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drcnyc
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Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock Cable - Too Short

I have just purchased the new Workstation dock (40AN0230US) for my P1, and was disappointed to find that the proprietary cable was so short. I keep my dock further away from my laptop to avoid cable clutter. Does anyone know if Lenovo is planning to release a longer version of this cable?

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Re: Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock Cable - Too Short

Have you had any luck finding a longer cable? I just purchased two of these and cables are ridiculously short! Thanks,
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Re: Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock Cable - Too Short

Nope, ended up having to buy a 3ft active TB3 cable to connect the computer to the dock, and am just using the power brick to power the computer. It’s a shame to have to do this, but the only option if the included 1.5ft cable (!!) is not long enough for you. Make sure to get an active cable if you use dual 4K/60hz as you will need the 40GB/s bandwidth.

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Re: Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock Cable - Too Short

Hi All,

 

Just to let you know I'm waiting for exact details on part number and length as Lenovo do offer a longer active cable, I think 2M long and will update this thread when I receive the information.

 

Edit: Yes it's 2M long, Part #4Z50Q79291 - LINTES Thunderbolt™ 3 (40Gbps) Active Cable 

 

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Re: Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock Cable - Too Short

Is this just an active thunderbolt cable or is this a longer version of the thunderbolt workstation dock cable - which has the combined power / thunderbolt in one cable?

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Re: Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock Cable - Too Short

Hi,

 

Just an active cable; here's a link to the manufacturer / supplier's site
http://www.lintestech.com/productsDia.php?cls=N000001&id=56&color=&size=51

 

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Re: Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock Cable - Too Short

Hello LENOVO,

Please work on a longer cord. This is ridiculous that in  a Design and Engineering specific laptop dock where desk space for prints and parts is a must.  Of course the dock will be placed a safe distance out of the way.  Such a short cable makes no sense other then the lower pumping through but I'm sure an extra foot wouldn't be a hindrance.  Please inform when a longer cable is available.  I so looked forward to my new p52 and dock setup till I had to use it.  

Thank you

 

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Re: Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock Cable - Too Short

Hi GPQ, 2m is the longest Thunderbolt 3 cable which will work. $80-$100 from various vendors. Just be sure to get 40Gbps 5A (100W).

 

Hope this helps!

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