displayport output on 12-inch Macbook while charging

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

  1. youbzh macrumors newbie

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    Nov 4, 2013
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    Hi,

    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

    Outrigger

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    Dec 22, 2008
    #2
    you cannot power a thunderbolt display with a non thunderbolt computer.
     
  3. youbzh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nov 4, 2013
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    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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