DisplayPort to VGA Video Adapter Converter
Connect your VGA monitor to a DisplayPort equipped computer
Product ID: DP2VGA
The StarTech.com DP2VGA DisplayPort to VGA adapter lets you connect a VGA computer monitor to a DisplayPort video card or other DisplayPort source, eliminating the expense of upgrading the monitor for compatibility.
The DP to VGA adapter uses an integrated chip to provide an active digital to analog conversion.
Backed by a StarTech.com 3-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
The StarTech.com Advantage
- Simple to use, small form factor converter makes DisplayPort backwards compatible with your VGA display
|Active or Passive Adapter||Active|
|AV Input||DisplayPort - 1.2|
|Audio Specifications||VGA - No Audio Support|
|Maximum Analog Resolutions||1920x1200|
|Wide Screen Supported||Yes|
|Connector A||1 - DisplayPort (20 pin) Latching Male|
|Connector B||1 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female|
|Cable Length||3 in [77 mm]|
|Product Height||0 in [0 cm]|
|Product Length||8 in [20.3 cm]|
|Product Width||0 in [0 mm]|
|Weight of Product||2.4 oz [68 g]|
|Package Height||7.6 in [19.2 cm]|
|Package Length||8.5 in [21.6 cm]|
|Package Width||0.5 in [12 mm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||0.2 lb [0.1 kg]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - DisplayPort to VGA Adapter|
Connect a VGA monitor to a DisplayPort-equipped PC
DisplayPort 1.2 | Multi-Monitor Solution | Plug & Play Connectivity
Connect your PC to a VGA display and a discrete 3.5mm audio output
Connect a DisplayPort-equipped PC to a VGA monitor/projector, with a 6ft cable
Frequently Asked Questions
Before You Buy
Unfortunately no, this device has an intended source and an intended destination. Refer to the title of the webpage for this order.
The DisplayPort to VGA adapter only converts from DisplayPort to VGA, which means that the DisplayPort connection must be the source and the VGA connection must be the destination.
Note: DisplayPort to VGA adapters are active, and can be used with any version of DisplayPort.
When you convert video from a source that uses DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI (for example, a computer to a monitor), you will need to consider the difference between passive and active adapters.
If the source supports dual-mode DisplayPort (also known as DP++), then you can use a passive adapter because the source can perform the conversion. If the source does not support DP++, then you need to use an active converter, which includes additional chips to perform the conversion.
Thunderbolt ports support DP++ natively. To run multiple monitors from the same computer, refer to the Active Adapters section below.
Passive adapters are less expensive since they do not need to include additional chips. A quick way to check whether you can use a passive adapter is to see if the DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort source has the DP++ symbol above it. The symbol is a D with a P inside of it, with two + signs to the left, one on top of the other.
Active adapters use additional chips to make the conversion inside the adapter, regardless of whether the source supports DP++. This means that active adapters are more expensive than passive adapters.
If you want to use multiple monitors with the same computer, you should use an active adapter because some video cards cannot run the maximum number of monitors while using DP++. This is especially true if the computer has more than one DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort connection. Check with your video card manufacturer to confirm which type of adapter you need for the setup that you would like to run.
Note: You should use passive adapters with StarTech.com MST hubs, except when you are converting from DisplayPort to VGA, since that type of conversion requires active adapters. For more information on using adapters with StarTech.com MST hubs, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/mst_hubs_passive_vs_active_adapters.
If you experience issues when you connect passive video signal adapters to the Surface Dock, Microsoft recommends that you use active video signal converters instead. StarTech.com offers an active video signal converter for DVI monitors (MDP2DVIS) and for HDMI monitors (MDP2HD4KS).
Note: This issue does not apply to the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station.
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.