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Connect More with Cable Matters USB-C Hub Multiport Adapters

CONNECT MORE with Cable Matters® USB-C™ Hub Multiport Adapters


Why is USB C better?

USB C on a notebook can support multiple functions over a single USB-C port. One or two USB-C ports can replace the 5 or more ports found on older model laptops.

USB-C technology incorporates alternate modes to carry non-USB signals. DP Alt Mode must be supported on the USB C port of a smartphone, tablet or computer to view video over USB C. Depending on your equipment, a USB C port can support transferring files, charging, connecting to the Internet, and adding external storage or a video display.


Guide to buying a USB C hub multiport adapter

  • Check your device specifications for video over USB support
  • Check your display for spare HDMI®, DisplayPort™, DVI, or VGA ports
  • Do you need to charge your device through the adapter? How many watts does your device need?
  • Do I need a USB A port for a wireless keyboard/mouse dongle?
  • Do I need to connect external storage such as USB C to SATA or an SD memory card?
  • Is the primary use at home, in the office, or for traveling?
  • Cable Matters offers a wide variety of USB C Hub Multiport Adapters with video, data, networking and charging.


    Can USB C support two monitors?

    Many laptop models support two external monitors. Check the specifications of your device to verify that it can support dual monitors over USB-C.

    Cable Matters offers two dual monitor adapter models:

  • USB C Hub Multiport Adapter with Dual 4K DisplayPort
  • USB C Hub Multiport Adapter with Dual 4K HDMI

    Can USB C support 4K?

    The maximum video resolution of a USB-C multiport adapter is determined by:

  • Video resolution output of the smartphone or computer
  • Video resolution supported by the connected display
  • Type of display interface technology that supports 4K (HDMI and DisplayPort)
  • Cable Matters has a selection of USB C Hub Multiport Adapters with 4K HDMI and 4K DisplayPort.


    What is USB C Power Delivery? (PD)

    The USB-IF organization specifies power profiles for safely powering and charging a smartphone, laptop, monitor or other equipment. Safely power and charge a device from 7.5 to 100 watts over USB C.

    Cable Matters offers 60W and 100W USB C Multiport Adapters.


    Will USB C work in a Thunderbolt port?

    Thunderbolt™ 3 uses the same reversible USB C connector for data, video and charging. Thunderbolt 3 ports can support 20Gbps or 40Gbps. A USB-C port supports a maximum data transfer rate of 5Gbps (Gen 1) or 10Gbps (Gen2).

    Most USB-C multiport adapters are compatible with a Thunderbolt computer. Thunderbolt devices are NOT compatible with a USB C computer. All Cable Matters USB C multiport adapters are Thunderbolt 3 port compatible with Windows® or Mac® computers. Some models of Cable Matters USB C dual display adapters are limited to a single display with Mac® computers.


    Need help deciding which USB C video cable to buy?

    Contact us HERE. Cable Matters will help you navigate the confusing choices of USB-C video cable types. We will provide you with the best solution to maximize the capabilities of your equipment and ensure compatibility.


    Join the Cable Matters Wholesale Program for your business!

    Create an account HERE. Cable Matters offers discount pricing for wholesale purchases for your business. Our sales team will provide expert consultation to meet the connectivity demands of your business or organization.


    Purchase premium quality USB C products from Cable Matters: THE industry leader in Reliable Connectivity

    Cable Matters, with headquarters in Southborough, Massachusetts, offers a complete line of cables, adapters, docking stations and networking products for the home, office, and data center. We offer first-class quality products, backed by exceptional customer service, at an affordable price. Established in 2009, Cable Matters serves markets in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Japan.




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