Mini DisplayPort 1.2a / Thunderbolt™ to VGA Active Adapter, Black
    Product # 12786
    Mini DisplayPort 1.2a / Thunderbolt™ to VGA Active Adapter, Black
    Product # 12786
    Color : Black
    In Stock This item will ship on 10/24/2016 if ordered within 2 days 22 hours 54 minutes

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    Mini DisplayPort 1.2a / Thunderbolt™ to VGA Active Adapter, Black

    Connect your Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt™ equipped PC or Mac to a VGA monitor using this Mini DisplayPort 1.2a / Thunderbolt to VGA Active Adapter from Monoprice!

    This adapter is designed to allow you to connect a VGA monitor to a Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt video output. It conforms to the DisplayPort 1.2a standard and supports resolutions up to 1920x1080p @60Hz. Being an active adapter, it is fully compatible with the AMD® Eyefinity and nVidia® Surround multidisplay modes.

    It features a true 6" cable length with polycarbonate connector heads. The VGA end has panel screw holes, so you can secure the cable to the connector. The MDP connector head measures 14.0mm thick, 16.0mm wide, and 24.0mm long. The VGA connector head measures 19.5mm thick, 42.0mm wide, and 47.0mm long.


    • Conforms to DisplayPort 1.2a standard
    • Connects to both Mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt video outputs
    • Supports VGA resolutions up to 1920x1080p @60Hz
    • ACTIVE adapter is compatible with nVidia Surround and AMD Eyefinity multidisplay modes

    Thunderbolt is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

    Apple and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

    AMD is a registered trademark of Advanced Micro Devices.

    NVIDIA is a trademark of NVIDIA Corporation.

    8 Reviews

    65% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Works Every Time.

    • John,
    •  Spanaway, WA 
    • 7/29/2016 9:50:16 AM

    Pros: Low cost,
    Works every time (so far),
    Great item for my bag-o-tricks

    Cons: I only have one (so far...)

    I work in AV support at an educational center. Presenters can come in with any of the recent and not-so-recent video connection standards. This little gem has worked without fail each time I have used it, unlike a more expensive brand purchased elsewhere.
    Mac, Dell and HP, no problem. Ordering more to eliminate conflicts caused by having only the one we ordered first as a test.

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    Never worked

    • Jose Gomez,
    •  Belleville, IL 
    • 12/27/2015 10:17:49 AM

    Terrible product was never recognized by my computers tried on several

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    No good

    • Anonymous,
    •  Silver Spring, MD 
    • 12/7/2015 9:38:48 AM

    This worked for about 45 minutes and then failed completely. The computer stopped recognizing that it had a monitor connected at all. I was using standard VGA monitor.

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    Doesn't work on Dual Link DVI 2560x1600

    • Mac User,
    •  Farmers Branch, TX 
    • 11/17/2015 9:22:59 AM

    Pros: Many output formats

    Cons: Not working on Dual Link DVI 2560x1600. MP need to take down the claim that it does. What a waste of money

    I brought this to use with my DELL 3007wfp with new 2015 15-inch macbook pro. Sadly, i can't get the dual link DVI feature ( as claimed here) to work with the monitor.

    The monitor works perfectly fine with my old mac pro with 2560x1600 so i can confirm it's not the issue here. I have tried dual monitor setup, single monitor, with thunderbolt 2 hub and directly connection from MBP to the monitor though this cable BUT nothing is working. Using the hub, the extra resolution shown up as selection but all i got is black screen snow, looks like sync frequently problem if i were to select anything more than 1280x800 - which is the single link DVI resolution allow for this monitor.

    So no, this cable doesn't work as dual link DVI.

    by Monoprice Administrator

    Thank you for your review and my apologies for the inconvenience you have experienced with PID 12798. I will forward the information to our product team to look further into the issue. Now if you would like, I can help in setting up an RMA for a refund. Just let me know and I can get that set up.

    Mark P.
    Tech Support Associate

    by Mac User
    Mark. I will need a refund for this product. It's not longer working. I've used it on 2nd monitors with lower resolution which works fine until today. Connection keeps breaking and soon enough, nothing but snow and monitor not longer sync. I tried different cable with same result, tried different adapter which works fine so that conclude this adapter is bad.

    First it doesn't work on Dual Link DVI 2560x1600, now it doesn't work on anything. Not a good experience

    by Monoprice Administrator
    I do apologize for any inconvenience. I have set up an RMA for a refund for the adapter. A returns department representative will contact you by E-mail which will include the RMA# along with instructions to follow. The E-mail should arrive within 1 business day, thank you very much for your patience.
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    • Anonymous,
    •  Kirkland, WA 
    • 11/3/2015 10:21:11 PM

    Pros: Works very well. Ready for any kinds of connection.

    Cons: None

    I bring it to connect my laptop to any display device.

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