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FAQ - Frequent questions about the VESA standard

FAQ - Frequent questions about the VESA standard

If you decide to mount your TV on the wall or improve your workflow in the office with a desk mount, you´ll notice the word VESA. In our FAQ you´ll find frequent questions about the VESA standard and the answers in our FAQs. Do you have a question or miss a specific information? Please write us an email

What is VESA?

VESA stands for Video Electronics Standards Association and describes the standard of attaching monitors, televisions and flat screens to a monitor mount using 4 standard threaded holes on the back of the unit. The VESA information can also be specified as a VESA standard, VESA mount, VESA-norm or VESA mounting holes.


Why is VESA available?

The VESA standard makes it possible to standardize requirements for the secure attachment of monitors to wall mounts, desk mounts or ceiling mounts. This can help to prevent misunderstandings and prevent you from being tied to the manufacturer of your device.


Where can I find the VESA standard of my TV?

In the best case, the manufacturer gives the information on the data sheet of the device. If this is not the case, there are 4 threaded holes on the back of the TV that are a certain distance apart.


How do I measure the VESA standard of my TV?

If you measure the distance between the horizontal and vertical threaded holes on the back of the TV, the VESA standard can be defined (VESA norm = horizontal distance in mm x vertical distance in mm).


Which VESA classifications / standards are there?

There are three standard VESA classifications: VESA MIS-D, VESA MIS-E and VESA MIS-F. In addition, there are rarer classifications such as VESA MIS-A, VESA MIS-B and VESA MIS-C. The different ratings also give the information about the allowed weight and the inch size of the device.


What do VESA MIS-D, VESA MIS-E and VESA MIS-F mean?

Monitors that are compatible with the MIS-D have a hole spacing of 75x75 and 100x100 mm, MIS-E has a distance of 200x100 or 200x200 mm and MIS-E a distance of 400x200, 400x400, 600x200, 600x400 or 800x400 mm.


What can I do if my monitor does not have VESA mounting holes?

Some monitors from certain manufacturers, such as Loewe, LG OLED, Sony or Apple do not have a VESA mounting hole pattern. To attach such a monitor to a bracket, you need a VESA adapter that makes your device VESA-enabled.


What factors should I consider next to the VESA size?

If you need a matching wall-, desk- or ceiling mount for your TV, other factors besides the VESA standard are of great importance. Also, the weight and the inch size of the TV have to match. For example, VESA MIS-D also states that the TV should weigh no more than 14 kg and that the size should not exceed 22 inches. For MIS-E, the guideline values are up to 22.7 kg and 29 inches. MIS-F allows the mounting of monitors up to 113,6 kg and 75 inches.

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