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Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock w/ USB-C Compatibility - Dual Monitor 4K60Hz DisplayPort Laptop Docking Station - 60W PD, GbE, 5x USB Hub - TB3 / USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps Dock - Windows & Mac

Dual DP 4K 60Hz | macOS & Windows®| 5x USB 3.0 Ports | 60W PD | 0.7 m Cable

Product ID: TB3CDK2DP

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  • BROAD LAPTOP COMPATIBILITY: For high performance & productivity users, this universal Thunderbolt 3 Certified docking station is compatible with TB3 & USB-C laptops like Dell, Apple, HP, & Lenovo on Windows & macOS
  • FULL FUNCTION DOCK: Dual monitor laptop docking station features dual DisplayPort, 3x USB-A (1x 10Gbps & 2x 5Gbps) & 2x USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 2), incl. 2 fast-charge ports, 60W PD, Ethernet, Headset Jack
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE VIDEO OUTPUTS: Two Displayport 1.2 ports w/ up to 4K 60Hz dual monitor with Thunderbolt 3 laptops and dual 1080p w/ USB-C laptops; extended dual displays on MacBook Pro/Air w/ Intel processor & single display w/ Apple M1 Chip
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USB-C Host Display Set Up

For the first time, there is a plug-and-play Thunderbolt 3 docking station that intelligently adapts to your Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2) laptop offering optimal performance and compatibility. This revolutionary technology offers IT professionals the solution they need -- one dock for Mac and Windows laptops that are equipped with a USB Type-C port.

"Solutions like StarTech.com's Thunderbolt™ 3 docking station address the rigorous demands of corporate IT with ease of mass deployment, broad PC compatibility and the best user experience"

- Jason Zeller, General Manager of the Client Connectivity Division at Intel®

Full Display Functionality on Thunderbolt 3 & USB-C

With this dedicated dual DisplayPort Thunderbolt 3 dock, you can turn your TB3 or USB 3.1 (Type-C) laptop into a dual-monitor workstation including dual 4K 60Hz resolution on Thunderbolt 3 laptops and dual 1080p on USB-C computers.

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USB-C Host Display Set Up

Display Configuration Thunderbolt™ 3 Laptops USB Type-C® Host Devices
Dual 4K 60Hz
Single 4K 60Hz
Dual 4K 30Hz
Single 4K 30Hz

Please note that host laptops which do not support MST or Thunderbolt™ 3, support only a single display

The Essential Ports

This universal Thunderbolt 3 dock (TB3) features plenty of USB 3.0 ports to accommodate up to five USB peripherals and includes a GbE port and audio support:
✔ 3x USB-A Ports (including 1 x Fast-Charge Port)
✔ 2x USB-C Ports (including 1 x Fast-Charge Port)
✔ 1x Gigabit Ethernet Port
✔ 1x 3.5 mm Audio/Mic Port

The USB-C ports and one of the USB-A ports will support up to 10Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2) data transfer speeds when the host laptop supports the same.

Image showing ports on front and back

gear icon symbolizing set up

usb connector icons symbolizing USB-A and USB-C peripheral support

battery icon symbolizing power and charging with USB

Intuitive Setup & Installation

USB-A & USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 Ports

Power & Charge with USB

  • Ideal for mass deployments and shared workspaces with mixed host devices
  • No driver installation required
  • Includes 70cm Thunderbolt™ 3 Certified host cable for various workstation setups

  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C and A ports providing 10Gbps data transfer speeds and charging for your smartphone and other devices
  • Always-On Charging means your devices will continue to charge when the laptop is disconnected
  • Additional two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports providing 5 Gbps data transfer speeds for everyday peripherals

  • 60W Power Delivery charges your laptop's battery while you work
  • Downstream USB-C and USB-A ports charge your smartphones or tablets
  • Included 135W power supply provides enough wattage for 60W Power Delivery reserving 75W to support the power draw of your downstream peripherals

