6ft USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

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6ft USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

Connect your parallel printer to the USB port on your PC or hub

16899

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$19.99 msrp

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Product Features

• 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) DB25 Female


Product Description

Use this adapter cable to connect your inkjet, laser or high speed printer to a computer without a parallel port. 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.

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.


Product Specifications

Color : Beige
UPC : 757120168997
Warranty : 1 Year
Vendor : Cables To Go
Weight : 0.266 LB
Length : 6.00 Foot

• Compliant with USB 1.0 specifications


System Requirements

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


Package Contents

• One adapter cable
• User manual

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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C2G6ft USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable
 
4.3

(based on 119 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (82)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable construction (72)
  • Highly compatible (70)
  • Strong connection points (60)
  • Reliable (55)
  • Improves performance (29)

Cons

  • Limited compatibility (10)
  • No performance gain (5)
  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Computer equipment (83)
  • Networking (12)
  • High-end equipment (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (74), Budget shopper (39)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (58), Business (57)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (34), Other (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Basic but necessary

The product was used to connect a older local printer to a brand new PC with docking station. Installation was easy and connections were tight and quality of the cable and connection heads were...Read complete review

The product was used to connect a older local printer to a brand new PC with docking station. Installation was easy and connections were tight and quality of the cable and connection heads were really good. [...] and I will now use Cables to Go for home / personal needs. Thank you !

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not That Easy

I tried to get this to work for my HP Deskjet 722C with my new pc. I am running Windows 7. The connection was automatically made for a 720C, but I could not...Read complete review

I tried to get this to work for my HP Deskjet 722C with my new pc. I am running Windows 7. The connection was automatically made for a 720C, but I could not print anything. I would rate myself as a higher end user. Things are not always that easy as they seem! I am not giving up and still trying to make this work.

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5.0

Works great.

By Udunge

from Decatur, IL

About Me Value Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable construction
  • Highly Compatible
  • Strong Connection Points

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Computer Equipment

    Comments about 6ft USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable:

    Connected easily worked right away.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC
     
    4.0

    Inexpensive solution

    By Mercer

    from West Valley, Utah

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Computer Equipment

      Comments about 6ft USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable:

      This works great for a user that has a reliable printer(HP 1100 series) that has a Hewlett Packard mini centronix port. They can then use this adapter cable on a computer that does not have a paralel port and still utilize their existing cable.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC
       
      5.0

      Did the Job

      By Don

      from OK

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable construction
      • Highly Compatible
      • Reliable
      • Strong Connection Points

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computer Equipment

        Comments about 6ft USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable:

        Did what it was supposed to do in making use of an older parallel interface printer from a newer motherboard that had no parallel ports on the backplane.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC
         
        4.0

        It Works!!!

        By OldTimeTech

        from Winterset, IA

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable construction
        • Strong Connection Points

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Computer Equipment

          Comments about 6ft USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable:

          I connected a older HP 5L to a Acer Dual Core running Linux Ubuntu 11.10.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Linux
           
          5.0

          cable adapter

          By tombochan

          from Oakland, CA

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • First Purchase Defective

            Best Uses

              Comments about 6ft USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable:

              Used to connect HP 1100 printer to cpu and laptop. Worked out well.

              Service and delivery comments:

              First one purchased did not work, and was replaced no problem. Second one worked perfectly.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              • 6ft USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

                Q:

                I am trying to connect a master vinyl cutter with a parallel to my new computer with a usb. I am using windows 8 on a 64 bit system and have tried another cable to adapt it. It sees the device but can't print to it but I was told I need a communication driver to tell the usb what to do. Will this cable work in this situation ?
                Asked on 5/5/2014 by cj from texas

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Unfortunately this cable will only create a Virtual Printer Port and will not act as a standard Parallel Connection.

                  Answered on 5/5/2014 by Tom from C2G
              • 6ft USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

                Q:

                I need a cable to connect my HP Scanjet 4C. It is a SCSI DB25 plug. Will this cable work with Win 7 Pro 64?
                Asked on 4/3/2014 by Anonymous

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Unfortunately not if this is a SCSI connection this cable will not work with SCSI.

