AKiTiO Node Lite

Node Lite at equip-u.com

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.

- Thunderbolt™ 3 for lightning fast transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps
- Dedicated DisplayPort for additional monitor to expand the workspace
- 2nd Thunderbolt port supports Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and DisplayPort devices
- 1 PCIe (x16) slot supporting half-length, full-height, double-width cards
- 4 lane PCI Express 3.0 compliant interface
- Removable back panel for double-width cards
- Daisy-chain up to 6 Thunderbolt devices
- Durable and rugged aluminum casing
- No tools required for installation

4 Lane PCI Express 3.0 Compliant Interface

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.

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.


Certifications: CE, FCC, VCCI, Thunderbolt™ technology
Warranty: 2-year limited warranty
Case material: High quality aluminum with metal chassis

1 x PCIe card (see compatibility chart on the Akitio website)
Supports half-length, full-height and double-width cards
PCIe (x16) slot provides a maximum of 25W
Not designed for graphics cards (see info on Akitio website)

RAID mode: Not applicable

2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) ports
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x internal PCIe (x16) slot with 4 lane PCI Express 3.0 interface

Data transfer
Thunderbolt 3 up to 40 Gbps
DisplayPort 1.2 (4K at 60 Hz)

System requirements (PC)
Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)
Computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 port

System requirements (Mac)
macOS 10.12.3 and later
Computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 port

System environment
Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C
Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C
Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)

Power supply
External power adapter (UL, cUL, CE, FCC, BSMI, TUV approved)
Input: AC 100-240V, 50Hz-60Hz
Output: DC +12V/6A

Fan noise level: 23 dB(A)

Dimensions (LxWxH): 9.17 inches x 5.87 inches x 2.99 inches / 23.3 cm x 14.9 cm x 7.6 cm

Package contents
Node Lite
Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable
Power adapter
Setup guide

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 an HDMI to DisplayPort adapter, make sure to use an active adapter.
This product has components or design elements that are patented or patent pending.

Model Number: T3NL-T3DIY-AKTU