|Item model number||UD-ULTCDL|
|Item Weight||14.1 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||5.91 x 1.18 x 5.91 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||5.91 x 1.18 x 5.91 inches|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||May 12, 2016|
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Plugable USB-C Triple Display Docking Station with Charging Support Power Delivery for Specific Windows USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 Systems (2X HDMI and 1x DVI Outputs, 5X USB Ports, 60W USB PD)
|Hardware Interface||VGA, USB, Ethernet, HDMI, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt|
|Total USB Ports||5|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||5.91 x 1.18 x 5.91 inches|
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- TRIPLE DISPLAY DOCK - With a compatible USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 laptop or Windows tablet, this dock can charge your device, connect up to 3 monitors, add a Gigabit Ethernet connection, add 3.5mm headphone and microphone jacks, and add multiple USB ports
- HDMI AND DVI/VGA - This dock features 3 video outputs including 1x HDMI 1.4 output capable of 4K 30Hz, 1x HDMI 1.3, and 1x DVI/VGA outputs support 1080p 60Hz
- USB-C FEATURES - USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports can enable features such as USB Alternate Mode (Alt Mode) and 60W USB Power Delivery (PD) charging. Support for these features is determined by your laptop manufacturer. See product description for details
- IMPORTANT NOTES - The full product description has important info regarding requirements and limitations of this dock. USB-C required. Not all devices support all features. No HDCP support. Linux, Chrome OS, and macOS versions above 10.13.3 not supported
- 2 YEAR WARRANTY - We love our Plugable products, and hope you will too. All of our products are backed with a 2-year limited parts and labor warranty as well as Seattle-based email support
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Instantly turn your laptop, 2-in-1, or Windows tablet into a multi-monitor desktop—by connecting a single cable—with the Plugable Triple Display USB-C Docking Station (UD-ULTCDL)
Plugable is well known for Docking Station products. Utilizing innovations introduced with USB 3.1, this dock is one of the first to use "Alternate Mode" from the USB-C specifications for one of the display outputs.
This dock is also one of the first to support USB Power Delivery, enabling the dock to charge a laptop, 2-in-1, or Windows tablet connected to it (up to 60W).
Note: New and innovative products aren't without compatibility concerns, it is important to read the information below for details regarding display output types and system requirements. USB-C is required for this docking station, it will not work properly when adapted to USB 3.0.
When attached to a fully compatible USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 system, the UD-ULTCDL supports Windows 10, 8.x, and 7. Current macOS releases are not supported. Only macOS 10.10 to 10.13.3 are supported. Chrome OS and Linux are not supported.
If your device supports USB Power Delivery (USB PD), this docking station supports up to 60 watts (60W) of charging to your host device.
This means you won't need to take out the charger that came with your laptop when you're at your desk, on supported hosts.
The one USB-C cable from the dock is all you'll need to stay charged and connect all your devices.
Some laptops may require more power than this dock provides (60W). The Dell XPS 15 9550/9560 and Precision 5510/7510, for example, will display a warning during boot if connected to a 60W power adapter, rather than a Dell 130W power adapter. These systems may still charge, but at a slower rate.
With one USB-C (USB Type-C) cable connected to the dock, overcome the limited number of display outputs and ports on your device. This dock connects up to three displays on supported devices.
For USB-C ports that do not support Alternate Mode video output will be limited to displaying through the DisplayLink HDMI and DVI ports.
Note: HDMI and DVI require different connections and cables. DVI can be adapted to HDMI with separately-purchased HDMI adapters.
Many laptops are removing or drastically reducing the number of ports available.
Get back your USB, audio, and network connections, or just make it easier to leave things plugged in at your main work area, and reconnect them, with one cable from the dock.
Operating System Compatibility
Windows 10, 8.x, and 7 are supported.
Windows users can download DisplayLink drivers from Plugable that are verified to provide the best experience.
Windows drivers can also be installed by Windows Update (with existing Internet connection).
Current macOS releases are not supported.
Only macOS 10.10 to 10.13.3 are supported.
Mac systems currently only display independent displays. Display mirroring or cloning is not supported.
Performance on Mac systems, compared to performance on Windows systems, will be less on the displays attached via DisplayLink (HDMI 1.3 and DVI).
Chrome OS (Chromebooks) and Linux
Chrome OS and Chromebooks not supported.
Linux is not supported.
Hardware Compatibility Notes
USB-C is a new standard with much versatility. As a result, compatibility information is complex. Some USB-C systems support Alt Mode video output, while others do not. Some can be powered and charged through USB PD, while others do not. It is very important to check the compatibility of your device before purchase.
In the "Technical Specification" section of this Amazon product page is a "Specification Sheet" PDF that contains detailed compatibility notes for a variety of laptops, tablets, 2-in-1s, motherboards, and mobile devices that is updated regularly.
In the Box
- 1x Plugable Triple Display USB-C Docking Station (UD-ULTCDL) With Vertical Stand
- 1x 1m USB-C to USB-C Cable With eMarker
- 1x 65W (20V 3.25A) Power Supply (100V-240V) With US Power Plug (UL 60950-1 Listed)
- 1x Quick Start Guide
Port Features, Limitations, Notes, and Terminology
Alternate Mode (Alt Mode) is a new feature introduced with USB 3.1, allowing USB cables to carry video signals directly from a device over a USB cable. Alt Mode video comes directly from the graphics card or integrated graphics processor on a device, meaning outputs from an Alt Mode video port have the full graphics acceleration of your system. Not all systems with USB-C support this functionality.
