Product ID: CDP2VGASA
This is no ordinary video adapter. Yes, it enables you to connect the USB-C™ port on your computer to a VGA display or projector, but it also features a unique Presentation Mode switch. When you turn on this switch, the adapter prevents your computer from launching its screen saver, going to sleep or entering power save mode. The adapter ensures that your screen will always stay on, making it the perfect USB-C video adapter for any presentation or meeting.
When you deliver a presentation, your goal is to engage with your audience, not your computer. But, if you don't move your mouse soon enough, or change your power settings, your screen goes black due to inactivity while you're addressing the audience. This can be a major distraction when you're trying to focus on the message you're communicating.
This adapter prevents screen disruptions with Presentation Mode, a unique feature that automatically initiates occasional cursor movement to prevent your computer’s power settings from interrupting your presentation. It’s perfect for sharing websites, drawings, spreadsheets, PDFs or slide shows during your meeting.
You can turn Presentation Mode on or off, depending on your application. Turn it on when you're in the boardroom and want your screen to stay on, and turn it off when you’re using the adapter at your workspace or office desk, to enable your computer's original power settings to take effect. Using the toggle switch is easy, and saves you the hassle of constantly making adjustments in your operating system settings.
To ensure easy operation and installation, this unique adapter is natively supported on Windows® and Mac computers. It’s easy to connect the adapter using the versatile USB Type-C™ port on your computer. The reversible USB-C connector means you will always plug it in correctly on your first try, saving you the hassle and distraction of repeatedly attempting to connect your laptop to a display or projector.
The adapter supports video resolutions up to 1920x1200 or 1080p. You’ll be surprised at the picture quality the adapter provides, even when you connect it to a legacy VGA projector or television. The adapter harnesses the video capabilities that are built into your USB Type-C connection to deliver every detail in stunning high-definition.
The CDP2VGASA is backed by a 3-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||3 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector A||USB-C (24 pin) DisplayPort Alt Mode|
|1 - Connector B||VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)|
|Storage Temperature||5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)|
|Humidity||25% to 85% RH Non-Condensing|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||0.8 in [20 mm]|
|Package Length||9.3 in [23.6 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||2.4 oz [67 g]|
|Package Width||3.2 in [82 mm]|
|Performance||Audio Specifications||VGA - No Audio Support|
|Maximum Analog Resolutions||2048 x 1280, 1920 x 1200 @ 60hz|
|Supported Resolutions||1024 x 768
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1200
2048 x 1280
|Wide Screen Supported||Yes|
|Physical Characteristics||Weight of Product||1.0 oz [29 g]|
|Cable Length||3.7 in [95 mm]|
|Product Length||7.3 in [18.6 cm]|
|Product Width||1.7 in [43 mm]|
|Product Height||0.6 in [1.5 cm]|
|Special Notes / Requirements||System and Cable Requirements||Your USB-C port must support DisplayPort over USB-C (DP Alt mode) in order to work with this adapter.|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||USB-C to VGA video adapter|
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 USB 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:
USB video adapter
To test your setup components, try the following:
Use the video cables, video source, video destination, and USB video adapter in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
Use a different video cable, video source, video destination, and USB video adapter 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 cables, video source, video destination, and USB video adapter, it is recommended that you do the following:
Check Device Manager under Display adapters, Universal Serial Bus controllers, or USB Display adapters. To do this, press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open Device Manager.
If you do not see the USB video adapter in Device Manager, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=expansion-cards#usb-cannot-detect-windows.
If the device is listed with an error, reinstall the drivers following the instructions on the website.
Check to see if your video card drivers are current. You can check what video card you have in Device Manager under Display adapters. It is recommended that you go directly to the video card manufacturer's website to check for the latest drivers.
Check to see if the monitor is being detected by Windows.
To check to see if Windows is detecting the monitor using a computer that is running a version of Windows XP, do the following:
To check to see if Windows is detecting the monitor using a computer that is running a version of Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, do the following:
To arrange extended displays on Windows 10, complete the following.
To arrange extended displays on macOS, complete the following.
USB-C is a type of USB connector that is capable of supporting the following:
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: https://www.startech.com/faq/thunderbolt-3-port-capabilities.
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.
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