How Does Thunderbolt™ Work For You?

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Thunderbolt™ Optical Cables by Corning connect computers and devices at incredible speed and over longer distances. They’re thin, light and remarkably tough — Optical Cables by Corning can be bent, squeezed, and tangled.

Connection Diagram

Thunderbolt Connection Diagram

Available in 5.5m, 10m, 30m, and 60m lengths.

For use with self-powered peripherals only. Thunderbolt Certified.

Where to Buy


Computer/Host to Device: Up to 60 m (200 ft)

Mini DisplayPort

Operating Temperature: 0° to 45°C (32° to 113°F)

Emissions: FCC Class (B), CE
Regulatory: RoHS, UL 758, AWM VW-1
Maximum Cable Tensile Strength: 33 lbs
Eye Safety: Class 1 Laser Product per IEC 60825-1
UL Listing Mark: Meets Safety Requirements – Category AOC

Thunderbolt Cross Section

Download Specification

Download in A4 format

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are Thunderbolt™ Optical Cables by Corning compatible with all Thunderbolt peripheral devices?

Yes. Thunderbolt Optical Cables by Corning have been fully tested to meet Intel’s “Thunderbolt Interconnect Specification” which ensures interoperability. Corning has also attended industry “Plug Fest” events that successfully tested more than a hundred Thunderbolt devices to further insure that all electrical/optical Thunderbolt interconnect cables are fully compatible.

Can I ‘daisy chain’ two Thunderbolt™ Optical Cables by Corning together to double my distance?

No. The Thunderbolt™ standard does not allow using a passive Mini Display Port (mDP) receptacle adapter to connect two assemblies together. Thunderbolt™ Optical Cables by Corning comes in lengths up to 100 meters and thereby covers almost all applications.

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