USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

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  • Overview

    The USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter lets you connect your USB-C-enabled Mac or iPad Pro to an HDMI display, while also connecting a standard USB device and a USB-C charging cable.

    This adapter allows you to mirror your Mac display to your HDMI-enabled TV or display.

    3840x2160 at 60Hz on:

    iPad Pro 11-inch, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd Generation), MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017 and later), iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017 and later), iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017 and later) and iMac Pro (2018)

    1080p at 60Hz or UHD (3840x2160) at 30Hz on:

    MacBook Air (2018), MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016 and later), MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016), iMac (non-Retina, 21.5‑inch, 2017) and Mac mini (2018)

    Simply connect the adapter to a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port on your Mac or iPad Pro and then to your TV or projector via an HDMI cable (sold separately).

    Use the standard USB port to connect devices such as your flash drive or camera or a USB cable for syncing and charging your iOS devices. You can also connect a charging cable to the USB-C port to charge your Mac or iPad Pro.

    What’s in the Box

    Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

    Tech Specs

    Connections

    HDMI

    USB

    USB-C

    System Requirements

    macOS Mojave 10.14.6 or later; iOS 12.4 or later

    Requires an HDMI cable (sold separately) for connection to your TV or projector. Supports both video and audio output.

  • Mac Models

  • 2.0 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Stopped working after 2 months

      I just bought this adapter 2 months ago and the HDMI port has already stopped working. For $70, this should have lasted much longer.

      • Written by Mackenzie T from Houston

      264 of 281 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Stopped working after 2 months

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Poor Quality - Stopped Working

      I bought 2 for presentations. 1 as a backup. 1 of 2 have stopped working after no more than 15 hrs of use. Going to try an Anker at half the price.

      • Written by STEPHEN C from La Canada Flintridge

      205 of 223 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Poor Quality - Stopped Working

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

      working great, no issues, has made using my second screen on a high-end LG monitor a breeze.

      • Written by Dave D from Irvington

      51 of 72 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

      working great, no issues, has made using my second screen on a high-end LG monitor a breeze.

      • Written by Dave D from Irvington

      51 of 72 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Poor Quality - Stopped Working

      I bought 2 for presentations. 1 as a backup. 1 of 2 have stopped working after no more than 15 hrs of use. Going to try an Anker at half the price.

      • Written by STEPHEN C from La Canada Flintridge

      205 of 223 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Poor Quality - Stopped Working

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Stopped working after 2 months

      I just bought this adapter 2 months ago and the HDMI port has already stopped working. For $70, this should have lasted much longer.

      • Written by Mackenzie T from Houston

      264 of 281 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Stopped working after 2 months

  • Answers from the community

    • Is this A2119 model?
      • Asked by Rosemary Ann F from Kirkland
      • on 16 Aug. 2019
    • Answer

      This adapter has 50% more bandwidth than the previous adapter but only some computers can use the ne This adapter has 50% more bandwidth than the previous adapter but only some computers can use the new bandwidth. Read the Apple Support document HT207806 "About the Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter" to see if your computer is one of them. Basically, you need to be able to output a two lane DisplayPort 1.4 signal (though I don't know how some of the listed computers can do that).

      2560x1440 144Hz 8 bpc (bits per component) 4:4:4 or RGB (3 components per pixel) is too much bandwidth (604 MHz) for HDMI 2.0 (600 MHz) and this adapter has slightly less bandwidth (540 MHz) than HDMI 2.0.

      MHz is a measure of the pixel clock. The bandwidth increases with the pixel clock and also the number of bits per component and the number of components per pixel.

      You can increase max pixel clock to 648 MHz by reducing chroma subsampling to 4:2:2 (16 components per 8 pixels) while increasing color depth to 10 bpc.

      Note that 4K 60 Hz HDMI timing is 594 MHz so it also requires reduced chroma subsampling or reduced color bit depth with this adapter (most computers don't have a 6 bpc option though).

      Another option is to reduce blanking times so that pixel clock/bandwidth can be decreased for the same refresh rate. Displays require a certain amount of blanking time though. For example, some displays may accept a 4K 60Hz 533 MHz timing.

      If this adapter is not sufficient then search for one that does not include 5 Gbps USB 3.0 which will then allow four lanes of DisplayPort. For example, adapters that use the MCDP2900 chip will have four lanes operating at 5.4 Gbps per lane which gives them 33% more bandwidth than this adapter that uses a chip that has two lanes at 8.1 Gbps.

      • Answered by Joseph V from Fort Langley
      • on 17 Aug. 2019
    • Will it allow a 2016 MacBook 12” to output via hdmi 2.0 4K @60hz resolution?
      • Asked by Stefanos P from CHALANDRI
      • on 10 Aug. 2019

      Answer

      No. I have tried the adapter on a MacBook. This adapter with a MacBook only allows 4K 30Hz HDMI 2.0. No. I have tried the adapter on a MacBook. This adapter with a MacBook only allows 4K 30Hz HDMI 2.0.

      The MacBook is not one of the computers listed as supporting 4K 60Hz in the the Apple Support document HT207806 "About the Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter".

      The MacBook cannot output two lanes of DisplayPort 1.4 because the Intel graphics only supports DisplayPort 1.2.

      Search for an adapter that does not include 5 Gbps USB 3.0 which will then allow four lanes of DisplayPort. For example, adapters that use the MCDP2900 chip will have four lanes operating at 5.4 Gbps per lane which gives them 33% more bandwidth than this adapter that uses a chip that has two lanes at 8.1 Gbps.

      • Answered by Joseph V from Fort Langley
      • on 17 Aug. 2019