|Item model number||UD-ULTCDL|
|Item Weight||14.1 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||5.91 x 1.18 x 5.91 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||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)
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- NOT macOS COMPATIBLE - (10.13.4 - 10.13.6) UD-ULTCDL is compatible with specific Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C Windows systems such as the Microsoft Surface Book 2, Surface Go, Dell XPS 9350 / 9360 / 9370 / 9380 /9550 / 9560, Lenovo Yoga 720 13" & Carbon X1 5th/6th Gen, most 13" HP Spectre x360 models.
- COMPATIBILITY - Advanced features of the UD-ULTCDL such as host-charging and "Alt Mode" video output must be supported by host system to function. As such, dock is not compatible with legacy USB 3.0/"USB-A" systems. Not all systems with USB-C ports support charging or video output; please see Technical Specifications PDF below for most up-to-date system compatibility list. Not recommended for gaming; HDCP not supported
- MASSIVE EXPANSION - Provides compatible Windows USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 systems with up to three additional displays and up to 60W of charging power. Utilizes cutting edge USB 3.1 features along with the tried and tested features of our best-selling USB 3.0 UD-3900 dock
- THREE SCREENS - Two additional video outputs (1x HDMI & 1x DVI/VGA) and Gigabit Ethernet via DisplayLink DL-3900. "Alt Mode" 4K HDMI port supports resolutions up to 3840x2160 4K@30Hz; DisplayLink HDMI and DVI outputs support 1080P@60Hz
- PEACE OF MIND - Full one-year warranty and personal US-based email support for as long as you own the docking station
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Plugable's Flagship USB-C Triple Display Docking Station with Power Delivery Charging for Windows USB-C & Thunderbolt 3 Systems
USB 3.1 Type-C is set to revolutionize connectivity. The Plugable USB-C Triple Display Docking Station, the first device of its kind, has been designed to showcase what this new standard is capable of with flexibility and scalability in mind.
The Plugable UD-ULTCDL combines the tried and tested technology of our top rated UD-3900 docking station with two of USB 3.1's most exciting new features: support for Alternate Modes and Power Delivery. Alternate Modes allow certain non-USB data and protocols (such as native video) to be sent over a USB-C cable, while Power Delivery enables you to power and charge a supported system without the need for a traditional proprietary OEM charger.
Support for these features must also be built-in to the system being used, so please see the important additional compatibility details in the sections below.
Features & Performance
When attached to a fully compatible USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 system, the UD-ULTCDL supports Windows 10 and 8.1, macOS 10.13.3 and earlier and some systems with ChromeOS.
- One HDMI output via USB-C Alt Mode supporting displays up to 4K@30Hz
- One HDMI output via DisplayLink
- One DVI/VGA output via DisplayLink
- One USB-C port on the backside of the docking station with Power Delivery functionality to charge your host computer (not all USB-C computers are able to charge through their USB-C port; see additional compatibility details below)
- One USB-C USB 3.0 port on the front of the docking station for USB-C peripheral connectivity
- Four USB 3.0 (Type-A) ports
- One Gigabit Ethernet port
- Headphone and microphone jacks (TRS)
The dock's main HDMI port utilizes USB-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode (converted internally to HDMI for maximum compatibility) which has a direct pipeline to the host graphics processor (GPU), and the connected monitor will perform as if natively attached to the system. Video and photo editing and other resource-intensive tasks are possible assuming that the system's GPU capabilities are sufficient for the application being used.
The 2nd and 3rd graphics outputs (HDMI, DVI/VGA) are powered by DisplayLink USB graphics technology which leverages the host GPU & CPU to render the image. These outputs are recommended for web/productivity software; not recommended for gaming or HD video.
Maximum resolution via Alt Mode output is 3840x2160@30Hz (4Kp30) as outlined in the HDMI 1.4 specification. 2560x1600, 1920x1080 (1080p) and lower resolutions will display at 60Hz.
The DisplayLink outputs on the dock can each support a single display up to 1920×1080 (1080p60). The DisplayLink HDMI output supports up to 2560×1440@50hz (1440p50), but only when using a single DisplayLink attached HDMI display (the Alt Mode HDMI output is independent and does not affect this).
For the most current system-specific compatibility details, please see "Technical Specifications" section further down the page.
USB 3.1 Type-C Compatibility Overview
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 via USB-C PD, while others do not.
