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Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter - Windows and Mac

Use first-generation Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices with your new Thunderbolt 3 computer

Product ID: TBT3TBTADAP

  • Cost-effective solution for connecting older Thunderbolt peripherals to newer Thunderbolt 3 laptops or computers
  • Compatible with first-generation Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices
  • Thunderbolt Certified
  • Supplies power for bus-powered devices
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Overview

With this adapter, you can connect Windows and Mac based Thunderbolt™ 3 computers to older Thunderbolt devices, such as external hard drives, Thunderbolt displays, and older Thunderbolt capable Mac computers.

A Thunderbolt 3 laptop connected to a Thunderbolt 2 drive enclosure, using the TBT3TBTADAP adapter

Because this adapter is backward compatible, you can connect to first-generation Thunderbolt devices at 10Gbps speed. With Thunderbolt 2 devices, you can connect at 20Gbps. The adapter satisfies all requirements for bi-directional data transfers and simultaneous power for bus-powered devices.

Thunderbolt 3 Logo

The TBT3TBTADAP is backed by a 2-year warranty for guaranteed reliability.

Learn more about Thunderbolt

Your computer’s Thunderbolt 3 ports might not function properly until you update one or more of the following on your computer:

  • BIOS
  • Thunderbolt firmware
  • Thunderbolt 3 controller drivers
  • Thunderbolt 3 software

The required updates will vary depending on your computer.

For an up-to-date list of affected computers and instructions, visit http://thunderbolttechnology.net/updates. If your manufacturer isn’t listed on the Thunderbolt website, contact your manufacturer.

Applications

Connect Windows and Mac based Thunderbolt 3 computers to older Thunderbolt devices, such as external hard drives, Thunderbolt displays, and older Thunderbolt capable Mac computers

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Cable Jacket Type PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride
Cable Shield Type Aluminum-Mylar Foil with Braid
Connector Plating Nickel
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 10 Gbps (Thunderbolt 1)
20 Gbps (Thunderbolt 2)
Connector(s)
Connector A 1 - Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C (24-pin) Male
Connector B 1 - Thunderbolt™ 2 (20 pin) Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows 8.1, 10
macOS 10.12 - 10.13
Special Notes / Requirements
Note This adapter is compatible with Thunderbolt™ displays only. It will not work with Mini DisplayPort (mDP) or DisplayPort (DP) monitors.
This is an 'Active' adapter cable. Any host system that doesn’t provide the full 15W of bus power won’t work with this device. Consult the manufacturer of your host system to determine how much bus power your host system provides.
TBT3TBTADAP can pass 12W of power through the Thunderbolt 2 port
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 7.9 in [20 cm]
Color Black
Product Height 0.6 in [16 mm]
Product Length 11 in [280 mm]
Product Weight 2 oz [58 g]
Product Width 2.3 in [59 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 3 oz [86 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Thunderbolt™ 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter

Compatibility

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Windows 8.1, 10
macOS 10.12 - 10.13

Certifications

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