nicomp
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Did I buy the wrong HDMI to VGA cable?

Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:22 pm

I bought a "Mini HD" to VGA converter and the HDMI end is too small to plug into the Raspberry. It's a model MNHD2VGAE from StarTech.com. Did I order the wrong thing?

JeremyF
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Re: Did I buy the wrong HDMI to VGA cable?

Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:52 pm

You simply need to add on a Mini HDMI to HDMI adapter.

For example:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/produ ... 1&format=2
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Re: Did I buy the wrong HDMI to VGA cable?

Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:18 am

This one is what you should have gotten:
http://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/V ... 80~HD2VGAE

But as JeremyF said yours used with an adapter should work.

Note that some of the self powered HDMI to VGA adapters use too much power. Self powered means it is powered from the RPi board though the HDMI cable. You might want to do so Google searching to see if others have successfully used that model on a RPi.

The better and in this case cheaper units have their own separate power adapter:

http://www.amazon.com/Generic-Audio-Vid ... dmi+to+vga
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