VGA to Component Video Convertor enables you to change a VGA signal to Component Video, S-Video or Composite Video. The reason you require a converter and not just a cable is that a VGA to Component Video Cable will not change the signal; the device is used generally to connect the component video through a VGA tool on some projectors.
The VGA to Component Video is similar to our "PC to TV" convertor but has Component Video outputs via three colour-coded (red, green, blue) jacks. It is ran through a USB port on the computer. VGA device, is a three-row 15-pin DE-15 connector, device of which there are four versions:
(i)The original - VGA15 pin - out device
(ii)DDC2 pin out connector
(iii)The older, less flexible DE-9 connector
(iv)The Mini-VGA employed for laptop computers.
A Video Graphics Array (VGA) signal transports data over a device to display visual information, typically on a computer monitor, LCD screen or high-definition television. The VGA cable is made up with four-sided plugs on both ends containing 15 pins, organized in three rows. The plugs connect securely with two locking screws like older printer-cable screws.
Since not all graphics devices are equipped with a VGA jack, changing the VGA signal to component video (which most devices have) needs an device sold at electronics and computer stores. This may be a desirable connection for hooking up a laptop to an HDTV, for example.
So to link it for use you will need the following directions:
1. Link the VGA device to the device that produces the VGA video signal by placing the plug on one end of the cable straight into the jack. The plug inserts with the wider edge turned upward and all pins aligned with the holes in three rows inside the VGA connector.
2. Screw the locking bolt clockwise by hand on each side of the VGA plug to secure it to the connector.
3. Insert the other end of the VGA cable into the adapter, which has a VGA connector on one end with 15 holes in three rows. Tighten this connection with the locking bolts
4. Attach the plugs on the other ends of the adapter device to component video jacks on a computer monitor or television screen. The RGB component cable plugs are colour-coded to match up with the Red, Green and Blue component video devices on the monitor or television.