6ft USB to DB25 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
• Compatible with the Microsoft® Surface® Book 2, Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and other leading laptops
(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. 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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Product Specifications
Color : Beige
Length : 6.00 Foot
UPC : 757120168997
Warranty : 1 Year
Vendor : C2G
Weight : 0.266 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
Package Contents
• One adapter cable
• User manual
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Don from Did the Job 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.
Date published: 2012-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by Udunge from Works great. Connected easily worked right away.
Date published: 2014-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carolyn from excellent product I have some old zip disks and a drive that doesn't have a USB port. My laptop only has USB ports. How do I get the pictures from the disk to the computer? I went to the store and bought the wrong one. Who knew there are two different types of IEEE-1284 cables? I was able to enlarge the picture on cable-to-go's website to make sure I was ordering the right one this time. It works great.
Date published: 2009-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mercer from Inexpensive solution 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.
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stefanie from VERY HAPPY! I was so happy to get this cable. I have a HP Lazerjet 4000. I have owned the printer since 1998, used in a business setting-never had a problem with it. I bought a new computer that was not compatible with the printer. I was told be Dell that the adapters don't really work and they would be more than happy to sell me a new printer. I could not see getting rid of my current printer for no reason. I checked the local Radio Shack, they did not have the adapters either. I found this adapter, and ordered it. With Windows 7, the driver is already built in. All I had to do was plug it in, wait for it to register, and I was up and running with my old printer. Made my day!
Date published: 2011-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by ES from Windows 7 & HP Color LaserJet 4500 I needed a cable that could talk an out-of- production HP Color LaserJet 4500 printer. HP Printers and cables have a non-standard cable connection to the printer with a standard parallel connection to a 25pin parallel hook-up. This product was able to connect to the 25pin parallel end of the HP cable and provided the appropriate USB drivers to operate with Windows 7 software.
Date published: 2010-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by OldTimeTech from It Works!!! I connected a older HP 5L to a Acer Dual Core running Linux Ubuntu 11.10.
Date published: 2012-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by The Mechanic from This cable worked. Cable allowed me to connect new PC to old HP Laserjet printer.I did have to contact the customer service tech help to get printer to print any document.Would only print certain documents at first.The tech dept. helped me figure out that I needed to change the printer driver setting on the PC. I set it to the original HP 6P/6MP driver instead of the 6P/6MP postscript driver that was auto-installed when I first connected the cable.Now it prints all documents just like the old computer did.
Date published: 2012-09-10
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