DVI-D to VGA Active Adapter Converter Cable - 1080p

Connect a DVI-D equipped Laptop or Desktop Computer to your VGA Display, or Projector

Product ID: DVI2VGAE

3.4 stars (7 reviews) |
  • Maximum resolution of 1080p
  • No external power adapter required
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€45.99 EUR excl. VAT
€55.65 EUR incl. VAT

The DVI2VGAE active DVI-D to VGA adapter lets you connect a digital DVI output from your desktop or laptop computer onto a VGA monitor or projector, saving the cost of upgrading to a DVI-D compatible display.

Providing a simple way to output user-generated content such as presentations and work documents, the DVI-D to VGA converter can also work to increase your productivity by extending your computer's desktop onto to a secondary monitor, doubling available workspace.

This portable adapter works to convert a standard powered DVI bus to VGA, without an external power source. For low-powered DVI ports, a USB cable is included that can power the device from any USB power source.

With support for resolutions up to 1080p (WUXGA), this active adapter offers a comprehensive solution for connecting a High-Definition VGA display to a DVI-D video source.

The DVI2VGAE DVI-D to VGA Adapter is backed by a StarTech.com 3-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.


  • Connect digital DVI-enabled devices, such as your laptop or desktop computer, to a VGA projector or display

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Save time: quick and hassle-free DVI-D to VGA setup
  • Save space: compact design with no need for an external power adapter ensures a portable solution with a minimal footprint

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro España V932305
  • Esprinet DVI2VGAE
  • UPC 065030850834


Warranty Information Warranty 3 Years
Connector(s) Connector Type(s) USB Micro-B (5 pin)
1 - Connector A DVI-D (25 pin)
USB Micro-B (5 pin)
1 - Connector B VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Humidity 40%-85%RH
Hardware Active or Passive Adapter Active
AV Output VGA
AV Input DVI-D
Audio No
Packaging Information Shipping (Package) Weight 65,0 g [2,3 oz]
Package Length 22,0 cm [8,7 in]
Package Width 12,8 cm [5,0 in]
Package Height 1,5 cm [0,6 in]
Performance Maximum Analog Resolutions 1920x1200
Wide Screen Supported Yes
MTBF 1,654,172 hours
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 65,0 g [2,3 oz]
Color Black
Cable Length 190 mm [7,5 in]
Product Length 24,8 cm [9,8 in]
Product Width 4,5 cm [1,8 in]
Product Height 1,5 cm [0,6 in]
Power Power Consumption (In Watts) 1.3
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package DVI-D to VGA Adapter Converter
24 in. [610 mm] USB type A to Micro USB type B Cable



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Frequently Asked Questions


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 cables

  • Video adapter

  • 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:

  1. Check that the monitor’s video port works with another source.
  2. Check that the cables between the source and the destination work with other equipment.
  3. Check whether the video adapter works with another source and another destination.

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.

Before You Buy

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.

Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface that can contain different types of signaling, based on the application. DVI cables and ports are created using different connector types to identify what application they are intended to be used in. The connector types are identified by the number of pins on the DVI connector. DVI comes in the following five different connector types: 

Single and Dual link DVI indicate the maximum resolution capabilities of the video source or video destination. The maximum resolutions are Single Link (1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz) and Dual Link (2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz).

Note: The maximum resolution of your video source and video destination are ultimately determined by the technical specifications of the devices. The connector type is not a definitive indicator of the maximum resolution.

DVI-A carries only analog (for example, VGA) with no digital component. DVI-D carries only digital video (for example, HDMI) with no analog component. DVI-I combines DVI-A and DVI-D connections to include both analog and digital components. A DVI-I port may be on either your video source or display, but whether or not a display carries either or both analog and digital sources depends on the technical specifications of your device.

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Safety Measures

  • 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.

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(5 Stars)

Excellent product!

By: crazypko - 02/25/2014
Works as promised. The easiest way to add a VGA to a DVI-D only setup!
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(1 Stars)
By: Rod6 - 03/03/2014
I'm sorry ,myself and tech pro, could not get this item to pass a signal at all.
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Barry W., Technical Support on 3/4/2014 10:28:32 AM
Hi, We're curious about the issue your having and would like to get more detail from you. There are not any special requirements for this product other than being sure you are connecting your DVI-D source to a VGA display, and not the opposite direction. Please contact us at 1-800-265-1844 or email us at support.
By: bwinslow - 08/28/2014
We are curious if there was ever a resolution to this. I work for a company that uses these for many devices, after a recent thin client upgrade these devices stopped working. HP is no help...
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(5 Stars)

excellent Product

By: Prox - 07/31/2014
After searching all around my city and spending some serious time on the intertubes, I finally found a product to do exactly what I need. As a dvi-d only has a digital output, a lot of the converters confuse you with dvi-i and the other just don't work. This one converts the signal well and you get a crisp image. I am running a KVM switch across two computers and two monitors and this product fits in well.
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By: nexis - 05/07/2015
Good product but the screen flashes all the time and when i am playing a game the screen is unusable.
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(4 Stars)

Worked for me depending on which display I used

By: chris0915 - 11/13/2014
The first VGA monitor I tried displayed "out of range" and would not work at all. The second VGA monitor I tried (different model than first one) gave "out of range" while PC booted up but then gave an excellent picture once Windows login screen appeared. The third VGA monitor I tried (different model than the other two) would not diplay the BIOS boot information like the other three, but gave me the Windows splash screen while loading and finally the login screen. Unfortunately, there was a thick, black, bar across the screen about an inch from the top that split the screen such that the task bar was up top above the black bar but not accessable with the mouse. Changing screen options did nothing. So, it only worked with one out of three displayes so far and with that display it's just fine. Be prepared to return it if necessary.
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(5 Stars)

Excellent working.

By: Peppas - 09/05/2016
Just today I receive it and after the connectionit works perfectly. I spend only one min to connect it. Congrats.
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(2 Stars)

Does not support 1920 x 1200

By: JPinder - 11/28/2016
The maximum resolution the product is suppose to support doesn't work. The highest I can get is 1920 x 1080 and that doesn't work for my monitor. I have the power source plugged in and tried various cables and sources. I am not sure what to troubleshoot next with this product. Are there defective units that doesn't support the maximum resolution?
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Barry, Customer Support on 11/29/2016 9:13:03 AM
Hello, Thanks for sharing this with us. We hope we can help. You mention various cables and sources. What are those cable lengths? Cables that are too long can sometimes cause max resolution issues. Also, lower quality cables can also lead to lower than expected resolutions. You will also want to make sure the video card drivers are up to date from the manufacturer of your computer's video card. One of our technical advisors will be in touch via the email provided to offer further assistance. Thank you
(2 Stars)

It's not working properly.

By: weean00b - 12/02/2016
I just got this in the mail today. I cannot get it to work without my screen flickering. I tried rebooting my machine and still had the same issue, with and without the extra USB power plugged in. It definitely feels nicer than most products like this, the build quality seems top notch. Hopefully I can get it working.
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Barry, Customer Support on 12/6/2016 10:31:12 AM
Hi, Thank you for sharing this with us. How long is the VGA cable you are using? Too long of a cable can cause the issue you are experiencing. The quality of VGA can also cause flickering. We would suggest using a high-quality VGA cable such as our MXT101MMHQ Coax based VGA cable. If a shorter cable and/or a higher quality cable does not stop the flickering, there is a chance the adapter you have is faulty and we would be happy to send you a replacement. Please get in touch with our Technical Advisory Team and they would be happy to assist you in replacing the adapter. Thank you
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