Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 and daisy-chaining will also charge my mac?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shasoosh, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. shasoosh macrumors member

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    With my old mac & dual Thunderbolt displays I connected one thunderbolt port to the mac and the magSafe from the screen for it to charge.

    Now I bought the 13-inch, Late 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports that doesn't have the MagSafe thingy and I was wondering, Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 and daisy-chaining will also charge my mac or will I have to use the second Thunderbolt 3 with the charger for that?

    I read this:
    MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports) support up to two Thunderbolt displays using Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapters and daisy-chaining.
    From here:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204154

    But couldn't find anything about charging.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You will have to attach the charger. TB setup like that will not charge it.
     
  3. shasoosh thread starter macrumors member

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    Bummer. Any idea if all the other connectors that are sitting behind the thunderbolt displays will work properly? (Ethernet, old USB ports etc')
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes.... I am using the Apple adaptor on my new 13" TouchBar MBP with my Thunderbolt Display and all the old ports work the same as before.
     
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