Plugable’s newest Thunderbolt™ 3 Cable Offers More Length & More Power

Today, we are excited to release the latest addition to our Thunderbolt™ 3 cable family: the 2.6ft (80cm) passive 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Cable with support for 100W charging (TBT3-40G80CM).

Thunderbolt 3’s unparalleled performance has had a trade-off, with short 1.6ft/.5m cables or more costly “active” cables (without USB 3.1 compatibility) required to reach its maximum capability of 40Gbps. However, Plugable’s 2.6ft/80cm cable allows you to take advantage of this new technology, including USB 3.1 compatibility, with nearly a foot longer cable than before, solving the frustration of an overly short cable and limited distance between your laptop and dock.

Plugable’s Thunderbolt 3 Cable consolidates data transfer, video output, and charging into a single compact connector. It offers data transfer speeds up to 40Gbps and USB 3.1 Gen 2 data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps, along with DisplayPort video output (HBR3) and charging up to 100W. This high quality Thunderbolt 3 Certified cable allows for the connection of all types of Thunderbolt 3, USB, and DisplayPort devices to a Thunderbolt 3 enabled system and provides our customers flexibility in terms of the cable length, increased bandwidth, and a low cost of $24.95.

The Plugable Thunderbolt 3 Cable offers the full performance of Thunderbolt 3, including the fastest connection available at 40Gbps, support for 5A/100W charging for demanding computers, and more pixels at 60Hz. The cable allows these amazing capabilities when connected to Thunderbolt 3 devices such as docking stations, hard drive arrays, NVMe SSD drives, and high resolution external displays, while also supporting USB-C enabled peripherals at USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds. The Plugable Thunderbolt 3 Cable connects to as many as 6 devices, daisy chained, through a single compact port. Plugable’s Thunderbolt 3 cable also has the Thunderbolt logo and number 3 etched on the cable, making it easily distinguishable between multiple cables.

Our new 2.6ft/80cm Thunderbolt 3 cable joins our existing family of Thunderbolt 3 cables and products, such as Dual Display adapters the TBT3-DP2X-83 and TBT3-HDMI2X-83 and will also pair well with our Thunderbolt 3 docking stations TBT3-UDV to provide even more expansion capabilities. For those who prefer a longer cable and don’t require Thunderbolt 3’s maximum 40Gbps bandwidth, the Plugable Thunderbolt 3 20Gbps 3.3ft/1m and 6.6ft/2m (TBT3-20G1M & TBT3-20G2M, respectively) cables support twice the speed and bandwidth (20Gbps) of standard USB-C cables. Single 4096×2160@60Hz (4Kp60) video output and up to 60W charging capabilities with compatible systems and Thunderbolt 3 accessories. The cable is electronically marked (e-marker) with an IC to assist in negotiation of charging rates and USB-C alternate modes, and allows for daisy chaining up to six Thunderbolt devices.

Where to Buy

The TBT3-40G80CM is available immediately in the USA, UK, and the EU, and will be available soon in Canada and Japan. As a special thank you to our customers on, we’re offering a special 10% launch discount for a limited time (simply clip the coupon on and the discount will automatically apply). For more details, please see the Plugable TBT3-40G80CM product page. As always, please feel free to comment below or contact our support team directly at with any questions or comments. We’re happy to help!

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