How do I connect the Huion Kamvas 12/13/16(2021) to my computer?

Wondering how to connect the Huion Kamvas 12/13/16(2021) to the computer? You can find the solution here.

Two USB-C Ports Facilitate Connections

The Huion Kamvas 12/13/16(2021) is equipped with two USB-C ports. With the two USB-C ports, you can connect the Huion Kamvas 12/13/16(2021) according to your needs.

  • 3-in-1 USB-C Port (HDMI Signal): Connect your pen display to the computer and power supply via a 3-in-1 cable.
  • Full-featured USB-C Port (DP Signal): Connect your pen display to a computer or Android phone via a full-featured USB-C to USB-C cable, and a 3-in-1 cable for extra power supply.
Please make sure you plug cables into their respective ports, otherwise, the device may fail to operate.

Ports of Huion Kamvas 12/13/16(2021)

Connect via the 3-in-1 Cable (HDMI Mode)

If your computer does not have a USB-C to USB-C port, you can use the included 3-in-1 cable for connection.

3-in-1 cable of Huion Kamvas 12/13/16(2021)

Connection Steps:

  1. Insert the USB-C male plug of the 3-in-1 cable to the USB-C port on the device ①
  2. Then connect the HDMI and the black USB-A cables to the PC respectively
  3. Finally, connect the USB charger cable to the power adaptor and then switch on the power.


Connect via the 3-in-1 Cable

Generally, the device can be powered on when the black USB-A cable is connected to your computer. A flashing screen of the device may indicate a low battery, in which case you are suggested to connect the red-colored USB-A cable to another USB interface on your computer or the power adaptor.

The power adaptor is not included in the package. The power adaptor of your mobile phone is also compatible.

If you have a dedicated graphics card on your computer, please make sure to plug the HDMI end of the 3-in-1 cable to the HDMI port on the dedicated graphics card, instead of that one on the PC's motherboard.

Connect via the USB-C to USB-C Cable (DP Mode)

If there is a USB-C to USB-C port on your computer/laptop/phone, you can use the USB-C to USB-C cable for connection.

USB-C to USB-C cable

Connection Steps:

  1. Connect the full-featured USB-C to USB-C cable to the pen display's port ② and the computer or Android device. 
  2. When an Android phone/tablet is connected or the gauge of the laptop is insufficient, please use the USB power adaptor (optional) and USB charger cable (optional) or 3-in-1 cable to power up the device via port ①. 

Connect via the USB-C to USB-C Cable

Please make sure the USB-C port of your phones, tablets, and computers at least supports USB3.1 GEN1 data transfer protocol and DP1.2.

USB-C to USB-C cable is not included in the package and requires extra cost. Please purchase the cable through official channels as it is customized and cables from unknown sources may not be usable with the device.

For more information about phone connections, please refer to this article.

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