[Oberon] PS/2-USB adapters; was Re: Project Oberon 2013 on GitHub?
jan at verhoeven272.nl
Fri Apr 11 21:30:30 CEST 2014
peter at easthope.ca wrote:
> That adapter has a female PS/2 connector and a male USB A.
> I tested a similar adapter with a Logitech Model M-S48 mouse.
> The result was to burn out the Y axis photodiode. It was hot enough to
> melt two spokes on the encoder wheel. I haven't cut the adapter apart
> but will guess that it contains nothing but conductors. Whereas
> suggests that something more is needed, for the M-S48 at least.
> The adapter in alternate.nl might limit the current it passes and work for
> all PS/2 mice. Another possibility is an inexpensive USB mouse.
I have used them some times but never fried a mouse...
Perhaps this one is better:
I'm not sure Chris lives in a place where inexpensive USB mice exist....
Contrary to inexpensive coconuts.
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