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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 50.
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$16.99 $25.99 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
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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 Commercial, Residential
Warranty Type 5-Year
Type Active Device, Adapter, Cable
Dimensions
Product Length US 6.0 FT
Cable Length 6 ft
Technical Information
Jacket Material PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
Cable Type Adapter, Parallel, 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

Since this device is seen by the OS as a USB printer, is it expected to work with Win 10?

Asked by: DAC
Yes, it is compatible with Windows 10.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05

Will this work with an HP Laserjet 1100 printer to connect to a Dell Studio PC with USB inputs running Windows 7?

Asked by: Anonymous
unfortunately this is a model printer this cable will not work well with.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2017-10-05

Is the device recognized as a LPT port?

Asked by: Anonymous
This device is not recognized as an LPT port. It will be recognized as USB printing support.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05

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

Will this adapter work on an older HP laserjet 8000DN? I would love to change the C2946A cable over to USB but do need the high density connection.

Asked by: Richard
This cable would not work. It is the full size Centronics connector.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05

Will this adapter work with an HP 1100 Laser Jet

Asked by: Cleo
The LaserJet 1100 has the non standard micro centronics connector. It is not compatible with our USB to parallel adapter.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05

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

I have a Brother HL-2040 printer which uses a parallel port currently connected to a Micron PC running Windows XP Pro OS, and wish to connect to a HP d5200t desktop PC running Windows 7 Ultimate OS. Will your IEEE-1284 parallel printer adapter cable (i...

I have a Brother HL-2040 printer which uses a parallel port currently connected to a Micron PC running Windows XP Pro OS, and wish to connect to a HP d5200t desktop PC running Windows 7 Ultimate OS. Will your IEEE-1284 parallel printer adapter cable (item 16898) allow me to connect the printer's parallel port output to a USB connector, pls? If not, would the DB25 IEEE-1284 printer adapter cable (item 16899) be suitable? TIA.
Asked by: JayW
It appears that printer has both parallel and USB ports. I would recommend using a USB A/B cable like our part #28102.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05
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