I’m in need of a docking station, which ones one work properly with a Framework?
I have been using OGeem tb4 16 and 1 dock for a month and very pleased with it.
Using dock with Framework in a stand that allows me to open it into a tent configuration for better cooling. 2 Samsung 24 in 1080 monitors using DPs. Must have active DP cable to work.
Using the multiple display settings I just disconnect the Frame screen and configuration stays loaded when I power up the Frame with dock powered.
Also the Frame wakes from sleep when I key my BT keyboard or move the mouse.
I have read that it may be possible to set Bios to power on framework when the dock is turned on. Have not had time to test that theory.
In addition to the OGeeM compatibility it also has on/off button. I have seen comments that on/off is useless on a dock but I have to disagree. I keep my Framework in a stand in tent mode for better cooling. In that configuration the laptop power switch is difficult to access.
I went into bios and change setting to “turn on when ac power applied”. Now I never have to unplug the dock from the laptop or access to laptop power button.
At the end of the day I shutdown the laptop in Windows and power the dock off.
In the morning I power on the dock and the laptop boots up and opens up the beautiful 49” curved monitor I just purchased.
I don’t ever actually have to touch the Framework. This is pretty much how I used the T470s and dock I replaced.
Keep in mind a dock with no on/off switch has be be unplugged from the Framework every time you shutdown to avoid degrading the battery by constantly having it under charge.