Product ID: DVI2VGAMM3
The DVI2VGAMM3 3ft active DVI to VGA converter cable lets you connect your DVI video source directly to a VGA monitor or projector, with no additional adapters or cables required.
Using precise cable lengths reduces excess cable clutter and ensures a tidy, professional installation with a monitor at your workstation or a projector in your classroom or boardroom.
The DVI2VGAMM3 is 3 feet (0.9 meters) in length, and part of a complete DVI to VGA adapter cable line, featuring two other cables at 6 feet (DVI2VGAMM6) and 10 feet (DVI2VGAMM10), enabling you to choose a customized cable length for your installation.
Don't be fooled by analog DVI adapters that work with a DVI-I port. They won’t work with your digital DVI signal, and won't even fit into a DVI-D port.
The DVI2VGAMM3 is an end-to-end cable adapter solution that connects directly from your digital DVI-D computer to your VGA monitor or projector in one simple cable, saving you the hassle of combining a DVI to VGA adapter with a bulky VGA cable, perfect for connecting a DVI-equipped POS computer or kiosk to a touch screen monitor that only supports VGA.
Plus, unlike most digital DVI to VGA adapters which require a power outlet to convert the video signal, the DVI2VGAMM3 doesn’t need external power in most installations. For added convenience and compatibility with low-powered DVI video cards, the DVI2VGAMM3 features an optional integrated USB power source (USB cable not included), making it perfect for boardroom or classroom projectors that require a simple installation, that may need to work with more than one computer system.
In the past converting digital DVI to VGA was a difficult and expensive task that often resulted in upgrading to a DVI-D display. Avoid upgrade costs by connecting your DVI-D video source to your existing VGA display using the DVI2VGAMM3. Plus, because the adapter cable supports video resolution up to 1920x1200 you can rest assured you can use your existing VGA monitor or projector while maintaining high-definition video quality.
The DVI2VGAMM3 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||DVI-D (25 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||0.9 in [23.0 mm]|
|Package Length||8.7 in [22.0 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||3.1 oz [88.6 g]|
|Package Width||7.9 in [20.0 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||Cable Length||35.4 in [900 mm]|
|Product Length||35.4 in [90.0 cm]|
|Product Width||1.6 in [40.0 mm]|
|Product Height||0.6 in [1.5 cm]|
|Weight of Product||2.5 oz [70.0 g]|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||3ft (0.9m) DVI-D to VGA Converter 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.
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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