Apple Thunderbolt 3 Male to Thunderbolt 2 Female Adapter

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Apple Thunderbolt 3 Male to Thunderbolt 2 Female Adapter
Key Features
  • Converts Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2
  • Bi-Directional Design
  • Reversible USB Type-C Connector
The Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter from Apple converts a Thunderbolt 3 port on a system to a Thunderbolt 2 port, letting you use previous-generation devices on your new Thunderbolt 3 computer. This adapter supports external storage drives as well as Thunderbolt-capable (any version) displays. With a bi-directional design, you can connect a Thunderbolt 3 mobile device to a Thunderbolt 2 computer, using an optional Thunderbolt 2 cable. Additionally, Thunderbolt 3 is a hardware interface that utilizes a USB-C connector, which offers a reversible design.
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Apple MMEL2AM/A Overview

The Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter from Apple converts a Thunderbolt 3 port on a system to a Thunderbolt 2 port, letting you use previous-generation devices on your new Thunderbolt 3 computer. This adapter supports external storage drives as well as Thunderbolt-capable (any version) displays. With a bi-directional design, you can connect a Thunderbolt 3 mobile device to a Thunderbolt 2 computer, using an optional Thunderbolt 2 cable. Additionally, Thunderbolt 3 is a hardware interface that utilizes a USB-C connector, which offers a reversible design.

Please note that this adapter does not support DisplayPort displays like the Apple LED Cinema Display or third-party DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort displays.

UPC: 888462859158

Apple MMEL2AM/A Specs

Connectivity
Thunderbolt InterfaceThunderbolt 3
Connector 1USB Type-C Male
Connector 2Mini DisplayPort Female (Thunderbolt 2)
General
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.7 x 2.6 x 0.5"
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