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Plugable Thunderbolt Docking Station TBT4-UD5

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Author : PURPLELEC
Update time : 2024-02-18 16:01:24
  There are lots of Thunderbolt docks on the market now and the prices are heading down with volume production. There’s a huge choice of models but why would you want a Thunderbolt docking station? Well, most modern laptops offer USB-C or Thunderbolt ports that have a lot more power and include powerful functions built into them.
  A Thunderbolt port can carry power, video, audio and data all in a single cable thanks to a massive 40Gbps of combined bandwidth. A laptop with Thunderbolt or USB4 can turn a little laptop into a powerful desktop workstation for connecting with lots of peripherals.
Thunderbolt docks
  The new docking station is compatible with Thunderbolt 4/USB4 with up to 100W of Power Delivery for powering a connected laptop. The docking station can also drive a couple of 4K HDMI monitors with a refresh rate of 60Hz. If you’re lucky enough to own an 8K display, it will drive one of those via the front-facing Thunderbolt port.
  Unlike its predecessor, the TBT4-UD5 includes a downstream Thunderbolt 4 port which offers seamless connectivity with high-performance Thunderbolt devices without taking a performance hit. The port also delivers 15W of charging power for devices like smartphones and tablets. As previously mentioned, the TBT4-UD5 can run two HDMI 4K screens at the same time and with a refresh rate of 60Hz.
  The TBT4-UD5’s downstream Thunderbolt 4/USB4 port has a speed of 40Gbps, plus there are two USB-A 10Gbps ports and a 10Gbps USB-C port for storage devices or peripherals. The docking station also has a gigabit Ethernet port, SD and microSD card slots, plus a 3.5mm audio jack. There’s just about everything here to turn a laptop into a powerful workstation.
  In addition to its 100W Power Delivery, the TBT4UD5 comes with a future-proof 240W one-meter 40Gbps Thunderbolt 4 cable, this ensures that users are equipped for future compatibility when using accessories like Plugable’s 140W USB-C GaN power adapter for running more demanding equipment.
Thunderbolt docks
  Tech Specs:
  Compatibility: Thunderbolt 4/3, USB4.
  OS compatibility: macOS, Windows.
  Downstream Thunderbolt ports: 1
  USB A ports: 2 x 10Gbps / 2 x 5Gbps
  Total number of ports: 13.
  Laptop charging: 100W PD.
  Ethernet: 1Gbps
  Displays: 2 x HDMI 4K 60Hz.
  Audio: Ana-log 3.5mm combination audio jack.
  Card slot: SD and microSD.