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Kabbo

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#275939 17-Sep-2020 16:04
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Hey,

 

I have a Dell TB3 dock for my laptop, the dock has a TB3 cable hardwired to itself.

 

The cable on the dock seems good but as I have already sent this thing back once (a sound issue) I am worried that one day the cable could give out on me with the fact I plug and unplug it fairly often.

 

Do extenders or connectors exist for TB3? A quick google leads be think no, it's generally TB3 to USB.

 

Figured if I can attach an connector of sorts then it might help save any ware of the cable itself

 

 

 

Cheers


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wellygary
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  #2566970 17-Sep-2020 16:14
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Isn't TB3 physically the same as regular USB-C?


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  #2567038 17-Sep-2020 16:56
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Not internally, USB 3 maxes out at 10GBs(?) but TB3 is 40.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2567055 17-Sep-2020 17:15
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Hard wired cable into the dock?  That's not ideal, for the reasons you mention.

 

I don't see any Thunderbolt extension cables in NZ at my suppliers.  Thunderbolt cable https://www.promate.net/products/thunderlink-c20 is available in NZ and has an end of September ETA, but I don't see a joiner anywhere.

 

You might have to go to Amazon.  https://www.amazon.com/DISDIM-Thunderbolt-Extension-Charging-Compatible/dp/B075MBS6JY 





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  #2567057 17-Sep-2020 17:18
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"4 wheels move the body.  2 wheels move the soul."

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  #2573127 23-Sep-2020 23:35
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Thank you for the reply.
I had been looking at that Amazon one actually.

Interesting read, I'll have another go over it tomorrow.
I've managed to attach my dock to the underneath of the desk so there is less movement now, hopefully that helps in the long term.

Cheers again

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