CalDigit Thunderbolt 4 Element Hub

BH #CA500934 • MFR #500934
CalDigit Thunderbolt 4 Element Hub
Key Features
  • 1 x USB Type-C / Thunderbolt 4 Host
  • 3 x Thunderbolt 4 Ports
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports
  • 60W Power Delivery
Streamline your workspace with the Thunderbolt 4 Element Hub from CalDigit. This hub connects to a Windows or Mac PC with an integrated Thunderbolt 4 cable and allows you to connect three Thunderbolt 4 devices at once. Expand your productivity by utilizing the Thunderbolt 4 ports to create a dual-monitor setup with a USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 3, or Thunderbolt 4 compatible monitor. Additionally, there are four USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports delivering data transfer speeds at 10 Gb/s for higher powered devices such as external drives.
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CalDigit Element Hub Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Ultimate Compatibility
  • 3Made for You
  • 4Thunderbolt 4
  • 5Built-In USB Ports
  • 6Monitors
  • 7Reversible Design
  • 8Daisy Chain
  • 9iPad Pro & Windows Tablets
  • 10Tablet & Ultrabook Charging
  • 11Docking Station Utility
  • 12A Powerful Offline Charging Station
  • 13Apple SuperDrive
  • 14Compatibility

Streamline your workspace with the Thunderbolt 4 Element Hub from CalDigit. This hub connects to a Windows or Mac PC with an integrated Thunderbolt 4 cable and allows you to connect three Thunderbolt 4 devices at once. Expand your productivity by utilizing the Thunderbolt 4 ports to create a dual-monitor setup with a USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 3, or Thunderbolt 4 compatible monitor. Additionally, there are four USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports delivering data transfer speeds at 10 Gb/s for higher powered devices such as external drives.

Note:
Mac Users: Please ensure you have updated Mac OS to 11 or above for use with this dock. Apple M1-based computers can only support one external monitor. Apple M1 Ultra and M1 Ultra Max computers are both capable of four external displays alongside one native display.
Ultimate Compatibility
This hub is backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 3, USB Type-C, and USB 4.
Made for You
The Element Hub's four Thunderbolt 4 ports allow you to create the device you want. If you need to connect multiple SSDs, SD card readers, RAID storage, or Dual 4K monitors, there's no issue.
Thunderbolt 4
The Thunderbolt 4 ports are capable of speeds up to 40 Gb/s in order to take advantage of your ultra-fast storage devices.
Built-In USB Ports
While the Element Hub's Thunderbolt 4 ports add a wealth of connectivity potential, the built-in USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports allow you to easily connect up to four high-performance USB Type-A devices such as external NVMe SSDs.
Monitors
The Element Hub can be used to directly connect a USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 3, or Thunderbolt 4 monitor for simple plug-and-play simplicity. When connected to a Thunderbolt 4 host computer, the Element Hub is capable of adding a monitor up to 8K resolution, or dual 4K 60 Hz monitors in either extended or mirrored modes.
Reversible Design
The Element Hub is not only built from high quality aluminum, it also features a reversible design that allows you to utilize it on either the left or right hand side of your laptop. A quick glance at the build-in LED light allows you to instantly see if the Element Hub is in operation.
Daisy Chain
Thunderbolt and USB 4 laptop users can daisy-chain Thunderbolt, USB 4, and USB Type-C devices to the Element Hub. Users on non-Thunderbolt and USB 4 hosts, such as USB Type-C computers (USB 3.2, USB 3.1), are able to daisy-chain USB Type-C devices only. In order to daisy-chain Thunderbolt devices a Thunderbolt or USB 4 connection is required.
iPad Pro & Windows Tablets
As the Element Hub is a Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 device, it is compatible with USB Type-C tablets such as the iPad Pro or Windows tablets.
Tablet & Ultrabook Charging
The Element Hub not only offers versatile connectivity options, it will also charge a Tablet or Ultrabook at up to 60W through the Thunderbolt 4 port. The Element Hub has a fixed 60W laptop charging function, meaning it will consistently provide 60W of charging power if connected to a laptop such as the MacBook Pro 13".
Docking Station Utility
CalDigit has created a Mac OS utility software that allows users to quickly and safely eject all of their storage devices with one click.
A Powerful Offline Charging Station
The Element Hub can even work for you when it's connected to your computer. Keep your USB Type-A or USB Type-C devices connected to the Element Hub and it will continue to charge them. All 8 ports on the Element Hub can be used at the same time for offline charging.
Apple SuperDrive
Many docks and hubs are not compatible with the Apple SuperDrive since it requires a lot of power from the connected USB port. CalDigit has solved this problem by creating a driver that will allow the SuperDrive to work through the Element Hub.
Compatibility
The Element Hub is compatible with:

