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Bus Power with new Mac computers [message #86398] Sat, 18 June 2016 00:10 Go to previous message
JurgenFrenz is currently offline  JurgenFrenz
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Registered: June 2016
Location: Borneo
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Hello there,
I'm currently using a 17" Macbook Pro that in spite of it's 5 years of age works to my full satisfaction. In particular, the FW bus power is high enough to power my MH 2882 interface. The computer has a known issue with it's graphic card so I'm sure that within the next 6 month my machine will die. Thunderbolt-to-FW adapters supply only up to 7W of bus power and from what I found on this forum it is not enough to power the device.
My question is, does anybody have a work-around to 'battery' power the MH interface on the newer Macbook Pros? Any advice is highly appreciated.

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