uii-cb2

bsammon

I saw a used PCMCIA USB-2 card for sale in a second hand store. It was a Centon card, and I copied down the part number as "uii-cb2". Google doesn't have much information for that part number. 

Can anyone here tell me anything about this device or point me to some 
information about it? Is this website the right "Centon"? 

I'm trying to decide whether to go back there and buy it.

CTS

The number "UII-CB2" was never a Centon part number. Centon did sell a USB 2.0 CardBus adapter some years ago when USB 2.0 was first released, however it is long since discontinued. It can be used in laptops with a 32-bit CardBus slot that do not feature USB 2.0 ports. It included an AC adapter, which is needed to provide sufficient current to connected USB devices. If the adapter is not included, here are specs from previous AC adapters that were included...

Model: NP12-1S0523
INPUT: AC 100V 50/60Hz 28va
OUTPUT: DC 5V 2.3A
POLARITY: inside = positive; outside = negative

Model: AD1605CF
INPUT: AC 100-240v ~0.8a 47-63Hz
OUTPUT: DC 4.0V~5.5V/ 2.60~2.30A
POLARITY: inside = positive; outside = negative

In all likelihood, the above models have also been discontinued, but the specs should help you find something that is compatible.

Windows XP should be able to automatically detect and setup the device - the necessary drivers are already built-in to WinXP. If you are using an older operating system such as Win98, WinME or Win2000, you may be to get drivers from here.

That is all I can offer about this product. I had to put on my way back hat to remember any of this. 

bsammon

Ahh... after looking at the site you linked to, I think the part 
number "UII-CB2" matches the pattern for Buslink part numbers. 

And, judging by the fact you provided the link, I'm guessing they were 
a partner of yours in the creation of this card. 

It seems this card has a Buslink part number on the bottom, and a 
Centon logo on the top. 

Regarding the AC adaptor, are you saying that this card is useless 
without an AC adaptor?

CTS

No. You can use low power draw devices without incident (keyboard, mouse, etc.). Devices with larger power draw may not be properly recognized (storage devices such as external hard drives or cd-roms, or flash drives).