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Charging & Expanding Thunderbolt™ 3 Workflows

Thunderbolt™ 3’s ability to offer data, power and video in one cable now means that user can charge their laptops with the Thunderbolt™ Station 3. Featuring dual Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C ports, three USB 3.1 Type-A ports, DisplayPort, dual eSATA, Gigabit Ethernet and Audio In/Out, the TS3 features a host of connectivity options. The TS3’s ability to be used in either a horizontal or vertical position allows users to choose how they display the device on their desk.


2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 - 40Gb/s 3 x USB 3.1 Type-A 2 x eSATA 1 x DisplayPort 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
Audio In/Out 85W Charging Dual 4K Monitor Support Connect 5K Monitor Thunderbolt™ 3 cable included
Who is the TS3 for?

If you are a 2016 MacBook Pro or PC user with Thunderbolt™ 3, the TS3 will add extra connectivity options whilst simultaneously charging the connected computer. The TS3 provides Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C, DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Type-A, eSATA, Gigabit Ethernet, and Audio In/Out via one single Thunderbolt™ 3 cable. If laptop charging and expandability is the most important factor, the TS3 is a great choice.

Compatibility
TS3
2016 MacBook Pro Yes
PC with Thunderbolt™ 3 Yes


Charging

Providing up to 85W of power to the 2016 MacBook Pro or Thunderbolt™ 3 PC, the TS3 is the central hub for not only connectivity expansion but also for charging your laptop. No longer do you need to connect your computer’s supplied Type-C charger in addition to all your other peripheral devices. Just connect the Thunderbolt™ 3 cable to your computer and you are ready to go!






Stand Alone Charging

Even when your TS3 is not on your desk powering your laptop you can use it to charge all your devices, such as iPhones or iPads, via the front USB 3.1 port. Stand Alone Charging allows users to maximize the use of their TS3 dock even when it is not connected to a computer!




Powerful Expandability

Featuring the ability to add high performance Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C devices, eSATA storage, or even USB 3.1 devices, the TS3 can accommodate any professional device. Whether you need to connect ultra fast Thunderbolt™ 3 storage for cutting edge video applications or you just need to add a portable USB drive, the TS3 has you covered. The Gigabit Ethernet port allows users to connect to a more stable internet connection for faster file transfers. The Audio In/Out ports are a handy way to keep your speakers and microphones connected.


High Performance Display

The use of DisplayPort as the video output of choice on the TS3 allows users the ability to choose their preferred display. With use of a DisplayPort to HDMI, DVI or VGA cable, users can add any monitor they want. If you're looking to use the latest high resolution displays such as 4K@60Hz and 5K@60Hz, the TS3’s use of Thunderbolt™ 3 technology has allowed this to be possible.

Dual Monitors

For users who need dual 4K monitors, they can connect a USB-C to HDMI/DVI/VGA video cable to the second Thunderbolt™ 3 port and take advantage of a dual monitor set-up. For more info on CalDigit’s USB-C Video Adapters click here.




Extended or Mirrored

Users have the option of using two monitors in either an extended or mirrored desktop.

TS3
4K@60Hz Yes
Dual 4K@60Hz *Yes
5K@60Hz Yes
*With use of a USB-C adapter cable


For more information about using the TS3 with dual monitors visit our dedicated Dual Monitor webpage.



Thunderbolt™ 3 Daisy-Chain

The dual Thunderbolt™ 3 ports allows users to daisy-chain extra Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C devices. In fact users can connect up to 6 devices to one computer’s Thunderbolt™ 3 port. This means that users can add a Thunderbolt™ 3 monitor, or any other Thunderbolt™ 3 device to the second Thunderbolt™ 3 port for added convenience.





Horizontal or Vertical

The beauty of the TS3’s design allows users to choose how the device is displayed on their desk. Traditionally docks are only available in a horizontal orientation. The TS3’s design is flexible and can be used in either orientation.




Free Thunderbolt™ 3 Cable

The TS3 includes a free Thunderbolt™ 3 cable in the box. CalDigit’s Thunderbolt™ 3 cables are high quality industry standard cables. For more information please click here.