HDMI 1.4 allows for a maximum output resolution of 4K 30Hz (3840x2160 @ 30Hz). Lower resolutions such as 1920x1200, and 1920x1080 (1080p) are supported at 60Hz. The HDMI 1.4 connection on this dock is provided by converting DisplayPort Alt Mode to HDMI 1.4.
HDMI 1.3 allows for a maximum output resolution of 2K 60Hz (1920x1200 @ 60Hz). The HDMI 1.3 connection on this dock is provided by the DisplayLink DL-3900 USB graphics chipset.
DVI Single-Link (DVI-SL) allows for a maximum output of 2K 60Hz (1920x1200 @ 60Hz). The DVI connection on this dock is provided by the DisplayLink DL-3900 USB graphics chipset. Conversion to Dual-Link DVI (DL-DVI) is not supported.
DisplayLink is a technology that allows compressed data of various types to be sent over USB data connections. The DisplayLink DL-3900 chipset in this docking station connects all the data and video connections, other than the "4K" HDMI 1.4 connection, on this dock.
There are a few important limitations of DisplayLink technology. DisplayLink uses a proprietary compressed video stream that is partially generated by both your computer's CPU and GPU, and is a "virtual" video adapter. Because the video is compressed and packetized as data, then reassembled by the DisplayLink chip, the pacing of new frames of video can be inconsistent, particularly if large portions of the content being sent through DisplayLink is changing (such as with video playback).
Because of how DisplayLink provides video, video outputs provided by DisplayLink technology should only be used to display content like office applications and web browser windows, not games or video content.
HDCP is not supported, this means protected content such as Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube Premium, Hulu, Blu-ray videos, and other protected content, either may not work or will play at a lower resolution, depending on the content provider.
Some USB-C ports on PCs and Macs are labelled as Thunderbolt 3 ports. Thunderbolt 3 ports are USB-C ports with additional functionality that are also compatible with this docking station.
USB Power Delivery (USB PD) is a standard introduced with USB-C that provides enough power for many mobile devices and laptops. This dock is able to supply up to 60W of power to a host. Some laptops may require more power than this. The Dell XPS 15 9550/9560 and Precision 5510/7510, for example, will display a warning during boot if connected to a 60W power adapter, rather than a Dell 130W power adapter. These systems may still charge, but at a slower rate.
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Why is this now a 2? Well, this evening, I was using the dock, my Chromebook and monitor were connected to it. Otherwise everything was running through bluetooth connections. I heard a POP then smelled smoke...and that was it the dock was fried. It was connected to a surge protector and nothing was overwhelmed with connections. Now, I am hoping I just got a defective product and I am in the process of ordering another but I only had it for a little over 2 weeks so quality is a concern to say the least.
I will be providing updates once I receive my new dock and hopefully this one last awhile longer.
I have received my replacement and so far so good. I have seen some others have a similar experience to mine. To attempt to alleviate the issue I ordered a separate USB type C charging cable approved by Google and hoping that was the issue.
After receiving my 2nd hub, within 2 weeks it appeared to have delivered too much power and destroyed my Chromebook Pixel 2015. The first issue, I thought was a fluke, but I will be returning and no longer dealing with this company as they clearly do NOT have reliable products and on top of that products that can destroy some of your other devices. Thanks but no thanks.
Clearly, I have had "issues" with this product numerous times. However, I want to provide some positive feedback despite a disappointing experience with their product.
Plugable proactively reached out to me to notify me of an issue they had found within their early releases. Not only did they explain the issue, they offered to address my personal items damaged due to use with theirs. This is unheard of with the majority of companies we all deal with everyday. Though disappointed with the product, I would be confident in knowing that Plugable will take ownership of any issues big or small if caused by their products. Thank you Plugable support team for doing the right thing.
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On day 1 all seemed to be perfect. I downloaded and installed the driver, plugged everything in, and viola, both monitors up and running, and the battery of the laptop charging, all with one little USB-C cable plugged into the laptop. Awesome!
Then 2 problems started happening:
I don't shut my computer down at night, I let it go to Sleep. My Power settings are displays off after 10 mins, computer to sleep after one hour. When I returned the next morning and woke the computer, the layout of my windows was not maintained - everything moved over to the #2 display instead of remaining where everything was when I left it. I had to manually move everything back the way I had it. This happens sporadically. Some mornings all is ok, others, it shoves everything over to the #2 display upon wake.
The 2nd and more annoying issue, is that for no understandable reason, One of my monitors will suddenly go to sleep as it can no longer detect a signal. This happens about once every 3 days now. The ONLY way to get it back is to power cycle the Plugable Hub by unplugging it and plugging back in. Unacceptable. My hub is placed behind all my equipment and is not easy to access, but even if it were, for almost $200 this should not be happening. I was literally 2 days past my Amazon return period when I finally got fed up with the power cycling nonsense. So now I'm stuck with it.
When it's working, it works. It's egregiously inconsistent though, as outlined in the above two issues. Right now as I write this, it's working fine. At any moment thought I'm just waiting for my #1 monitor to decide it's not getting a signal anymore. Then Power-Cycle hell.
It's a bummer, because I'd been looking to get another Plugable dock for my other PC, but this is probably a show-stopper for me.
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(We bought at least 20 of them over the past few months and they all have the same problem with 4k port)