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Thread: PS2 to USB Adaptor for GPS Mouse?

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    Those won't work ... it is a special cable, the PS/2 connector is simply a connector, nothing to do with PS/2 Ports.

    You need a specific cable from the manufacturer to convert to a USB connector.

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    Here I found it. This is a Deluo brand. Their gps mouse looks just like TP-051. I wonder if i should give a shot and try it...

    http://www.deluoelectronics.com/cata...ptop-p-12.html

    On a second note, looks like thir GPS mouse has a female connector and adaptor cable male connector... WTF...

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    My hard search payed off. Found cable for sale, but it is in New Zealand. I am kinda hesitant to buy from so far away, and shipping will be probably a killer..

    http://www.itx.co.nz/product_info.ph...roducts_id=204

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    Nah, played with mouse, still no luck - no connection. User manual says that signal goes through COM port. So I can either find a serial cable adapter or a USB, which creates fake COM port. I think I'll be selling this mouse and will get another off eBay, like Rikaline or something.

    Thanks everyone for input!

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    It is not PS/2. You can not use any adapter that says it is for PS/2. Heck, you can't even plug a PS/2 keboard into a normal PS/2 mouse port or visa-versa, much less a GPS. I don't know why people insist on calling them a "USB Mouse" when it just adds confusion. It has nothing to do with a mouse.

    Anyway, you need the cable from the manufacturer or a pin-out of the GPS's 4-pin mini-circular-din connector (AKA: PS/2 connector). It can be mapped to either a 4-pin USB port or a RX/TX/GND/(5V?) on a 9-pin Serial port. It have broken by now if you have been pluging it in to cables, adapters, and ports that it was not made for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPM_VR4
    It is not PS/2. You can not use any adapter that says it is for PS/2. Heck, you can't even plug a PS/2 keboard into a normal PS/2 mouse port or visa-versa, much less a GPS. I don't know why people insist on calling them a "USB Mouse" when it just adds confusion. It has nothing to do with a mouse.

    Anyway, you need the cable from the manufacturer or a pin-out of the GPS's 4-pin mini-circular-din connector (AKA: PS/2 connector). It can be mapped to either a 4-pin USB port or a RX/TX/GND/(5V?) on a 9-pin Serial port. It have broken by now if you have been pluging it in to cables, adapters, and ports that it was not made for.
    Thanks for info. Actually, as I wrote above, gps mouse plugged in fine at the back of my laptop PS/2 port and powered up, but I was not able to detect it. I read in several places that one can go with serial adapter like in pic below, where there is additional PS/2 connector for power and serial for signal.

    Or one can go with USB adaptor cable where USB provides power AND creates a fake COM port for signal. Like this one. But, you need drivers for it.

    Or one can go with one like this. No drivers needed.

    I managed to contact manufacturer and they referred me to this distributor. They have distributors in New Zealand and Australia only unfortunately.
    http://www.efrontier.com.au/product....ShowBackLink=n

    Now after all this rambling, my concern is whether I can buy similar adaptor from any other GPS mouse manufacturer, that distribute products in US.
    Cables seem pretty simple and standard in design and function....?

    Thanks all!

    P.S. Serial adapter from Deluo
    http://www.deluoelectronics.com/cust...&cat=10&page=1

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    Here's some good info on PS2 to serial port adapters (for "combo mice", not for your GPS, but it may give you some insight): http://www.infonewsindia.com/pinout/...rial_mouse.htm

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    I think for all the messing about and cost of sourcing the adapter it would be cheaper in both time and cost to buy a new GPS.

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    Chop the end off & stick a USB connector on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UK_MP3Car
    I think for all the messing about and cost of sourcing the adapter it would be cheaper in both time and cost to buy a new GPS.
    I agree, but I already have that mouse in pocession which I initially got for my Clie, but decided finally to put pc in my car.

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