If your monitor only supports VGA, or you simply don't have any HDMI ports spare, this adaptor will allow you to use your screen with a Raspberry Pi 4.
The adaptor plugs into your Raspberry Pi 4's Micro-HDMI port and accepts a male VGA connection on the other end - which you then simply plug into your monitor.
We tested this with our VGA monitor and one of our VGA cables - the Raspberry Pi OS display showed up instantly, without any configuration or additional power.
A 3.5mm audio jack port on the adapter can output HDMI audio from the Raspberry Pi - we tested this with a set of standard 3.5mm jack headphones running the usual speaker test (terminal command: speaker-test c2)
- VGA may limit the maximum resolution available from your Raspberry Pi
- Depending on the age and type of VGA monitor, some configuration may be required if you do not see a picture on boot
- The adapter has a male Micro-HDMI end and a female VGA end
- The adapter has a micro-USB connection for power, however in testing we found this was not required with a Raspberry Pi 4