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6ft USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

#16898

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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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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 5 out of 5 by from Worked exactly as stated and pleased it worked as stated. Quick deleivery and customer support was excellant.
Date published: 2016-02-17
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
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Questions & Answers

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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

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

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

I have Windows7 Pro and a HP 722C printer. In my search for a parallel-to-USB cable, I notice some come with driver(s) on a disc while others do not. Is there an advantage with the disc vs the Windows7 drivers?

Asked by: Pj
It really depends. I know the HP722C requires a patch for Windows 7 64 bit OS. This would be regardless of the adapters with CD drivers or not. Our adapter would not require a driver because it uses a built in Windows driver. Here is a link to the patch for HP Deskjet 722C: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Printer-All-in-One-Software/Deskjet-710-720-810-820-1000-Series-printers-Patch-for-64-bit/m-p/203377#U203377
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05

Will this fit a HP LaserJet 4000 printer?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this cable will fit a HP LaserJet 4000 Printer.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2017-10-05
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