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AKiTiO

Red Node Lite
Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Expansion Chassis

New Condition | Open Box

Easy, Mobile PCIe Expansion
The Node Lite provides an additional PCIe slot for Thunderbolt 3 computers (e.g. laptop computers) where installing an internal expansion card is not an option and for systems where there is not enough space for more PCIe cards. The Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) connection not only makes adding an external PCIe card easy but it also allows you to take the device with you to use on location and move it from one system to another. Installing and replacing the PCIe card is a simple matter of removing a few thumb screws and does not require any tools.
Supports PCIe Gen3 x4 cards
The PCIe (x16) slot accepts half-length, full-height, double-width cards and provides a maximum of 25W. The four PCIe Gen3 lanes and the Thunderbolt 3 interface are capable of transfer rates up to 40Gbps, providing enough bandwidth for both the internal PCIe card as well as any additional Thunderbolt devices in the daisy chain.
Thunderbolt™ 3
Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all - delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, every display, and billions of USB devices. A single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable, while also supplying power to bus-powered devices.

The Node Lite has two Thunderbolt 3 ports. The second port operates the same as a Thunderbolt 3 computer port by supporting Thunderbolt 3 (up to 5 daisy-chained), USB 3.1 (10 Gbps), and DisplayPort devices.
DisplayPort
The dedicated DisplayPort connector makes it easy to connect an additional monitor to extend your workspace. This video output capability requires a Thunderbolt 3 connection to the computer and will free up the second Thunderbolt 3 port for Thunderbolt 3 (up to 5 daisy-chained), USB 3.1 (10 Gbps), and DisplayPort devices.

Product Specifications:

AKiTiO Part Number

  • T3NL-T3DIY-AKTU

RoHS Compliant

  • Yes

Certifications

  • CE
  • FCC
  • VCCI
  • Thunderbolt™ technology

Housing Material

  • High quality aluminum with metal chassis

PC Compatibility

  • Windows 10 (64-bit) or Windows 7 (64-bit)
  • Computer with Thunderbolt 3 port

Mac OS Compatibility

  • macOS 10.12.3 and later
  • Computer with Thunderbolt 3 port

PCIe Expansion Slots

  • (1) PCIe slot (x16) with 4 lane PCI Express 3.0 interface
  • Supports half-length, full-height and double-width cards
  • PCIe (x16) slot provides a maximum of 25W

Ports

  • (2) Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) ports
  • (1) DisplayPort 1.2

Power Supply

  • External power adapter
  • UL, cUL, CE, FCC, BSMI, TUV approved

AC Input

  • 100-240V, 50-60Hz

DC Output

  • +12V/6A

Environment

  • Environmental (Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) 41° — 95°
    • Temperature (°C) 5° — 35°
  • Environmental (Non-Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) −4° — 140°
    • Temperature (°C) −20° — 60°

Dimensions

  • Height: 2.99" (76 mm)
  • Length: 9.17" (233 mm)
  • Width: 5.87" (149 mm)

Notes

  • PCIe card (driver) must be compatible with requirements for Thunderbolt technology (e.g. hot-plug support, recovery from sleep).
  • This device is not designed for graphics cards. The power and cooling is insufficient and regular graphics cards are too long for this case.
  • The DisplayPort does not support DP++. When using a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, make sure to use an active adapter.
  • This product has components or design elements that are patented or patent pending.
Manufacturer provided specifications for AKiTiO p/n T3NL-T3DIZ-AKTU UPC#: 888038003633

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Includes

  • (1) Node Lite External Enclosure
  • (1) Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable
  • (1) Power adapter
  • (1) Setup guide
AKiTiO Node Lite External PCIe Expansion Chassis Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Expansion Chassis Mfr P/N: T3NL-T3DIZ-AKTU OWC SKU: AKTT3NLT3DIZO Features a Thunderbolt 3 interface with two USB -C ports, transfer speeds up to 2600MB/s, DisplayPort for second monitor. Includes Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable. 2 Year OWC Limited Warranty
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