Monitor cables Mac mini

danny842003

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If I buy USB C to HDMI cables will the output video to a monitor from my 2018 Mac mini?
Or do I have to buy specific thunderbolt cables?
 

danny842003

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I got a couple of USB C to HDMI cables and they work fine just in case anyone else as wondering the same thing.
 
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Fishrrman

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You didn't tell us -which- monitor you have.

If it's a 4k display, make sure it's "USB-c to HDMI 2.0" adapter/cable (2.0 is important).

Also, you'll want a "high speed" cable between the adapter and the display (if the adapter cable itself isn't long enough).

But... if the display has a displayport input -- I'd suggest going with a USB-c to displayport cable/adapter.
 
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danny842003

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Ok so I'm having issues with the cables I purchased which were Alogic USV-HDMI, found here https://www.jbhifi.com.au/computers-tablets/accessories/alogic/alogic-elements-series-usb-c-to-hdmi-4k-m-m-cable-2m/632006/

Im using them with 2x Acer G236HL 27" monitors. Found here https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/UM.VG6AA.B02

If I turn the mac off the monitors are displaying no cable connected on restart. I currently have a HDMI to HDMI cable to one monitor which seems to have corrected the issue but I would rather get two cables which are fully functional than continue using these.