Product ID: HD2VGAMICRO
The HD2VGAMICRO HDMI to VGA converter lets you connect an HDMI output from your, Chromebook, Ultrabook or laptop computer to a VGA monitor or projector.
To ensure compatibility with your Samsung® Chromebook the HD2VGAMICRO has been extensively tested in wide range of applications, making the video adapter an ideal converter to connect your Chromebook to any VGA display.
With no external power adapter required, and a small form factor design, this portable HDMI to VGA adapter is a great accessory to have on-hand in your laptop carrying case. Plus, this easy-to-use converter supports plug-and-play installation, which speeds up the installation time and eliminates the worry of having driver software ready on any computer.
The converter delivers maximum video quality, with support for resolutions up to 1920x1200/1080p -- a convenient solution for boosting productivity by extending your computer's desktop onto a secondary monitor.
The HD2VGAMICRO is backed by a StarTech.com 3-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||3 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector A||HDMI (19 pin)|
|1 - Connector B||VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||-20°C to 85°C (-4°F to 185°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 85°C (-4°F to 185°F)|
|Humidity||20~90% RH Non-Condensing|
|Hardware||Active or Passive Adapter||Active|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||1.2 in [3.0 cm]|
|Package Length||5.5 in [14.0 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||0.4 oz [11.0 g]|
|Package Width||6.9 in [17.5 cm]|
|Performance||Maximum Analog Resolutions||1920x1200|
|Supported Resolutions||1920x1200, 1920x1080 (1080p), 1600x1200 @ 60Hz|
|Wide Screen Supported||Yes|
|Physical Characteristics||Weight of Product||0.3 oz [9.0 g]|
|Product Length||1.8 in [4.5 cm]|
|Product Width||0.8 in [2.1 cm]|
|Product Height||0.6 in [1.4 cm]|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||Slim HDMI to VGA Adpater Converter|
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:
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.
This is likely a High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) issue. If you are converting a video signal from a device that can play copyright-protected content, HDCP will block the conversion to an analog signal (for example, VGA) or to any video capture cards.
You will likely run into this issue when you use devices like Blu-ray players, DVD players, and certain gaming consoles. For more information on HDCP and gaming consoles, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video_capture_cards_video_game_console_compatibility.
Some video cards also output an HDCP signal full time. In this case there should be an option for your video card to disable this feature. You might need to contact the manufacturer of your video card for more information.
Adhering to HDCP is required for converting all digital signals to analog signals or to video capture cards. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do in these situations other than convert to a digital display.
Certain HDMI sources have known issues where they do not output enough power over HDMI to power HDMI adapters. In this case, it is best to consider HDMI adapters with external power over USB or with an external power adapter. This affects our HDMI to VGA adapters. See below for alternative solutions.
Standard HDMI to VGA
Our HD2VGAA2 has both audio and a USB Micro B port for external power.
Micro HDMI to VGA
Our MCHD2VGAA2 has both audio and a USB Micro B port for external power.
Mini HDMI to VGA
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.
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