USB to PS2 Adapter can enable to use your old Mouse and Keyboard with USB interface. Here is a brief details on USB to PS2 Adapter. Other previously published a bit related topics are USB Hub to Increase the Number of USB Ports, Disk Enclosures to Make Internal Hard Disk, Optical Drive External. Our ultimate target to use all of these cheaper addons including this USB to PS2 Adapter, is to make use of either a otherwise not working desktop computer.
How an USB to PS2 Adapter works
Basically the desktop PCs has PS2 interface to connect the mouse and keyboard. No modern laptop has PS2 ports to use these old Keyboard or mouse. So in order to connect these keyboards, mice with PS2 interface with a laptop, we need an adapter which will convert them to USB ending, so that we can use them. This is what an USB to PS2 Adapter does. An USB to PS2 Adapter has an PS2 end specific for either mouse or keyboard, where you can insert the PS2 male plug. Then, the male USB plug of this USB to PS2 Adapter can easily be inserted on your laptop and it works without any software.
There is an IC inside these USB to PS2 Adapter.
Types of USB to PS2 Adapter
There are two types of USB to PS2 Adapter available in the market. One type of USB to PS2 Adapter has only one PS2 Port – that means it is specific only for either mouse or keyboard. The color code of PS2 are – it is purple for keyboards and green for mice. Apart from color, a standard mouse and keyboard icon, which is elevated from the surface is always present – this is an internationally set standard for the visually challenged users like color blinds. Also, reverse USB to PS2 Adapter is available. A reverse USB to PS2 Adapter typically found as single device specific USB to PS2 Adapter.