Can the new (2016) macbook pro models be charged from an Apple thunderbolt monitor?

  • Asked by fn from Brooklyn
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7 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    Yes, sort of. You need a USB-C to USB-A cable, and then you can provide a very low voltage to the laptop like it would to an iPhone or iPad. in my tests it only works when the laptop is asleep, but if you leave it overnight, it will be fully charged when you wake up

    • Answered by Valerio A from New York City
  • Good question. I suspect the answer is no. The old TB monitors are not TB v3 that have the power passthrough. That is why it has the y-connector with the TB connection and a separate mag-safe connector for power. I could be wrong, but I really think it won't charge as the power is like ALL going through the power cable on a TB monitor.

    • Answered by Ken A from Greeley
  • 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.

    • Answered by Thomas N from Aurora
  • No.

    • Answered by Edward K from Oakland
  • No

    • Answered by Eduardo M from Torreon
  • Not using this adapter. Bus-Powering will not work through this adapter going from older Thunderbolt to newer Thunderbolt.

    • Answered by David H from Cotati
  • No.

    • Answered by Jens T