03-13-2019 07:18 PM
What can I do with the usb-c 3.1 Gen 1 data only? I was told I could add a monitor via usb-c with a cable but I don't think that is the case. I can add one via hdmi port but was told I could add 2, one to HDMI and one to USB-C.
If that is not the case what value does it add, other than a hub for usb-3 ports?
03-14-2019 03:29 AM
Your suspicions are right. The USB-C port on that model laptop is nothing more than a USB 3.1 port for data only. It is not wired for HDMI or Displayport.
The only way you could add a 2nd external monitor to a USB port is with a special converter/adapter.
Here is an example of a converter... https://sewelldirect.com/learning-center/usb-to-hdmi
Hope that helps.
03-19-2019 11:37 AM
Thanks, unfortunately Sewell no longer sells these, I called and there is no replacement. Would you know if another manufacturer exists? I saw Dell Display ports, It sounds like it needs a video card to convert the data to video which hopefully my laptop can handle. Also, the usb-c port could I plug a hub into that with usb-3.0 ports and possibly plug a docking type device into it? I did order one elsewhere but it did not work, It installed some billboard software and never saw the monitor.
03-19-2019 03:15 PM
This one looks like it will work. You can Google search USB 3 to HDMI and get all kinds of results.
I would connect this to a USB3 port, then if needed, connect your USB C port to a USB hub for additional ports.
Will the converter work through a hub? Probably not. Keep it on its own dedicated port.