I have tried different solutions with no luck. I would love to use the USB-C. I understand unfortunately that this USB C is not powered??? So, does that mean I need two wires hanging out of the thing to a dock? Please recommend the best solution?
Thanks for posting! In looking at the manual for the Lenovo Flex 5 here –> https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/flex_5-1470_5-1570_ug_en_201703.pdf it seems that the USB-C port can only support data transfer (page 9). This means that video and charging will not be able to work and these are requirements for our USB-C based docking stations to work. Based off of this we do not offer a USB-C based docking station that we can recommend that would work with this system.
Thanks for the input, Otto! Reports like this are much appreciated!
The primary difference with the UD-6950 and UD-6950H is the form factor, as you mention, but the UD-6950H also includes HDMI 2.0 output ports in order to support a mix of connections natively. Whereas the UD-6950 would require an adapter in order to convert to HDMI from the DisplayPort ports.
Our UD-6950 and UD-6950H docks can be used with USB Type-A ports or USB Type-C ports because they both run using DisplayLink technology which only requires data transfer. We haven’t used them on the Flex 5s, but I’d expect them to work.
Thanks, David. I downloaded and ran the tool you pointed me to, and it says that my machine passes. I’m going to order one of the 6950s and see how it goes. Thanks a lot for your responses. I’ll try to report back here on the integration between the 6950 and the Flex 5.