Hawking HU2PS2 USB to PS/2 Adapter

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Having used Sun workstations for so many years my main complaint is the lack of standard keyboards and the horribly expensive keyboard adapters that were made for the custom Sun keyboard port. Since the advent of the USB interface on Sun machines, and the corresponding USB keyboard and mouse, you are no longer restricted to the incredibly expensive Sun keyboards sold in the localization kits. You can finally use inexpensive PS/2-compatible keyboards. If you're like me and have a collection of comfortable PS/2 keyboards, this Hawking unit works perfectly with your Sun workstation and even emulates the special "L" keys like Stop, Again, Copy, Paste, with Windows key shortcuts. You can finally do Stop-A to get to the PROM monitor with a PS/2 keyboard with this unit (something you can't do with a straight USB keyboard).

-K. Rehberg quote

I purchased several of these and they do not work with the TrendNet 8 computer KVM switch. I dont know about other brands. The keyboard portion is the problem. If you press a character, it repeats it completely across the screen as if the key was stuck. I dont know whether the problem is in the KVM or this adapter. The KVM works when directly plugged into computers. This adapter does work when the KVM is removed from the equation. They just dont work together, so just be warned if this is your intended purpose. I am stuck with 3 of them.

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Fantastic and even works on Sun machines!

by K. Rehberg on 2/10/2005

Having used Sun workstations for so many years my main complaint is the lack of standard keyboards and the horribly expensive keyboard adapters that were made for the custom Sun keyboard port. Since the advent of the USB interface on Sun machines, and the corresponding USB keyboard and mouse, you are no longer restricted to the incredibly expensive Sun keyboards sold in the localization kits. You can finally use inexpensive PS/2-compatible keyboards. If you're like me and have a collection of comfortable PS/2 keyboards, this Hawking unit works perfectly with your Sun workstation and even emulates the special "L" keys like Stop, Again, Copy, Paste, with Windows key shortcuts. You can finally do Stop-A to get to the PROM monitor with a PS/2 keyboard with this unit (something you can't do with a straight USB keyboard). Read More

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It just works.

by Joe on 9/11/2006

What more to say? My new Dell PC has no PS/2 port, but I wanted to reuse my Microsoft wireless keyboard/mouse combo...the base station connects to the PC with a USB (for the wireless mouse) and a PS/2, (for the keyboard.) So I just used one half of the Hawking adapter for the keyboard...installed it and the keyboard/mouse base station without even bothering to power down, and everything worked perfectly...no drivers, no nuttin'. Read More

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Product Overview

The Hawking's HU2PS2 USB to PS/2 Adapter is easy to install and use. It supports two PS/2 Devices (Keyboard and Mouse) and Converts them to a USB Interface. It also converts the PC PS/2 port of KVM switch to a USB port.

Specifications

Manufacturer Hawking Tech
Mfg Part# HU2PS2
SKU 10342601
UPC 603992504220
UPC 14 00603992504220
Features
Product Type Data Transfer Cable Adapter
Manufacturer Part Number HU2PS2
Product Name USB to PS/2 Cable Adapter
Manufacturer Website Address www.hawkingtech.com
Manufacturer Hawking Technologies, Inc
Weight 1.83 oz
Connector Details 1 x 4-pin Type A Male USB 1.1 USB / 2 x 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2) Female
Cable Length 7.80"
Tech Specs
System Requirements:
One Standard USB port
Windows 98/2000/ME/XP; Netware 4.11, 5.0, HP Unix, Linux; or Mac OS 8.6 or higher; Sun Microsystems
Connector: USB Type A Plug
Connector: PS/2 1 keyboard (Purple color) 1 mouse (Green color)
Y Cable Length: USB end 10cm (3.9in.) PS/2 end 10cm (3.9in.)
Transfer Rate: 1.5Mbps
USB Specs.: 1.0 and 1.1 compatible
Power Mode: Bus power (vis the USB cable)
Operating Temperature: 5 ~ 40 C
Storage Temperature: -20 ~ 60 C
Enclosure: Plastic
Weight: 52 grams
Dimensions (length): 35 3cm

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