HP 2012 Docking Stations and HP 2012 Advanced
Docking Stations for HP Business Notebooks
QuickSpecs
Overview
Introduction
HP docking solutions include a range of convenient expansion solutions that easily connect to your HP Business Notebook and
enable connectivity to a range of peripherals. Create an ideal desktop computing environment using comfort-focused docking
stations and stands that provide port replication, cable management, and future expandability.
These docking stations feature the proprietary HP Docking Station Cable Lock, in addition to an industry standard notebook lock
slot. The HP Docking Station Cable Lock (AU656AA) gives you three locking options: lock the docking station only (which also
prevents access to the advanced docking station's drive bay); lock both the docking station and the notebook; or physically secure
the docking station to a stationary object using the security cable tab.
NOTE: Check the compatibility sections below for a list of products supported by these docking stations. Due to technology changes,
some notebook models may be supported by different docking station solutions. Please also refer to your notebook's QuickSpecs for
individual compatible product information.
Models
HP 2012 90W Docking Station
HP 2012 230W Docking Station
HP 2012 120W Advanced Docking Station
HP 2012 230W Advanced Docking Station
HP Docking Station Cable Lock
A7E32AA
A7E34AA
A7E36AA
A7E38AA
AU656AA
Compatibility
HP 2012 Docking Stations and HP Advanced Docking Stations are compatible with HP ProBook b-Series Notebook PCs, HP
EliteBook 8xxx p Series Notebook PCs, and HP EliteBook 8xxx w Series Mobile Workstations.
The HP 2012 230W Docking Station and Advanced Docking Station are compatible with the HP EliteBook 8xxx p Series Notebook
PCs and w Series Mobile Workstations. The HP Docking Station Cable Lock (AU656AA#XXX) is compatible with the docking stations.
NOTE: Some notebook models do not support these docking features. Docking capability for these models is provided by the HP
3005pr USB 3.0 Port Replicator (H1L08AA) and HP 2005pr USB 2.0 Port Replicator (H1L07AA).
NOTE: Not all models are available in all regions.
Service and support
One-year limited warranty. Additional support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by phone as well as online support
forms. NOTE: Certain restrictions and exclusions apply. Consult the HP Customer Support Center for details.
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QuickSpecs
HP 2012 90W and 230W Docking Stations
HP 2012 90W Docking Station
HP 2012 230W Docking Station
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Power button
Power light
Visual alignment indicator
Docking light
Notebook eject button
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Battery size lever
Guide pads
Docking posts
Notebook eject mechanisms
Docking connector
HP 2012 90W Docking Station Left-Side Components
HP 2012 230W Docking Station Left-Side Components
1. Always-On USB 3.0 ports
HP 2012 90W Docking Station Right-Side Components
HP 2012 230W Docking Station Right-Side Components
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HP 2012 90W and 230W Docking Stations
1. Security cable tab
2.
Integrated cable lock slot
(to connect HP Docking Station Cable Lock or industry
standard notebook lock)
HP 2012 90W Docking Station Rear Components
HP 2012 230W Docking Station Rear Components
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
HP Docking Station Cable Lock slot
Monitor stand port
Mouse connector
Parallel port
Power light
Digital video (DVI-D) port
Powered USB 3.0 port
Security cable slot
RJ-45 (network) jack
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11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
Always-On USB 3.0 port
DisplayPort connector
Power connector
External monitor (VGA) port
Serial port
Keyboard connector
Line-In jack
Audio-out (headphone) jack
Security cable tab
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HP 2012 90W and 230W Docking Stations
Key Benefits
Desktop convenience with full port replication capability in a space-saving design.
Conveniently charges your notebook while it is in the docking station.
Easy docking system provides port replication and cable management in one product.
Four USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect to legacy and evolving peripherals and be more productive.
Optional integrated HP Docking Station Cable Lock allows you to secure your docking station and notebook with one lock.
Also supports an industry standard notebook lock.
AC adapter included
The HP 2012 90W Docking Station gives you an energy-efficient 90W Smart AC adapter for your Notebook PC. The HP 2012
230W Docking Station gives you an energy-efficient 230W Smart AC adapter for your Notebook PC or Mobile Workstation. These
Smart Adapters help guard against power fluctuations with integrated surge protection.
Standard Features
2 docking posts
Docking connector
Visual alignment indicator
Power button and power
light
Eject button and docking
light
USB ports
Always-On USB port
Align and secure the computer for proper connection to the docking station
Connects the computer to the docking station
Helps you align the computer with the docking station for fast and easy docking
Power indicators
Ejects computer from docking station. Docking light is turned on when the computer is properly
connected.
