Can third party adapters & dongles harm the macbook pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by damonbus, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. damonbus macrumors regular

    damonbus

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    Can third party adapters & dongles harm the macbook pro? I see so many available on amazon at such great prices and want to buy some but I am worried they will break my macbook pro. Can this even happen?
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    There aren't enough "from the field" reports yet to know, or not know...
     
  3. Christopher Kim macrumors newbie

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    I went with Monoprice cables given great price and generally reputable quality. I'm using the below with my 13" tbMBP:

    - USB-C to Displayport Adaptor (to use my own DP cable) - confirm it will do 4K @ 60hz
    - USB-C to USB-B 3.0 (for my USB 3.0 external HD)
    - USB-C to USB-B 2.0 (for my USB 2.0 audio DAC)

    They have a section specifically for USB-C cables (no TB3 cables though).
    https://www.monoprice.com/pages/usb_31_type_c

    I also have used the nonda USB-C to USB-A small adaptor with multiple devices and no issues (available on Amazon).
     
  4. Benny L macrumors member

    Benny L

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    there are many 3rd party adaptors or dongles listed on amazon that have over a yr track record-
    other computers have used these for a yr or longer.
    just look for -
    "Built-in surge protection keeps your devices and data safe"
    I have bought 2 and have had no problems at all
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