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6ft USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

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Product Features

Connect your Parallel, IEEE-1284, printer to a USB port on your PC or hub
• Keeps the parallel port on a PC free by using USB instead
• Connect multiple printers using USB instead of parallel
• Eliminates the need for a switchbox by using USB ports
(1) USB-A Male
(1) Centronics 36 Male

Product Description

Don't waste the parallel port on your inkjet, laser, or high speed printer. This cable uses the USB port on your PC or hub, so your parallel port remains free for a zip drive or scanner. Forget the hassles of IRQ sharing by adapting your printer to USB. If you have multiple printers, you can eliminate the need for a switchbox by connecting each printer to a USB port.

The device is fully transparent to the user, and is ideal for true bi-directional communication. This adapter auto-negotiates hardware recognition for faster protocol setup, and is fully plug-and-play compatible.

• Download the manual from the Support tab

Note: This adapter is designed for use with a standard Parallel printer and is not designed to support multi-function printers or other parallel devices. This adapter uses the USB Printing Support function of the operating system and is not designed to create a LPT port.
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Product Specifications

Color : Beige
Length : 6.00 Foot
UPC : 757120168980
Warranty : 1 Year
Vendor : C2G
Weight : 0.222 LB
• Compliant with USB 1.0 specifications

System Requirements

• Requires Microsoft® Windows® 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10

• Please make sure this item is used only with printers. It cannot be guaranteed that any other devices other than printers, such as multi-function printer/scanner/faxes, tapes drives, zip drives, or other non-standard parallel devices will work with this unit.

Package Contents

• One adapter cable
• User manual

Product Support

Downloads

• Download the manual
• Download the Windows 98 Driver
Customer Reviews

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C2G6ft USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable
 
4.2

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (27)
  • Good length (24)
  • Rugged (9)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Warranty (8)

Cons

  • Incompatible (7)

Best Uses

  • High-end equipment (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (28), Enthusiast (12), Casual user (9)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (26), Personal (25)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works EXACTLY as described

I saw some comments saying that it was incompatible with their HP LaserJet printers. I wanted folks to know that it absolutely, positively works with LaserJet 4000 & 4050 printers. Bought 2...Read complete review

I saw some comments saying that it was incompatible with their HP LaserJet printers. I wanted folks to know that it absolutely, positively works with LaserJet 4000 & 4050 printers. Bought 2 cables. My only con is that it is 6' so I had to rearrange one of the work areas. If you read and follow the directions to the tee, it will work exactly as described. Pinky swear. The first installation I did, I skipped a step and it didn't work. Note: use Windows Update to grab the printer where applicable if it isn't on the list

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Does not work on some printers.

When I bought a new computer, it didn't have a parallel port for my HP 6L laser printer. This cable appeared to be the best option to keep running my old laser printer. ...Read complete review

When I bought a new computer, it didn't have a parallel port for my HP 6L laser printer. This cable appeared to be the best option to keep running my old laser printer. But I find that this is one model that these cables evidently are ineffective on. Do a web search first to see if this cable will work on your printer. I searched after finding it wouldn't work, and it became obvious that there is something about this model of printer, and evidently a few others, that is incompatible with these types of cables. Nothing against this cable, I just should have done my homework first.

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(13 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worked exactly as stated and pleased it worked as stated.

By Dave

from Rochester, N.Y.

Verified Buyer

Comments about 6ft USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable:

Quick deleivery and customer support was excellant.

  • Primary use:
  • Business
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

i would buy this product again

By FL Jim

from boca raton, FL

About Me Power User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Performance
  • Good Length

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 6ft USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable:

      does exactly what it was supposed to do

      Service and delivery comments:

      prompt as usual

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (12 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      New Wrinkle to Using an Old Printer

      By Don R.

      from Bartlesville, OK 74006

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Performance
      • Good Length
      • Win 81 Friendly
      • Worked Great With Windows
      • Works With Windows 81

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Old Printers

      Comments about 6ft USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable:

      I installed this for an elderly lady who had an older Epson parallel printer that she wanted to use with a new Windows 8.1 computer system. It worked just great!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not Windows 8 Compatible

      By BVR

      from Charlottesville, VA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Incompatible

        Best Uses

          Comments about 6ft USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable:

          A quality product, not sure about its future as parallel ports are rapidly disappearing from all products & being replaced by USB ports. I bought this to connect an old workhorse printer; unfortunately, the manufacturer no longer provides updated drivers that work with new PC running Windows 8. Thought this cable would provide the solution, but it didn't.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works EXACTLY as described

