more likely to stay on at low to moderate speeds, and will increase speeds sooner to help stay ahead of heat buildup. This cooling mode is suggested for cooler offices.
    • 7x Auto (medium pulsing LED) : When you press the switch 7x the cooling system will run at default speeds for a balance of audio and cooling performance. In this cooling mode the fan will stay off or at lower speeds until temperatures rise, as which point fan speeds will progressively increase to help neutralize heat buildup. This cooling mode is suggested for offices with normal temperatures.
    • 8x Auto - (slow pulsing LED) : When you press the switch 8x the cooling system will run at lower speeds for audio priority. In this cooling mode the fan will stay off or at lower speeds until temperatures rise significantly, at which point fan speeds will rapidly increase to help recovery from heat buildup. This cooling mode is suggested for hotter offices.

    Restore Factory Defaults
    To reset the cooling system to factory default settings press and hold the switch for 5-seconds. Once the switch has been held down for 5-seconds and a system reset has been triggered, the fan will speed up and the system will enter into Auto default cooling mode and the LED will medium pulse. The Fixed cooling mode will also reset to 1600 RPM.

    Cooling Mode Diagram v2.0
    SVALT D2 High-Performance Cooling Dock User’s Guide Cooling Mode Diagram Firmware Version 2.0
  • D2 Pro Operation Firmware Version 1.0
    Firmware version 1.0 was included with D2 Pro’s shipped before August 7, 2017.

    System Startup & Shutdown
    A pushbutton switch is used to control the system and is located on the rear screen panel. A LED signals switch inputs and the system’s cooling mode (see Turbo and Custom Cooling Mode sections below for LED signal patterns). The LED is located inside the rear screen, along the bottom of the fan. The LED is positioned to be visible when leaning over the laptop and looking down the back side of the dock.
    • 1x Startup : To turn on the D2, press the push-button switch once (1x) and the cooling system will start in Auto cooling mode by default (see the Auto Cooling Modes section below to learn about how this cooling mode works, and see the Custom Cooling Modes section below to change cooling modes). When powering on the cooling system or changing cooling modes, the LED will signal the cooling mode for 24-seconds, while the fan provides an audio signal by instantly spinning to maximum speed and then either dropping down to a lower speed or turning off based on cooling mode and measured temperature.
    • 1x Shutdown : To turn off the D2, wait a few seconds if you just powered on the D2, and then press the switch once (1x) to power down the cooling system. When powering off the cooling system, the LED will momentarily light up and fade to off after 1-second, while the fan spins to a stop if it hasn’t already stopped.

    Auto Cooling Modes
    In any of the three Auto cooling modes the cooling system’s external thermistor measures laptop enclosure temperatures and automatically adjust fan speed between 0 and 3600 RPM. This helps keep things quiet when supplemental cooling is not required and then increase cooling power as temperatures rise over the course of a workday. When temperatures are low enough the fan will temporarily stop until higher temperatures are detected, at which point it will automatically restart.

    Turbo Cooling Modes
    After turning on the D2 by pressing the switch 1x, you can then use the following switch activations to immediately increase fan speed to 3200 RPM for an extra blast of cooling power. These Turbo cooling modes are temporary and do not change the saved cooling mode.
    • 2x Turbo (very fast flashing LED) Press switch 2x to enable, and then the system will automatically return to default Auto cooling mode, or the last user saved cooling mode after 5-min.
    • 3x Turbo + (fast flashing LED) Press switch 3x to enable, and then press switch 1x to return to default Auto cooling mode, or the last user saved cooling mode.

    Custom Cooling Modes
    After turning on the D2 by pressing the switch 1x, you can then use the following switch activations to change the saved cooling mode. Once one of these modes has been enabled, then the D2 will return to that cooling mode upon subsequent power restarts.
    • 4x Fixed (medium flashing LED) Press switch 4x to set the cooling system to a fixed speed of your choosing. The fan continually cycles from 900 to 3600 to 900 RPM, while the LED indicates increasing or decreasing speeds. When the fan reaches your desired speed, press the switch 1x to select a fixed speed, at which point the LED will medium flash. Press switch 4x to restart the selection process. In this Fixed cooling mode you can lock-in the precise fan speed that provides the right balance of audio and cooling performance for your requirements.
    • 5x Auto - (slow fading LED) Press switch 5x to set the cooling system to a lower speeds for audio priority, or for a hot office as compared to normal 70 F office temperatures. In this Auto cooling mode the fan will stay off or at lower speeds until temperatures rise significantly, at which point fan speeds will rapidly increase to help recovery from heat buildup.
    • 6x Auto + (fast fading LED) Press switch 6x to set the cooling system to a higher speeds for cooling priority, or for a cold office as compared to normal 70 F office temperatures. In this Auto cooling mode the fan is more likely to stay on at low to moderate speed, and will increase speeds sooner to help stay ahead of heat buildup.
    • 7x Auto (medium fading LED) Press switch 7x to reset the cooling system to factory default for a balance of audio and cooling performance in normal 70 F office temperatures. In this Auto cooling mode the fan will stay off or at lower speeds until temperatures rise, as which point fan speeds will progressively increase to help neutralize heat buildup. The system can also be reset to factory default by pressing the switch 1x and then holding it down for 7-seconds, at which point the fan speeds up to signal a system reset.


    Cooling Mode Diagram v1.0
    SVALT D2 High-Performance Cooling Dock User’s Guide Cooling Mode Diagram
  • D2 Pro Upgrade Options
    In support of existing customers, we offer the following discounted upgrade options:
    • If you have an original D2 Pro with Version 1.0 firmware and would like to upgrade to Version 2.0 (see list of v2.0 revisions below), then we will upgrade the firmware and clean your D2 Pro at no charge if you cover shipping costs. Please contact us for details.
    • If you have an original D2 Pro with either Version 1.0 or 2.0 firmware and would like to upgrade to the new D2 Pro II, then we offer a number of cost saving options. One option is to send your D2 Pro to us for an upgrade, and we will clean, update to firmware version 3.0, and install your D2 cooling system in a new D2 Pro II aluminum dock with new venting and padding. Alternatively, you can receive a partial refund on a new D2 Pro II or D1 Pro II model purchase when you return your original D2 Pro. Please contact us for details.

    The following outlines firmware version 2.0's main revisions over version 1.0:
    • 4x Fixed cooling mode has been revised to start with a default 1600 RPM fixed speed or a user’s saved custom fixed speed.
    • 5x Fixed Customize cooling mode has been added as a separate mode for the user to select a custom speed for 4x Fixed cooling mode. This allows the cooling system to save the user’s custom fixed speed so that it can be reactivated without having to reselect a fixed speed, which can be helpful when a user wants to change between modes to meet various audio or cooling performance scenarios.
    • 6x Auto + cooling mode has been revised with significantly more aggressive mapping.
    • 7x Auto default cooling mode has been revised with slightly more aggressive mapping.
    • 8x Auto - cooling mode has been revised with slightly less aggressive mapping.
    • The reset to factory default has been revised to reset Fixed cooling mode to the default 1600 RPM.
    • The order of cooling modes has been revised along with associated switch activations required to enable the cooling modes.

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