INFO: What is a VESA Mount?

VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) created a family of standards to define the process and equipment for mounting flat panel monitors, televisions, and other displays to stands or wall mounts. This standard is currently in use for most all flat panel monitors and televisions. There are several types of VESA mounts depending on the application, but they all adhere to the same standard defined by VESA. Desk mounts clamp to the top of a desk and provide support for a lightweight monitor or LCD TV. Wall mounts come in a variety of sizes and configurations and can support a wide range of sizes and weights.

The mounting pattern is generally four screws in a square pattern with varying thickness and thread depths. The size and weight of the monitor or device to be mounted determines the size of the pattern and screws to be used.

VESA 100 is the most commonly used mount. It consists of 4 screws in a square pattern 100mm apart. The screws are M4x10 (4mm in diameter and 10mm long). It is used to mount devices that are up to 30 lbs.

4 Hole Mount

VESA 200 comes in a couple of different types. There are 4 and 6 hole variants that are used depending on the overall weight of the object. VESA 200 screws are either M6, or M8 (6mm, or 8mm) in diameter and maybe as much as 13mm long. 4 hole versions may support up to 50 lbs.

6 Hole Mount

  Heavier items may use 6 holes spread out up to 800mm.

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