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6ft (1.8m) USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

#16898 C2G
USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 49.
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$15.99 $24.99 MSRP USD

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. This adapter cable is a perfect accessory for Microsoft® Surface® products and other leading laptops.

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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Connector 1:
(1) USB-A Male
Connector 2:
(1) Centronics 36 Male
Color Beige

Quantity

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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
  • Compatible with the Microsoft® Surface® Book 2, Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and other leading laptops
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Specifications

General Info
Product Line C2G
Color Beige
UPC Number 757120168980
Country Of Origin China
Application Sector Residential, Commercial
Type Adapter, Cable
Dimensions
Cable Length 6 ft
Technical Information
Jacket Material PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
Cable Type Parallel, Adapter, USB

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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. 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.
Date published: 2009-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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
Date published: 2014-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from i would buy this product again does exactly what it was supposed to do
Date published: 2015-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would heartily recomend this product. Good performance! It is being used to connect an older printer to my new computer via a USB port.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Windows 8 Compatible 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.
Date published: 2014-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Wrinkle to Using an Old Printer 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!
Date published: 2014-06-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 1 every 10 cables works Ok, System does Our company have bought 50 of this cables and no more than 20 units were able to work. Are detected by the OP. Sys as a USB plugging in but not the Printer (HP LaserJet 5)
Date published: 2010-11-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Does not work on Windows 7 A good product for Windows XP but not Windows 7. It shows up as an "unspecified device" and will not print to a Laserjet 4M.
Date published: 2010-11-26
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Questions & Answers

Will this cable work with an HP2100 connected to a Dell 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor running Windows 10

Asked by: Betty
This cable is designed to work with any operating system that supports USB PRINTER SUPPORT. This cable will work with multiple printers that support Centronics 36.
Answered by: Thomas
Date published: 2022-02-14

Will this work with 1220c hewlette packard printer?

Asked by: jimc01367
Yes it can however your printer has a USB connection. The USB connection would make connection easier. The Parallel port will work but only if there is a driver on your operating system for your printer.
Answered by: Thomas
Date published: 2020-08-31

THIS CABLE CAN BE USE IN A MAC OZ 10.5?

Asked by: robert
No, this cable is not compatible with Mac.
Answered by: Thomas
Date published: 2020-08-07

i have a Hp color laserjet 4600n this cable works in this printer to connected to a Mac OZ 10.5 ?

Asked by: robert
No, this cable is not compatible with Mac.
Answered by: Thomas
Date published: 2020-08-07

I have a HP Helett Packard OfficeJet R40xi printer scanner. Will this work with a MccBook Pro OSX Ver.10.6.8 ?

Asked by: Jimbo
If your printer takes a C36 parallel connector, it should work for you.
Answered by: Paul
Date published: 2018-07-30

I have an older HP Laserjet 4000N parallel printer connected using a USB to parallel converter cable on Windows 7 Enterprise and it worked fine. Now that we have upgraded to Windows 10 Enterprise, I am receiving the message that the current USB cable i...

I have an older HP Laserjet 4000N parallel printer connected using a USB to parallel converter cable on Windows 7 Enterprise and it worked fine. Now that we have upgraded to Windows 10 Enterprise, I am receiving the message that the current USB cable is USB 2.0 and is not compatible with the Windows 10 USB 3.0 ports, and to plug it into a USB2.0 port. As far as I can tell, all of the USB ports are now USB 3.0 Is this product compatible with the Windows 10 USB 3.0 ports?
Asked by: Thanks
This product is compatible with WINDOWS 10 and can work with 3.0 USB ports as they are backward compatible.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2018-05-10

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 by: Neal
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 by: Tom
Date published: 2017-10-05

Looking for a cable from Lexmark Optra S1855 to USB Windows 7 Pro 64-bit PC...will this work?

Asked by: Father Bob
This cable will provide a parallel connection from a printer to a USB PC. Yes your printer seems to be a C36pin.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2017-10-05
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