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2-Port VGA Auto Switch Box with Priority Switching and EDID Copy

Share a VGA monitor/projector between 2 VGA sources, with automatic/priority switching and EDID Emulation

Product ID: ST122VGA

  • Priority Switching
  • Automatic or Manual Port Selection
  • EDID Emulation
  • Mounting Hardware Included
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  • USB Power Cable
  • Support for Resolutions up to 1920x1200/1080p
$154.99 AUD exc GST
$170.49 AUD inc GST
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Overview

The ST122VGA 2-Port VGA Auto Switcher lets you share a display between two computers and automatically switch to the active source device using configurable priority switching. When the port you have selected as the primary input is turned off, the device automatically switches to the secondary input.

For maximum control and versatility, the ST122VGA also offers manual switch control with an easy-to-use button that allows you to toggle between video sources.  

For a convenient setup the switcher can be powered using the included power adapter or the USB power cable, and features built-in EDID emulation ensuring maximum compatibility with your display or projector and support for resolutions up to 1920x1200/1080p.

The ST122VGA includes mounting hardware for a tidy and professional installation, and is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty, and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Hassle-free operation, with automatic switching
  • Tidy and professional installation, with included mounting hardware

Applications

Share a laptop computer with a projector in boardrooms or trade shows, with automatic switching that ensures there's an active signal displayed on the screen even if the laptop is disconnected

Connect and switch between multiple sources in test bench facilities, data centers, help desks and video broadcasting facilities

Connect two media players or PCs to your digital signage display, for more versatile messaging options

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio No
Industry Standards EDID
Ports 2
Performance
Maximum Analog Resolutions WUXGA (1920 x 1200) QWXGA (2048 x 1152)
Supported Resolutions 1024 x 768, 1280 x 720, 1280 x 1024, 1366 x 768, 1440 x 900, 1600 x 900, 1600 x 1200, 1680 x 1050, 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1200, 1920 x 1440, 2048 x 1152
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Connector(s)
Connector A 1 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female
Connector B 2 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - P1 (Port 1 selected)
1 - P2 (Port 2 selected)
Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Input Current 0.4A
Input Voltage 110V-240V AC
Output Current 2A
Output Voltage 5 DC
Power Consumption (In Watts) 10
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 0% - 80 %
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Aluminum
Product Height 0.8 in [21 mm]
Product Length 2.9 in [74 mm]
Product Weight 6.2 oz [175 g]
Product Width 2.3 in [59 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 19.2 oz [543 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 2-port VGA switch
1 - USB power cable
1 - universal power adapter (NA, EU, UK, ANZ)
1 - instruction manual

Certifications

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Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

This device outputs a VGA signal. If you have a display or video destination that uses another type of video connection, there are ways that you can convert the video signal or connection. These options are outlined below and organized by the target connection.

Target connection First conversion Second conversion (if required)
DVI-D VGA to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=VGA&filter_AVOUTPUT=HDMI. HDMI to DVI-D: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=VGA&filter_AVOUTPUT=HDMI.
DVI-I VGA to DVI-I: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/Video-Adapter/DVIVGA/. N/A
HDMI

VGA to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=VGA&filter_AVOUTPUT=HDMI.

N/A
DisplayPort VGA to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=VGA&filter_AVOUTPUT=HDMI. HDMI to DisplayPort: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=DisplayPort.

Note: You might need to use more than one converter as part of your solution; however, you should try to use the least number of converters and cables to connect your source and destination. If you have the option to convert to multiple target video connections, choose the option that requires the fewest number of conversions.

DVI-I and DVI-D

When you convert from VGA to DVI, you need to know if you are converting to a DVI-I or a DVI-D connection. For more information about how to identify the type of connection that you need, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_dvi_interface.

You also need to know which form of DVI that you are using, because DVI-I supports both analog (VGA) and digital (HDMI) signals, while DVI-D only supports digital (HDMI) signals.  

Note: Certain devices may have a DVI-I connection but only support DVI-D signaling. It is important to verify that your DVI-I device supports DVI-I signaling.

This device has a VGA input port.  If you have a video source that uses another video connection, there are options available to convert the video signal or connection. These options will be outlined below for each video source connection.

Source connection

Conversion

DVI-I

DVI-I to VGA: https://www.startech.com/DVIVGAMFBK.

DVI-D

DVI-D to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=DVI-D&filter_AVOUTPUT=VGA.

HDMI

HDMI to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=VGA.

DisplayPort

DisplayPort to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Displayport-Converters/DP-VGA/.

DVI-I and DVI-D

When you convert from DVI to VGA, you need to know if you are converting from a DVI-I or a DVI-D connection. For more information about how to identify the type of connection that you have, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_dvi_interface.

You also need to know which form of DVI that you are using, because DVI-I supports both analog (VGA) and digital (HDMI) signals, while DVI-D only supports digital (HDMI) signals.  Some DVI-I connections only support DVI-D signaling.  In this case, you must use a DVI-D to VGA converter.

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a video splitter, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Video cables

  • Video switch

  • Video source (such as a DVD player or computer)

  • Video destination (such as a monitor or projector)

Note: When you are testing setup components, you should avoid using video adapters. For example, if you are converting a VGA source to HDMI for use with an HDMI switch, you should use an HDMI source when you test the components.

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the cable, video switch, video source, and video destination in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different cable, video switch, video source, and video destination in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the video source and video destination, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Remove the video switch from your setup and test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together without the video switch.

  • Test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together at the resolution that you want to use.

Note: In order for your setup to work properly, the video source, switch, and destination all need to support the resolution that you are using.