Thunderbolt Cable as Power Cord?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by KlytusLord, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. KlytusLord macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2011
    Hello All,

    I see that the new Cinema Displays can also supply power to a MacBook that is using it as an external display.

    Is it possible to do use an iMac to power a MacBook via a thunderbolt cable?

    My setup is such that it would help not to need to plug in my MacBook to an outlet while I have both, the iMac and the MacBook, running side by side.

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    No, as TB only supplies 10 W, and a 13" MBP has a 60 W power supply, and the 15" and 17" MBPs have 85 W power supplies.
  3. rainydays macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2006
    The thunderbolt display has a separate magsafe cable to power a macbook, it doesn't do it through the thunderbolt cable. So the answer is no.
  4. KlytusLord thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2011

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