Working USB-C Adapter with HDMI, Ethernet and Power
After receiving my PBP and using it for some everyday tasks the only thing really missing to me
was a USB-C Adapter that could do HDMI and Ethernet. So I borrowed a generic
USB-C Adapter from a friend with
  • USB-C power input
  • HDMI (Up to 4k) and VGA out
  • Ethernet port
  • 2x USB port
  • SD/microSD Card reader
and started running some tests.

The first thing that I found really interesting was that the adapter only registered in one direction.
This seems to correlate to another post. Afterwards the Ethernet port and Power started working
and video did not work at all (Forgot to test the SD/microSD Card reader). This all happened on
Monday whilst running Manjaro Linux. Where this adapter really started to shine was after I
decided to switch back to Debian. After the switch video suddenly started working and now
everything works except the two USB ports and 4k Video(There is video output but right-hand
side of the display displays noise).

The most important takeaway for further research is that the adapter only registered in one direction.
This could be the cause of the USB ports and 4k Video not working correctly.

  • HDMI Video only works with Power
  • Added wiki entry.

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Port Adapters for PBP — Ethernet, HDMI, etc. zaius 15 1,150 Yesterday, 05:18 PM
Last Post: Arwen
  Power Draw Heuristics 5 297 01-17-2020, 02:50 AM
Last Post: as400
  NVMe Adapter Ribbon Cable Kaythe 10 419 01-09-2020, 07:18 PM
Last Post: bcnaz
Exclamation Incompatible NVMe SSD - Silicon Power P34A60 gandlers 6 211 01-09-2020, 03:05 PM
Last Post: gandlers
  USB3 won't power 2,5" external HDD Tiedemate 8 307 01-08-2020, 05:45 PM
Last Post: Tiedemate
  NVMe power issue? tsys 17 1,102 12-26-2019, 01:38 PM
Last Post: tophneal
  PCIe 4X socket for optional NVMe adapter -retaing clip broken . ndp 9 389 12-19-2019, 05:15 AM
Last Post: ndp
  Pro NVMe adapter Does not fit ! ? bcnaz 77 5,389 12-17-2019, 02:42 PM
Last Post: zaius
  NVMe SSD adapter installation instructions? c6Q$! 5 447 12-16-2019, 01:40 AM
Last Post: Wizzard
  Power measurements jpakkane 25 942 11-23-2019, 03:29 AM
Last Post: pfeerick

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)