Ideal for Shared Workspaces with Mixed Devices

USB-C Host Display Set Up Mixed USB Type-C Device Deployments
The diversity of hosts this dock can support makes it ideal for "hoteling" or "hot-desking" in shared work environments where you need to accommodate a variety of potential devices. With organizations large and small, the need for a single solution to support everyone is the optimal investment.
For Mac & Windows Users
This dock can support your high-performance users and their Thunderbolt™ 3 Macbook Pros while also being fully compatible with your USB 3.1 Type-C based devices for teams that require more standard functionality.
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USB-C iPad Host Set Up

Supports Tablet-Based Workstations


A great solution for any USB-C host device, this dock can even be used with iPad Pro and Android tablets to support your most mobile users.

Connected Device Transparency with the StarTech.com MAC Address Changer Utility

The TB3CDK2DP, includes a free Windows® application that enables you to better manage your enterprise network security. When you connect to your network through the ethernet port of the dock, the computer's MAC address is typically not broadcast to the network, as your network only sees the MAC address of the docking station. However, the StarTech.com MAC Address Changer or Cloning software enables the USB-C dock to use MAC address spoofing of the connected Windows laptop rather than the MAC address of the dock itself. This ensures your network administrators have full visibility of each device on the network and can monitor and limit activity accordingly. To request access to our MAC Address Changer utility, please contact our Technical Support Department by phone, live chat, or e-mail.

TB3CDK2DP is backed by a StarTech.com three-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Engineers
  • Content Creators
  • Graphic Designers
  • AV Production
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Setups
  • Hoteling
  • Free Address Environments
  • Home Offices
  • Educational Facilities

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro Canada 8052ZS
  • Tech Data Canada 1R9487
  • SYNNEX Canada 6387996
  • ASI Distribution Canada 234485
  • D&H Canada TB3CDK2DPCA
  • UPC 065030880275

Compatibility

  • Windows 10 logo
  • Windows 8 logo
  • macOS Mojave (10.14) logo
  • macOS High Sierra (10.13) logo
  • macOS Sierra (10.12) logo
  • macOS Catalina (10.15) logo
  • macOS Big Sur (11.0) logo
Windows 10
Windows 8
macOS Big Sur (11.0)
macOS Catalina (10.15)
macOS Mojave (10.14)
macOS High Sierra (10.13)
macOS Sierra (10.12)

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 3 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) USB 3.1 USB Type-A (9 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps)
3.5 mm Audio
RJ-45
2 - Connector Type(s) USB 3.1 USB Type-A (9 pin, Gen 1, 5 Gbps)
USB 3.1 USB Type C (10 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps)
DisplayPort
1 - Host Connectors Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C (24-pin) (40Gbps)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0 to 65°C
Storage Temperature -40 to 65°C
Humidity 0% to 95% (non-condensing) at 25°C
Hardware USB-C Device Port(s) Yes
USB-C Host Connection Yes
4K Support Yes
Fast-Charge Port(s) Yes
Displays Supported 2
Ports 6
Audio Yes
Bus Type Thunderbolt 3
USB-C
Port Style External Hub
Compatible Lock Slot Kensington Standard Slot (K-Slot)
Industry Standards DP 1.2a Version
HDCP 1.4 and HDCP 2.2 Compliant
Chipset ID Titan Ridge - JHL7440
Cypress - CCG5C
RealTek - RTL8153
Genesys Logic - GL3590
Genesys Logic - GL3523
C-Media - CM6533
Packaging Information Shipping (Package) Weight 3.3 lb [1.5 kg]
Package Length 6.3 in [16.0 cm]
Package Width 10.7 in [27.2 cm]
Package Height 4.5 in [11.5 cm]
Performance Maximum Digital Resolutions Thunderbolt 3 Laptops Dual Monitors: 4096 x 2160
USB 3.1 Type C Laptops Dual Monitors: 1920 x 1080 | 1920 x 1200
USB 3.1 Type C Laptops Single Monitor: 3840 x 2160
Type and Rate Thunderbolt 3 - 40 Gbit/s
USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s
USB 3.1 Gen 1 - 5 Gbit/s
USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
Supported Charging Outputs BC 1.2 (1.5A)
Physical Characteristics Product Height 1.2 in [30.0 mm]
Product Length 3.1 in [80.0 mm]
Weight of Product 14.1 oz [400.0 g]
Product Width 8.7 in [22.0 cm]
Color Black & Space Gray
Material Plastic
Cable Length 27.6 in [70 cm]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 100 - 240 AC
Input Current 2.5A
Output Voltage 20V DC
Output Current 6.75A
Software OS Compatibility Windows 10
Windows 8
macOS Big Sur (11.0)
macOS Catalina (10.15)
macOS Mojave (10.14)
macOS High Sierra (10.13)
macOS Sierra (10.12)
Special Notes / Requirements Note Please note that host laptops which do not support MST or Thunderbolt™ 3, support only a single display
MacBook Air and MacBook Pro systems using the new Apple M1 chip support only a single external display over the Thunderbolt 3 ports, even when connected to a Thunderbolt 3 docking station with more than one video output. This single monitor limitation does not affect Intel-based Macs with Thunderbolt 3.
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package Docking Station
Universal Power Adapter (NA/JP, ANZ)
Thunderbolt 3 Cable (0.7 m)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

