Will DisplayPort adapter charge the Macbook?

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  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    I bought Google's USB-C to Displayport adapter. Will it charge the Macbook while the external is plugged in?
     
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  3. Rhcpcjg macrumors regular

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    I have a similar question but don't want to start a separate thread. I want to sell my TB display and Purchase a 2560x1440 display, is there an adapter that would run this display @60hz and also charge the macbook?
     
  4. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    i wonder if displays connected by USB-C or the new TB3 USB-C will power a macbook.... hmmm... i guess we'll have to wait to see.

    Also, I wonder if you connect your rMB to a monitor's USB, whether it would power the rMB even if it doesn't drive a video signal to the display....

    How about this... Anyone with an apple HDMI connector.... could you plug in your rMB to your display via HDMI then use a USB-A to USB-C adaptor to run the power USB-C cable to the USB in your monitor.... Does it power the rMB?
     
  5. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    The rMB will run a 2560x1440 display at 60Hz, but you need to connect it via HDMI or MDP (the upcoming Hub+ dock is an example of an MDP adapter).

    Unfortunately right now, nobody makes a USB-C to MDP adapter. I really wish Apple made one alongside the HDMI one, but alas.
     
  6. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    Couldn't you use this http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10303&cs_id=1030319&p_id=12908&seq=1&format=2
    with this http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042803&p_id=5714&seq=1&format=2
     
  7. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Yes that would work - hardly elegant though, and only works if you're connecting to a monitor with an MDP input (namely a female port).
     
  8. Rhcpcjg macrumors regular

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    thank you! how is performance? does it slow down?
     
  9. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Unfortunately, until my Hub+ arrives my Cinema Display can't be hooked up to the rMB :( I don't have an HDMI based screen to otherwise test on. However, 1080p works perfectly without slowdown, and 1440p isn't too much more.
     

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