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Cooling Dock DHCR

Regular price $249.00 USD
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DESCRIPTION: The Cooling Dock model DHCR is specially designed, engineered and sculpted from solid aluminum to support and silently cool Apple's latest Apple Silicon laptop designs, such as the 2021-2022 MacBook Pro (M1 Pro/Max), 2022 MacBook Air (M2) and future flat-backed Mac laptops, while also working with all Apple laptops from the last decade.

The DHCR features a rectilinear design, and uses an innovative thermally conductive interface to extract heat from the laptop processors and transfer it to a massive 3.2 pound heatsink sculpted from solid aluminum with numerous cooling fins and air channels for optimal silent cooling, as well as active airflow cooling when used with an optional Cooling Fan Fx.

The DHCR and all Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads. All SVALT products are made with enduring metal construction milled from solid aluminum in Portland, Oregon. All SVALT products with active fan cooling feature exchangeable right-to-repair modular systems. SVALT quiet and powerful cooling helps to lower laptop temperatures, reduced internal laptop fan speeds, and restore performance potential.

OPTIONS:

  • 1st and 2nd Generation Designs: The DHCR is available with a 1st generation design, or with a new 2nd generation design that includes curving cutouts in the front horizontal air channels for improved airflow and heatsink cooling with 2021-2022 MacBook Pros (M1 Pro/Max), as well as curving cutouts in the through hole for improved active airflow cooling with the optional Cooling Fan Fx. The 2nd gen DHCR is recommended for 2021-2022 MacBook Pros (M1 Pro/Max).
  • Cooling Fan Fx: The DHCR has been designed to work with the optional Cooling Fan Fx accessory that boosts heatsink cooling, as well as providing direct internal processor cooling on 2021-2022 MacBook Pros (M1 Pro/Max). The Fx can be bundled with the DHCR or purchased separately later. The Fx comes in multiple fan configurations. The B16 is recommended for most users as a baseline of always-on ultra-quiet cooling. The W20 is recommended for more aggressive cooling that can be used in less noise sensitive environments or switched on as needed. The R17 falls between the B16 and W20. The Fx can be ordered with one of the fan models installed, with the B16 installed and the other two fans included for exchange, or without a fan and electronics for a DIY setup.
  • Future Options: The Cooling Fan Fx can be order separately in the future, and the Fx’s bolt and snap modular system allows for easy fan exchange through accessories, and will work with any standard 80x80mm fan.

FEATURES:

SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 2nd generation with noted features diagram 2nd Gen New Features Overview
  • Front horizontal air channel includes curving cutouts for improved airflow and heatsink cooling with 2021-2022 MacBook Pros (M1 Pro/Max).
  • Back horizontal air channel and air through hole includes curving cutouts for improved active cooling airflow with the Cooling Fan Fx accessory.
SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR with noted features diagram 2nd and 1st Gen Features Overview
  • Optimized for silent heatsink cooling.
  • Rectilinear design with straight sides.
  • 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.
Thermally Conductive Heatsink Cooling Features
  • 13 square inch extra large thermally conductive interface efficiently couples with the 2021 MacBook Pro (M1 Pro/Max) laptop’s flat backed aluminum enclosure to silently extract heat at processor location.
  • 3.2 pound extra heavy heatsink sculpted from solid 6061 aluminum effectively doubles 2021 MacBook Pro thermal mass and ability to absorb heat.
  • 169 square inch extra large heatsink surface area transfers heat to surrounding air through 12 cooling fins, multiple open air channels and a passthrough air hole.
  • Width aligns with laptop vent locations for airflow.
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.
  • Back cooling fins and air channels transfer heat to active airflow.
  • Through 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.
  • Drives cooling air onto laptop enclosure for direct external cooling.
  • The new 2nd generation DHCR model includes curving cutouts in the through hole for improved active airflow cooling.
Workstation Productivity 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.
  • 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.
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 heatsink cooling with the 2021-2022 MacBook Pro (M1 Pro/Max) and 2022 MacBook Air (M2).
  • The new 2nd generation DHCR model includes curving cutouts in the front horizontal air channels for improved airflow and heatsink cooling with 2021-2022 MacBook Pros (M1 Pro/Max).
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.

SPECIFICATIONS:

SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR specs diagram Cooling System Specs
  • The DHCR heatsink’s design is optimized for silent heatsink cooling, but the numerous backside cooling fins, backside vertical and horizontal air channels, passthrough air hole, and frontside horizontal air channel are also designed to work with the optional Cooling Fan Fx accessory that boosts heatsink cooling and internally cools processors on compatible laptops. The Fx can be purchased bundled with the DHCR, or can be purchased separately later.
  • Note: The new 2nd generation DHCR model includes curving cutouts in the through hole for improved active airflow cooling with the Fx.
  • Note: See Product Setup page for product setup, operation and additional user guide resources.
Device Compatibility Specs
  • Compatible Apple / Mac Laptops: MacBook Pro 16/14” M1 Max/Pro 2021 (DHCR 2nd gen recommended), MacBook Pro 13” Touch Bar M2/M1 2020-2022, MacBook Pro 16/15/13” TouchBar 2016-2020, MacBook Pro 15/13” Retina 2012-2015, MacBook Air 13” M2 2022, MacBook Air 13” M1 2020-2021, MacBook Air 13” Retina 2018-2020, MacBook Air 13/11” 2008-2017, MacBook 12” Retina 2015-2018, and more based on the compatibility criterial listed below.
  • Compatible PC Laptops: Select standard to small PC laptops per the compatibility criterial listed below.
  • Compatibility Criteria for Types: Works with the following device and screen types: 1) Laptops operated in closed-screen clamshell mode while connected to an external display, keyboard/mouse and power supply. 2) Laptops with convertible/flip touchscreen, either while in a standalone configuration with touchscreen, or while also connected to a second display and/or keyboard/mouse. 3) Tablets with touchscreen, either standalone or connected to an additional display.
  • Compatibility Criteria for Fit: Works with devices that are up to approximately 1.100 inches thick, but will vary depending on the bottom edge shape of the device. An optional laptop retention pad can be installed to lock the laptop in place.
  • Compatibility Criteria for Cooling: Works with devices that do not have hot air exhaust vents located within the 4.800 inch center portion of the bottom edge (screen hinge edge on laptops), and that have a metal enclosure surface for coupling with the thermally conductive interface (note that customer installed surface coverings will not allow for thermal coupling and the transfer of heat from device to heatsink). Cooling performance improves with devices that have the following attributes, where more attributes result in more cooling: 1) Bottom/back metal enclosure surfaces that are flat at the location of the larger and taller thermally conductive pad to allow for continuous coupling and maximum heat transfer. 2) Processor location centered and near bottom edge to align the device’s highest temperature location with the most cooling for the largest heat transfer potential into the heatsink thermal mass. 3) Cool air intake vent locations centered on the bottom edge for direct internal cooling from the passthrough hole when used with the optional Cooling Fan Fx accessory.
  • Note: The new 2nd generation DHCR model includes curving cutouts in the front horizontal air channels for improved airflow and heatsink cooling with 2021-2022 MacBook Pros (M1 Pro/Max).
  • Note: See Laptops page to learn about Apple laptop’s built-in cooling systems and SVALT model recommendations.
Dimensional Specs
  • Product Side to Side: 4.8 inches.
  • Product Front to Back: 4.1 inches.
  • Product Top to Bottom: 4.1 inches.
  • Product Weight: 3.2 lbs.
  • Shipping Weight: 4.3 lbs.
Note: See Cooling Fan Fx product page for associated specifications.

COLORS:

SVALT fans and colors B16, R17, W20, B14, G17 Fan Model Colors
(listed from left to right)
  • B16/B05 with black frame and black blades.
  • R17 with black frame and red blades.
  • W20 with black frame and white blades.
  • B14 with black frame and black blades.
  • G17 with light gray frame and dark gray blades.
Notes
  • Products with fans use modular cooling systems with bolted and snapped fan assembly so that nearly any standard fan can be used. See specifications for details, and see accessories for replacement fans.
SVALT anodized aluminum gray, black and silver colors Aluminum Finish Colors
(listed from left to right)
  • Gray bead blasted anodize finish.
  • Black bead blasted anodize finish.
  • Silver bead blasted anodize finish.
Notes
  • Satin silver and glossy black anodized finishes are brighter than matte anodize.
  • Anodized parts are pre-finished by hand and then anodized by hand in small batches. The anodize color may vary slightly between parts.
  • Matte black anodize finish may show some finger prints, but can be cleaned with a microfiber cloth, or using a damp cloth with soap and water.
  • Anodized part’s bottom and/or back surfaces are considered non-cosmetic finish.
Thermally Conductive Material Finish
  • 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 color hue varies depending on the underlying anodized aluminum colors of silver, gray and black, with silver being the brightest yellow-orange and black being the darkest.
  • Limit touching thermally conductive surface as it easily absorbs oil from fingers and hand. Use a microfiber cloth to cleaning surface, or use a damp cloth but do not allow any moisture to get near edges where it could contact and potentially damage adhesives.

CONTENTS:

  • 1 x SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR per selected build configuration.
  • 3 x optional user installed laptop retention pads (1 pad installed at a time with 2 extras for future installations).
  • 1 x reusable product box.
  • Note: See Cooling Fan Fx product page for bundled Fx package contents.

SHIPPING:

  • SVALT products are made locally and hand built to order per the estimated build lead time listed above under the dropdown color selector.
  • SVALT is a local company based in Portland, Oregon. Oregon does not collect sales tax.
  • International customers are responsible for paying their country’s import fees and taxes upon delivery.
  • 15-day return and 1-year limited warranty for US customers.
  • Support and trade-ins available for anyone with a SVALT product.
  • See policies for additional details.
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