Subject: Re: Type-3 keybaords on recent machines
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Wilko Bulte <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 06/15/1996 11:30:19
As der Mouse wrote...
> As I've mentioned on one or both of these lists in the past, I know a
> type-3 keyboard is signal-compatible with a type-4 or higher; recently,
> I finally checked other things.  In particular, I actually measured the
> current draw of a type-3, and found it was about 180ma (no mouse
> connected), which is well under what the sticker on a type-4 claims it
> is rated at and thus presumably well under what the keyboard power fuse
> is rated at.  So I went ahead and built an adapter with a miniDIN-8 on
> one end and a female DB-15 on the other, and am happy to report that
> "my" NetBSD/sparc machine, an IPC, is running with a type-3 keyboard
> and seems entirely content.

As another datapoint: I'm running 2 IPCs with type-3 for over a year
now and there have been nog problems whatsoever

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