USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter
USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter
The USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter lets you connect your USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) enabled Mac 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 in up to 1080p at 60Hz or UHD (3840 by 2160) at 30Hz. It also outputs video content like movies and captured video. Simply connect the adapter to a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port on your Mac 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 iPhone, iPad, or iPod. You can also connect a charging cable to the USB-C port to charge your Mac.
Note: The Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter is not compatible with the G-Tech G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Apple part number HF4F2VC/A).
Compatible with the following computers:
12-inch MacBook, 13-inch MacBook Pro - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 15-inch MacBook Pro - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 21.5-inch iMac - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 27-inch iMac - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C); iMac Pro
What’s in the Box
Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter
Requires an HDMI cable (sold separately) for connection to your TV or projector. Supports both video and audio output.
Answers from the community
will the USB port work with an external CD/DVD player
- Asked by SCOTT D from Palm city
- on Feb 4, 2018
Would this connect a 4th Gen Apple TV HDMI out to USB-C in on an LG UltraFine 4K display?
- Asked by Ben L from Wilton
- on Jan 1, 2018
Will a 2017 iMac -> USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter -> HDMI to Dual-Link DVI-D adapter -> Apple Cinema HD 30" Display work at 2560 X 1600 at 60Hz?
- Asked by Eric T from San Jose
- on Jun 7, 2017
That will only work at 1280 x 800 60 Hz (Single Link, not Dual Link). Many (or all) HDMI to Dual That will only work at 1280 x 800 60 Hz (Single Link, not Dual Link). Many (or all) HDMI to Dual Link DVI-D adapters do not actually support Dual Link signals. The female Dual Link DVI-D connector of those adapters has a receptacle that accepts a Dual Link male cable (more pins than Single Link cable), but only the Single Link signal is passed (because HDMI is Single Link). They don't do any conversion at all. You need a USB-C to mini DisplayPort female adapter. Then you can connect an Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter. You can tell it's a real Dual-Link adapter because it requires extra power which it gets using a USB connection. You could also use the mini DisplayPort output of a Thunderbolt 3 dock such as the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock. Or you could use the mini DisplayPort output of a USB-C dock. Some support 4K 30 Hz and USB 3.0. Others may support 4K 60 Hz but only USB 2.0 (because USB-C is slower than Thunderbolt 3 so it can't support both 4K 60 Hz and USB 3.0). Either will work with 2560 x 1600 60 Hz. The Thunderbolt 3 ports of the iMac and MacBook Pro support both USB-C docks and devices and Thunderbolt 3 docks and devices.
1 Answer(Will a 2017 iMac -> USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter -> HDMI to Dual-Link DVI-D adapter -> Apple Cinema HD 30" Display work at 2560 X 1600 at 60Hz?)
- Answered by Joseph V from Fort Langley
- on Dec 18, 2017
Can I charge the laptop and utilise the HDMI port at the same time with this adapter?
- Asked by Sohaib R from M16 0WP
- on Feb 21, 2016
If it's a MacBook or 13" MacBook Pro, yes the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter can charge it. Howe If it's a MacBook or 13" MacBook Pro, yes the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter can charge it. However the 15" MacBook Pro needs a full 85W to be able to operate fully *and* charge the battery, so if you have that model you will NOT be guaranteed a battery charge through this adapter. After being very frustrated by my laptop not charging I finally found support doc HT207256: "MacBook Pro can receive a maximum of 60W of power through the Apple USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter or USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter. For the best charging performance on MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016), connect the power supply directly to your Mac."
- Answered by Stefan W from Lynn
- on Oct 13, 2017