Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

BLU Discuss list archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[Discuss] Thunderbolt extension cable for TBD?

Are you trying for a hub-and-spoke topology, or a bus topology? I
thought the Mac TB displays were daisy-chainable.

On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 9:44 AM, Scott Ehrlich <scott at> wrote:
> I know this is really an Apple question, but the 27 inch Thunderbolt
> display has a very short, built-in thunderbolt cable.   I have five of
> these displays and want to connect the all to a Mac Pro.   The
> limiting factor is the limited cable length is prohibiting me from
> placing the Mac and the monitors where I need them.
> I looked for thunderbolt extension cables and they just do not exist.
> I looked for thunderbolt hubs (like a USB hub) to possibly buy more
> thunderbolt cables and use the hub as a signal repeater, but no hubs
> exist.
> I did find some thunderbolt to mini displayport adapters, but it seems
> Apple has a limit on the number of simultaneous mini Displayport
> connections it will allow monitors to be powered by?   We need all
> five monitors to be active simultaneously.
> The only "next best" option I can think of is to return the Apple
> displays and replace them, possibly, with something like the Dell
> U2713H or U2713HM.    We need the IPS, resolution, and a thin bezel.
> Insights welcome.
> Thanks.
> Scott
> _______________________________________________
> Discuss mailing list
> Discuss at

BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

Valid HTML 4.01! Valid CSS!

Boston Linux & Unix /