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I'm looking to get a USB-C Hub like the one in the image, there are several of those.

USB Hub

What I understand is that all of these hubs, no matter the brand, they take out 2 USB-C in exchange for 2 USB Type-C and several USB Type-A and SD Card slots, etc.

The little Lightning icon means that it is the port used to charge the MacBook... but my question is this:

Can the other USB-C (not the one with the lightning icon) be used to send video to an external display? Example: With a USB-C to DisplayPort cable (not 4K)

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From the product description at Amazon for Lenovo USB C Hub, Aluminum Type C Hub Adapter for MacBook Pro 13" and 15" 2016/2017, Thunderbolt 3 Port, USB-C Port, SD and Micro SD/TF Card Reader and 2 USB 3.0 Ports, Grey it states:

The Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port supports data transfer, video output, and charging while the standard USB-C port only supports data transfer and does not support USB-C video output or USB-C charging.

BTW The port with the lighting icon is the port referenced in what's quoted above.

Other mentioned product description/specifications include:

  • Color:Grey
  • This 6-in-1 Lenovo USB Type-C Hub expands your 2016/2017 MacBook Pro capabilities while on-the-go.
  • This adapter only applies to 2016/2017 MacBook Pro 13‘’and 15‘’.
  • Only one hub is included, power adapters, SD/TF memory cards, cables or other accessories are not included.
  • The Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port supports data transfer, video output, and charging while the standard USB-C port only supports data transfer and does not support USB-C video output or USB-C charging.
  • Compatible displays and cables are required to achieve maximum video resolution.
  • One USB-A port supports a charging output of up to DC5V/900mAh and two USB-A ports support a total charging output of DC5V/1.5A. USB-A port is not recommended for charging.
  • SD and TF card slots can be used simultaneously.
  • Specifications:
  • Brand: Lenovo
  • Product Type:USB C Hub
  • Model: C608
  • Interface:USB 3.0 Type-A port,Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port,Standard USB-C port,SD/TF card slot
  • Tips
  • For best performance, devices connected to this hub should not exceed total current of 900mA maximum. Otherwise, output current may become unstable or disconnected.
  • Below devices are often rated as follows for your reference:
  • Mouse: 100mAPortable hard disk: Max. 500mA
  • USB 3.0 portable hard disk: Max. 900mA
  • Keyboard: Max. 500mA

Please double check the current of your devices before connecting to the hub.

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