          By TechyTeag

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Power User

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy Installation
          • Functional

          Cons

          • Cable Length

          Best Uses

            Comments about 6ft USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable:

            I saw some comments saying that it was incompatible with their HP LaserJet printers. I wanted folks to know that it absolutely, positively works with LaserJet 4000 & 4050 printers. Bought 2 cables. My only con is that it is 6' so I had to rearrange one of the work areas. If you read and follow the directions to the tee, it will work exactly as described. Pinky swear. The first installation I did, I skipped a step and it didn't work. Note: use Windows Update to grab the printer where applicable if it isn't on the list

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            • 6ft USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

              Q:

              Will this cable work with Windows 10 Pro and an Epson LQ-850 dot-matrix printer?
              Can I return it for a full refund if it does not?
              Asked on 8/8/2016 by Neal from Chicago, IL

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Our cable is compatible with Windows 10. Yes as long as the printer can be supported by a USB to Parallel cable. Please see our Return Policy on our Website.

                Answered on 8/9/2016 by Tom from C2G
            • 6ft USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

              Q:

              Looking for a cable from Lexmark Optra S1855 to USB Windows 7 Pro 64-bit PC...will this work?
              Asked on 3/16/2016 by Father Bob from Pittsburgh, PA

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                This cable will provide a parallel connection from a printer to a USB PC. Yes your printer seems to be a C36pin.

                Answered on 7/1/2016 by Tom from C2G
            • 6ft USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

              Q:

              Will this cable work with a Dell OptiPlex GX620 running Win XP Pro and an HP Color LaserJet 4550?
              Asked on 3/15/2016 by Anonymous

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Yes this cable should work for this operating system and printer.

                Answered on 3/15/2016 by Tom from C2G
            • 6ft USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

              Q:

              Since this device is seen by the OS as a USB printer, is it expected to work with Win 10?
              Asked on 2/2/2016 by DAC from Chicago

              1 answer

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                A:

                Yes, it is compatible with Windows 10.

                Answered on 6/9/2016 by Steve from C2G
            • 6ft USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

              Q:

              Will this work with my exisiting item hawlett packard deskjet 500 printer?
              Asked on 12/19/2015 by Anonymous

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                This cable with support Parallel printers only, however it is hard to say that every model of printer will correctly communicate with the cable.

                Answered on 3/4/2016 by Tom from C2G
            • 6ft USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

              Q:

              Will this work with an HP Laserjet 1100 printer to connect to a Dell Studio PC with USB inputs running Windows 7?
              Asked on 10/13/2015 by Anonymous from Lawrenceville, GA

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                unfortunately this is a model printer this cable will not work well with.

                Answered on 10/22/2015 by Tom from C2G
            • 6ft USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

              Q:

              Will this work with a hp laserjet 4100 mfp printer connecting to an HP Win 7 professional 64 bit computer
              Asked on 8/20/2015 by Michael from United States

              1 answer

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                A:

                Yes this can work with the 4100MFP as long as your use the Parallel Port of the printer.

                Answered on 8/21/2015 by Tom from C2G
            • 6ft USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

              Q:

              I have recently purchased a new computer which doesn't have a parallel port, so this appears to be what I need, but 6 feet may not be sufficient length. My question is whether I can connect this with the cable I have now to add length in order to reach my plotter?
              Asked on 6/20/2014 by Brent from Gadsden, AL

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Yes this cable can be extended with a proper USB extender or a proper Parallel cable.

                Answered on 6/23/2014 by tom from C2G
            • 6ft USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

              Q:

              Will this cable work with a Surface pro 2 (windows 8.1) and a HP laserjet 4 Plus or an HP LaserJet 4000 series?
              Asked on 6/13/2014 by JD from Fairbanks, Alaska

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                This is compatible with the Surface Pro. The cable should work with the printer however there have been some HP printers that unfortunately will not function properly.

                Answered on 6/18/2014 by tom from C2G
            • 6ft USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

              Q:

              I am using this with an HL-1230 (using HL-1430 driver) on a notebook win7 64bit. This worked fine on a desktop running same system.

              With the notebook it will print files in buffer if I restart the computer, but after that it will not print any jobs.. if I restart the computer - it will print what I had in the buffer.

              Suggestions??
              Asked on 1/22/2014 by Anonymous

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Make sure all the settings are the same from the desktop to the laptop. If this is so please contact our Technical Support for further assistance.

                Answered on 2/18/2014 by Tom from C2G
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