PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby matze79 » 2017-5-26 @ 12:17

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Logitech-M-SBF9 ... SwJH1ZJ4bY
This one works best.

My Microsoft Optical Mouse is different from the one you showed up.
all mouses i tested worked.
Logitech, Mircrosoft Mouse, Logilink, NoBrand PS/2.. :O
i also would recommend using a nativ ps2 mouse/device :)

Feiopa, i have no idea.. :O
but also my ATEN Switch works well.
But i gave it away... and don't known the exact modelnumber now.
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby keropi » 2017-5-26 @ 15:06

SBF96s are legendary retro-mice
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby bestemor » 2017-5-27 @ 18:43

Hmm, have not heard of that SBF96 before...

Bought a few other dual mode ones from Logitech, but those are native USB and not PS2 - only via adapter, which seems to not work at all here.

Tried ordering the SBF96 on ebay. Will see what happens when it arrives... :)

Hope it is not too lightweight compared to my other mice.
(that HP mouse I tested, most likely a Logitech oem, was way too light for my taste...)
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby elod » 2017-5-27 @ 19:42

bestemor wrote:Hope it is not too lightweight compared to my other mice.
(that HP mouse I tested, most likely a Logitech oem, was way too light for my taste...)


Dell had at least one modell with a heavy metal insert to solve this. I also prefer the heavier mice.
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby keropi » 2017-5-27 @ 19:46

they are light. but very durable , compatible and good tracking
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby Eleanor1967 » 2017-5-29 @ 23:46

I would also like to announce my interest in a kit and would appreciate if I could get one if/when you are doing another batch.
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby matze79 » 2017-6-02 @ 10:20

3D Print your own Case:
rs232ps2 v4.2.rar
(15.15 KiB) Downloaded 18 times

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Green PCB:
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with proper part assigment print on it.

Interesting. All google search results come up with German sources for this product. Do you happen to know if there is a 4-port variant?


i don't know :O
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby konc » 2017-6-10 @ 18:13

Help the ignorant please!
-What power does it expect? Also the (+) is at the center of the socket?
-(Depending on previous answer of course) Can I take it from the PC's PSU? A molex for example?
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby keropi » 2017-6-10 @ 19:28

-> if you install the 7805 you can feed it something like 9v
-> else you can feed it 5v directly from a molex, no 7805 needed in that case
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby matze79 » 2017-6-10 @ 19:33

or use 7805 and feed 12V from Molex.
if you already soldered everything.
Center Pin is GND.
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby keropi » 2017-6-10 @ 19:50

^ you mean center pin on the 7805 pins is GND, right? not the psu jack. right?
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby Jepael » 2017-6-10 @ 20:13

keropi wrote:^ you mean center pin on the 7805 pins is GND, right? not the psu jack. right?


It does look like the DC plug center pin is GND and barrel is supply voltage.

7805 center pin is definitely GND.
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby konc » 2017-6-11 @ 11:21

Thank you guys, I had left the 7805 as the last component on purpose because of my questions. So I won't solder it and just use the 5V from a molex.
Only remaining thing now is to make sure that the center pin of the socket is ground and the surrounding is voltage.
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby feipoa » 2017-6-11 @ 16:15

Does anyone else have a 4-port KVM with audio to test this converter with? If one does not exist which functions normally, the converter will, unfortunately, be of little use for my purposes.
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby konc » 2017-6-11 @ 16:30

feipoa wrote:Does anyone else have a 4-port KVM with audio to test this converter with? If one does not exist which functions normally, the converter will, unfortunately, be of little use for my purposes.

I do, let me figure out first where to connect ground and voltage and I'll report back on how it does with my KVM. I read earlier in this thread that you have already built and tested your adapter, so I assume you got it correctly, perhaps you could help on this?
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby feipoa » 2017-6-11 @ 20:53

I will not have time for awhile. I'm digging and building a large retaining wall on my property line. I'll be working on this until late evening for some weeks. I just stumbled in now to get some water and check my email.
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby keropi » 2017-6-12 @ 08:42

I have made this quick pic , it shows the 2 pins you can use to power the adapter directly with +5v/gnd (without the 7805 installed) and the psu polarity when the 7805 is installed. Hope it helps.

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I really thought the psu polarity was the other way around, luckily there is a protection diode for thoughts like that :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby konc » 2017-6-12 @ 10:57

Thank you very much! If i understand everything correctly, this means that
-If I don't install the 7805 I need to power directly these 2 pins with 5V and NOT the socket?
-I can use the socket (with 12V to the outer of the barrel) only if the 7805 is soldered?
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby keropi » 2017-6-12 @ 12:12

if you are not installing the 7805 then it is better to use the 2 points in the pic, else you would need make some bridges to connect 7805 input to 7805 output. Every combo is possible but it may require some modification in the form of bridges , if you explain exactly how you are thinking of powering the adapter I can tell you what goes where :)
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Re: PS/2 to Microsoft Serialmouse Adapter Converter

Postby konc » 2017-6-12 @ 13:15

I'm flexible, I haven't soldered the 7805 yet :) I wanted to learn about the options though since I'm obviously not knowledgeable enough.
What's certain is that I'll take power from a molex. So since I've soldered the socket already, I guess the easiest thing is to solder the 7805 as well and feed the socket 12V.
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