Using a Thunderbolt monitor with the new MacBook Pro 15"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MartyCan, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. MartyCan macrumors 65816

    MartyCan

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    I ordered a new MBP 15" that will only have USB 3 ports. But I still have my Apple Thunderbolt 27" monitor that I want to keep using.

    I've read that using the "Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter" will work for the display but that the MBP will not be able to draw power and you'll need another adapter for the power.

    1) I can't find an adapter for the Magsafe 2 connector to USB3

    2) Is there a connector that handles both somehow?
     
  2. cforster macrumors 6502

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    Just use your charger that comes with your MacBook Pro.

    The monitor will work without using the MagSafe. I do it all the time.
     
  3. therealseebs macrumors 65816

    therealseebs

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    The closest I know of is that some people make charge/dock things that provide minidisplayport connectors, and can also charge over USB -- but none of the ones I've seen will work at 85W yet, so they won't be able to support a 15" under load.
     
  4. MartyCan thread starter macrumors 65816

    MartyCan

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    I know that is an option but I prefer to leave the charger in my laptop bag for travel and use the built-in cable from the display when in the office.
     
  5. cforster macrumors 6502

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    Gotcha. I'll wait for someone else to reply. Not sure.
     

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