PS1/PS2 controller to USB adapter

An USB adapter for Playstation 1 and 2 controllers, featuring low latency, multitap and memory card support.

  •  This product
  •  Controller connector
  •  Example supported controllers
  •  Example: Memory card + Multitap
  •  Adapter manager
  •  Adapter manager (reading a memory card)
  •  Supported memory cards example

Description

This adapter lets you use PS1 and PS2 controllers on your PC. The multitap is also supported, enabling simultaneous use of up to 3 controllers. Memory cards connected to a multitap can also be read and written to, making it possible to backup, share or transfer your games to emulators.


Specifications:
  • Supported controllers:
    • Digital controller
    • Namco Negcon
    • Dual Shock, Dual Shock 2
    • Dance pads
  • Supports official and 3rd party controllers
  • Supports multitaps (up to 3 players)
  • Low latency
  • Works under Linux, Mac OS X and Windows
  • Updateable firmware
  • Has support for direct controller communication
  • Each adapter has its own serial number
  • USB cable included.
  • advXarch This adapter is built using advXarch technology.
Management tool: (more info)
  • Easy to use user interface able to manage several adapters.
  • Adapter firmware version display
  • Firmware update function
  • Type of connected controller display
  • Adapter configuration
  • Read and write memory cards (connected to a multitap in port A)
Total Latency information: (more info)
  • Default setting: 6ms
  • Minimum settings: 4ms (single-player mode), 5ms (dual-player mode), 6ms (three-player mode)
Drivers:
  • None! Uses standard drivers included with supported operating systems.

Ordering

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In stock : Ships within 5 business days unless noted otherwise (out of stock, pre-order, etc).
Item #ADAP-PSX-USB
DescriptionPS1/PS2 controller to USB adapter
Price$34.49

We ship within 5 days (excluding week-ends and holidays) after payment.

Compatibility list

IMPORTANT: This is not a complete list. If your controller or game does not appear here, it simply means that we did not get the chance (or the idea) to test it, or that no one let us know that it works.

Help us improve this page by sending test results by email to support@raphnet-tech.com
Thanks!

Supported controllers

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ModelTested bySupportedComments
Original Digital controller (SCPH-1080)raphnet.Yes
Dual Shock controller (PS-One) (SCPH-110)raphnet.Yes
Dual Shock 2 controller (blakc) (SCPH-10010)raphnet.Yes
Namco Negcon (NPC-101)raphnet.Yes
Namco Volume Controller (NPC-102)raphnet.YesDetected as a Negcon.
The volume knob is mapped to the X axis (left/right).
Button A = USB Button 5, Button B = USB Button 3
Classic controller pro (cheap clone)raphnet.Yes
GamePad Colors (performance CP-107G)raphnet.Yes
Konami beatmania (25047-CON)raphnet.YesSeen as a digital controller.
Dance pad (No brand, no part number)raphnet.Yes
Guitar controller (redoctane, Model PSLGH)raphnet.YesGreat for playing Clone Hero!
SG controller (redoctane, Model PSLGH)raphnet.YesGreat for playing Clone Hero!

Supported multitaps

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ModelTested bySupportedComments
Multitap (SCPH-1070)raphnet.Yes
MultiPlayer Adapter (Performance)raphnet.Yes
Multi-Player Adaptor (Intec G6210)raphnet.PartialOnly controller and memory cards in port A work
PS2 Multitap (SCPH-10090)raphnet.NoOnly controller port A works and memory cards are not supported.

Supported memory cards

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ModelTested bySupportedComments
Memory Card (SCPH-1020)raphnet.Yes
Mega Memory Card (Performance P-1110AE)raphnet.Yes
Memory Card (Performance)raphnet.Yes
Pocket StationUserYes

FAQ

Q: Does this adapter support rumble/vibration?
A: Not yet, but it will be available in a future firmware version.

Q: Why are only 3 of the 4 ports on the multitap supported?
A: Due to technical limitation (maximum number of USB endpoints in the chip the adapter uses). But we have a workaround for this that will be part of a future firmware.

Q: Can I connect more than one adapter to the same PC?
A: Yes, as many as you want, within the limitations of your OS and USB bus topology.

Q: Is the neGcon fully supported?
A: Yes. The two analog buttons (I and II), the left trigger and the twist axis are all reported as analog axis. The D-Pad functions as buttons.

Q: How can I use the memory card read/write functionality?
A: We wrote a short guide: PSX memory card operations.

Q: Are the DualShock2 pressure sensitive buttons supported?
A: Not at the moment, but we could support them with a future firmware. Please let us know if you are interested.

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