Plugable is proud to introduce the latest addition to our line of Thunderbolt 3 docking stations, the Plugable Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station with 85W Charging known as the TBT3-UD1-85W.
Incorporating changes based on feedback from our customers, the TBT3-UD1-85W docking station provides powerful expandability for users of Thunderbolt 3 Macs and Windows systems who want to take advantage of Thunderbolt’s bandwidth and 85W charging at an affordable price point.
The TBT3-UD1-85W will charge a compatible host system with up to 85W of power, provides the ability to connect a single external 4K 60Hz resolution monitor, provides three additional 5Gbps USB 3.0 ports (two USB-A and one USB-C), a wired Intel Gigabit Ethernet port, and separate 3.5mm analog audio input and output jacks.
The TBT3-UD1-85W connects to a compatible Thunderbolt 3 Apple or Windows system using the included 0.8 meter / 2.6 ft long 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 cable. The included cable is longer than what most other manufacturers included with their docking stations, so it provides greater flexibility when arranging things on your desk.
The TBT3-UD1-85W has a built-in DisplayPort video output for connecting a single DisplayPort display. Plugable includes a passive DisplayPort to HDMI adapter to allow for the connection of a HDMI display if necessary (up to 4K 30Hz), an additional accessory that other manufacturers require you to purchase separately.
The TBT3-UD1-85W dock provides a second ‘downstream’ Thunderbolt 3 port that can be used to connect additional Thunderbolt 3 devices or connect a second external display (when used with a compatible system) in conjunction with a separate purchase of a USB-C video cable or adapter like our USB-C to HDMI or our USB-C to HDMI cable.
The TBT3-UD1-85W’s three additional 5Gbps USB 3.0 ports allow for the connection of external USB peripherals, such as a keyboard or mouse, or external storage drives and mobile devices. The dock provides one USB-A port and one USB-C port on the front of the unit and one USB-A port on the back in order to provide physical flexibility when connecting external USB devices.
The TBT3-UD1-85W’s Intel-based Ethernet port provides high-performance wired network capability, while the two analog audio input and output jacks on the back allow you to connect stereo headphones or a microphone, ideal for video conferencing setups.
The dock’s space-saving horizontal orientation and audio port’s location on the back of the unit puts the focus on having most of the cables routed behind the device, which provides for a ‘clean’ desktop setup.
The TBT3-UD1-85W joins our existing family of Thunderbolt 3 docking stations (TBT3-UDV, TBT3-UDC1, TBT3-UD1-83), all designed to meet the varying needs and price points of today’s modern user, all of which are backed by our reputation for excellent support via our U.S. based customer support team. The TBT3-UD1-85W is available from today for 199$ From Amazon in the U.S, and for a limited time we are offering a coupon for an additional $10 off of the purchase price.
All Plugable products are backed by a 24-month limited parts and labor warranty as well as Seattle-based email customer service and technical support.