04-30-2016 02:19 AM
Is it possible to use this port as a simple USB 3.0 port ... no Thunderbolt?
USB-C to USB-3.0 adapters are readily available, and this would provide an extra (3rd) rear USB port; useful when the dock isn't there and extra USB ports wanted.
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04-30-2016 05:58 AM
That should work - if a port supports TB3 it should support display-port and usb 3.1 aswell. So if the adapter manages to convert usb3.1 to usb3.0 everything should be fine.
USB-C just describes the formfactor, not the data transfer possibilities.
04-30-2016 05:51 PM
thanks ... new laptop and several new ports
the eBay from China adapter states 3.1 to 3.0 ... and the Thunderbolt site TB3 specs lead one to assume it'll be compatable.
have to wait for the postman now...
05-01-2016 11:05 PM
Got a USB-C to USB-3.0 adapter (USD 5~10 on ebay and at shops in asia) ... one end is a male USB-C plug to connect to the P50 Thunderbolt port, and the other end a USB-3.0 female plug for USB cable connection.
The P50 Thunderbolt port (USB-C style) works directly as a normal USB-3.0 port. For example; my phone is recognized as a storage device, and it charges as well.
So one extra rear USB port gained.
06-19-2017 02:45 PM