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Maplin USB Male to PS/2 Female Adapter

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About this product


  • Fully wired terminals
  • Durable plastic housing
  • 5 Year Warranty

Product overview

• Fully wired terminals
• Durable plastic housing
• 5 Year Warranty

This adapter will connect a PS/2 device to a USB input on a computer, such as a PS/2 mouse or keyboard.

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from May not work with older devices If you're trying to plug an old PS/2 device into a modern PC, be aware that this is not an active adapter - it's just a passive pin converter. This means that it will only work with a USB-compatible device - older PS/2 keyboards and mice will not be recognised, and require an active adapter like this one:
Date published: 2014-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unfortunately this adaptor didn't work for the keyboard or mice that I wanted to use. Having read other reviews, here and elsewhere, I knew it wasn't guaranteed to work. But it was worth a try! Ordered online and collected in-store, then returned to same store (Cribbs Causeway). Maplin staff were very friendly and helpful on both occasions.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Beware - unlikely to work This adapter simply rewires the plug through to the USB port - it does not act as a protocol converter so is unlikely to work if your keyboard was not originally intended to be compatible with USB. An "active" converter is required in most cases (as I have found to my cost)
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This may or may not work for you - it's a passive type This will not work for keyboards as I believe this is a passive type designed to work for mice not keyboards. Do a Google search to get more details otherwise as a passive PS/2 to USB adapter it's quite well made.
Date published: 2016-09-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Limited use I wanted to connect an older keyboard to my newer laptop. The old keyboard wasn't recognised via this adaptor. Maybe a compatibility issue between components, and not a fault with the adaptor.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of £9.99 Junk. Does not work - tried on 3 computers, running a mix of windows and Linux OS'. I tested with several devices and they DO work as native PS/2 or via another type of adapter.
Date published: 2016-07-06
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I note other much cheaper products which will not work with old PS/2 keyboards and mice. Will this work with older (pre-usb) keyboards and mice?

Asked by: Grrr
Yes this should be fine however we can not gaurntee every PS/2 item will work.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-07-16

Someone asked how this product differed from the L13BT model. The answer given is 'There are No mounted points on this panel' so would only be suitable with corner type mounts. QUESTION: What are 'mounted points' and 'corner type mounts' ?

Asked by: Bernard
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Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-03-29

How is this different to the L13BT?

Asked by: David
There are no mounted points on this panel, so would only be suitable with corner type mounts.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-10-05
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