Adapters - Commonly used adapters to connect to external displays

This document provides adapters commonly used to connect to external displays (projectors, monitors, televisions, etc.)

Adapters

Adapters

  1. USB-C to VGA***
    • Many computers and mobiles devices use this to connect to devices with VGA output
    • An additional audio cable will be needed if audio is desired
  2. DisplayPort to VGA
    • PCs use this to connect to devices with VGA output
    • An additional audio cable will be needed if audio is desired
  3. Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt) to VGA
    • Mac computers use this to connect to devices with VGA connections
    • An additional audio cable will be needed if audio is desired
  4. HDMI to VGA
    • Often used when a laptop has an HDMI output but the device only has VGA connections available
    • An additional audio cable will be needed if audio is desired
    • Used for both Macs and PCs
  5. USB-C to HDMI***
    • Many computers and mobile devices use this to connected to devices with HDMI output
    • Audio will also be carried through this connection
  6. DisplayPort to HDMI
    • PCs use this to connect devices with HDMI connections
    • Audio will also be carried through this connection
  7. Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt) to HDMI
    • Mac computers use this to connect to devices with HDMI connections
    • Audio will also be carried through this connection
*** Mac computers have been known to have difficulty to connecting to external displays utilizing USB-C type connections. For connecting Macs, be sure to utilize Thunderbolt 3, looks identical to USB-C, connections to ensure proper connectivity. ***



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