3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 24, 2012 7:37 AM by EthanW6258
bebe lapin Level 1 (0 points)

Has anyone has heard of a thunderbolt extension cable?

I have all my computers located in a rack in another room.

I need about 8 feet of monitor cable to make a display work in my office.

Apple has a 2M thunderbolt cable but it has what appears to be 2 male ends so i dont think that will work.

It sure would be nice to connect my mac pro to a new thunderbolt display and use all the features avail via thunderbolt.


  • robfromkillara Level 1 (0 points)

    Similar issue. I am a PC user and am wanting to make the switch to an Imac and Promise Pegasus storage.  I need at least a 3m TB cable to put the Pegasus where I need to put it.  As far as I can tell longest is currently 2m and while on copper, longest recommended is 3m (but none available) but there is the promise of optical TB cables next year that could be 50m+ in theory.

  • HERFitz Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple recently released a 2M 6.5-foot long Thunderbolt cable.  I have a 27" Thunderbolt display that sits about four-feet away from my iMac, and just hooked it up.  Don't use the Thunderbolt cable that is attached to the display; instead, connect the display to the computer using the 6.5-foot Thunderbolt cable.  Works perfectly!

  • EthanW6258 Level 1 (0 points)

    Besides the monitor, do the other things on the display work when connected this way, such as the USB ports and Ethernet port?  I would be making heavy use of these if I got the display, but I'm concerned that the attached pig-tail cables are too short.  Do you know how long the pigtailed Thunderbolt and Magsafe cables are -- the specs don't say.

    Thanks for any advice you might have.