DVI-D to VGA Active Adapter Converter Cable - 1080p
Connect a DVI-D equipped Laptop or Desktop Computer to your VGA Display, or Projector
Product ID: DVI2VGAE
The DVI2VGAE active DVI-D to VGA adapter lets you connect a digital DVI output from your desktop or laptop computer onto a VGA monitor or projector, saving the cost of upgrading to a DVI-D compatible display.
Providing a simple way to output user-generated content such as presentations and work documents, the DVI-D to VGA converter can also work to increase your productivity by extending your computer's desktop onto to a secondary monitor, doubling available workspace.
This portable adapter works to convert a standard powered DVI bus to VGA, without an external power source. For low-powered DVI ports, a USB cable is included that can power the device from any USB power source.
With support for resolutions up to 1080p (WUXGA), this active adapter offers a comprehensive solution for connecting a High-Definition VGA display to a DVI-D video source.
The DVI2VGAE DVI-D to VGA Adapter is backed by a StarTech.com 3-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
The StarTech.com Advantage
- Save time: quick and hassle-free DVI-D to VGA setup
- Save space: compact design with no need for an external power adapter ensures a portable solution with a minimal footprint
|Active or Passive Adapter||Active|
|Maximum Analog Resolutions||1920x1200|
|Wide Screen Supported||Yes|
|Connector A||1 - DVI-D (25 pin) Male Input|
|1 - USB Micro-B (5 pin) Female|
|Connector B||1 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female Output|
|Connector Type(s)||USB Micro-B (5 pin) Female|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||1.3|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)|
|Cable Length||190 mm [7.5 in]|
|Product Height||1.5 cm [0.6 in]|
|Product Length||24.8 cm [9.8 in]|
|Product Width||45 mm [1.8 in]|
|Weight of Product||77.1 g [2.7 oz]|
|Package Height||18 mm [0.7 in]|
|Package Length||88 mm [3.5 in]|
|Package Width||20 cm [7.9 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||73.4 g [2.6 oz]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - DVI-D to VGA Adapter Converter|
|1 - 24 in. [610 mm] USB type A to Micro USB type B Cable|
Convert a DVI-D (Digital) signal to work with a VGA monitor
Connect your digital DVI-equipped computer directly to a nearby VGA monitor or projector, without any excess cable clutter
Connect your digital DVI-equipped computer directly to a VGA monitor or projector located up to 6ft away
Connect your digital DVI-equipped computer directly to a VGA monitor or projector located up to 10ft away
Connect DVI capable devices to HDMI®-enabled devices and vice versa
Connect a DVI-D device to an HDMI®-enabled device using a standard HDMI cable
Connect an HDMI®-enabled output device to a DVI-D display, or a DVI-D output device to an HDMI-capable display
Connect a DVI device to an HDMI® enabled device using a standard DVI-D cable
Frequently Asked Questions
Before You Buy
Unfortunately no, this device has an intended source and an intended destination. Refer to the title of the webpage for this order.
This is an active video signal converter.
A passive video signal converter changes the type of connection that is being used but does not change the signal that passes through the converter. Because the video signal is not modified, passive converters tend to be smaller, simpler, and less expensive than active video signal converters. Examples of passive converters include DVI-I to VGA, HDMI to DVI, and DisplayPort to Mini-DisplayPort converters.
An active video signal converter modifies both the type of connection that is being used and the signal that passes through the converter. Because this type of conversion can be complex, active converters tend to be larger than passive video signal converters and sometimes require additional power. Examples of active converters include DVI-D to VGA, HDMI to DisplayPort, and VGA to HDMI converters.
For more information about passive and active DisplayPort video signal converters, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/DisplayPort_Converter_DP_Multi_Mode.
For more information about which type of video signal converter you should use when you convert video signals with an MST hub, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/mst_hubs_passive_vs_active_adapters.
Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface that can contain different types of signaling, based on the application. DVI cables and ports are created using different connector types to identify what application they are intended to be used in. The connector types are identified by the number of pins on the DVI connector. DVI comes in the following five different connector types:
- DVI-A (17 pin).
- DVI-D Single Link (19 pin).
- DVI-D Dual Link (25 pin).
- DVI-I Single Link (23 pin).
- DVI-I Dual Link (29 pin).
Single and Dual link DVI indicate the maximum resolution capabilities of the video source or video destination. The maximum resolutions are Single Link (1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz) and Dual Link (2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz).
Note: The maximum resolution of your video source and video destination are ultimately determined by the technical specifications of the devices. The connector type is not a definitive indicator of the maximum resolution.
DVI-A carries only analog (for example, VGA) with no digital component. DVI-D carries only digital video (for example, HDMI) with no analog component. DVI-I combines DVI-A and DVI-D connections to include both analog and digital components. A DVI-I port may be on either your video source or display, but whether or not a display carries either or both analog and digital sources depends on the technical specifications of your device.
This device is plug and play. It does not use any drivers, and does not require any setup tasks other than plugging in the source (for example, a computer) and the destination (for example, a monitor).
When you troubleshoot issues with a video adapter, 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 source (such as a DVD player or computer)
Video destination (such as a monitor or projector)
To test your setup components, try the following:
Use the cable, video adapter, 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 adapter, 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 adapter from your setup and test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together without the video adapter.
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, adapter, and destination all need to support the resolution that you are using.
Try the following:
- Check that the monitor’s video port works with another source.
- Check that the cables between the source and the destination work with other equipment.
- Check whether the video adapter works with another source and another destination.
The error “Out of Range” normally means that the resolution being output by the computer is not compatible with the display. Try lowering the resolution to see if that helps resolve the issue. You may need to connect another monitor or restart the computer or source to accomplish this.
Compliance and Safety
- If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
- If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
- Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
- Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
- Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
* Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.