Charger and Ethernet through one cable?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by twennywonn, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. twennywonn macrumors member

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    Is there a way to have a MacBook charger and ethernet through one cable. For example if you look at the new Chromecast 4K the power adapter include an ethernet port. I think this would be a pretty clean solution. Would the Chromecast adapter have enough power or is there a different adapter that has enough power and is similar in design?
     
  2. therealseebs macrumors 65816

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    There are some that can do power, but none currently on the market that can do the 85W needed by the MBPs.

    Don't worry! If you wait around a bit, people will explain to you that you don't actually need to run the computer.

    Also next year people will probably ship stuff.
     
  3. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

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    Certainly can.

    Apples TB Display used to provide Power to change the connected laptop along with other data connections including Ethernet Port.

    OWC USB-C Dock also provides Ethernet and Power through single cable to the laptop
     

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