Plugable USB 3.1 Type-C to DisplayPort Adapter Cable

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Product Description

The Plugable USBC-DP adapter cable enables DisplayPort displays to be connected to a computer via a USB-C port which supports “DisplayPort Alternate Mode” (Alt Mode) such as the Apple 12″ Retina MacBook 2015/2016, the Chromebook Pixel 2015, Dell XPS 2016, Lenovo P50 & P70, and many upcoming systems based on the Intel Skylake/Alpine Ridge platform.

Alt Mode adapters allow you to add an additional display output easily and inexpensively on supported systems. Since “DisplayPort Alternate Mode” is a direct pipeline to your graphics processor via special functionality introduced in USB 3.1, there is no performance penalty to using the adapter; the attached display should be just as responsive and functional as if it were connected to a video port directly attached to your system’s motherboard.

Features

  • Enables you to connect a DisplayPort compatible display to a USB-C port using a single cable
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • Supports resolutions up to 3840×2160@60Hz
  • Cable is fully Plug and Play; no special driver installation or additional power source required (though please note that system will require functional graphics drivers and USB drivers for Alt Mode to function properly)
  • Complies with the VESA “DisplayPort Alternate Mode on USB Type-C Connector” Standard

Compatibility

Compatible with host computers (PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, some tablets and phones) which support USB-C “DisplayPort Alternate Mode”, including many systems based on Intel “Alpine Ridge” and later chipsets. No driver is required on supported systems, as the extra display output is wired directly to the host’s main graphics processor and uses that existing driver.

Specific compatible systems include the Apple Retina MacBook 12″ (2015/2016), Chromebook Pixel (2015), Dell XPS (6th gen/late 2015), Lumia 950/950XL phone, Lenovo Yoga 900 13″ and future laptops. Most current USB 3.1-enabled tablets and phones do not support “Alternate Mode” video output functionality. Please see additional compatibility information below.


FAQ

Q: Sometimes when I plug the adapter into my Pixel, I do not get display output. Why is this, and is there a solution?
A: Currently, several USB-C devices (including Google’s own DP and HDMI adapters) do not detect upon connection 100% of the time. This is thought to be a firmware issue with the USB 3.1 “switching” chip in the Pixel (which is responsible for allowing a USB-C connectors to be reversible). Currently, the best solution is to try flipping the USB connector and reinserting the adapter.

Q: Can this adapter support DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport (MST) daisy chaining?
A: The cable is capable of passing Multi-Stream data. However, As new USB Type-C systems are released, DisplayPort MST daisy chaining is dependent upon the host system. Some Dell based MST setups may require certain setup steps to successfully configure MST daisy-chaining. Please reference this forum post here with Dell support and a step-by-step guide for MST configuration (fourth post in the thread). MST is not supported on MacBook/MacBook Pro systems.

Included

6ft/1.8m USB-C to DisplayPort adapter cable

Model: USBC-DP

Where to Buy

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