CalDigit Cable Selector

With the introduction of the Type-C connector, it can be quite confusing to understand which cables are compatible with your Type-C device.

All Type-C cables look similar but they can be a variety of different protocols such as USB 2.0, USB 3.2 and Thunderbolt™ 3.

Which Cables are Compatible with my CalDigt Product?
Type C TS3 Plus USB-C Pro Dock T4 RAID Tuff Tuff nano
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB 3.2 Gen.2
Thunderbolt™ 3 Passive
Thunderbolt™ 3 Active
*TBT3 Host Only

* We do not recommend using a USB 2.0 Type-C cable as it offers significantly reduced speeds.
** Directly connecting a Thunderbolt 3 Active cable to a USB-C (non-thunderbolt) device will result in reduced USB 2.0 speeds.
*** Directly connecting a Thunderbolt 3 Active Cable to a Thunderbolt 3 Dock which has a USB 3.0 device connecting to it will still maintain USB 3.0 speeds for that USB device.
**** Apple USB-C charging cable is not compatible with any Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C 3.0 devices.

Passive Cables (less than 1m) and Active Cables (1m and longer): What do they connect to?
CalDigit Thunderbolt™ 3
0.7m or 0.8m (Passive)
CalDigit Thunderbolt™ 3
2m (Active)
Thunderbolt™ 3 Storage Device
USB 3.1 Storage Device
USB 3.0 Storage Device
USB 3.0 Storage Device
USB-C Dock
Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock
Thunderbolt™ 3 Monitor
USB-C Monitor

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