This cost-effective Thunderbolt™ 3 dock (without full Power Delivery) is designed for users with Thunderbolt 3 port equipped MacBook Pro or Windows® based laptops who require port expansion, but already have a way to charge their laptop. Plus, the dock supports dual monitors, so you can easily connect two 4K Ultra HD displays (one DisplayPort and one Thunderbolt 3 USB-C™ port), or a single Thunderbolt 3 display (60Hz). This docking station can deliver up to 15W of power for slow charging any MacBook Pro, should it be required.
Merging performance with simplicity, this high-quality dock is a single-cable solution that caters to creative professionals such as video producers, graphic and web designers, engineers, architects, and many more.
You can quickly integrate the dock into your workspace and boost your productivity. With up to 40Gbps of throughput, you can add extra displays to your laptop, access files faster, and reduce waiting, so you can accomplish more in the same amount of time.
Thunderbolt 3 is the fastest connection available, and it supports multiple video channels and data, without impacting system performance. It’s easy to access and edit large uncompressed files such as videos and images on the fly.
If you need a larger, higher-resolution viewing area, this dock can help. You can connect two 4K Ultra HD displays, so it’s perfect for anyone working with high-bandwidth or graphics-intensive content.
The Thunderbolt 3 dock supports two 4K (3840 x 2160p or 4096 x 2160p) monitors through the DisplayPort and Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port (a USB-C video adapter might be required). For dual monitors, simply connect your DP monitor, and a second monitor through the dock’s extra Thunderbolt 3 port using an adapter such as the USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter Cable (CDP2DPMM1MB - sold separately) or using a USB-C based monitor. The Thunderbolt dock will also work with legacy displays, such as VGA monitors, when coupled with a USB-C to VGA adapter or DP to VGA adapter.
With support for two 4K monitors, the Thunderbolt dock makes it easier to multitask when you’re working with high-definition video or other complex work.
Using the single Thunderbolt 3 cable (included) and a single port on your laptop, you can transform your macOS Sierra (or later) or Windows® 7 (or later) laptop into a full-size workstation with access to new and legacy technologies through a number of different port types. The dock is ideal for virtually all Thunderbolt 3 equipped laptops, including the Apple MacBook Pro (2016) and the Dell™ XPS 13.
The Thunderbolt 3 docking station features two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports for connecting to Thunderbolt devices and other peripherals that use the USB-C connector, as well as DisplayPort video output.
You can keep your mobile device charged and ready to go using the dock’s convenient, always-on USB fast-charge and sync port which supports USB Battery Charging Specification 1.2. The Thunderbolt 3 dock offers a variety of other connections that are often missing from port-limited laptops, such as an extra USB-C port (5Gbps - data only), and a Gigabit Ethernet port.
With three USB 3.0 ports in total, you have plenty of ports to connect modern and legacy devices. (USB 3.0 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1.) Now, you can rest assured knowing you’re ready for the current and next generation of universal connectivity.
The rear-panel DP and USB-C ports can be used with dual monitors that support lower resolutions, such as 4K at 30Hz or 1080p. StarTech.com offers a variety of USB-C video adapters, such as USB-C to HDMI and USB-C to VGA, which lets you connect a mixture of modern and legacy displays to the docking station.
Maximum Supported Resolutions*
Video Output Configuration
Max DisplayPort Resolution
Max Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Resolution
DisplayPort and Thunderbolt 3 USB-C
3840 x 2160p or 4096 x 2160p
3840x 2160p or 4096 x 2160p
3840 x 2160p or 4096 x 2160p
|Thunderbolt 3 USB-C
(Single Display through DP ALT mode - 4K)
|N/A||3840x 2160p or 4096 x 2160p
(4K - 60Hz)
Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Daisy Chain
Dependent on the number of Thunderbolt 3 displays
*Lower resolutions are also supported.
