Sun to PS/2 Keyboard Mouse Console Converter Adapter

Connect Sun™ workstations and servers to any PS/2 KVM switch or extender

Product ID: SV125

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  • Supports hot plug and play for PS/2 keyboard and mouse
  • Power free operation
  • Cables included

This convenient PS/2 interface converter lets you connect Sun™ workstations and servers to any PC KVM switch or extender.

Compatible with any Sun™ computer that has Mini 8-pin style keyboard and mouse connections, the Sun™ to PS/2 converter features a compact design and doesn't require an external power adapter saving valuable install space.

A time and cost-saving solution, the Sun™ /PS/2 peripheral converter supports keyboard power-on simulation for Sun™ workstations and hot-plug and play for PS/2 keyboards and mice.

The Sun™ to PS/2 converter includes the necessary cables to help reduce workspace clutter and confusion and is backed by StarTech.com's 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Allows Sun workstations and servers to be connected to any PC KVM switch or extender
  • Compatible with any Sun computer with Mini 8-pin style keyboard and mouse connector
  • Translates special Sun keystrokes
  • Compact design and power free operation to reduce clutter

Partner Numbers

  • ACTUAL Systèmes 2632485
  • Ingram Micro Belgium 1585819
  • Ingram Micro Netherlands 1585819
  • UPC 065030794169


Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 2 - Console Interface(s) PS/2 (6 pin, Mini-DIN)
1 - Console Interface(s) VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)
1 - Host Connectors Mini-DIN (8 pin)
VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)
Hardware KVM Ports 1
PC Video Type VGA
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Compose + K/M activity - Green
Combo key active - Yellow
Packaging Information Package Length 22 cm [8.7 in]
Package Width 92 mm [3.6 in]
Package Height 98 mm [3.9 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.5 kg [1.0 lb]
Performance Maximum Analog Resolutions 1920 x 1440
Physical Characteristics Color Beige
Material Steel
Product Length 84 mm [3.3 in]
Product Width 59 mm [2.3 in]
Product Height 2 cm [0.8 in]
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package Sun to PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Converter
Male-to-male HDB15 for VGA
13w3 male-to-HDB15 for VGA
Male-to-male mini-DIN6 for keyboard
Instruction Manual



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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

It can be difficult to tell which ones are right for the KVM switch you are interested in.  How can you tell which KVM cables you require?  How can you tell if a KVM switch requires proprietary cables?  How do these cables work? 

Standard KVM Switches and Cables

Note: You will need one bundle of KVM cables per computer you want to connect to the KVM switch.

Standard KVM switches have no special cable requirements.  If you have spare video and PS/2 or USB cables, you can use them to hook up the KVM switch to your computers.  StarTech.com still sells KVM cable packages, but they are just for the convenience of buying them in bundles and usually involve some savings.  Keep in mind that even if you have some of the cables you need, it still might be advantageous to buy the bundle.

KVM Switches with Opposite Gender Video Connections

Some KVM switches use male video connections for the computers and female video connections for the console ports.  In this case you simply need a video extension cable, or a KVM cable package appropriate to the KVM switch.  This is so you cannot accidentally plug cables from your computer into the console ports.

KVM Switches Requiring Proprietary Cables

KVM switches can also use proprietary KVM cables to connect to the individual computers.  This is often done with larger KVM switches and KVM switches intended for a server environment.  These cables use a proprietary pinout which does not conform to the video standard in use, as the cable carries both the video and PS/2 or USB data along a single cable.

If you are unsure whether or not you need special cables, complete the following:

  1. Check the Technical Specifications tab on the individual product pages for What's in the Box.  This section lists everything that comes with your purchase, and your KVM switch might come with the cables.
  2. Check the Accessories tab.  This section lists potential accessories for the product you are looking at.  StarTech.com will list the appropriate KVM cables for the KVM switch here. 
  3. Check the Gallery and look at a picture of the back of the KVM switch.

Note: If there are no PS/2 or USB ports on the back of the KVM switch other than for the console, you will require proprietary cables.

If at this point you require further assistance in deciding which cables to purchase with your StarTech.com KVM switch, contact our technical support team.  

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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