Targus ACA41 ACP71/77 to USB Type-C Multiplexer
Targus has released ACA41 adapter (a tip of sorts) for using the Targus ACP71 and ACP77 Universal Docking Stations with a USB Type-C Host for only $59.99 SRP.
The ACA41 multiplexes (combines) the USB Type A Cable that usually goes into the host and the DC power from the ACP71/77 into a single USB Type C connection to the host. The blue power LED light up to show power is applied to the unit from the ACP71/77. It auto-negotiates USB Type-C PD 2.0 modes 1-4, at 5VDC, 12VDC, and 20VDC, so no worries about what host it is plugged into. It even can be used to supply power to MacBooks with Type-C! Note, PD of 20VDC may require a dock PSU with 20.5VDC output.
The ACA41 has been tested with the following hosts:
- Dell Venue 10 Pro 5056
- Dell XPS 12
- Dell XPS 13
- HP Elite X2 1012 G1
- Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Tablet
- MacBook (Retina 12 inch, Early 2015)
- MacBook (Retina 12 inch, Early 2016)
- Samsung Galaxy Pro S Tablet