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The TS3 Lite has been discontinued & been replaced by the TS3 and TS3 Plus.

Expanding Thunderbolt™ 3 Workflows

The CalDigit Thunderbolt™ Station 3 Lite maximizes the potential of Thunderbolt™ 3’s 40G/s throughout to add a plethora of devices to any Mac or PC Thunderbolt™ 3 enabled computer. Featuring dual Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C ports for daisy-chaining extra Thunderbolt™ 3 devices, the TS3 Lite can fit into any workflow without sacrificing a Thunderbolt™ 3 port.


2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 - 40Gb/s 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C 1 x DisplayPort 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
Thunderbolt™ 3 cable included Dual 4K Monitor Support Connect 5K Monitor 15W Charging Audio In/Out

For more info on Thunderbolt™ 3, visit the Thunderbolt™ 3 Resource Hub 
Who is the TS3 Lite for?

If you are a 2016 MacBook Pro or PC user with Thunderbolt™ 3, the TS3 Lite will add extra connectivity options to your computer. CalDigit knows that many users already have a way to charge their computers and don’t need a higher cost docking solution that offers charging. The TS3 Lite provides Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C, DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Type-A, USB 3.1 Type-C, Gigabit Ethernet, and Audio In/Out via one single Thunderbolt™ 3 cable. If port expandability is the most important factor, the TS3 Lite offers a plethora of options.

TS3 Lite
2016/2017 MacBook Pro Yes
iMac with Thunderbolt™ 3 Yes
iMac Pro Yes
PC with Thunderbolt™ 3 Yes

Find out more about what a Dock can
do for you by visiting our Dock Resource webpage.
Connect any Display

By utilizing DisplayPort as the video output of choice on the TS3 Lite, users have the option of connecting any popular monitor through the use of a DisplayPort to HDMI, DVI, or VGA cable. With a maximum resolution of 5K at 60Hz, the TS3 Lite offers incredible clarity for any workflow. It goes without saying that if you’re connecting a HD or 4K monitor you will get outstanding image quality.

TS3 Lite
Dual 4K *Yes
5K@60Hz Yes
*With use of a USB-C adapter cable

For users who need dual 4K monitors, they can connect a USB-C to HDMI adapter to the second Thunderbolt™ 3 port. Users have the option of using two monitors in either an extended or mirrored desktop.

For more information about using the TS3 Lite with dual monitors visit our dedicated Dual Monitor webpage.


Most modern laptops are featuring less connectivity options. The USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C ports on the TS3 Lite are a great way for users to add iPhones, iPads, USB storage, and more to their laptop. The dual Thunderbolt™ 3 ports allow professional users the ability to daisy-chain high performance Thunderbolt™ 3 devices such as fast storage. Users can connect up to 6 Thunderbolt™ 3 devices to one computer. The Gigabit Ethernet port can help add a more consistent internet connection and the Audio ports allow users to add microphones and speakers.

Stand Alone Charging

Need to charge your iPhone or iPad when your laptop is not connected? The TS3 Lite’s Stand Alone Charging function allows users to charge their devices via the two USB 3.1 Type-A ports even when the TS3 Lite is not connected to a computer. This means that if you’re watching a movie on your laptop in the living room you can continue to charge your iPhone in the office using the TS3 Lite!

Free Thunderbolt™ 3 Cable

The TS3 Lite includes a free Thunderbolt™ 3 cable in the box. CalDigit’s Thunderbolt™ 3 cables are high quality industry standard cables. For more information please click here.


TS3 Lite TS3 Elgato Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock OWC Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock
Interface Thunderbolt™ 3 Thunderbolt™ 3 Thunderbolt™ 3 Thunderbolt™ 3
Dual Thunderbolt™ 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB 3.1 Type-A
(Gen. 1)
Yes Yes No Yes
USB 3.1 Type-C
(Gen. 1)
Yes No No No
USB 3.0 Type-A No No Yes No
Charge Laptop at 85W No Yes Yes No - 65W
DisplayPort Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dual 4K Displays Yes Yes Yes Yes
5K@60Hz Display
via Thunderbolt™ 3 port
Yes Yes Yes Unknown
eSATA 6G No Yes No No
Apple Super Drive Compatible Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
Gigabit Ethernet Yes Yes Yes Yes
Separate Audio In &
Audio Out
Yes Yes Yes No (Single port for both)
Compact Design No Yes No No
Vertical or Horizontal Orientation No Yes No No
One Click Eject Software Yes Yes Yes Unknown
Mac & PC Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free Thunderbolt™ 3 Cable Yes Yes Yes Yes
Price $199.99
$299.95 $279
Elgato data correct as of 1/11/17 from:
Elgato price correct as of 1/11/17 from:
OWC data correct as of 1/11/17 from:
OWC charging data correct as of 03/28/17 from:

Technical Specifications

Interface 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x DisplayPort
1 x Gigabit Ethernet
1 x Audio In & Out
System Requirements Thunderbolt™ 3 computers
Mac OSX 10.12 or later
Windows 7, 8, 10 or later
Power Supply Adapter AC Input : 100V-240V ~50Hz/60Hz
DC Output: 12V/6A, 72W
Environment Ambient Temp: 0°C~70°C
Dimensions and Weight
: 8.78 inches ( 22.3 cm)
: 3.15 inches ( 8.0 cm)
: 1.06 inches ( 2.7 cm)
: 0.97 lb ( 0.44 kg )
In the Box 1 x CalDigit TS3 Lite
1 x Power Adapter
1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 Cable

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