Active adapters are required if adapting DisplayPort to HDMI or DVI monitors. Active adapters use additional chips to make the conversion inside the adapter. Passive DisplayPort to HDMI or DVI will not work with this device.

Troubleshooting

If you set your display to [email protected] and connect a display to the DisplayPort output on the laptop docking station, your display may flicker. This issue only affects certain monitors and is a result of an interoperability issue between the hardware used in the display and the docking station. This issue is not specific to StarTech.com docking stations.

To resolve this issue, try any of the following:

  • Connect a USB-C to DisplayPort cable from the USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port on the docking station to the DisplayPort input on the display. (StarTech.com product ID for the USB-C to DisplayPort cable: CDP2DPMM1MB.)
  • Connect a USB-C to HDMI 2.0 cable from the USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port on the docking station to the HDMI input on the display. (StarTech.com product ID for the USB-C to HDMI 2.0 cable: CDP2HD4K60.)
  • If you are using a dual monitor setup, connect a dual DisplayPort adapter from the USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port on the docking station to the DisplayPort input on the displays. (StarTech.com product ID for the Thunderbolt 3 dual DisplayPort adapter: TB32DP2.)
  • Disable MST (Multi Stream Transport) or DisplayPort 1.2 mode on your display and enable [email protected] Refer to the information provided by the manufacturer for assistance. 

If your computer is not detecting your Thunderbolt™ 3 device, try the following:

  • Update the Thunderbolt software on your Thunderbolt 3 host device.
  • Update the Thunderbolt controller NVM firmware on your Thunderbolt 3 host device.
  • Update the Thunderbolt controller drivers.
  • Update your motherboard BIOS or UEFI.

For more information about how to update the software, firmware, drivers, and BIOS or UEFI, refer to the website of the manufacturer of the Thunderbolt 3 host device. The following website includes links to some of the manufacturers of Thunderbolt 3 host devices: https://thunderbolttechnology.net/updates. If the manufacturer of your host device is not listed, you should contact the manufacturer or refer to their website for more information.

For more information about how to check which version of the Thunderbolt software and firmware you are currently using, see the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/thunderbolt-3-check-software-firmware.

For more information about Thunderbolt 3 host system and motherboard compatibility, refer to the Thunderbolt 3 Compatibility and Troubleshooting guide.

If you are only getting a single display to work with your Thunderbolt™3 device, make sure that your Thunderbolt 3 host device can support two separate DisplayPort lines over Thunderbolt 3. 

While Thunderbolt 3 supports dual monitors over a single connection, not all Thunderbolt 3 host devices are designed to meet this requirement. If your Thunderbolt 3 host device does not meet this requirement, you cannot troubleshoot this issue with software, firmware, or driver updates, and you cannot use this device to achieve dual displays over Thunderbolt 3. If you are not sure whether your Thunderbolt 3 host device supports dual monitors, contact your Thunderbolt 3 host device manufacturer.

