Product ID: USB2VGA2
The USB2VGA2 USB VGA Adapter turns an available USB 2.0 port into an external video card VGA port - providing high quality dual-display or multi-monitor capability that can be used in a variety of laptop or desktop applications to increase your productivity.
The device also offers the option of running up to five additional displays simultaneously (using five USB2VGA2 Multi Monitor External Video Cards). Each connected adapter can be used to further extend the desktop or mirror the image shown on the existing display - all without having to open the computer case to install an additional video card.
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|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector Type(s)||VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)|
|USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0|
|Hardware||AV Input||USB 2.0|
|Chipset ID||SiS - 315|
|Packaging Information||Package Length||15.2 cm [6.0 in]|
|Package Width||58 mm [2.3 in]|
|Package Height||22.8 cm [9.0 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||290 g [10.2 oz]|
|Performance||Supported Resolutions||Standard(16/32 bit):
1600x1200, 1400x1050, 1280x1024, 1280x960, 1152x864, 1024x768, 800x600
(16/32 bit): 1680x1050, 1440x900, 1280x800, 1280x768
|Cable Length||45.7 cm [18.0 in]|
|Product Length||11 cm [4.3 in]|
|Product Width||51 mm [2.0 in]|
|Product Height||24 mm [0.9 in]|
|Weight of Product||90 g [3.2 oz]|
|Software||OS Compatibility||Windows 2000/ XP(32/64bit)/ Vista(32/64bit)/ 7(32/64bit)|
|Special Notes / Requirements||System and Cable Requirements||System Processor: Quad Core 2.4GHz (i5 recommended)
System Memory: 4GB
|Note||This USB video adapter uses an SiS family chipset. If you’re connecting this device to a computer along with additional USB video adapters or docking stations, avoid using devices with different family chipsets, such as DisplayLink®, Trigger or Fresco Logic®|
|Connect a maximum of five USB video adapters on a single computer. Support for multiple adapters will vary depending upon your system resources|
|This USB video adapter is not intended for graphical intensive applications, such as gaming|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||USB to VGA Adapter|
When you troubleshoot issues with a USB 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:
USB video adapter
To test your setup components, try the following:
Use the video cables, video source, video destination, and USB video adapter in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
Use a different video cable, video source, video destination, and USB video adapter 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 cables, video source, video destination, and USB video adapter, it is recommended that you do the following:
Check Device Manager under Display adapters, Universal Serial Bus controllers, or USB Display adapters. To do this, press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open Device Manager.
If you do not see the USB video adapter in Device Manager, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=expansion-cards#usb-cannot-detect-windows.
If the device is listed with an error, reinstall the drivers following the instructions on the website.
Check to see if your video card drivers are current. You can check what video card you have in Device Manager under Display adapters. It is recommended that you go directly to the video card manufacturer's website to check for the latest drivers.
Check to see if the monitor is being detected by Windows.
To check to see if Windows is detecting the monitor using a computer that is running a version of Windows XP, do the following:
To check to see if Windows is detecting the monitor using a computer that is running a version of Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, do the following:
If hardware acceleration is enabled on any of your software applications, it can result in poor resource management and limit the performance of your video device. If you experience this problem, you should disable hardware acceleration in the program(s) that were impacted.
To disable hardware acceleration in common applications and operating systems, complete one of the following series of steps, depending on what software application(s) or operating system that you are running.
Chromium-Based Microsoft Edge:
Internet Explorer 9 and later
Note: Earlier versions of Internet Explorer do not use hardware acceleration.
Microsoft Office 2013 / 2010
Windows 10 / 8
Windows 7 / Vista
While the purpose of our USB Video Adapters are to add an additional video output to your laptop or desktop computer, these adapters still require some resources from your internal video card. On a small number of video cards, adding a USB Video Adapter can exceed the limit of available resources, causing one of the connected displays to turn off.
As a possible workaround for this issue, we recommend using a more powerful USB Video Adapter that has a higher amount of integrated RAM, such as our USB32VGAPRO (512MB), USB32DVIPRO (512MB), or USB32HDDVII (1GB).
A mixture of touchscreen and non-touchscreen displays can cause a conflict with your internal video card. Because of this limitation, touchscreen functions may be disabled when the USB Video Adapter is connected, or the USB Video Adapter may not work at all. Contact the manufacturer of your system to confirm whether your specific model can support a secondary display or not.
Many all-in-one computer systems limit the number of possible monitors to one. This is a limitation in how all-in-one computers are typically manufactured, so adding an external display may not be possible regardless of which USB video adapter is used. Contact the manufacturer of your system to confirm whether your specific model can support a secondary display or not.
When you use remote desktop software to access a computer with a USB video adapter, keep the following things in mind:
To confirm that Windows detects your USB device, complete the following:
Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.
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