3m Passive Micro USB to HDMI MHL Cable
Connect MHL mobile audio/video devices to MHL-enabled HDTV displays
Product ID: MHDPMM3M
The MHDPMM3M 3m Passive Micro USB to HDMI® MHL™ Cable lets you connect your MHL-enabled smartphone, tablet PC or other mobile device to your MHL-enabled HDTV display, monitor, or projector.
This durable cable offers a simple plug-and-play solution for viewing content (e.g. photos, audio and video) from an MHL-enabled mobile device on a large display, and home entertainment system.
Delivering on both quality and convenience, this MHL to HDMI cable supports 1080p video resolution and 7.1 channel digital audio output while simultaneously charging your mobile device when in MHL mode and while connected to your MHL-enabled display.
The MHDPMM3M MHL Cable is backed by StarTech.com’s Lifetime Warranty, for guaranteed reliability.
Note: As this is a passive cable, your mobile device as well as your HDTV display, monitor, or projector, etc. must be MHL-enabled. Please refer to your devices owner’s manual and/or visit the MHL consortium website for a list of MHL Enabled Products. This product will not work with devices that have an 11 pin MHL connector, such as the Samsung S3 and S4 models.
The StarTech.com Advantage
- Enjoy mobile content on a large screen
- Simultaneous charging saves time and hassle
- Guaranteed reliability
Connect your Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL™) enabled device to an MHL-enabled television, monitor or projector through HDMI
Display video with supporting audio, or share pictures on a full-sized HDMI-capable and MHL-enabled display
Charge your Micro USB mobile device while connected to your MHL-enabled display
|Cable Jacket Type||PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride|
|Cable Shield Type||Aluminum-Mylar Foil with Braid|
|Audio Specifications||7.1 Surround sound|
|Maximum Digital Resolutions||1080p @ 60Hz|
|Video Revision||MHL 2.0|
|Connector A||1 - HDMI (19 pin) Male|
|Connector B||1 - USB Micro-B (5 pin) Male|
|Cable Length||3 m [9.8 ft]|
|Product Height||8 mm [0.3 in]|
|Product Length||3 m [9.8 ft]|
|Product Weight||124 g [4.4 oz]|
|Product Width||12 mm [0.5 in]|
|Wire Gauge||24/30 AWG|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||132 g [4.7 oz]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - Passive 3 m MHL Cable|
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.
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) allows a standard USB connector to carry digital video signals. To use the MHL output from a mobile device using a micro-USB connector, the MHL output must be converted by using an MHL adapter. MHL can only be adapted to HDMI.
Although many mobile devices use the micro-USB connector and the MHL adapters can plug into your mobile device, the mobile device still requires MHL support. MHL support is a hardware specification on your mobile device, and it cannot be resolved by applying updates of any type.
To determine if your mobile device supports MHL, research the manufacturer specifications for your mobile device. You can also search for your device on the following website: http://www.mhltech.org/devices.aspx.
To make sure that you select the correct adapter, you need to determine if you are using a 5-pin or 11-pin micro-USB. This information can usually be found with the MHL specification on your mobile device.
Different types of Samsung devices that use an 11-pin micro-USB require external power to perform the conversion. First-generation Samsung MHL 2.0 requires external power, whereas the second generation does not. A passive 11-pin cable can be used with second-generation Samsung mobile devices.
StarTech.com 5-pin and 11-pin adapters have a micro-USB receptacle to provide additional power to the mobile device. You can use a standard micro-USB cable with a USB charger to power the converter.
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.