Product ID: MDPEXT6
This Mini DisplayPort™ 1.2 cable lets you extend the connection distance between your Mini DP devices by up to 6 feet.
The cable delivers the ideal solution for better placement of peripheral devices and can be used to connect your Microsoft Surface™ Pro 4, Surface Book, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and other mDP enabled devices to Apple's LED Cinema Display or other Mini DisplayPort monitor.
Simply connect your tablet or laptop to the extension cable using a standard and connect the extension cable to your Mini DP monitor.
The cable supports high resolutions of up to 4k x 2k (3840 x 2160) @ 60Hz with a maximum HBR2 bandwidth of 21.6 Gbps. The cable also supports Multi-Stream (MST) for daisy chaining multiple monitors and provides optional audio support.
The MDPEXT6 is backed by StarTech.com’s lifetime warranty, for guaranteed reliability and ensures that digitally protected content is displayed properly, with both HDCP and DPCP capability.
Please note: Newer laptop and desktop computers (e.g. Apple) come equipped with Thunderbolt™ ports only. Our Mini DisplayPort Cables can be connected to the Thunderbolt ports, enabling you to connect your Mini DP compatible displays.
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector A||Mini-DisplayPort (20 pin)|
|1 - Connector B||Mini-DisplayPort (20 pin)|
|Hardware||Number of Conductors||20|
|Cable Jacket Material||PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride|
|Cable Shield Material||Aluminum-Mylar Foil with Braid|
|Fire Rating||CMG Rated (General Purpose)|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||1.8 cm [0.7 in]|
|Package Length||22.0 cm [8.7 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||84.0 g [3.0 oz]|
|Package Width||20.0 cm [7.9 in]|
|Physical Characteristics||Weight of Product||75.0 g [2.6 oz]|
|Product Width||1.2 cm [0.5 in]|
|Product Height||9.0 mm [0.4 in]|
|Wire Gauge||32 AWG|
|Cable Length||1.8 m [6.0 ft]|
|Product Length||1.8 m [6.0 ft]|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||6 ft Mini DisplayPort 1.2 Video Extension Cable - M/F|
When you troubleshoot issues with a DisplayPort cable, 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:
To test your setup components, try the following:
Use the DisplayPort cable, video source, and video destination in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
Use a different DisplayPort cable, 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 the DisplayPort cable, video source, and video destination it is recommended that you do the following:
Verify that the source resolution matches the capabilities of the video source destination. For example, if the destination is only capable of 1920 x 1080, then the source cannot output 2560 x 1600, as that exceeds the capabilities of the video source destination.
Test at a lower resolution or a lower refresh rate, for example, 1024 x 768.
If you are using 4K resolutions, test with a shorter cable.
If you are experiencing issues with the audio over DisplayPort, make sure that the following is true:
The source is set up to output audio over DisplayPort.
The destination is compatible with the source's audio format.
The destination volume has been raised.
To output 4K to a DisplayPort display at 30Hz, your monitor must support the resolution and refresh rate. If your monitor also supports 4K at 60Hz (DP 1.2 or higher), you may also need to set the monitor to work at 30Hz.
To resolve this issue, use the buttons on your monitor to change the DisplayPort settings to DP1.1. For more information about how to change your monitor settings, refer to the website of the manufacturer of your monitor.
You should only use video converters and extenders if it is absolutely necessary to do so. In many cases, most video converters and extenders are not necessary if you purchase the correct cable.
The following table lists the maximum length of cable for common video standards.
|Video standard||Maximum length|
|DisplayPort||50 ft. (15.2m)|
|HDMI||50 ft. (15.2m)|
|DVI||50 ft. (15.2m)|
|VGA||200 ft. (71m)|
Note: StarTech.com offers cables longer than what is listed above, including active cables, which typically include built-in active signal boosters that allow for longer cables. Active cables are specifically designed to exceed the suggested maximum lengths and are tested at the listed specifications (for example, the maximum listed resolution).
Video adapters passively adapt a cable from one connector type to another. Video adapters do not change the signal type, or change the video standard.
Examples of common applications for adapters include the following:
DVI-I to VGA
RCA to BNC
Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort
Couplers (female to female, or male to male)
Note: You can use a coupler to extend a cable for a short distance. However, each coupler that you use can introduce signal loss, which degrades the signal quality.
Video converters actively process and change the signal type from one video standard and convert it to another standard. They are typically used to convert digital to analog and vice versa, but can be used to convert a digital signal to another digital video standard (for example, HDMI to DisplayPort).
Video converters work over short distances from the source to the destination: up to 15 feet or 3 meters.
Video extenders convert an input signal to a higher voltage for transmission over longer distances and then convert the input signal back to the original video standard. The input and the output signal will match on a video extender, as the same video standard is maintained end-to-end. If a cable is extended with adapters or converters, the signal quality degrades.
Note: For more information on using a video adapter or converter with a video extender, see the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_convert_then_extend.