21 September 2005

USB to PS/2 adaptors

Y’all who dabble in electronics may have wondered whether those little green PS/2 adapters supplied with USB mice (and sometimes keyboards) have any electronics inside them or whether the smarts was all inside the mouse.

Mr Hacksaw and I had a brief chat with one today, and the answer us an unqualified “no”. The smarts are definitely elsewhere. Here’s the connection diagram, should you ever want one:

wiring diagram

1 comment:

Phil & Pam said...


Thanks for the info - all handy. Good to see a fellow Linux user.