                  Answered on 4/7/2014 by Tom from C2G
              • 6ft USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

                Q:

                will this work with Win 8.1 64 bit?
                Asked on 12/8/2013 by Layback Lenny from Naples, FL

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Yes, product 16899 will work on Windows 8.1 64bit.

                  Answered on 12/9/2013 by Sean from C2G
              • 6ft USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

                Q:

                I have several of these USB to Parallel adapters and we have a serial device that needs to be connected to a computer with no serial port. Can I use a parallel to serial adapter with this to achieve my goal?
                Asked on 10/31/2013 by Anonymous from Hayward, CA

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This device will not work in that capacity. Please view part number 22429 for a USB to DB25 Serial adapter cable.

                  Answered on 11/1/2013 by Sean from C2G
              • 6ft USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

                Q:

                This cable does not seem to work properly with Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit. It is seen as an unknown device on several systems I have tried a few of these adapters with. Does it use the Prolific PL2305 chipset? Are there drivers available?
                Asked on 10/23/2013 by Jay from Canandaigua, NY

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  It does use the Prolific chipset. There is not a driver for Windows 7 64bit. The driver that it uses is the USB printing support. You should only need to install the driver for your parallel printer.

                  Answered on 10/29/2013 by Steve from C2G
              • 6ft USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

                Q:

                I have software that requires a hardware dongle be attached to the parallel port at all times to validate the software. Does this cable support dongle communication? Also, is it compatible for use with VMware?
                Asked on 9/25/2013 by Systems Engineer from USA

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This will not work with a parallel dongle. Our adapter will not be recognized as an LPT port. It is recognized as USB printing support.

                  Answered on 9/26/2013 by Steve from C2G
              • 6ft USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

                Q:

                Is cable USB 1.x or USB 2.0? I need a USB 2.0 adapter not for a printer, but for a parallel DB25 hardware lock for Terramodel software. Software is no longer supported, but we must use it. New laptop does not have parallel port, but has USB 2 & 3. Do you know if this cable has been used in such a situation?
                Asked on 8/26/2013 by Anonymous

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  The USB end of the cable is compliant to USB 1.0 specifications. We do not offer a like cable that is compliant with USB 2.0 at this time.

                  Answered on 8/27/2013 by Michael from C2G
              • 6ft USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

                Q:

                Will this all my new 10.8.4 Mac to be able to print to my legacy Kyocera FS-9500DN printer that I had been using on my PC via parallel?
                Asked on 7/29/2013 by Anonymous from Los Angeles, CA

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  No. This adapter only supports the Windows operating systems.

                  Answered on 7/30/2013 by Steve from C2G
              • 6ft USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

                Q:

                I am trying to use this cable as a communication cable to another device. I was able to do this with a 25 pin ribbon cable on an old computer however my current computer only has usb ports. The cable is detected, however I am not able to assign it a LPT1 or LPT# address. Is this possible with a net use ltp command, or is what I am attempting simply not possible??? I really need your assistance, thanks.
                Asked on 7/25/2013 by Anonymous

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This cable will not appear as an LPT port. It will appear as a USB printing support. It is only to be used with standard parallel printers. The printer port that you would select would be USB001 or USB002 depending on which one is available. It will not work with any other parallel device besides a printer.

                  Answered on 7/25/2013 by Steve from C2G
              • 6ft USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

                Q:

                where can i get an adapter for my HP 1100 laser jet to use on my computer. I need an adapter to make it fit using a usb connecter.
                Asked on 7/22/2013 by Anonymous from Palmyra, In

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  We cannot guarantee that our USB adapter will work with the HP 1100 Laserjet printer. It uses a Micro-Centronics connector that is a non-standard connector. We do not have a USB product that we could guarantee compatibility with that printer.

                  Answered on 7/22/2013 by Steve from C2G
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