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Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter - Overview

Lenovo USB to DVI Adapter

Features and specifications

The Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter (45K5296) provides a quick method to attach an analog or digital monitor to a ThinkPad or ThinkCentre USB port, helping to increase productivity through the use of multiple monitors. Features and benefits:

  • Quick connection via USB, no need to open your desktop to install a card
  • Connect as many as six monitors by attaching up to six Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapters, or up to three when connected to ThinkPad systems with switchable graphics
  • Supports Single-Link DVI-I
    • Supports maximum resolutions: 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA); includes HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution
      • 8, 16, and 32-bit color depth supported at all monitor resolutions
    • Support attachment of VGA analog or DVI digital monitors
      • DVI digital monitors attach directly to the DVI-I receptacle connector on the USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter
      • VGA analog monitors attaches DVI-to-VGA monitor adapter that is connected to the DVI-I receptacle connector on the USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter
  • All monitors can be configured independently using different screen resolutions, and screen orientation
    • Screen Orientation: Images can be rotated 90, 180, and 270 degrees for portrait and landscape viewing
  • Supports primary display, extended "strech" or mirror "clone" mode
  • 8, 16, and 32-bit color depth supported at all monitor resolutions
  • Attaches to notebook and desktop systems via USB 2.0 bus-powered port
  • Hot plug; attach or detach monitor without system reboot
  • Does not disable existing integrated system, desktop or notebook, graphics or an installed desktop graphics card
    • Use along with the systems or installed graphics card monitor ports: Analog VGA, Digital DVI, and DisplayPort
  • Detachable 18-inch (457 mm) USB to Mini-B Device cable
  • 18-inch (457 mm) detachable USB to Mini-B cable
    • USB plug attaches to the notebook or desktop system
    • Mini-B plug attaches to the USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter
  • Does not require an external power adapter
  • Compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista 32/64-bit and Windows XP

The Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter is DisplayLink certified (www.displaylink.com)

A Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter datasheet is available at: www.lenovo.com/accessoriesguide

 

Drivers Operating System Version
 Release Date
Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter driver v5.6.33761 (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7) (14.6 MB)
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
5.6.33761 30-Dec-11

 

Manuals Version  Release Date
Setup poster for Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter (1.7 MB)
1 17-Mar-14
User's guide for Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter (0.7 MB)
1 17-Mar-14

 

ThinkPad Multiple Monitor Configuration

The following is an example of multiple monitor configuration for a ThinkPad system.

  • ThinkPad display is active
  • 1st flat panel monitor attaches to ThinkPad VGA port
  • 2nd flat panel monitor attaches to the 1st Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter
  • 3rd flat panel monitor attaches to the 2nd Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter

 

ThinkCentre Multiple Monitor Configuration

The following is an example of multiple monitor configuration for a ThinkCentre M58/M58p Small Form Factor (SFF) system.

  • 1st flat panel monitor (VGA analog) attaches to the ThinkCentre VGA port.
  • 2nd flat panel monitor (DVI digital) attaches to the installed Lenovo ADD2 DVI-D Monitor Connection Adapter.
  • 3nd flat panel monitor attaches to the 1st Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter
  • 4th flat panel monitor attaches to the 2nd Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter

 

Physical specifications
  • Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter (45K5296)
    • Approximate height: 25 mm (1.0 in)
    • Approximate width: 56 mm (2.2 in)
    • Approximate length: 121 mm (4.8 in) with attached DVI-VGA Adapter
    • Approximate length: 121 mm (4.8 in)
    • Approximate Cable Length: 457 mm (18.0 in)
    • Approximate weight: 0.12 kg (0.3 lbs) with attached cable, and attached DVI-VGA Adapter
  • Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter packaged in a shipping carton:
    • Approximate height: 55 mm (2.2 in)
    • Approximate width: 240 mm (9.5 in)
    • Approximate length: 145 mm (5.7 in)
    • Approximate weight: 0.25 kg (0.5 lbs)

 

Environment

Operating environment:

  • Temperature: 0 degrees C (32 degrees F) to + 40 degrees C (104 degrees F)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 90% (non-condensing)

