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Re: Advice on laptop with USB-C port and USB-Type C Multipoint Adapter (and VGA)

On Thursday, December 03, 2020 05:35:38 AM David wrote:
> Does the active cable have a USB-C connector on the VGA end?
> The comment I responded to speaks of analog VGA signals
> on a USB-C connector.

If you are asking about the multiport adapter that I have, there is a small 
enclosed module (of some sort) in a small, not easily / obviously openable, 
enclosure, with "sockets" for VGA, (2x) USB (the old style large connector), 
RJ-45, USB-C.  There is an attached short cable with a USB-C plug on the end 
to connect to a laptop.

> I thought "that's weird" so before I wrote I had a quick read of all the
> main links under the heading
>   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB-C#Alternate_Mode_partner_specifications
> and I saw no trace of any such thing.
> As always, I'm happy to be corrected if wrong. I take no interest in
> "active cables" myself, modern passive cables are unreliable enough,
> but if someone wants to provide a link then I will enjoy a chuckle that
> someone somewhere thinks this is good engineering.

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