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Mini DisplayPort to VGA Video Adapter Converter - White

Connect a VGA display to a Mini-DisplayPort®-equipped PC or Mac® computer

Product ID: MDP2VGAW

  • Supports PC resolutions up to 1920x1200 and HDTV resolutions up to 1080p
  • Easy to use adapter, no software required
  • Compatible with Intel® Thunderbolt™
26,99 € EUR exc VAT
33,74 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

This Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter lets you connect your mDP computer to a VGA monitor or projector. The adapter works with Mini DisplayPort computers like your MacBook or Microsoft® Surface.

Easily connect your Mini DisplayPort computer to a VGA display

The mDP to VGA adapter lets you connect your Mini DisplayPort laptop, desktop or tablet to a VGA display. The adapter is compatible with mDP ports as well as Thunderbolt 1 and Thunderbolt 2 I/O ports, and supports plug-and-play connectivity ensuring a hassle-free setup.

Works with legacy VGA monitors

The Mini DisplayPort adapter makes your mDP computer fully compatible with existing VGA monitors or projectors in your home or around your office. The VGA connector features nuts that mate with the screws on standard VGA cables, to ensure your video cable won’t get disconnected.

The perfect travel companion for your MacBook with Mini DisplayPort

With its all-white design, this Mini DisplayPort video adapter is the perfect travel accessory for your MacBook with mDP. The adapter is compact and lightweight so it fits easily into your MacBook bag or carrying case, which is great for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) applications at the office. While the adapter looks great next your Mac it also works with any Mini DisplayPort computer, such as your Windows® laptop.

Crystal-clear picture quality

With support for video resolutions up to 1920x1200 or 1080p, you’ll be surprised at the picture quality the adapter provides, even when connected to a legacy VGA monitor, projector or television. The adapter harnesses the video capabilities built into your mDP connection to deliver every detail in stunning high-definition.

The MDP2VGAW is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Simple to use, small form factor converter makes Mini DisplayPort backward compatible with your existing VGA display or projector
  • No software or driver installation required, providing a simple plug and play solution

Applications

Ideal for digital entertainment centers, home offices, business conference rooms and trade show displays

Keep your existing VGA monitor to be used with your new Mini-DisplayPort device

Ideal for using your VGA monitor as a secondary display

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Active or Passive Adapter Active
Adapter Style Adapters
Audio No
AV Input DisplayPort
AV Output VGA
Industry Standards DisplayPort 1.1a
Performance
Maximum Analog Resolutions 1920x1200
Connector(s)
Connector A 1 - Mini-DisplayPort (20 pin) Male
Connector B 1 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female
Environmental
Humidity 40~85% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 70°C (14°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 120 mm [4.7 in]
Color White
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 15 mm [0.6 in]
Product Length 180 mm [7.1 in]
Product Weight 31 g [1.1 oz]
Product Width 45 mm [1.8 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 42 g [1.5 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Mini DisplayPort® to VGA adapter

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Product Support

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.

The DisplayPort to VGA adapter only converts from DisplayPort to VGA, which means that the DisplayPort connection must be the source and the VGA connection must be the destination.

Note: DisplayPort to VGA adapters are active, and can be used with any version of DisplayPort.

When you convert video from a source that uses DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI (for example, a computer to a monitor), you will need to consider the difference between passive and active adapters.

If the source supports dual-mode DisplayPort (also known as DP++), then you can use a passive adapter because the source can perform the conversion. If the source does not support DP++, then you need to use an active converter, which includes additional chips to perform the conversion.

Thunderbolt ports support DP++ natively. To run multiple monitors from the same computer, refer to the Active Adapters section below.

Passive Adapters

Passive adapters are less expensive since they do not need to include additional chips. A quick way to check whether you can use a passive adapter is to see if the DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort source has the DP++ symbol above it. The symbol is a D with a P inside of it, with two + signs to the left, one on top of the other.

Active Adapters

Active adapters use additional chips to make the conversion inside the adapter, regardless of whether the source supports DP++. This means that active adapters are more expensive than passive adapters.

If you want to use multiple monitors with the same computer, you should use an active adapter because some video cards cannot run the maximum number of monitors while using DP++. This is especially true if the computer has more than one DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort connection. Check with your video card manufacturer to confirm which type of adapter you need for the setup that you would like to run.

Note: You should use passive adapters with StarTech.com MST hubs, except when you are converting from DisplayPort to VGA, since that type of conversion requires active adapters.  For more information on using adapters with StarTech.com MST hubs, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/mst_hubs_passive_vs_active_adapters.

Surface Dock

If you experience issues when you connect passive video signal adapters to the Surface Dock, Microsoft recommends that you use active video signal converters instead. StarTech.com offers an active video signal converter for DVI monitors (MDP2DVIS) and for HDMI monitors (MDP2HD4KS).

Note: This issue does not apply to the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station.