model M SDL to ps/2 cable 48in (standard) 3rd party used

SKU: SDL to ps/2 cable (compaq) Category:


length: (standard length) 48-60 inches
ps/2 connector to SDL connector (IBM model M keyboard connector)

In the 1980’s Compaq was one of the first companies to clone and copy and reverse engineer IBM’s personal computers.  The keyboard cables were also cloned by Compaq and the cables are fully compatible with IBM model M keyboards such as

  • 1391401
  • 1390120
  • 1390131
  • 1394540
  • 51G8572
  • 1391472 (SSK)
  • 1392934 (SSK)
  • 1397681 (SSK)

Not intended for direct use with IBM/Lexmark model M keyboards such as IBM terminal keyboards or 42H1292, 52G9658, 52G9700, 71G4644, 82G2383, 92G7453.

All cables are tested with model M keyboards that we restore and all have been verified to be in very good working condition before sale.

Excellent value buy for those who recently found an IBM model M through wandering around rural wilderness and magically found their new excalibur sticking out of a pile of detritus instrumentum computatorium; however, a keyboard is little use if you can not get it working without the critical keyboard cable.

Coiled cable still is good coiled condition and SDL clips are both intact.

Connector assembly having improved internal latching system Hayes & Weidler 1984 link to full text of US Patent 4,458,973
Electrical connector assembly comprises a plug and a receptacle which has a plug receiving opening extending into its mating face. The plug has latch arms extending from its endwalls adjacent to the leading end of the plug. The latch arms extend divergently and have rearwardly facing shoulders intermediate the ends and handle portions extending from the shoulders to the free ends. Ears extend from the free ends towards the endwalls and are offset from the adjacent plug sidewall so that the latch arms can be flexed towards the plug endwalls for unlatching. The receptacle opening has shoulders therein for engagement with the plug shoulders.



Additional information

Weight 0.7 lbs
Dimensions 2 × 2 × 2 in