DHC FEATURES

SVALT Cooling Dock model DHC 2nd generation with noted features diagram 2nd Gen New Features Overview
  • Front horizontal air channel includes curving cutouts for improved airflow and heatsink cooling.


SVALT Cooling Dock model DHC with noted features diagram 2nd and 1st Gen Features Overview
  • Optimized for heatsink cooling with active airflow.
  • Silent thermally conductive heatsink cooling.
  • Specially engineered laptop coupling interface.
  • Edge protection padding around conductive interface.
  • Cooling fins transfer heat to surrounding air.
  • Externally cools laptop enclosure at processors.
  • Passive airflow cooling through air channels.
  • Active airflow cooling with Cooling Fan Fx accessory.
  • Fx internally cools laptops with center intake vent.
  • Clamshell setup with laptop safely in padded cradle.
  • Replaceable user installed laptop retention pad.
  • Works with a wide variety of metal enclosure laptops.
  • Made from solid aluminum in Portland, Oregon.


SVALT Cooling Dock model DHC cooling diagram Thermally Conductive Heatsink Cooling Features
  • 9 square inch thermally conductive interface couples with the laptop’s aluminum enclosure to silently extract heat at processor location. The thermally conductive interface uses multiple layers of specially engineered low-thermal impedance materials and durable edge bumper padding with a special assembly system to protect the laptop surface finish while still achieving high levels of conductive heat transfer and cooling.
  • 2.5 pound heatsink milled from solid 6061 aluminum absorbs heat from the thermally conductive interface. The heatsink with continuous solid construction increases thermal mass capacity, heat absorption, heat flow and cooling.
  • 123 square inch heatsink surface area transfers heat to surrounding passive or active cooling airflows through 6 cooling fins, multiple extra wide open air channels and an extra large passthrough air hole designed to generate passive airflows and make greater use of active airflows from the option Fx Cooling Fan. The heatsink surface area with greater airflow moving across the surface increases the rate of heat dissipation and cooling.
  • Dock width, front horizontal air channel with curving ends and central passthrough air hole align with laptop vents for improved operation of the laptop’s built-in cooling system.


SVALT Cooling Dock model DHC cooling with Fx diagram Optional Active Airflow Cooling Features
  • Optional Cooling Fan Fx accessory adds a boost of active airflow cooling to heatsink Cooling Dock DHCR, DHC and DH models.
  • DHC model has been optimized to maximize active airflow cooling from the Cooling Fan Fx.
  • Back cooling fins and extra wide air channels transfer heat to active airflow.
  • Extra large passthrough hole connects to front air channel to flush out hot air.
  • Drives cooling air into compatible laptop center intake vent for direct internal processor cooling, such as with 2021-2023 MacBook Pros (M2/M1 Pro/Max).
  • Drives more cooling air onto laptop enclosure for direct external cooling.


SVALT Cooling Dock model DHC workstation diagram Workstation Features
  • Compact product footprint for more open desktop.
  • Heavy mass for increased stability.
  • Non-slip feet for stable workstation placement.
  • Two threaded underside holes for securing dock to media carts or for theft prevention.


SVALT Cooling Dock model DHC clamshell mode diagram Clamshell Mode Features
  • Leaning vertical closed-screen clamshell mode support for easy and secure clamshell mode setup with access to power, Touch ID and keyboard while safely held within padded cradle and connected to cables.
  • Disables laptop screen to optimize graphics for improved external display performance.
  • Reduces laptop screen, keyboard, trackpad and battery use for increased lifespan.
  • Uses external display, keyboard and trackpad / mouse for improved ergonomics.


SVALT Cooling Dock model DHC laptop compatibility diagram Device Compatibility Features
  • Edge protection pads located around all four sides of the thermally conductive coupling interface.
  • Leaning support for compatibility with a wide range of laptops, tablets and other devices.
  • Angled lower support shelf and non-slip padding for holding device in place.
  • Optional user installed laptop retention pad locks device in place.
  • Support system designed for universal Mac and PC laptop fit.
  • Optimized fit and active airflow cooling with a wide variety of laptops.
  • The new 2nd generation DHC model includes curving cutouts in the front horizontal air channel for improved airflow and heatsink cooling.


SVALT Cooling Dock model DHC modularity diagram Right-to-Repair Modularity Features
  • Modular bolt/snap assembly for customer servicing, replacement, exchange or upgrade (optional Fx).
  • Bolt-on fan with standard 3/4-pin fan connection for customer servicing, replacement, exchange or upgrade with nearly any 80x80x25mm fan (optional Fx).
  • Product ships with all of the tools required for disassembly (optional Fx).
  • Packaging system works with all Cooling Dock models.
Material and Component Quality Features
  • High-quality 6061 aluminum structure for extra strength and durability.
  • Anodized aluminum finish for matching Mac laptop finishes.
  • Metal construction for long life span and end-of-life recyclability.
  • High-quality fans with long life performance (optional Fx).
  • High-quality components over-specced for increased performance and life.
  • Minimal use of plastic for reduced environmental impact.
  • Biodegradable package cushioning for reduced impact.
Company Features
  • Designed and crafted with care in and around Portland, OR, USA.
  • Design driven by a passion to make best-in-class products.
  • Innovative design with patents issued and/or pending.
  • Support and trade-ins for anyone with a SVALT product.
Note: See Cooling Fan Fx product page for associated features.