Certain monitors may be limited to 4K at 30Hz when connecting through DisplayPort. These monitors include the following models: Dell P2715Q, Viewsonic VX2475Smhl-4K, Philips 288P6LJEB, LG 31MU97C-B, Asus PB287Q (these models will need to be set to 4K at 30Hz).
The TB3DKDPMAW features a rugged aluminum casing, and is backed by a StarTech.com 3-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Bus Type||Thunderbolt 3|
|Chipset ID||Intel - Alpine Ridge DSL6540
Fresco - FL1100EX
Texas Instruments - PCM2912A
Intel - WGI210AT
Texas Instruments - TPS65983
|Industry Standards||Thunderbolt 3
USB Battery Charging Specification Rev. 1.2
IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
USB 3.0 - Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1
|Compatible Networks||10/100/1000 Mbps|
|Full Duplex Support||Yes|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||40 Gbps (Thunderbolt 3)
10 Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2)
5 Gbps (USB 3.0)
2 Gbps (Ethernet; Full-Duplex)
|Maximum Digital Resolutions||Single display - DisplayPort - 4096 x 2160p / 3840 x 2160p
Single Display - Thunderbolt 3 USB-C - 4096 x 2160p / 3840 x 2160p
Dual displays - DisplayPort 4096 x 2160p / 3840 x 2160p and Thunderbolt 3 USB-C - 4096 x 2160p / 3840 x 2160p
|Type and Rate||Thunderbolt 3 - 40 Gbit/s|
|Connector Type(s)||2 - Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C (24-pin) Female|
|1 - DisplayPort (20 pin) Female|
|1 - USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.0 Female|
|1 - USB 3.0 A (Fast-Charge, 9 pin, SuperSpeed) Female|
|1 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female|
|2 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) Female|
|1 - RJ-45 Female|
|OS Compatibility||Windows® 10 (32-bit or 64-bit), 8 / 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit), 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
macOS 10.12 (Sierra)
|SPECIAL NOTES / REQUIREMENTS|
|Note||This docking station does not provide full power delivery but will provide 15W of power, resulting in a slow charge to some laptops, such as MacBook Pro (2016). When the dock is connected to your host laptop, a charging icon may appear on your laptop's screen. This is only sufficient enough to charge your laptop in sleep state, and charging will require an extended time period.|
|5K support can only be achieved using a Thunderbolt 3 5K monitor. DisplayPort 5K monitors will not work with this docking station.|
|A 4K-capable display is required to achieve 4K x 2K resolution (4K is also known as 4K x 2K).|
|Certain monitors may be limited to 4K at 30Hz when connecting through DisplayPort. These monitors include the following models: Dell P2715Q, Viewsonic VX2475Smhl-4K, Philips 288P6LJEB, LG 31MU97C-B, Asus PB287Q (these models will need to be set to 4K at 30Hz).|
|When connecting a display to one of the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, a USB-C video adapter might be required depending on the input of your display.|
|USB 3.0 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1; this connectivity standard offers speeds up to 5Gbps. USB 3.1 Gen 2 offers speeds up to 10Gbps.|
|System and Cable Requirements||Thunderbolt 3 equipped computer with a Thunderbolt 3 port.|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Input Current||1.5 A|
|Input Voltage||100 ~ 240 AC|
|Output Current||6 A|
|Output Voltage||12 DC|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||72|
|Power Delivery||15W (MacBook Pro only)|
|Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Humidity||5~95% RH (Non-condensing)|
|Operating Temperature||5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)|
|Cable Length||20.5 in [520 mm]|
|Color||Gray and Black|
|Enclosure Type||Aluminum and Plastic|
|Product Height||1.1 in [27 mm]|
|Product Length||8.7 in [220 mm]|
|Product Weight||15.8 oz [447 g]|
|Product Width||3.1 in [80 mm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||2.9 lb [1.3 kg]|
|WHAT'S IN THE BOX|
|Included in Package||1 - Thunderbolt 3 docking station|
|1 - Thunderbolt 3 cable|
|1 - universal power adapter|
|2 - power cords (NA/JP, ANZ)|
|1 - instruction manual|