- Supports Thunderbolt™ 3 40Gbps of bandwidth with compatible systems and accessories and all USB generations; USB 1.1, 2.0, 3.0 and USB 3.1 Gen 1/Gen 2 over USB Type-C
- Dual 4K@60Hz video outputs (or a single 5120×2880@60Hz output)
- Daisy chain up to 6 Thunderbolt devices including docking stations, external graphics cards, and displays
- Wire gauge and electronic marking support up to 5A charging via USB-IF Power Delivery charging standard (5V-20V, 100W max)
- Thunderbolt 3 peer-to-peer 10Gbit networking
Please note that this cable is incompatible with Qualcomm Quick Charge and other (non USB-IF Power Delivery) “Fast Charge” technologies.
Thunderbolt™ 3 brings data transfers at speeds up to 40Gbps over USB-C, enabling a superset of standard USB-C to truly enable one compact port that does it all – delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. For the first time, one port can connect numerous Thunderbolt devices, any display, and billions of USB devices (additional adapters may be required). Thunderbolt 3 cables are primarily used for connecting Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C enabled devices such as hard drives, docking stations, NVMe SSD drives, peer-to-peer networking and high resolution external displays.
The Plugable TBT3-40G80CM cable is first and foremost designed as a Thunderbolt 3 cable but it is also a universal USB-C cable for use with USB-C computers, phones, tablets, chargers, docking stations, accessories, and more. It supports all USB-C cable features, including USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 data lines, wire gauge supporting up to 5A charging via USB-IF Power Delivery charging standard (5V-20V, 100W max), and support for reporting its capabilities as an electronically marked cable.
Because the cable is designed for Thunderbolt 3, it is also capable of supporting data transfer speeds four times faster than standard USB-C cables. The massive 40Gbps bandwidth allows for dual 4K@60Hz video outputs (or a single 5120×2880@60Hz output) and up to 5A/100W charging capabilities when used with compatible systems and Thunderbolt 3 accessories.
Q: What are some common uses for this cable?
A: Thunderbolt 3 cables are primarily used for connecting Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C enabled devices such as hard drives, docking stations, NVMe SSD drives, peer-to-peer networking and high resolution external displays. Other common scenarios are connecting a standard USB-C device to a USB-C Power Delivery (PD) charger or connecting a USB-C host to a USB-C peripheral.
Q: Can I use this cable for charging my cell phone or tablet?
A: Yes! This cable can support up to 5A (100W) charging. The charging speed will vary by the smartphone and the charger used.
Q: Does this cable support HBR3 for DisplayPort monitor?
A: Yes, it does.
Q: The cable feels loose when connected to my device. Either movement side to side, or when plugging in or unplugging.
A: The TBT3-40G80CM cable is designed to meet the requirements of Thunderbolt 3 and as such it’s connector should be universal for nearly any USB-C device. However, not all USB devices are manufactured to the same standards. Normally one should expect when connecting the cable to have a defined “click” when plugging the cable in. The cable should only require medium (“normal”) force to unplug, and the side to side movement should only be a few degrees.
|Cable Length||50cm / 1.6ft||80cm / 2.6ft||1m / 3.3ft||2m / 6.6ft|
|Single Display Capable||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Dual Display Capable||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Maximum Charging Rate||60W / 3A||100W / 5A||60W / 3A||60W / 3A|
In the Bag
2.6 ft/0.8 m Thunderbolt 3 USB-C to USB-C cable x 1