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GWC UA-270 (UA270) USB A Male to PS/2 Female Adapter

  • Connector: USB Type A Plug
  • Connector: PS2 1 Keyboard ( mini din 6 pin female, purple color )
  • Platforms: PC Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP.
  • Transfer Rate: 1.5 Mbps
  • USB Specs: 1.0 and 1.1 Compatible
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Learn more about the GWC Technology Inc. UA-270

Model

Brand
GWC
Model
UA-270

Spec

Type
USB to PS/2
Specifications
Connector: USB Type A Plug
Connector: PS2 1 Keyboard ( mini din 6 pin female, purple color )
Platforms: PC Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP.
Transfer Rate: 1.5 Mbps
USB Specs: 1.0 and 1.1 Compatible
Power Mode: Bus Power (Via the USB cable)
Operating Temperature: 5 - 60°C
Storage Temperature: -20 - 60°C
Humidity: 0 - 80% RH, Non-condensing
Enclosure: Plastic
Emission: CE, FCC
System Requirements:
PC compatible Pentium-233MHZ or faster
64 MB RAM or more
Available USB Port
Systems with OS: MS Windows 98SE/ ME / 2000 / XP

Features

Features
Supports one PS/2 device, keyboard, and converts it to the USB interface

Easy to install, no software driver needed

No power adapter is needed

Complies to USB 1.0 and 1.1 specification

Only bus-power mode used

Plug and play

Packaging

Package Contents
The USB PS/2 Adapter
User Manual

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Tommy W.
  • 1/2/2014 1:14:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with a Model M

Pros: I'm typing on my 1991 Model M again!

Cons: nada

Other Thoughts: This is the "blue cube" adapter which is pretty widely touted to work with these old IBM keyboards. Works for me!

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  • James B.
  • 12/15/2013 5:38:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with KVM Switch

Pros: Plug and Play, no external power required, actually performs a reliable data transfer from PS/2 to a USB port, inexpensive for what it is

Cons: Works for keyboard, not recommended for mouse

Other Thoughts: I have a PS/2 KVM with multiple computers and a new home build from Newegg that has only one PS/2 port, and dedicated USB ports for keyboard and mouse. I use the adapter between the PS/2 KVM keyboard port and the computer, with the KVM mouse port on the new computer's single PS/2 port. This saved me having to buy a USB KVM switch and a PS/2 keyboard.

The packaging and docs say to use this with a keyboard, the green connector. I suspect that the electronics aren't fast enough to handle a mouse reliably. So I used it on the keyboard port of my KVM.

There are cheaper offerings out there but interfacing between PS/2 and USB requires electronics. Going the other way is far simpler and cheaper. Don't expect a PS/2 to USB converter to work reliably without electronics that handle the USB handshake.

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  • Brad L.
  • 12/4/2013 7:51:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorked Great

Pros: Tried a few different adapters for my barcode scanner / keboard como that didn't worked. However, this one worked out of the package on Windows 7 with no setup.

Cons: It's a little big, covers up a USB slot, but overall is worth is.

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  • NICHOLAS C.
  • 10/28/2013 8:35:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDidn't work with my IBM Keyboard

Pros: Small form-factor, simple design.

Cons: Didn't work with my antique IBM PS/2 "klicky" keyboard.

Other Thoughts: I've tried the device on multiple machines running different O/S versions without success. The device simply does not work with my IBM buckling spring keyboard. It may be that I just received a defective product, but it's too cheap to bother returning. I'm only knocking off two eggs because it looks like it works great for everyone else.

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  • colby l.
  • 9/7/2013 9:41:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsfatty

Pros: Works great for my older ps2 media keyboard.

Cons: A bit fat...covers 2 of my usb ports

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  • George W.
  • 8/7/2013 8:55:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Low Cost and plug an play

Cons: None

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  • Pablo R.
  • 4/24/2013 2:26:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust what I needed!

Pros: Easy to setup, and was fast to use right away. Also, it is small so it doesn't take up space.

Cons: Only con is that there is not mouse port. But if you are looking to purchase this item, you probably already knew that.

Other Thoughts: I needed it because I work with After Effects, and there were shortcuts that required a full keyboard, and I was on a laptop that had a small keyboard. So I decided to get this adapter and try to use my P/S2 keyboard from my dad's old desktop, and now I'm here typing this review with a full keyboard.

Worked with Windows 7 (Home Premium)

Also did not notice any delay, which I'm pretty sure there is, but it is not "life threatening."

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  • Eric S.
  • 4/19/2013 10:04:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDid exactly what i needed!

Pros: Works flawlessly with my 1994 IBM Model M13 keyboard!

Cons: A bit bulky but no worries

Other Thoughts: Other ps2 to usb converters/adapters wouldnt work at all or if they did, they would cut out. for example if im playing a first person shooter and im holding W to run forward, if i then continue to hold W but also hold D to run diagnoally but then let go of D to run straight again, it will cut out on the W key after about 3 seconds despite the fact I never let go of the key. This was my last shot in the dark as clickykeyboards, unicomp, and other websites that mainly deal with model M keyboards suggest this ps2 to usb adapter.. and man were they right! Save yourself the trouble and buy this adapter if youre using an old school keyboard!

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  • Gregory B.
  • 3/21/2013 7:08:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest one I've tried

Pros: So far, works where others haven't. I've used this with an IOGEAR USB KVM switch and it seems to work as well as can be expected.

Cons: 'Chunky'. I bought a short USB extension cable to make a better form factor.

Other Thoughts: Only one I've found that doesn't have issues with my old IBM Model M keyboard.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/10/2012 2:03:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little adapter that works

Pros: Works from cold boot. Will hotplug with no problems.

Cons: none that I can see.

Other Thoughts: I have a 1990 IBM ps/2 keyboard and this gadget makes my keyboard compatible with any USB port.

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