Storage environment:

  • Temperature: - 20 degrees C (- 4 degrees F) to + 60 degrees C (140 degrees F)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% (excluding rain)

 

Warranty

1 years - Customer Replacement Unit (CRU) Service

  • Announce date: 12 May 2009 (Worldwide)
  • Planned availability date: 15 May 2009 (Worldwide)

 

Software Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP

 

Agency Approvals
  • FCC, CE, C-Tick, VCCI, BSMI, KCC, CB, UL + cUL, NOM

 

Compatibility
Systems
Machine - Models
ThinkCentre A58e Eco USFF, A58, A58e
All
ThnkCentre A62, A63
All
ThnkCentre A70z
All
ThinkCentre M55, M55p
All
ThinkCentre M57, M57 Eco, M57e, M57p
All
ThinkCentre M58, M58 Eco, M58e, M58p
All
ThinkCentre M90, M90p
All
ThinkPade Edge 13, Edge 14, Edge 15
All
ThinkPad L412, L512
All
ThinkPad R61, R61e, R61i
All
ThinkPad R400, R500
All
ThinkPad T61
All
ThinkPad T400, T400s, T410, T410s, T500, T510
All
ThinkPad W500, W510
All
ThinkPad W700, W701
All
ThinkPad X61, X61s, X61 Tablet
All
ThinkPad X100e
All
ThinkPad X200, X200s, X200 Tablet, X201, X201s, X201 Tablet
All
ThinkPad X300, X301
All
 
Options - Docks, Port Replicators
ThinkPad USB Port Replicator with Digital Video *
Lenovo Enhanced USB Port Replicator
ThinkPad Advanced Dock
ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock
ThinkPad Essential Port Replicator
ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3
ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3
ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 for Mobile Workstations
ThinkPad Port Replicator Series 3
ThinkPad X200 Ultrabase
ThinkPad X6 Ultrabase
ThinkPad W700 Mini Dock
ThinkPad W700 Mini Dock 2.0

Notes:

Packaging
  • Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter
  • 18-inch (457 mm) USB to Mini-B Device Cable
  • DVI-to-VGA Monitor Adapter
  • CD with drivers and users guide
  • Setup poster with warranty and safety information

Note: Customers can order extra, or replacement DVI-to-VGA monitor adapters via: Options Continuation Program (OCP). For more information, visit www.lenovo.com/optionscontinuationprogram

 

Limitations
  • ThinkPad switchable graphic systems:
  • DVD-D Playback:
    • Lenovo's latest ThinkPad notebooks, including ThinkPad X300, support digital rights management and, by design, do not pass protective content material through an open USB port. Consequently, some preinstalled applications like WinDVD5 or Windows Media Player cannot play protected DVD content on an external monitor attached to the USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter. This is dependent on your computer system and applications used to play video. If you encounter any problems when playing a DVD on an external monitor attached to a USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter, simply close the playback window and play the DVD on your system LCD screen or on the external monitor attached to the ThinkPad VGA port.
  • Presentation Director:
    • The Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter cannot be configured using Presentation Director. Use the system notification area (systray) or Windows Display Properties.
  • Windows Display Properties:
    • The Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter operates in clone mode when Extend the desktop onto this monitor is unchecked in Windows Display properties. Recommend to use system notification area (systray) to turn off the monitor.
  • Transparent Icons:
    • When three or more monitors are attached in Windows XP environment, in a 16-bit color, of which one of the three is set to mirror clone mode to the primary desktop, the icons are transparent until there is redraw action.
  • Operating System Display Properties
    • OS Display Properties allow users to configure the USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter without the attachment of a USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter.
  • Primary/Secondary Display Settings during undock/dock:
    • If the USB-to-DVI Monitor adapter is set as primary, and ThinkPad is set to secondary, when a ThinkPad is undock, then re-docked, the USB-to-DVI Monitor adapter is set to secondary and ThinkPad is set to primary.
  • High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
    • HDCP is not supported.

 

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Document ID : PD014571
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-72682
Last Updated : 20 Mar 2014
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