What Is the VESA Standard?

June 19, 2020

Anna Bee

Are you buying a monitor mount for your TV or display screen? The VESA standard is something that you must know. VESA stands for the Video Electronics Standards Association, a group of over 300 companies that established certain standards in consumer electronics products. Major brands follow the VESA standard for mounting interfaces on monitors and TVs for increased flexibility in installations.

That said, knowing the VESA specifications of your TV or monitor screen will save you from the hassle of buying products with compatibility issues. You can see the VESA measurements of your display in its manual or on the brand’s website. If those are unavailable, you can measure it yourself.

It’s important not to skip the measuring part. Do not throw caution to the wind. You can save yourself from the headache of buying the wrong monitor mount.

How to know your TV’s VESA size

Look at the back of your TV or monitor screen. There are four holes there, right? The four holes are standardized screw-hole positions that ensure maximum compatibility among other VESA products.

Get your measuring tape and follow the simple guidelines below to know your TV’s VESA dimensions:

l Make sure that the side of the measuring tape is in millimeters because the VESA standards are in that unit of length.

l For your first measurement, determine the horizontal distance between the top left and right holes.

l The vertical distance between the top and bottom holes will serve as the second measurement.

Other tips

Make sure that you verify horizontal measurements first and the vertical measurement second. The VESA standards pattern is in the formula of horizontal measurement followed by the vertical measurement. For example, if your vertical measurement is 75 mm and your horizontal measurement is 20 mm then the VESA size will be 75 mm x 20 mm.

Another tip is that you refer to the hole pattern and monitor weight as the most important criteria for compatibility.

VESA standard for your desk

This is also applicable to your desk’s monitor screen. If your screen has a built-in VESA interface, you can easily match it with other monitor mounts. For pain-free installation, you can check out FlexiSpot’s monitor mount. It can support display screens with dimensions that range from 75 mm x 75 mm to 100 mm x 100 mm.

Other FlexiSpot advantages

Aside from the fact that FlexiSpot’s monitor mount is VESA compliant, it also brings a multitude of benefits. It is made of aircraft-grade aluminum and professional quality plastic so you can be sure of its durability. It can also carry a gadget that weighs 3.3 lbs. to 11 lbs. and complete a 360-degree rotation.

Elevate the ergonomics

Getting a monitor mount for your screen will also help ramp up the ergonomics in your home office. Since you can position the screen in different angles, you do not have to strain your eyes or neck to get a better view of your display. You will prevent back pains associated with wrong posture when working

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