Can MacBook Pro (2016) models be charged from a 3rd party Thunderbolt 2 monitor (like the LG 34UC98-W) through this?

Does the design of this adapter allow power to come back from a Thunderbolt 2 device if that device supports sending power? Or does the adapter itself make that impossible.


Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter

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  • The LG 34UC98-W only supports charging via the powered USB port on the back of the display, not via the thunderbolt ports. I did also try to use a USB to USB-C adapter cable to use that powered port to charge my MacBook but there is not enough power output from that port to charge the MacBook Pro.

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  • I don't think Thunderbolt 2 which is what LG 34UC98 is using does any power out much less 87W which is what MacBook Pro 2016 needs. Even the newer LG 38 Inch monitor with USB-C support does not output 87W and cannot charge MacBook Pro 2016.

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