Dell E197FP Flat Panel Monitor

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About Your Monitor

Dell™ E197FP Flat Panel Monitor

  Front View

  Back View

  Side View

  Bottom View

  Monitor Specifications

  Caring for Your Monitor

Front View


Menu selection button


Brightness & Contrast / Down(-) button


Auto-Adjust / Up(+) button


Power on/off button with LED indicator

Back View



1 Dell Soundbar mounting brackets

Attach the optional Dell Soundbar.

2 Security lock slot 

Attach a lock to secure your monitor.

3 Stand removal button Press to release the stand.
4 VESA mounting holes (100mm - behind attached stand) Use to mount monitor.
5 Barcode serial number label Refer to this label if you need to contact Dell for technical support.
6 Regulatory rating label List the regulatory approvals.
7 Cable holder

Help organize cables by passing them through the holders.

Side View


                                                           Right side


                                                           Left side

Bottom View



AC power cord connector


VGA connector


Monitor Specifications


Model number E197FP

Flat Panel

Screen type Active matrix - TFT LCD
Screen dimensions 19 inches (19-inch diagonal viewable image size)
Preset display area:
376.3 mm (14.8 inches)
301.1 mm (11.8 inches)
Pixel pitch 0.294 mm
Viewing angle 130° (Vertical) typical, 140° (Horizontal) typical
Luminance output 300 cd/m ²(typ)
Contrast ratio 500:1 (typ)
Faceplate coating Antiglare with hard-coating 3H
Backlight 4 CCFLs backlight
Response Time 8ms typical (Black to White)


Horizontal scan range 30 kHz to 81 kHz (automatic)
Vertical scan range 56 Hz to 76 Hz
Optimal preset resolution

1280 x 1024 at 60 Hz

Highest preset resolution

1280 x 1024 at 75 Hz

Dell guarantees image size and centering for all preset modes listed in the following table.

Preset Display Modes

Display Mode Horizontal Frequency (kHz) Vertical Frequency (Hz) Pixel Clock (MHz) Sync Polarity (Horizontal/Vertical)
VGA, 720 x 400 31.5 70.1 28.3 -/+
VGA, 640 x 480 31.5 59.9 25.2 -/-
VESA, 640 x 480 37.5 75.0 31.5 -/-
VESA, 800 x 600 37.9 60.3 40.0 +/+
VESA, 800 x 600 46.9 75.0 49.5 +/+
VESA, 1024 x 768 48.4 60.0 65.0 -/-
VESA, 1024 x 768 60.0 75.0 78.8 +/+
VESA, 1152 x 864 67.5 75.0 108.0 +/+
VESA, 1280 x 1024 64.0 60.0 108.0 +/+
VESA, 1280 x 1024 80.0 75.0 135.0 +/+


Video input signals

Analog RGB: 0.7 Volts +/-5%, 75 ohm input impedance 

Synchronization input signals separate horizontal and vertical,
3.3V Cmos or 5V TTL level, positive or negative sync.
AC input voltage / frequency / current 100 to 240 VAC / 50 or 60 Hz + 3 Hz / 1.0 A (Max.)
Inrush current 120V: 40A (Max.)
240V: 80A (Max.)

Physical Characteristics

Signal cable type

D-sub: Detachable, Analog, 15pin, shipped attached to the monitor

Dimensions (with stand):
401.3 mm (15.8 inches)
412.7 mm (16.2 inches)
144.4 mm (5.7 inches)

Monitor (Stand and Head)

5.6 kg (12.3 lb)

Monitor Flat panel only (VESA Mode)

4.1 kg (9.0 lb)

Weight with packaging

6.6 kg (14.6 lb)


5° to 35°C (41° to 95°F)
Storage: 0° to 60°C (32° to 140°F)
Shipping: -20° to 60°C(-4° to 140°F)
10% to 80% (noncondensing)
Storage: 5% to 90% (noncondensing)
Shipping: 5% to 90%(noncondensing)
3,657.6 m (12,000 ft) max
12,192 m (40,000 ft) max
Thermal dissipation 138.44 BTU/hour (maximum)
129.92 BTU/hour (typical)

Power Management Modes

If you have VESA's DPMS compliance display card or software installed in your PC, the monitor can automatically reduce its power consumption when not in use. This is referred to as 'Power Save Mode'*. If input from keyboard, mouse or other input devices is detected by the computer, the monitor will automatically "wake up". The following table shows the power consumption and signaling of this automatic power saving feature:

VESA Modes

Horizontal Sync

Vertical Sync


Power Indicator

Power Consumption

Normal operation Active Active Active Green 40.6 W (maximum)*
  W (normal)**
Active-off mode Inactive Inactive Blanked Amber Less than 2 W
Switch off
Off Less than 1 W

        * With Audio
      ** Without Audio

NOTE: The OSD will only function in the 'normal operation' mode. Otherwise one of the following messages will appear depending upon the selected input.

In Power Save Mode

Press computer power button

or any key on keyboard or move mouse

                                           Activate the computer and wake up the monitor to gain access to the OSD.

Pin Assignments

VGA Connector

Pin Number

-pin Side of the Connected Signal Cable
1 Video-Red  
2 Video-Green
3 Video-Blue
5 Self-test

Computer 5V/3.3V

10 GND-sync
11 GND
12 DDC data
13 H-sync
14 V-sync
15 DDC clock


Plug and Play Capability

You can install the monitor in any Plug and Play-compatible system. The monitor automatically provides the computer system with its Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) using Display Data Channel (DDC) protocols so the system can configure itself and optimize the monitor settings. If desired, the user can select different settings, but in most cases monitor installation is automatic.

Caring for Your Monitor

To help maintain the best image quality on your monitor, use a dynamically changing screen saver and power off your monitor when not in use.

CAUTION: Read and follow the Safety Instructions before cleaning the monitor. 
CAUTION: Before cleaning the monitor, unplug the monitor from the electrical outlet. 
  • To clean your antistatic screen, lightly dampen a soft, clean cloth with water. If possible, use a special screen-cleaning tissue or solution suitable for the antistatic coating. Do not use benzene, thinner, ammonia, abrasive cleaners, or compressed air.
  • Use a lightly-dampened, warm cloth to clean the plastics. Avoid using detergent of any kind as some detergents leave a milky film on the plastics. 
  • If you notice a white powder when you unpack your monitor, wipe it off with a cloth. This white powder occurs during the shipping of the monitor.
  • Handle your  monitor with care as darker-colored plastics may scratch and show white scuff marks more than lighter-colored monitor. 

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