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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 Power Mode

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Learn more about the GWC Technology Inc. UA-270

General

Brand
GWC
Model
UA-270

Connectors

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

General

Changer Type
USB to PS/2

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited
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  • Richard F.
  • 8/8/2015 10:24:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: I bought it so that I could use my 18-year-old Microsoft Natural keyboard on my new Acer Aspire T machine (ATC-605-UR19). It works fine, no problems.

Cons: None.

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  • Jeffrey F.
  • 4/7/2015 1:28:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDidn't work well for me

Pros: Didn't start my computer on fire. Sort of worked a little.

Cons: Connecting either keyboard or mouse to this device caused erratic operation and weird slowdowns.

Other Thoughts: Too inexpensive to return. I bought this and a Tripp-Lite USB to PS/2 adapter because it was not clear which one would work better (or at all). I figured one would work and one would go into the junk drawer. This one went into the junk drawer. Your mileage may vary.

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  • Philip M.
  • 2/24/2015 12:56:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGWC UA-270 (UA270) USB A Male to PS/2 Female Adapter

Pros: I have a favorite KB I did not want to part with. The UA-270 has worked flawlessly for the past 2 years.

Cons: A little bulky but I have lived with it.

Other Thoughts: You will loose the usage of a USB port depending on where you plug it in. Package design could be smaller, but with all the USB ports supplied this is not a negative.

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  • Lee A.
  • 10/30/2014 4:40:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice!

Pros: Works great with my favorite IBM Model M - maybe I can keep it going for another 25 years. Haven't seen any doubled keystrokes so far.

Cons: Minus one egg because, as other reviewers have noted, it blocks adjacent USB ports - added a 6" USB extension cable to solve this problem.

Other Thoughts: Would be better if the male connector were on a 3"-6" pigtail.

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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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