Information on specific system compatibility will be updated online as we test more systems internally, and we welcome compatibility reports from users as well.
Compatible Systems (Alt Mode, PD, & DisplayLink)
Some of the best examples of systems which currently support Alt Mode, PD, and DisplayLink the Dell XPS 13" 9350/9360/9370, Dell XPS 15 9550/9560, Dell Precision 5510/5520, HP Spectre x360 13" ("Kaby Lake" version w/ Thunderbolt 3), Lenovo Yoga 720 13" & Yoga 920, Microsoft Surface Book 2.
Operating System & Platform Details (Windows)
- Windows users can download DisplayLink drivers from Plugable. Windows drivers can also be installed by Windows Update (with existing Internet connection)
- Please note that only macOS 10.13.3 and earlier are supported. Mac systems currently only support "Extended"/independant desktops; display "mirroring" is not supported. Performance on Mac systems compared to performance on Windows systems will be less on the 2nd and 3rd attached displays (DisplayPort++ ports).
- Chromebooks/Chrome OS is currently unsupported, but we hope this changes as the Chromebook platform evolves
Partially Compatible Systems (Supporting Alt Mode, PD, and/or DisplayLink, but not all)
Many current USB-C systems which do support Alt Mode video output do not support charging via USB-C. Systems such as this will output video from the dock, but will still need their proprietary OEM chargers. 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.
Conversely, while some USB-C phones and tablets may accept charging via PD, most do not support Alt Mode video output.
Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports generally support Alt Mode output and DisplayLink functionality, but support for Power Delivery/charging on these ports is system-specific.
The UD-ULTCDL relies upon new functionality introduced with USB 3.1 Type-C and as such is not compatible with USB 3.0/2.0 Type-A legacy systems.
Most current phones and tablets with USB-C ports do not support Alternate Mode video output, and some do not support USB Power Delivery. Consult your device documentation or contact device manufacturer to confirm compatibility with these technologies.
- macOS 10.13.4
- The Lenovo Yoga 900 and 910 are not compatible (the 910 can support video, or charging, but not both)
- Most HP systems are not compatible (see above for the most well known compatible model at this time)
- Most Razer systems are not compatible at this time
- Most Android phones and tablets currently do not support Alt Mode video output
- ASMedia USB 3.1 controllers do not support Alternate Mode video (typically found in desktops and AMD based laptops and some PC motherboards)
- With the latest firmware version on the UD-ULTCDL, the Chromebook Pixel 2015 is not compatible
- DisplayLink Ethernet does not support half-duplex connections nor jumbo frames
Power and ChargingThe UD-ULTCDL power supply can charge host systems with up to 60 watts of power (20V, 3A) via the USB Power Delivery standard. As mentioned above, some devices which support video output over USB-C will not charge via USB-C. For these systems, the charger from your system manufacturer will be required.
In the Box
Plugable UD-ULTCDL docking station with stand, 1m USB-C to USB-C cable with eMarker, DVI-to-VGA passive port adapter, 60W (20V, 3A) power adapter (100V-240V) with a US power plug, quick start quide
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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)
So far it has been working pretty good, no complaints about it. Sometimes one program wouldn't have the proper aspect ratio but later I've found it was a glitch from windows, not the station. After I've solved the issue, it has never given any trouble and helped me on several tasks. A much cheaper choice from the original Dell comparative and it gets up to the task. Highly recommend!
I wish there was a audio jack in the back of the unit but its not a big deal. As well you can definitely hear some coil whine if you are in a quiet room. NOT for gaming.
Recommended for PC with USB C 3.1 and power pass through
Unplugging and re plugging usually resolves the issue, but it is now a nuisance.
Recently found out that my hp spectre 15 is not supported.... Didn't know that until very recently.... So it generally works fine, just a nuisance having to unplug and plug it in again... I may call manufacturer to see if there is some workaround.
On return, I reached out to ask how or where I could purchase the 20 V power adapter, and was told that they would be happy to send me a replacement free of charge. I was flabbergasted. I received it today, plugged it in and everything is back up and running - all is well.
Great job Plugable!
I have 2x 1080p 1x 1440p monitors. Being able to actually use my main monitor at 1440p is great. The fast charging USB-C outlet on the front is a nice touch.
I was originally looking for a thunderbolt 3 dock, but this one has all the features I want at a spectacular price. USB-C is perfectly adequate, unless you want to run dual 4k monitors.