Troubleshoot various topics related to your product.
Your most common and frequently asked questions are collected here.
It also improves compatibility and interoperability with some USB-C monitors when connecting to the TS3 Plus’s downstream Thunderbolt 3 port. This firmware update is for Intel-Based Macs Only.
Use ‘active’ adapters.
If you are using an adapter or cable to go from DisplayPort to HDMI, VGA, or DVI, please ensure that this is active. If you are unsure if you have an active cable or adapter rather than a passive one, please check the packaging or website and see if it is labeled specifically.
If you don’t already have one, we make one that works well with our docks – you can find a link here.
If you’ve plugged in one or more displays into your TS3 Plus dock and they aren’t showing up, please check to see if you are connected through the correct ports, using the correct cables and adapters, and using a computer that can support dual video streams out of a single Thunderbolt 3 port.
If you have used our troubleshooting techniques located in our knowledge base and are experiencing unresolved issues, your operating system may contain corrupted drivers or software that are preventing our products from functioning properly. At this point, we would encourage you to reset your peripheral RAM (or NVRAM). You may want to check out our video walking you through some of these steps by our very [handsome, wonderful, funny, and charming] author of these fine troubleshooting steps.
2 x Thunderbolt™ 3
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
5 x USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gb/s, 1.5A, 7.5W)
2 x USB-C
1 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gb/s, 1.5A, 7.5W) Rear
1 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 ( 5Gb/s, 1.5A, 7.5W) Front
(1 x Gen1-5Gbps) (1 x Gen2-10Gbps)
1 x SD Card Reader (SD 4.0 UHS-II)
1 x Digital Optical Audio (S/PDIF)
1 x Gigabit Ethernet
1 x Analog Audio In (Stereo)
1 x Analog Audio Out (Stereo)
Thunderbolt™ 3 Computers
MacOS 10.12 or later
Windows 10 or later
Dimensions and Weight
Height : 5.15 inches (131.0 mm)
Width : 1.57 inches (40.0 mm)
Depth : 3.87 inches (98.44 mm)
Weight: 1.04 lbs (0.47 kgs)
In the Box
1 x CalDigit TS3 Plus
1 x Power Adapter (180W) - View detailed spec.
1 x Power Cord
1 x Thunderbolt 3 Cable (Certified 40Gb/s, up to 100W)
USB Charging, Apple SuperDrive, Apple Keyboard, and Improved iPhone/iPad Charging
*Last updated on 10/07/19. Compatible with macOS Catalina 10.15. (For Intel-Based Macs Only.)
Docking Station Utility
*Last updated on 10/04/19. Compatible with macOS Catalina 10.15.
TS3 Plus macOS Firmware Updater to support 87W laptop charging
*Last updated on 01/06/20. Firmware v.44.1. Compatible with macOS Catalina 10.15 or later. (For Intel-Based Macs Only.)
CalDigit: The serial number for this product is located on the back left.
Apple: The serial number for this product is located on the back right.
No. Modern Type-C computers are smart enough to choose which power source is right for them. It will only draw
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