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Adapter for USB 3.1 (Gen 2)
Type-A plug to Type-C™ socket


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Transfer rate
Transfer rate

Supports USB 3.1 (Gen 2) up to 10 Gbit/s


Compatible with Windows® and macOS®

Plug & Play
Plug & Play

No driver installation required

The new generation

The new generation

It is called USB Type-C™ and is the future standard. The connector is twist-proof, eliminates the need for tedious plugging in, and Type-C™ connectors are compatible with USB 3.1 (Gen 2) and all older versions.

Little helper

Little helper

It doesn’t always depend on the size, because this adapter fulfils its purpose perfectly. Small and light, it can be quickly and easily connected to a PC, laptop or tablet and is ready for immediate use.

A workhorse

A workhorse

USB Type-A is widely used and can be used in many different areas and it is understandable if you want to continue using these devices. With the IB-CB015 you can keep the existing USB cabling and simply connect the adapter.


Technical Data
Model IB-CB015
Article No 60321
EAN Code 4250078166474
Colour Black
Interface to PC USB Type-A plug to USB Type-C™ socket
Data transfer Supports USB 3.1 (Gen 2) up to 10 Gbit/s
System requirement Please ensure, that the connected devices support features like e.g. USB 3.1 (Gen 2) if you want to use them.
Logistical Data
Packing unit 200 pcs./carton
Total weight 4.51 kg/carton
Gross weight (incl. packing) 0.017 kg
Net weight 0.007 kg
Dimension/carton 457x298x228 mm
Dimension of packing box 7x100x180 mm
Dimension of article 45x16x6 mm
Country of origin China


