IOElectrify is a macOS kext which enables always-on power to Intel Thunderbolt hardware.
macOS expects the Intel Thunderbolt controller to be always powered on. This opposed to the Windows implementation where Thunderbolt devices are configured through the BIOS.
Most ACPI implementations on Windows machines expose a Thunderbolt
This method is published using the Windows Management Instrumentation ACPI interface.
macOS does not support Windows Management Instrumentation out of the box, this is where IOElectrify comes in.
IOElectrify attaches to the
WTBT ACPI object and determines the method with guid
For both the awake and sleep events, IOElectrify will respectively activate and de-activate the Intel Thunderbolt
IOElectrify attaches to ACPI identity
PNP0C14 with an
TBFP by default.
This can be modified in the
Info.plist as required.
- Dell XPS 9360 - Alpine Ridge 2C