Looking for TB3 extension cable

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Garage Battle, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Garage Battle macrumors regular

    Garage Battle

    Aug 31, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    Only need one about 1-2 feet in length - want to extend the Apple AV adapter so I can put my 2016 MBP in a dock. Are there any known TB3 male/female cable extensions? Thanks!
  2. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    I don't think Thunderbolt extension cables exist. The cables have active electronic devices built in to the connectors. If you need a longer cable, you must buy a longer cable.
  3. jakespeed macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2002
    Yep, as I understand it, extensions to usb-c are not allowed in the spec. However, I have had pretty good luck with a Caldigit USB-C Dock. This lets me connects my peripherals 3-4 feet away with a 2m USB-C Thunderbolt cable. Also the price is petty good considering you also get ethernet and audio outs.
  4. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    I too have a CalDigit Thunderbolt dock. It's a very nice tool. I have two external hard drives connected to the dock via eSATA. My dock doesn't have a video output, but other docks do.

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