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1m Thunderbolt 3 USB C Cable (40Gbps) - Thunderbolt and USB Compatible

Provide four times the data transfer speed of any other cable type, enable dual 4K 60Hz video, and power your devices with a single cable

Product ID: TBLT3MM1MA

  • Thunderbolt Certified
  • Provides up to 100W of power delivery
  • Supports 40Gbps data throughput
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  • Compatible with Thunderbolt and USB devices
  • Supports Thunderbolt, 5K and Ultra HD monitors
  • Single-cable docking while powering your laptop at the same time
£72.99 GBP exc VAT
£87.59 GBP inc VAT
364+ In stock
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Overview

This Thunderbolt™ 3 (40Gbps) cable lets you connect to any Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C™) port to deliver video and data to your Thunderbolt and USB devices. Plus, the cable can provide power for charging your devices.

Faster data transfers when connected to Thunderbolt devices

This cable supports data transfer rates of 40Gbps when connected to a Thunderbolt 3 device, so you can transfer photo and video files at four times the speed of a USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) cable. For example, you can transfer a 4K movie in seconds. 

USB-C compatible

You can also use the Thunderbolt 3 cable to charge and sync your USB 2.0, USB-C mobile devices.

Full 5K video or dual 4K video

The cable supports up to 5K 60Hz video for astonishing resolution, contrast, and color depth with a Thunderbolt monitor. It can also be used with a Thunderbolt 3 dock to drive dual 4K displays.

This cable does not support native DisplayPort 1.2. You cannot connect your Thunderbolt 3 laptop directly to a DisplayPort monitor using this Thunderbolt 3 cable.

Versatile power delivery

This Thunderbolt 3 cable delivers up to 100W of power for charging a laptop. It lets you keep your Thunderbolt 3 devices powered without having to carry around an additional power supply.

Thunderbolt networking

The cable gives you an easy way to bridge multiple Thunderbolt 3 USB-C enabled laptops for peer-to-peer 10GbE networking. It’s perfect for setting up small workgroups and sharing peripherals such as printers and storage. You can also connect two Thunderbolt 3 laptops together, for easy PC migrations.

The TBLT3MM1MA is backed by a 2-year warranty.

Applications

Connect to any Thunderbolt display or data device

Connect your Thunderbolt 3 laptop to a docking station, and power your laptop at the same time, with the same cable

Set up peer-to-peer networking for multiple Thunderbolt 3 laptops

Connect, charge, and sync your USB mobile devices

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
Type and Rate Thunderbolt 3 - 40 Gbit/s
USB 2.0 - 480 Mbit/s
Connector(s)
Connector A 1 - Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C (24-pin) Male
Connector B 1 - Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C (24-pin) Male
Special Notes / Requirements
Note This cable does not support native DisplayPort 1.2. You cannot connect your laptop directly to a DisplayPort monitor using this Thunderbolt 3 cable.
When using this cable with a USB-C device, the cable will support USB 2.0 data transfer speeds of up to 480 Mbit/s. This cable is not compatible with USB 3.0 (5Gbps) or USB 3.1 (10Gbps) USB Type-C devices such as external drives, docking stations, etc.
Power
Power Delivery 100W
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 1 m [3.3 ft]
Color Black
Product Length 1 m [3.3 ft]
Product Weight 47 g [1.7 oz]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 55 g [1.9 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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)

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.

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a Thunderbolt cable there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Thunderbolt peripheral

  • Thunderbolt port

  • Thunderbolt cable

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the Thunderbolt peripheral, port, and cable in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a Thunderbolt peripheral, port, and cable in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the Thunderbolt peripheral, port, and cable, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • If you are using Thunderbolt 1 or Thunderbolt 2 cables, make sure that the computer and peripheral are both Thunderbolt compliant. Thunderbolt 1 and Thunderbolt 2 use the same connector type as Mini DisplayPort. If the computer port is Mini DisplayPort, only DisplayPort devices will work.

  • If you are using Thunderbolt 3 cables, make sure that the computer and peripheral are both Thunderbolt compliant. Thunderbolt 3 uses the same connector type as USB-C. If the computer port is USB-C, only USB devices will work.

  • Install the latest drivers for the Thunderbolt peripheral available on the manufacturer's website.

  • Install the latest drivers for the Thunderbolt port controller card.

1m Thunderbolt 3 USB C Cable (40Gbps) - Thunderbolt and USB Compatible

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