MagSafe to Usb-c adapter

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dennis.bradford, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. dennis.bradford macrumors newbie

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    Does there exist a MagSafe to USB-C power adapter?

    I'd like to use my Thunderbolt Display with the new MBP's and I'm planning on the Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter. I'd like to use the power output from the display.
     
  2. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    Yes there is. I doubt it's for ThunderBolt. Just power.

    Apple should do this.

    I don't like how the old MagSafe is hardwired to the brick.

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  3. cmaier macrumors G3

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    That is not magsafe. It's a magsafe-like connector. Not useful for the original poster since he's trying to connect a real magsafe connector to a usb-c port.
     
  4. Geoffresh macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking for this as well because I don't want to connect to another power outlet and I want to use the Magsafe power. So far I only found this. http://www.snapnator.com and I'm not sure if that will do the job.
     
  5. Scary Spice macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't hold out too much hope finding this adapter.

    I am simply ebaying my multiple magsafe chargers, they go for top dollar as these turds don't have a long life out in the wild.

    As for the TB display, I liquidated mine 2 years ago as its specs are 2008, baby! I would recommend doing this ASAP as these things are plummeting in resale value.
     
  6. Geoffresh macrumors newbie

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    Where / how did you sell yours at for best price?
     
  7. Scary Spice macrumors regular

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    eBay

    eBay

    Maybe not for the tip top price, but remember, the first loss is the best loss.
     
  8. phloo macrumors regular

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    Nice find. We will see in January. I am sure more manufactors will produce stuff like that.
    Now that there is no pro line including magsafe any more. 3-4 months I guess.
     
  9. jjlannoo Suspended

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    That looks cool but is too thick in my opinion. I wonder what keeps them from making it slimmer against the body
     
  10. phloo macrumors regular

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    Probably the problem to get out the end sticking inside the usb-c port.
    If you travel you dont want to have it there permanently (may scratch or break other things/the port itself)
     
  11. dennis.bradford thread starter macrumors newbie

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  12. darbronnoco macrumors newbie

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    That one is garbage and does not work with the Thunderbolt Display. I'm looking for a dongle like this but you know one that actually works. I still really like my thunderbolt display and it works great with my 2016 mbp I just want the charging now too.
     
  13. Geoffresh macrumors newbie

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    I agree. I would love to have an adapter from MagSafe to USB - C. Right now I am using the thunderbolt to USB-C connection and I have my USB-C charger in a separate power port.
     
  14. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    I don't think it can exist. It's not just about changing the connector, the whole cable and root power source would need to be using USB-C tech from what I would imagine.

    Thinking about it, you could always take the display apart and stick a USB-C charger in the unit, drawing power from the internal source. Then route a USB-C cable out, or cut a connector into the back. If you know what you're doing it shouldn't be that difficult. If you don't have a clue though please don't!
     

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