displayport output on 12-inch Macbook while charging

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by youbzh, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. youbzh macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2013

    It took me some research to find the right gear for that so I thought I'd post my solution to output the rMB on a displayport monitor (2560x1440 resolution @60Hz).

    I've used :
    - Aukey's USB-C hub with HDMI and power delivery (https://amzn.com/B01B7M5SMY)
    - Startech HDMI to Displayport Adapter - USB powered (https://amzn.com/B0144NS4Z6)
    - A USB "AiPower" charger for the Startech adapter (Aukey brand but any can do)
    - A Male/Male Displayport cable

    Just put everything together, along with Apple's charger (you can also use a Quick Charge 3.0 certified charger, but the rMB will lose 1% battery every so often).

    It works flawlessly with my Samsung S27A850 monitor, it may be a solution for those out there who want to connect an Apple Cinema or Thunderbolt display, using a DP to mDP cable or adapter.
  2. Outrigger macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2008
    you cannot power a thunderbolt display with a non thunderbolt computer.
  3. youbzh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2013
    Indeed, I don't know these displays but I've just read some threads on the subject. So it may still be a solution for Apple Cinema display, or any DP/mDP display.

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