If you confirmed that your Thunderbolt 3 host device does support dual monitors and you are only seeing a single display, see the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/thunderbolt-3-update-software-firmware.

For more information about Thunderbolt 3 host system and motherboard compatibility, refer to the Thunderbolt 3 Compatibility and Troubleshooting guide.

When you connect a Thunderbolt™ device to any Windows operating system that can support Thunderbolt 3, a pop-up message appears. To use your Thunderbolt 3 device do one of the following:

  • Select Connect Only Once.
  • Select Always Connect.

Caution! If you select Do Not Connect, only video will pass through on your Thunderbolt 3 device.

If you accidentally set a Thunderbolt™3 device to not connect to your computer when prompted by the system, you can force the software to prompt you again for authentication. To do so, complete the following:

  1. Right-click the Thunderbolt icon.
  2. Click Approve Attached Devices.
  3. Select the Thunderbolt 3 port that you want to authenticate.

To use a Thunderbolt 3 adapter to output to a display at 60Hz, your monitor must support the refresh rate and you need to set the monitor to work at 60Hz. By default, most monitors are set to DP1.1, which will not work with this Thunderbolt 3 device when you use a display at 60Hz. In most cases, you need to set your monitor's DisplayPort settings to DP1.2.

To resolve this issue, use the buttons on your monitor to change the DisplayPort settings to DP1.2. For more information about changing your monitor settings, refer to the website of the manufacturer of your monitor.

How To

To arrange extended displays on Windows 10, complete the following. 

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type desk.cpl, and press Enter. 
  2. Under the ‘Multiple Displays’ selection, select ‘Extend Desktop To This Display.’  
  3. Press ‘Identify’ to determine what number each display is assigned to. 
  4. Drag and drop each display accordingly to the physical layout on your desk.  
  5. Click the Apply button. 

To arrange extended displays on macOS, complete the following. 

  1. Navigate to the Apple Menu > System Preferences, click Displays, then click Arrangement
  2. Make sure that the ‘Mirror Displays’ checkbox is not selected. 
  3. Click on each display to determine what number each display is assigned to. 
  4. Drag and drop each display accordingly to the physical layout on your desk.  

When you connect a Thunderbolt™ device to any Windows operating system that can support Thunderbolt 3, a pop-up message appears. To use your device, complete the following:

  1. In the New Thunderbolt devices have been attached pop-up message, click OK.
  2. In the User Account Control pop-up message, click Yes.
  3. In the Approve Thunderbolt Devices pop-up message, do one of the following:
    • If you want to authorize your Thunderbolt devices every time that you connect them, select Connect Only Once in the drop-down list.
    • If you want to authorize your Thunderbolt devices only once, select Always Connect in the drop-down list.
  4. Click OK.

If you accidentally set your Thunderbolt device to Do Not Connect in step three above, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/thunderbolt-3-denied-authentication.

If you accidentally set a Thunderbolt™3 device to not connect to your computer when prompted by the system, you can force the software to prompt you again for authentication. To do so, complete the following:

  1. Right-click the Thunderbolt icon.
  2. Click Approve Attached Devices.
  3. Select the Thunderbolt 3 port that you want to authenticate.

You can use the Thunderbolt™ software to manage your Thunderbolt 3 devices on a computer running a version of Windows. To manage your Thunderbolt 3 devices, complete the following:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Type Thunderbolt and click on the search result.
  3. Right-click the Thunderbolt icon.
  4. Click Manage Approved Devices.

Before You Buy

Components

Thunderbolt™ 3 is the latest version of the Thunderbolt standard for connecting computers and electronic devices. It is capable of the following:

  • Total bandwidth up to 40Gbps. Data transfer speeds are dependent on the other features that you are using in your setup.
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 support.
  • 4K 60Hz video on one or two separate displays.
  • 5K 60Hz video on a single display.
  • A 10 GbE network connection between two Thunderbolt 3 compatible computers.
  • Up to six devices daisy-chained from a single Thunderbolt 3 port.
  • Alternate modes, such as DisplayPort Alternate Mode (DP Alt Mode).
  • Bi-directional power delivery up to 100W (not all Thunderbolt 3 devices support power delivery).

