Can third party adapters & dongles harm the macbook pro?

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

  1. damonbus macrumors regular


    May 9, 2013
    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 G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    There aren't enough "from the field" reports yet to know, or not know...
  3. Christopher Kim macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2016
    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).

    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

    Jan 17, 2017
    Vegas baby
    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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