Mini DisplayPort Extension Cable M/F - 1,8m (6 ft.) - 4k
Create a high-resolution 4k x 2k extension with HBR2 support between your Mini DisplayPort™-equipped devices
Product ID: MDPEXT6
This Mini DisplayPort™ 1.2 cable lets you extend the connection distance between your Mini DP devices by up to 6 feet.
Position your devices the way you want
The cable delivers the ideal solution for better placement of peripheral devices and can be used to connect your Microsoft Surface™ Pro 4, Surface Book, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and other mDP enabled devices to Apple's LED Cinema Display or other Mini DisplayPort monitor.
Simply connect your tablet or laptop to the extension cable using a standard Mini DisplayPort Cable and connect the extension cable to your Mini DP monitor.
Provide astonishing picture quality
The cable supports high resolutions of up to 4k x 2k (3840 x 2160) @ 60Hz with a maximum HBR2 bandwidth of 21.6 Gbps. The cable also supports Multi-Stream (MST) for daisy chaining multiple monitors and provides optional audio support.
The MDPEXT6 is backed by StarTech.com’s lifetime warranty, for guaranteed reliability and ensures that digitally protected content is displayed properly, with both HDCP and DPCP capability.
Please note: Newer laptop and desktop computers (e.g. Apple) come equipped with Thunderbolt™ ports only. Our Mini DisplayPort Cables can be connected to the Thunderbolt ports, enabling you to connect your Mini DP compatible displays.
Extend the connection distance between your Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Pro, iMac, or Mac Mini and Apple LED Cinema Display monitor, by 6 feet
|Cable Jacket Type||PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride|
|Cable Shield Type||Aluminum-Mylar Foil with Braid|
|Fire Rating||CMG Rated (General Purpose)|
|Number of Conductors||20|
|Connector A||1 - Mini-DisplayPort (20 pin) Male|
|Connector B||1 - Mini-DisplayPort (20 pin) Female|
|Cable Length||1.8 m [6 ft]|
|Product Length||1.8 m [6 ft]|
|Product Weight||75 g [2.6 oz]|
|Wire Gauge||32 AWG|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||84 g [3 oz]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - 6 ft Mini DisplayPort 1.2 Video Extension Cable - M/F|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Before You Buy
You should only use video converters and extenders if it is absolutely necessary to do so. In many cases, most video converters and extenders are not necessary if you purchase the correct cable.
The following table lists the maximum length of cable for common video standards.
|Video standard||Maximum length|
|DisplayPort||50 ft. (15.2m)|
|HDMI||50 ft. (15.2m)|
|DVI||50 ft. (15.2m)|
|VGA||200 ft. (71m)|
Note: StarTech.com offers cables longer than what is listed above, including active cables, which typically include built-in active signal boosters that allow for longer cables. Active cables are specifically designed to exceed the suggested maximum lengths and are tested at the listed specifications (for example, the maximum listed resolution).
Video adapters passively adapt a cable from one connector type to another. Video adapters do not change the signal type, or change the video standard.
Examples of common applications for adapters include the following:
DVI-I to VGA
RCA to BNC
Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort
Couplers (female to female, or male to male)
Note: You can use a coupler to extend a cable for a short distance. However, each coupler that you use can introduce signal loss, which degrades the signal quality.
Video converters actively process and change the signal type from one video standard and convert it to another standard. They are typically used to convert digital to analog and vice versa, but can be used to convert a digital signal to another digital video standard (for example, HDMI to DisplayPort).
Video converters work over short distances from the source to the destination: up to 15 feet or 3 meters.
Video extenders convert an input signal to a higher voltage for transmission over longer distances and then convert the input signal back to the original video standard. The input and the output signal will match on a video extender, as the same video standard is maintained end-to-end. If a cable is extended with adapters or converters, the signal quality degrades.
Note: For more information on using a video adapter or converter with a video extender, see the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_convert_then_extend.
Compliance and Safety
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* Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.