Plugable USB 3.1 Type-C to VGA Cable


  • Enables you to connect an older VGA equipped monitor, TV or projector to a USB-C port using a single cable
  • Support for resolutions up to 1920×1080 (1080p) at 60Hz
  • Compatible with Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows on supported systems
  • 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
  • Overall length: 6ft/1.8m

Product Description

The Plugable USBC-VGA cable enables legacy VGA monitors, TVs and projectors to be connected to a computer via a USB-C port which supports “DisplayPort Alternate Mode” (Alt Mode) such as the 2017 iMac/iMac Pro, 2017 & 2018 MacBook/MacBook Pro, Google Pixelbook, Dell XPS 13 & 15 (9350, 9360, 9370, 9550, 9560, 9570), Microsoft Surface Book 2, and many upcoming systems.

USB Type-C Alt Mode cables 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.


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.

Most current USB 3.1-enabled tablets and phones do not support “Alternate Mode” video output functionality. Please see additional compatibility information below.


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: My system has multiple USB-C and/or Thunderbolt 3 ports. Can I add multiple Alt Mode adapters for multiple displays?
A: If your system supports multiple Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C Alt Mode outputs, then you will be able to use multiple adapters on one system. However, there are some Thunderbolt 3/USB-C Alt Mode systems that limit the video output to one port.

Q: Does your cable support audio to my monitor/TV?
A: Unfortunately, audio cannot be transferred using our USBC-VGA-CABLE as audio signals cannot be sent over analog VGA connectors.


6ft/1.8m USB-C to VGA cable


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