  • Windows 10 or above 
  • iPadOS
  • Chrome OS
  • Thunderbolt 4 Computers
  • Thunderbolt 3 Computers
  • USB 4 Type-C Computers
  • USB 3.1 Type-C Computers
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad Air (4th Gen)
  • Windows Tablet
  • USB Type-C ChromeBook

CalDigit Element Hub Specs

Key Specs
USB I/O
4x USB-C (Thunderbolt 4)
4x USB-A 3.1/3.2 Gen 2 / Supports 60 W Power Delivery
Network I/O
No
Video I/O
No
Audio I/O
No
Media Card Reader
No
System Connection
USB-C (Thunderbolt 4)
Ports
USB I/O
4x USB-C (Thunderbolt 4)
4x USB-A 3.1/3.2 Gen 2 / Supports 60 W Power Delivery
Network I/O
No
Video I/O
No
Audio I/O
No
Media Card Reader
No
Host Connections
System Connection
USB-C (Thunderbolt 4)
Connection Type
Detachable Cable
General
Maximum Resolution Supported
7680 x 4320
Power
Power Source
AC Adapter
Power I/O
Barrel Connector (Unspecified Diameter)
Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Physical
Cable Length
31.5" / 80 cm
Lock Slot
No
Dimensions
4.48 x 2.75 x 0.7" / 11.38 x 6.99 x 1.78 cm
Weight
0.39 lb / 0.18 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.855 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.9 x 5.3 x 3.3"

CalDigit Element Hub Reviews

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Will this, or any similar hub, allow connecting ...

Will this, or any similar hub, allow connecting TB peripherals to a Win10 PCs USB3 ports, converting protocols?
Asked by: Hans
No, the CalDigit Thunderbolt 4 Element Hub would not convert the protocols of connected devices to USB as the host connection is also Thunderbolt 4.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2023-11-12

Would a CalDigit Thunderbolt 4 Element Hub solve ...

Would a CalDigit Thunderbolt 4 Element Hub solve the following problem? I’m trying to digitize DV tapes from a SONY GVHD7001 de
Asked by: Marshall
Can you recommend something that will help with my issue of trying to use the SONY GVHD7001 for digitizing tapes?
Answered by: Marshall
Date published: 2024-03-18

I plan to connect a Mac Book Pro and an external ...

I plan to connect a Mac Book Pro and an external drive to the dock. When I remove the laptop from the dock, would I need to eject the external drive first?
Asked by: Neeraj
Yes, you should always safely eject all external media before disconnection to prevent any involuntary data loss.
Answered by: dariusb
Date published: 2022-10-06

I would like to use this with a MacBook Pro 16" ...

I would like to use this with a MacBook Pro 16" (2019) which uses a 96w charging adapter. Will it charge slowly or not at all using the Element hub?
Asked by: Jim
The CalDigit Thunderbolt 4 Element Hub may be able to provide slow charging for a 96w laptop, but this is not recommended as using too low a wattage to charge your computer can cause damage to the battery over time.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2022-11-15

Does it comes with power supply?

Does it comes with power supply?
Asked by: Ignacio
Its a pretty big brick with long thick wire pretty much like the rest of the lot. The brick is larger than the hub itself. I hide it behind the television where nobody can see it.
Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2023-07-22

If you have 4 USB3 devices plugged in, what is ...

If you have 4 USB3 devices plugged in, what is the capable bandwidth per port?
Asked by: Brian
The CalDigit Thunderbolt 4 Element Hub's host connection is Thunderbolt 4, which has a maximum bandwidth of 40 Gbps. As such, four connected USB 3.0 devices running at a theoretical maximum bandwidth of 4.8 Gbps should be no problem.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2023-10-15

Will this dock support two 1440p gaming monitors ...

Will this dock support two 1440p gaming monitors with one of them at 144hz and the other at 170hz?
Asked by: Jayson
The CalDigit Thunderbolt 4 Element Hub will support two 1440p displays at 144 Hz and 175 Hz.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2023-11-30

I see it comes with a power supply, do you have ...

I see it comes with a power supply, do you have to power the hub externally at all times, or only if you want to use it as a power supply?
Asked by: Brian
CalDigit Thunderbolt 4 Element Hub requires power from the AC adapter to operate.
Answered by: Sagi
Date published: 2023-11-02
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