2-Port VGA Auto Switch Box with Priority Switching and EDID Copy
Share a VGA monitor/projector between 2 VGA sources, with automatic/priority switching and EDID Emulation
Product ID: ST122VGA
The ST122VGA 2-Port VGA Auto Switcher lets you share a display between two computers and automatically switch to the active source device using configurable priority switching. When the port you have selected as the primary input is turned off, the device automatically switches to the secondary input.
For maximum control and versatility, the ST122VGA also offers manual switch control with an easy-to-use button that allows you to toggle between video sources.
For a convenient setup the switcher can be powered using the included power adapter or the USB power cable, and features built-in EDID emulation ensuring maximum compatibility with your display or projector and support for resolutions up to 1920x1200/1080p.
The ST122VGA includes mounting hardware for a tidy and professional installation, and is TAA compliant and backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty, and free lifetime technical support.
- Share a laptop computer with a projector in boardrooms or trade shows, with automatic switching that ensures there's an active signal displayed on the screen even if the laptop is disconnected
- Connect and switch between multiple sources in test bench facilities, data centers, help desks and video broadcasting facilities
- Connect two media players or PCs to your digital signage display, for more versatile messaging options
The StarTech.com Advantage
- Hassle-free operation, with automatic switching
- Tidy and professional installation, with included mounting hardware
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|Maximum Analog Resolutions||WUXGA (1920 x 1200) QWXGA (2048 x 1152)|
|Supported Resolutions||1024 x 768, 1280 x 720, 1280 x 1024, 1366 x 768, 1440 x 900, 1600 x 900, 1600 x 1200, 1680 x 1050, 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1200, 1920 x 1440, 2048 x 1152|
|Wide Screen Supported||Yes|
|Connector A||1 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female|
|Connector B||2 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female|
|LED Indicators||1 - P1 (Port 1 selected)|
|1 - P2 (Port 2 selected)|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Input Voltage||100 - 240 AC|
|Output Voltage||5 DC|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||10|
|Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Humidity||0% - 80 %|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F)|
|Product Height||2.1 cm [0.8 in]|
|Product Length||74 mm [2.9 in]|
|Product Width||59 mm [2.3 in]|
|Weight of Product||170 g [6 oz]|
|Package Height||66 mm [2.6 in]|
|Package Length||14.5 cm [5.7 in]|
|Package Width||17 cm [6.7 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||469 g [16.6 oz]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - 2-port VGA switch|
|1 - USB power cable|
|1 - universal power adapter (NA, EU, UK, ANZ)|
|1 - instruction manual|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Before You Buy
This device outputs a VGA signal. If you have a display or video destination that uses another type of video connection, there are ways that you can convert the video signal or connection. These options are outlined below and organized by the target connection.
|Target connection||First conversion||Second conversion (if required)|
|DVI-D||VGA to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=VGA&filter_AVOUTPUT=HDMI.||HDMI to DVI-D: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=VGA&filter_AVOUTPUT=HDMI.|
|DVI-I||VGA to DVI-I: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/Video-Adapter/DVIVGA/.||N/A|
|DisplayPort||VGA to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=VGA&filter_AVOUTPUT=HDMI.||HDMI to DisplayPort: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=DisplayPort.|
Note: You might need to use more than one converter as part of your solution; however, you should try to use the least number of converters and cables to connect your source and destination. If you have the option to convert to multiple target video connections, choose the option that requires the fewest number of conversions.
DVI-I and DVI-D
When you convert from VGA to DVI, you need to know if you are converting to a DVI-I or a DVI-D connection. For more information about how to identify the type of connection that you need, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_dvi_interface.
You also need to know which form of DVI that you are using, because DVI-I supports both analog (VGA) and digital (HDMI) signals, while DVI-D only supports digital (HDMI) signals.
Note: Certain devices may have a DVI-I connection but only support DVI-D signaling. It is important to verify that your DVI-I device supports DVI-I signaling.
This device has a VGA input port. If you have a video source that uses another video connection, there are options available to convert the video signal or connection. These options will be outlined below for each video source connection.
DVI-I to VGA: https://www.startech.com/DVIVGAMFBK.
DisplayPort to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Displayport-Converters/DP-VGA/.
DVI-I and DVI-D
When you convert from DVI to VGA, you need to know if you are converting from a DVI-I or a DVI-D connection. For more information about how to identify the type of connection that you have, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_dvi_interface.
You also need to know which form of DVI that you are using, because DVI-I supports both analog (VGA) and digital (HDMI) signals, while DVI-D only supports digital (HDMI) signals. Some DVI-I connections only support DVI-D signaling. In this case, you must use a DVI-D to VGA converter.
When you troubleshoot issues with a video splitter, 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)
Note: When you are testing setup components, you should avoid using video adapters. For example, if you are converting a VGA source to HDMI for use with an HDMI switch, you should use an HDMI source when you test the components.
To test your setup components, try the following:
Use the cable, video switch, 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 switch, 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 switch from your setup and test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together without the video switch.
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, switch, and destination all need to support the resolution that you are using.
Compliance and Safety
- 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.