4 thoughts to “Power Consumption of IBM Model M Keyboards”

  1. I just wanted to thank you for the ps2/usb connector suggestion. I just received it and it works flawlessly.

    Thanks again great article !

  2. Is that your industrial Model M in the picture? It looks awesome. Can I ask where you got the colored and clear plastic keycaps at? I’d love to trick out mine like that.

    1. Thanks Greg, it is indeed! That’s my ’89 IBM. As for the source of the key caps, they came from various places. Some came from other old IBM keyboards I purchased on Ebay. If you’re looking for a readily available source though, I suggest going to Unicomp which is the company that still builds Model M’s. They offer keys in several colors with whatever standard print you want on them. That’s how I got the custom colors on the top of my numeric keypad. Here’s a link to their buttons page!


      They don’t appear to have clear keys right now, I think mine came from another old keyboard.

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