USB-C to DVI Adapter - White

Connect your MacBook, Chromebook™ or laptop with USB-C to a DVI monitor or projector

Product ID: CDP2DVIW

4 stars (2 reviews) |
  • Hassle-free connection with the reversible USB-C connector
  • Maximum portability with a small footprint and a lightweight design
  • Thunderbolt 3 port compatible
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This USB-C™ to DVI adapter lets you output DVI video from a USB Type-C™ device such as your MacBook, Chromebook™, Dell XPS™ or 2018 iPad Pro. The adapter works with USB-C devices that pass a DisplayPort video signal and it’s also compatible with Thunderbolt™ 3 ports.

Ultimate portability

This USB Type-C video adapter is highly portable, with a small footprint and a lightweight design. It’s the perfect accessory for your MacBook or Chromebook, fitting easily into your laptop bag or carrying case, which is great for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) applications at the office.

Crystal-clear picture quality

The adapter supports video resolutions up to 1920x1200. You’ll be surprised at the picture quality the adapter provides, even when connected to a DVI monitor, projector or television. The adapter harnesses the video capabilities that are built into your USB Type-C connection, to deliver every detail in stunning resolution.

Hassle-free connections with USB Type-C

This adapter lets you enjoy the versatility of your portable device’s USB Type-C port. USB-C is a reversible connector, so it doesn't matter which way you plug it in, the adapter will always work.

The CDP2DVIW features a white housing that looks great with your MacBook, and is backed by a 3-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.


  • Your USB-C equipped device must support video to work with this adapter.
  • This adapter is not compatible for use with the Apple Cinema Display.


  • Keep the adapter with you while traveling, to connect to any DVI monitor or projector you come across
  • Connect your BYOD MacBook or Chromebook to a provided DVI display at work
  • Walk into any boardroom with your USB-C laptop ready to present
  • Connect a DVI display to your USB-C laptop to use as a secondary monitor

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Warranty Information Warranty 3 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Connector A USB-C (24 pin) DisplayPort Alt Mode
1 - Connector B DVI-I (29 pin)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 70°C (14°F to 158°F)
Humidity 10%-85%RH
Hardware AV Input USB-C
Ports 1
AV Output DVI-I (Digital Only) - Single-Link
Chipset ID Parade - PS171
NXP - PTN5100
Packaging Information Package Height 0,1 mm [0,0 in]
Package Length 22,5 cm [8,9 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 36,0 g [1,3 oz]
Package Width 12,5 cm [4,9 in]
Performance Audio Specifications DVI - No Audio Support
Maximum Digital Resolutions 1920x1200
Supported Resolutions 1024x768
1280x720 (High-definition 720p)
1920x1080 (High-definition 1080p)
Wide Screen Supported Yes
General Specifications Note: Some dual-link DVI monitors manufactured prior to 2014 may have limited resolutions support when used with this adapter
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 28,0 g [1,0 oz]
Color White
Cable Length 140 mm [5,5 in]
Product Length 16,2 cm [6,4 in]
Product Width 37,0 mm [1,5 in]
Product Height 1,4 cm [0,6 in]
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Some dual-link DVI monitors manufactured prior to 2014 may have limited resolutions support when used with this adapter.
Your USB-C port must support DisplayPort over USB-C (DP Alt mode) in order to work with this adapter.
This adapter is not compatible for use with the Apple Cinema Display.
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package USB-C to DVI adapter


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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.

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.

How To

To arrange extended displays on Windows 10, complete the following. 

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type desk.cpl, and press Enter. 
  2. Under the ‘Multiple Displays’ selection, select ‘Extend Desktop To This Display.’  
  3. Press ‘Identify’ to determine what number each display is assigned to. 
  4. Drag and drop each display accordingly to the physical layout on your desk.  
  5. Click the Apply button. 

To arrange extended displays on macOS, complete the following. 

  1. Navigate to the Apple Menu > System Preferences, click Displays, then click Arrangement
  2. Make sure that the ‘Mirror Displays’ checkbox is not selected. 
  3. Click on each display to determine what number each display is assigned to. 
  4. Drag and drop each display accordingly to the physical layout on your desk.  

Before You Buy

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.

USB-C is a type of USB connector that is capable of supporting the following:

  • Data transfer speeds up to 10Gbps, if you use USB 3.1.
  • Bi-directional power delivery up to 100W, if both the USB host connection and the device support it.
  • Alternate modes, which deliver different types of data at different speeds. For example, DisplayPort Alternate Mode (DP Alt Mode).

If using Thunderbolt 3 over USB-C, the connection is capable of additional features. For example, Thunderbolt 3 is capable of 40Gbps of total bandwidth. For more information, refer to the following FAQ:

Not all USB-C ports or devices are capable of supporting all of the features listed above, or all of the features at the maximum capabilities. If you require a specific USB-C feature, your USB host connection, cables, and device must all support the feature that you require. For more information about whether your components support specific USB-C features, refer to the information provided by the manufacturers. 

This USB-C device requires that all of the following components support alternate modes:

  • The USB-C host connection (for example, a computer and its port)
  • The USB-C cable
  • The USB-C device (for example, a hard drive docking station)

If your host device includes a Thunderbolt™ 3 connection, this USB-C device will work with your host device.

For more information about the modes that your setup components support, refer to the information provided by the manufacturers.

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  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
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  • 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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(3 Stars)

Doesn't work with Studio Display 17"

By: Loinsrch - 08/31/2018
I got this product to allow me to connect my MacBook Pro 2017 (with OS 10.12.6) to my venerable (but working) Studio Display 17" and accompanying DVI to ADC adapter. It doesn't work; the display constantly switches between showing the image and a black screen. Admittedly, this is old kit and uses a resolution (1280 x 1024) not listed as supported by StarTech, but I'm still disappointed. By comparison, my Studio Display does work with a MBP 2015 and the Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter.
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Brian, Customer Support on 9/3/2018 4:55:59 PM
Thanks for sharing this feedback. We're very sorry for the inconvenience this caused. Unfortunately our CDP2DVIW requires a monitor with a DVI-D input. A monitor that uses an ADC connector won't work. We recommend returning our adapter in this case. Please reach out to us directly if there are any problems with arranging a return and mention this review.
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Would buy again

By: Stephen Mergner - 08/07/2020
I rowed through numerous adapters by j5create, StarTech and others. This adapter requires no drivers and is a plug and play setup. Stupid easy and it works first try; and not like Lego Batman first try, it was really the first try.
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