Data Sheet


 What is USB Type-C®?
For USB Type-C® you have to consider the USB version (USB 2.0, 3.0, 3.1). Since the introduction of the USB Type-C® connector and the USB 3.1 interface (Gen 2) there has been a lot of confusion regarding the connection, as USB Type-C® is not automatically USB 3.1 (Gen 2), much less Thunderbolt™ 3. Many products are equipped with the new form factor Type-C®, but do not have the performance of a USB 3.1 (Gen 2) protocol. So it is possible that notebooks and tablets still only support USB 3.0 or even USB 2.0 despite the modern USB Type-C® interface. Pay special attention to the manufacturer's specifications! USB 3.1 (Gen 2) with Type-C® port offers not only a data transfer rate of up to 10 Gbit/s, but can also transfer audio and video signals in different alternate modes (Alt Mode).
What is alternate mode?
A part of USB Type-C® is alternate mode (Alt Mode). It ensures that several functions can be covered via a USB Type-C® interface via a single cable, e.g. DisplayPort™ and HDMI®. Thus, a DockingStation can be supplied with signals for audio, video as well as data at the same time. It is very important that both devices (the DockingStation and the notebook or PC) support alternate mode (Alt Mode)!
- Compatibility with host computers?
Your notebook or PC must support Alternate Mode (Alt Mode)! Otherwise a Thunderbolt™3 Type-C® port must be available. Please refer to the notebook manual for information on the USB Type-C® port. This USB Type-C® function is described as Alternate Mode, Alt Mode, DP Support, DisplayPort Support or Display Support.
Can I set the frame rate?
Yes, this is possible. Adjust the setting according to your operating system. Please note, that the adapter supports a maximum of 30 Hz or 60 Hz.
Does the adapter prevent the use of video connections on the notebook directly?
No, using the adapter does not restrict the function of your video connections on the notebook itself.
Everything is connected, but it still does not work?
• Install all current USB drivers on your system.
• Install the current drivers for the graphics card in your system. (We recommend to always obtain the drivers directly from the manufacturer.)
• Restart your system after installing the latest drivers.
Check the connected components individually in a different environment to confirm functionality. Check the following components thoroughly: the cables used, the monitor(s), your notebook and the USB Type-C® port used as well as the DockingStation itself.
The displayed image is jittering and/or flickering
• This may occur if the framerate is set incorrectly. Check your system’s settings. For example, if 59 Hz is set, change it to 60 Hz, if 29 Hz is set, change it to 30 Hz.
• If the problem persists, try using a high-quality cable.
Compatibility with host computers?
All your USB devices from USB 3.0 are completely supported. With an adapter, the DockingStation can additionally be connected to a USB 3.0 Type-C® port. Make sure that the latest USB drivers and DisplayLink drivers are installed.
How many monitors can I connect?
Up to 6 monitors are possible under Windows® with DisplayLink technology. Under macOS® 4 monitors are possible.
Is the DockingStation ready for gaming?
No, first and foremost this technology is designed for productive use.
Is Windows® 10 supported?
Yes, please install the newest Windows® DisplayLink driver to you Windows® device.
Can I use the DockingStation with Mac?
Yes, please install the newest macOS® DisplayLink driver to you Apple device.
ATTENTION: Apple devices with the operating system macOS® 10.13.4 are not supported! As of macOS® 10.13.5 and higher, the operation of the DockingStation is again possible without limitations!
Is the notebook charged through the DockingStation?
No, this is not possible with DisplayLink technology. The notebook must be powered separately.
How hard is the setup?
Simply install the DisplayLink driver software and connect the DockingStation to your notebook or PC. The DisplayLink driver automatically configures the monitor for optimal display quality and saves these settings for future use.
How can I continue working with my closed notebook?
Windows® provides special settings that control how the notebook behaves when the lid is being closed.
• You can make these settings in the power options.
• Select "Additional power settings".
• Go to “Choose what closing the lid does".
• Select "Do nothing”.
To keep the Mac® from shutting down when it is closed, the following actions are necessary:
• The MacBook® must be connected to the power supply.
• A mouse and keyboard must be connected.
• A monitor must be connected. In this case, the MacBook® can also be used when closed.
If this is the case, the MacBook® can also be used when it is closed.
What is the maximum number of external monitors supported by the DisplayLink software?
Up to 6 additional monitors are possible under Windows®. 4 additional monitors are possible under macOS®.
The included USB cable is too short, can I use a third-party provider cable?
Yes, this is basically possible. But it is not recommended!
Does the DockingStation prevent the use of video connections on the notebook directly?
No, using the DockingStation does not limit the functionality of your notebook in any way.
Does the DockingStation support audio output via HDMI® or DisplayPort™?
Yes, this is supported if your monitor has built-in speakers. To do this, you will need to change the default audio output in your system accordingly.
No network connection via the DockingStation, but via the host computer. What is the problem?
It is possible that the LAN/WLAN is only released for a known Mac address. In this case, the Mac address of the DockingStation and notebook must be equated, or the passthrough of the Mac address of the notebook must be enabled. You can usually make this setting in the BIOS of your notebook.
After the Windows® operating system is updated, the DockingStation does not work anymore.
Please follow the following steps:
• Disconnect the DockingStation from the host computer.
• Download and run DisplayLink Installation Cleaner.
• Download and install the latest DisplayLink drivers.
• Restart the notebook/PC.
• Reconnect the DockingStation.
The displayed image from the DockingStation is jittering or flickering.
• This may occur if the framerate is set incorrectly. Check you system's settings. For example, if 59 Hz is set, change it to 60 Hz. The same applies to 29 Hz, set it to 30 Hz.
• If the problem persists, try using a high quality cable.
The monitor does not turn on again after the notebook wakes from sleep mode.
• On your monitor, change the input signal setting from AUTO to the specific source you are using (e.g. HDMI® or DisplayPort™). If the automatic search for an active connection does not find a video signal after a long time, the monitor goes into sleep mode and may stop responding to any signal from the DockingStation.
• Windows® may have automatically turned off the USB root hub to save power. To prevent this from happening, follow these simple steps to change the USB root hub settings in order to stay active during sleep mode.
Windows 8/8.1 and 10
• Go to the Windows® settings and select "System" - "Power & sleep". Then select "Additional power settings".
• Click the power plan settings you want to use.
• Click "Change plan settings"
• Click "Change advanced power settings".
• Click the plus symbol (+) next to "USB Settings" and " USB selective suspend setting" to expand the options and change the setting to "Disabled”.
• Click OK to accept the changes.
Hint: You may need to disconnect and reconnect your DockingStation after applying these settings to restore the connection.
The video output does not work even after installing the latest DisplayLink driver.
Apple devices with the operating system macOS® 10.13.4 are not supported! As of macOS® 10.13.5 and higher, the operation of the DockingStation is again possible without restrictions!
Why does my wireless mouse or keyboard look sluggish or does not work properly when used with the DockingStation?
Most USB wireless mouse and keyboard receivers work in the 2.4 GHz band. Connecting the receiver to any USB 3.0 port can cause interference that can affect the performance of the device. The most effective method is to add a short USB 2.0 extension cable between the DockingStation and receiver to mitigate the effect, and many wireless keyboards and mice are therefore supplied with such a cable.
How do I know the Mac address of the DockingStation?
Connect the DockingStation to the running Windows® computer and connect the LAN cable, switch on the DockingStation if necessary.
Right click on the Windows® icon in the lower left corner.
Select the "Run".
Enter cmd and confirm by pressing OK/ENTER.
Write ipconfig/all and confirm by pressing the ENTER key.
The connected network devices with Mac address are now displayed.
Connect the DockingStation to the running MacOS® computer and connect the LAN cable, switch on the DockingStation if necessary.
Click on System Report.
Click on Network.
Select the appropriate device. The Mac address is displayed below.
NO headphones and speakers, BUT YES: media player and NAS

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