USB-C and Thunderbolt 3

Thunderbolt 3 uses the USB-C connector, but not all host connections, cables, and devices with a USB-C connector support Thunderbolt 3. This means that a USB-C device is compatible with a Thunderbolt 3 host connection, but a Thunderbolt 3 device is not compatible with a USB-C host connection. Therefore, it is important to know whether you have a USB-C or a Thunderbolt 3 host, cable, or device.

To determine if your component is a Thunderbolt 3 device, look for the Thunderbolt 3 symbol (shown below). USB-C devices do not include this symbol.  For more information about USB-C, see the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/usb-c-port-capabilites.

Thunderbolt symbol: https://sgcdn.startech.com/005329/media/products/gallery_large/TBLT3MMXM.B.jpg.

Backwards compatibility

If you use an adapter, Thunderbolt 3 host connections are compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and Thunderbolt 2 devices. You can use the StarTech.com TBT3TBTADAP to make a Thunderbolt 3 host connections backwards compatible.

Thunderbolt 3 devices are not backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and Thunderbolt 2 host connections.

Although the Thunderbolt™ 3 standard is capable of data transfer speeds up to 40Gbps, not every cable can support this bandwidth. For example, cables over a certain length or made with certain materials are only capable of data transfer speeds up to 20Gbps. 

To confirm the capability of your Thunderbolt 3 cable, refer to the information provided by the manufacturer. StarTech.com lists the capabilities of the Thunderbolt 3 cables on the individual product pages.

There are two different Thunderbolt 3 cable symbols: the 20Gbps symbol and the 40Gbps symbol. The 20Gbps symbol is composed of the Thunderbolt 3 symbol, and the 40Gbps symbol is composed of the Thunderbolt 3 symbol and the number three. These images are shown below.

Thunderbolt 3 uses the USB-C connector, but not all host connections, cables, and devices with a USB-C connector support Thunderbolt 3. This means that a USB-C device is compatible with a Thunderbolt 3 host connection, but a Thunderbolt 3 device is not compatible with a USB-C host connection. Therefore, it is important to know whether you have a USB-C or a Thunderbolt 3 host, cable, or device.

To determine if your component is a Thunderbolt 3 device, look for the Thunderbolt 3 symbol (shown below). USB-C devices do not include this symbol.  For more information about USB-C, see the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/usb-c-port-capabilites.

Thunderbolt symbol: https://sgcdn.startech.com/005329/media/products/gallery_large/TBLT3MMXM.B.jpg.

No, you cannot use this device to increase the maximum number of displays that a video card supports. For example, if your video card only supports up to three displays and you add this device to your setup, your display limit is still three displays.

If you have connected more than one of this device to the same computer and are experiencing display issues, you should make sure that your video card can support the number of displays that you are using in your setup.

Common Issues

MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13-inch, and Mac Mini systems using the new Apple M1 chip support only a single external display over the Thunderbolt 3 ports, even when connected to a Thunderbolt 3 docking station or adapter with more than one video output. This limitation also applies to using multiple Thunderbolt or Type C display adapters on both Type C ports. This is not a limitation of StarTech.com products specifically, and Apple lists support for only one external display in the Tech Specs for Video Support on the M1 MacBook Pro 13” [external link to apple.com]. Turning off the laptop display or using clamshell mode does not change this.

One option for docking that allows more than one external display with an Apple M1-based Mac is to use a USB-C DisplayLink-based docking station or video adapter that requires a driver install. One dual monitor example is our DK30CHDDPPD, but please contact StarTech.com support for a recommendation based on your specific setup.

Please note: this single monitor limitation does not affect Intel-based Macs with Thunderbolt 3.

Compliance and safety

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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