LMP Thunderbolt 3 Cable, active

Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Cable, active, 40 Gbit/s, 4K/5K, 60 W, black

Key features
  • Active Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • Up to 40 Gbps data transfer rate between Thunderbolt 3 devices
  • Apple and Intel certified
  • Transmits 4K/5K video via Thunderbolt
  • Supports Power Delivery 2.0 (max. 60 W)
  • Supports Thunderbolt, USB 2.0, DisplayPort (for Thunderbolt monitors only!), PCIe and Ethernet protocols
  • Downward compatible to USB 3.1 (Gen 2) up to 10 Gbps, USB 3.0 (Gen 1) up to 5 Gbps and USB 2.0 (480 Mbps)
  • Can be used for daisy-chaining devices

Description

The LMP Thunderbolt 3 cable (active) provides data transfer rates of up 40 Gbps with clock & data recovery chip inside. It takes full advantage of the Thunderbolt technology by supporting 2-channel Thunderbolt Gen 2 and Thunderbolt Gen 3 full duplex high speed transmission. It is also capable of 1-channel USB 2.0 transmission (but it does not support USB-C Gen 1 or Gen 2 transmission nor does it support DP Altmode (video) transmission via USB-C). Furthermore, the active LMP Thunderbolt 3 cables are capable of dual-protocol support for Thunderbolt mode (PCIe and DP [note: DP Altmode via USB-C Gen 1 or Gen 2 is not supported!]*) so the active cables can be used for daisy-chaining devices. A maximum current of 60 W (max. 5 A) according to Power Delivery 2.0 specifications can be transmitted.

*If you have an external monitor which has a USB-C input port, you may use the LMP passive Thunderbolt 3 cables (P/N 19015, 16598 or 16599) or a USB-C cable (P/N 17757) since an active Thunderbolt 3 cable does not support the DP Altmode (video) via USB-C.
If you have an external Thunderbolt 3 monitor, you can use either an active or passive Thunderbolt 3 cable (while a USB-C cable will not work).

The Thunderbolt cable let's you connect a broad variety of external devices such as storage enclosures or RAID systems with up to 40 Gbps data transfer, displays (2x 4K monitors and a single 5K monitor), docking stations or power supplies with up to 60 W and a host power output of up to 15 W to attached Thunderbolt/USB-C devices (based on USB Power Delivery rules). It's the most universal cable for the most advanced I/O technology. The plug is reversible and it works with any Thunderbolt 3 enabled device with physical USB-C port.

The Thunderbolt 3 enabled computer features a USB-C port with a Thunderbolt icon (lightning bolt next to the port). You should consult your computer's tech specs to make sure that it is fully Thunderbolt 3 compatible.

Technical specifications

Connection type Thunderbolt 3 (active, up to 40 Gbps, 60 W, male)
Length 1 m
2 m
Color Black
Features Transmits 4K/5K video
Product weight 2 m: 80 gr
Package dimensions (W x H x D) 2 m: 23 x 16 x 0.5 cm
Package weight 2 m: 103 gr
Package content LMP Thunderbolt 3 Cable, active

FAQ

FAQ Categories: Connection, Transfer rate

The active Thunderbolt 3 cables do not transfer the USB-C Gen 2 (10G) protocol due to the IC. If you want to use a Thunderbolt cable to run this M.2, you should use passive Thunderbolt 3 cables (e.g. P/N 16598, 16599, 19015). These will have a transfer rate of about 950 MB/s, taking advantage of the 10G bandwidth of USB-C.

Affected LMP products

LMP Thunderbolt 3 Cable, active

LMP Thunderbolt 3 Cable, passive

Compatible Mac model

iMac (21.5-inch, 2017)
iMac (24-inch, M1, 2021)
iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017)
iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2019)
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019)
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020)
iMac Pro (2017)
iPad (10th generation) Wi-Fi
iPad (10th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Air (4th generation)
iPad Air (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Air (5th generation)
iPad Air (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad mini (6th generation)
iPad mini (6th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Pro 11-inch (4th generation) Wi-Fi
iPad Pro 11-inch (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Pro 11-inch Wi-Fi
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) Wi-Fi
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th Generation) Wi-Fi
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation) Wi-Fi
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (6th generation) Wi-Fi
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (6th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
Mac mini (2018)
Mac mini (M1, 2020)
Mac Pro (2019)
Mac Studio (2022)
MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017)
MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)
MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016)
MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
MacBook Air (M2, 2022)
MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018)
MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2019)
MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, M2, 2022)
MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2021)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019)
MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2021)

iMac18,1
iMac18,2
iMac18,3
iMac19,1
iMac19,2
iMac20,1
iMac20,2
iMac21,1
iMac21,2
iMacPro1,1
iPad13,1
iPad13,10
iPad13,11
iPad13,16
iPad13,17
iPad13,18
iPad13,19
iPad13,2
iPad13,4
iPad13,5
iPad13,6
iPad13,7
iPad13,8
iPad13,9
iPad14,1
iPad14,2
iPad14,3
iPad14,4
iPad14,5
iPad14,6
iPad8,1
iPad8,10
iPad8,11
iPad8,12
iPad8,2
iPad8,3
iPad8,4
iPad8,5
iPad8,6
iPad8,7
iPad8,8
iPad8,9
Mac13,1
Mac13,2
Mac14,2
Mac14,7
MacBook10,1
MacBook8,1
MacBook9,1
MacBookAir10,1
MacBookAir8,1
MacBookAir8,2
MacBookAir9,1
MacBookPro13,1
MacBookPro13,2
MacBookPro13,3
MacBookPro14,1
MacBookPro14,2
MacBookPro14,3
MacBookPro15,1
MacBookPro15,2
MacBookPro15,3
MacBookPro15,4
MacBookPro16,1
MacBookPro16,2
MacBookPro16,3
MacBookPro16,4
MacBookPro17,1
MacBookPro18,1
MacBookPro18,2
MacBookPro18,3
MacBookPro18,4
Macmini8,1
Macmini9,1
MacPro7,1

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