Before You Buy
What do I need to know about Thunderbolt 3 and power delivery?
Thunderbolt™ 3 is capable of 100W of bi-directional power; however not all manufacturers will implement power delivery, or implement power delivery at the full 100W.
Optical Thunderbolt 3 cables do not support power delivery at any wattage.
Refer to the information provided by the manufacturer to confirm the power delivery capabilities of the following components:
- The Thunderbolt 3 host connection
- The Thunderbolt 3 cable
- The Thunderbolt 3 device (for example, a hard drive docking station)