2. HDMI and powering the display

Modified on Mon, 29 May 2023 at 02:24 AM

HDMI and powering the display

If you don’t have an HDMI port available you can use an adapter for a digital connection such as DVI or Displayport. 


First, connect the USB-C ports to power the display and then connect the HDMI. 

The controller’s display also works when connected via a USB to HDMI adapter in case you are on a laptop or computer with limited HDMI outputs. 

Do not use a USB-C to USB-C (thunderbolt) cable to connect the display on a thunderbolt port on the computer and connect an HDMI at the same time. It will cause the computer to see the controller’s monitor twice and will create conflicts. You can connect either the HDMI or a thunderbolt, but not both.

Model 1A+/2A: 

If when changing the brightness or switching to a preset with high brightness (such us the FPS) the monitor restarts, it means is not receiving enough power to support the level of brightness. Use the Y-cable to provide additional power and it should address this issue.

USB-C docking station recommendations

For newer Macs with few or no USB ports, we recommend getting a docking station, here are some suggestions

Baseus USB C Docking Station Dual Display, 9 in 1 USB C Dock 2 4K HDMI Dual Monitor, Gigabit Ethernet, 100W PD, SD/TF Card Reader, 3 USB, USB C Multiport Adapter for MacBook/Dell/HP/Surface/Lenovo

USB C Hub, Dockplug 5-in-1 DD0008 Dock USB C Adapter with 4K 60Hz HDMI, 100W PD, 3 USB 3.0, for MacBook Pro/Air M1/M2, iPad Pro, iPad Mini 6, Surface Pro, XPS 13 and More Type C Devices

USB C Docking Station Dual Display, 9 in 1 USB C Hub 2 HDMI Dual Monitor, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 & USB 2.0, 100W PD, SD/TF, Compatible with MacBook Pro, MacBook Huawei, Dell XPS Tablet Type C etc

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