Product ID: HD2VGAMM3
The HD2VGAMM3 3ft HDMI® to VGA converter cable lets you connect your HDMI equipped Chromebook™, laptop or desktop to a VGA monitor or projector, with no additional adapters or cables required.
The converter cable saves you the hassle of combining an HDMI to VGA adapter with a bulky VGA cable by providing an end-to-end solution for connecting your digital HDMI computer to your VGA monitor or projector.
Unlike most HDMI to VGA adapters which require a power outlet to convert the video signal, the HD2VGAMM3 doesn’t need external power in most installations. To work with Mac computers where extra power is needed, the HD2VGAMM3 features an optional integrated USB power source (USB cable not included), which makes connecting a display to your desktop or workstation that much easier, if additional power is required.
In the past, converting digital HDMI to analog VGA was a difficult and expensive task. Now, you can avoid upgrade costs by connecting your HDMI video source to your existing VGA monitor or projector using the HD2VGAMM3. Plus, because the adapter cable supports video resolutions up to 1920x1200 or 1080p, you can rest assured you can use your existing VGA display while maintaining high-definition video quality.
The HD2VGAMM3 converter cable delivers a precise 3ft connection that eliminates the clutter of excess cable length and ensures a tidy, professional installation. For longer installations, we also offer a 6 ft HDMI to VGA cable (HD2VGAMM6) and a 10 ft HDMI to VGA cable (HD2VGAMM10), enabling you to choose the right cable length for your installation needs.
Please note: Digitally encrypted content from the HDMI video source will not be displayed.
The HD2VGAMM3 is backed by a 3-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||3 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector Type(s)||USB Micro-B (5 pin)|
|1 - Connector A||HDMI (19 pin)|
|1 - Connector B||VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-10°C to 70°C (14°F to 158°F)|
|Hardware||Active or Passive Adapter||Active|
|Chipset ID||Chrontel - 7101A|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||0.4 in [10.0 mm]|
|Package Length||8.6 in [21.8 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||3.1 oz [88.0 g]|
|Package Width||7.7 in [19.6 cm]|
|Performance||Maximum Cable Length||35.4 in [900 mm]|
|Maximum Analog Resolutions||1920 x 1200|
|Maximum Digital Resolutions||PC resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz|
|Physical Characteristics||Weight of Product||2.4 oz [68.7 g]|
|Cable Length||35.4 in [900 mm]|
|Product Length||35.4 in [90.0 cm]|
|Product Width||1.3 in [33.0 mm]|
|Product Height||0.4 in [1.0 cm]|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||3ft (0.9m) HDMI® to VGA Adapter Cable|
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.
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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