What are the details regarding 96W Thunderbolt-certified Power Delivery and 100W peak charging rate?

Last Update: November 10th, 2020
Article ID: 714166

IEC power requirements for this class of device require that charging via USB not exceed 100W peak charge rate for more than 5 seconds, and so Thunderbolt certification requires a 4W margin to maintain this IEC compliance. Because charging output from any device will always have some amount of variance, implementing a 96W Power Delivery profile combined with robust circuit design ensures the TBT3-UDZ will meet these requirements and achieve 96W sustained charging, with a peak rate of 100W. We are unaware of any real-world scenarios where this will affect charging behavior, but will certainly provide updates if we learn of any edge cases.