4 USB 3.0 ports (3 Always-On, 1 powered)
Allows you to charge USB powered devices while the computer is in standby mode, powered off or not in
the docking station.
Powered USB port
Allows you to connect to select powered USB and regular USB devices.
Integrated cable lock slot Supports the HP Docking Station Cable Lock with a drastically simplified locking mechanism. Gives you
two security options: lock the docking station only (which also prevents access to the Advanced Docking
Station drive bay); or lock both the docking station and your notebook for additional security.
Also supports an industry standard notebook lock.
Audio and Network
Audio and Ethernet ports, Line-in jack, headphone jack; does not support mic out
connectors
Legacy connectors
Mouse, keyboard, serial and parallel connectors
Other connectors
1 Monitor Stand, 1 DisplayPort 1.2, 1 VGA, and 1 DVI-D connector. AC adapter connector with light
Smart Adapter
HP 90W Smart AC Adapter or HP 230W Smart AC Adapter
NOTE: Your computer, docking station, and monitor must all support USB 3.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 to benefit from the advanced
speeds or features that these technologies provide. If one of the devices does not support these technologies, you will still have USB
2.0 and DisplayPort 1.1 functionality.
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HP 2012 90W and 230W Docking Stations
Specifications
Dimensions
(H x W x D)
Weight
Power Supply (input)
Temperature
Relative Humidity
Maximum Altitude
Shock
Vibration
Option Kit Contents
2.6 x 10.24 x 6.44 in (6.60 x 26.00 x 16.36 cm)
2.36 lbs (1.07 kg)
Rated Voltage
Rated Current
Line Frequency
Operating
Non-operating
Operating/Noncondensing
Non-operating
100 to 240 V
2.5A rms
50 - 60 Hz
50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
14° to 140° F (-10° to 60° C)
10% to 90% relative humidity
5% to 90% relative humidity, 101.6° F (38.7° C) maximum wet bulb
temperature
Operating
0 to 10,000 ft (0 to 3,048 m)
Non-operating
0 to 30,000 ft (0 to 9,144 m)
Operating
10 G, 11 ms, half-sine
Non-operating
60 G, 11 ms, half-sine
Operating
0.5 G zero-to-peak, 10 to 500 Hz, 0.25 oct/min sweep rate
Non-operating
1 G, zero-to-peak, 10 to 500 Hz, 0.5 oct/min sweep rate
HP 2012 90W Docking Station, AC power adapter, documentation
HP 2012 230W Docking Station, AC power adapter, documentation
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HP 2012 120W and 230W Advanced Docking Stations
HP 2012 120W Advanced Docking Station
HP 2012 230W Advanced Docking Station
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Power button
Power light
Visual alignment indicator
Docking light
Notebook eject button
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Battery size lever
Guide pads
Docking posts
Notebook eject mechanisms
Docking connector
HP 2012 120W Advanced Docking Station Left-Side Components
HP 2012 230W Advanced Docking Station Left-Side Components
1. SATA upgrade bay
2. Audio-out (headphone) jack
3. Line-in jack
4.
5.
eSATA adapter
SATA upgrade bay release lever
HP 2012 120W Advanced Docking Station Right-Side Components
HP 2012 230W Advanced Docking Station Right-Side Components
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1. Security cable slot
3.
2. (4) USB 3.0 ports
Integrated cable lock slot
(to connect HP Docking Station Cable Lock or industry
standard notebook lock)
HP 2012 120W Advanced Docking Station Rear Components
HP 2012 230W Advanced Docking Station Rear Components
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
HP Docking Station Cable Lock slot
Security cable tab
Mouse connector
Parallel port
Monitor stand port
Digital video (DVI-D) ports
Power light
Security cable slot
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10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
RJ-45 (network) jack
Power connector
DisplayPort connector
Powered USB 2.0 port
Always-On USB 2.0 port
External monitor (VGA) port
Serial port
Keyboard connector
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Key Benefits
Robust desktop replacement solution for your mobile office with advanced features for future expansion.
Conveniently charges your notebook while it is in the docking station.
Easy docking system provides port replication and cable management, plus expandability through an integrated SATA
upgrade bay- all in one product.
Four USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect to legacy and evolving peripherals and be more productive.
Optional integrated HP Docking Station Cable Lock allows you to secure your docking station, notebook and integrated SATA
drive with one lock. Also supports an industry standard notebook lock.
