Does the Apple Thunderbolt Display charge the new MacBook Pro 2016 over this adapter or should I use an external power supply for the computer?

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    No. The thunderbolt display does not provide power back over it's thunderbolt connection.
    The thunderbolt display can only provide power via its Magsafe connector, but that can't be used to provide power to the USB-C ports on the MacBook Pro's. (unless some sort of MagSafe to USB-C adapter comes along, but I have not heard of such thing yet.)

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  • No, it wont charge your macbook pro

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  • This adapter does not carry power

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  • As charging is not a feature of Thunderbolt 2, the Apple Thunderbolt Display cannot charge devices using this adapter.

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  • You will need an external power supply.

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  • You need a separate power supply.

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  • No. The Thunderbolt display provides power via a MagSafe connector; this adapter does not have a MagSafe connector, and there is currently no way to get one on the new MacBook Pro. You will need a separate USB-C power supply like the one that comes with the computer.

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