Connecting SP4 to one VGA & one DVI monitor


#1

I’m a bit confused on exactly which components I need to connect my Surface Pro 4 to my two monitors (one VGA & one DVI). I’ve been looking at the “Plugable USB 3.0 to VGA / DVI / HDMI Video Graphics Adapter”, but I can’t tell if this packaging has all the components for a complete install or not.

Can someone help provide a shopping list for me please?


#2

Hello Wulff - Thanks for contacting us. It sounds like you are referring to the UGA-3000 -> http://www.plugable.com/products/uga-…. If you wanting to connect two monitors, I would recommend either two UGA-3000 display adapters or the UD-3900 -> http://www.plugable.com/products/ud-3900. For the docking station I would use the included DVI to VGA adapter for your VGA monitor and purchase an additional HDMI to DVI adapter or cable for your DVI monitor.


#3

Hi Patric,

Thanks for the response. Yes, I was looking at the UGA-3000. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe the UGA-3000 gives greater flexibility for connecting to other displays in the future.

To clarify your response above, all I would need to purchase is: (2) UGA-3000 (includes DVI to VGA adaptor for monitor 1) and (1) HDMI to DVI adaptor/cable (for monitor 2).

Correct? No other components required?


#4

Using two UGA-3000 display adapters is more practical if you are only connecting additional monitors, correct.

You don’t need to purchase additional adapters when using the UGA-3000 display adapters since they accommodate VGA, DVI and HDMI monitors (please see the above mentioned listing).


#5

Patrick, the SP4 only has one USB port. How do I connect (2) UGA-3000s?


#6

You would additionally need a USB hub.


#7