AC adapter included
The HP 2012 120W Advanced Docking Station gives you an energy-efficient 120W Smart AC adapter for your Notebook PC. The
HP 2012 230W Advanced Docking Station gives you an energy-efficient 230W Smart AC adapter for your Notebook PC or Mobile
Workstation. These Smart adapters guard against power fluctuations with integrated surge protection.
Standard Features
2 docking posts
Docking connector
Visual alignment indicator
Power button and power
light
Eject button and docking
light
USB ports
Always-On USB port
Align and secure the computer for proper connection to the docking station
Connects the computer to the docking station
Helps you align the computer with the docking station for fast and easy docking
Power indicators
Ejects computer from docking station. Dock light is turned on when the computer is properly connected.
4 USB 3.0 ports (Always On), 2 USB 2.0 ports (1 Always-On, 1 powered)
Allows you to charge USB powered devices while the computer is in standby mode, powered off or not in
the docking station.
Powered USB port
Allows you to connect to select powered USB and regular USB devices
Integrated cable lock slot Supports the HP Docking Station Cable Lock, which gives you two security options: lock the docking
station only (which also prevents access to the Advanced Docking Station drive bay); or lock both the
docking station and your notebook for additional security.
Also supports an industry standard notebook lock.
eSATA port
Enable ultra-fast (up to 3Gb/s) external data connectivity with any customer supplied eSATA device such
as an eSATA Hard Drive.
Audio and Network
Audio and Ethernet ports, line-in jack, headphone jack; does not support mic out
connectors
Legacy connectors
Mouse, keyboard, serial and parallel connectors
Other connectors
1 Monitor Stand, 2 DisplayPort 1.2, 1 VGA, and 2 DVI-D connectors. AC adapter connector with light
NOTE: A maximum of three displays can be supported through the HP 2012 120W Advanced Docking
Station (A7E36AA) and HP 2012 230W Advanced Docking Station (A7E38AA). The DisplayPort and DVI
connectors are shared, so you may choose one DisplayPort or DVI plus a second DisplayPort, or DVI plus
the VGA connector. Therefore, the choices are DP+DP+VGA, DP+DVI+VGA, DVI+DP+VGA or
DVI+DVI+VGA.
Upgrade bay
Supports all HP upgrade bay hard drives and optical drives for additional local storage capabilities.
Smart Adapter
HP 120W or HP 230W Smart AC Adapter
NOTE: Your computer, docking station, and monitor must all support USB 3.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 to benefit from the advanced
speeds or features that these technologies provide. If one of the devices does not support these technologies, you will still have USB
2.0 and DisplayPort 1.1 functionality.
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Specifications
Dimensions
(H x W x D)
Weight
Power Supply (input)
Temperature
Relative Humidity
Maximum Altitude
Shock
Vibration
Option Kit Contents
2.60 x 10.65 x 10.24 in (6.6 x 27.05 x 26.0 cm)
3.61 lbs (1.637 kg)
Rated Voltage
Rated Current
Line Frequency
Operating
Non-operating
Non-operating
100 to 240 V
2.5A rms
50 - 60 Hz
50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
14° to 140° F (-10° to 60° C)
5% to 90% relative humidity, 101.6° F (38.7° C) maximum wet bulb
temperature
Operating
0 to 10,000 ft (0 to 3,048 m)
Non-operating
0 to 30,000 ft (0 to 9,144 m)
Operating
10 G, 11 ms, half-sine
Non-operating
60 G, 11 ms, half-sine
Operating
0.5 G zero-to-peak, 10 to 500 Hz, 0.25 oct/min sweep rate
Non-operating
1 G, zero-to-peak, 10 to 500 Hz, 0.5 oct/min sweep rate
HP 2012 120W Advanced Docking Station, AC power adapter, documentation
HP 2012 230W Advanced Docking Station, AC power adapter, documentation
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Related Options
HP Docking Station Cable Lock
HP Upgrade Bay 500 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive (works with pre-2011 HP Business Notebooks)
HP Upgrade Bay SATA DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL Drive
HP 500-GB 7200rpm Primary SATA Hard Drive
HP USB Keyboard/Mouse Bundle*
HP Adjustable Display Stand
HP LCD Monitor Stand
*Availability may vary by region. Check your notebook platform QuickSpecs for specific compatibility.
AU656AA#XXX
AU097AA
AK869AA
AU098AA
RC465AA
AW663AA
QM196AA
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