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6ft (1.8m) USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

#16899 C2G
USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 113.
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$15.99 $24.99 MSRP USD

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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Connector 1:
(1) USB-A Male
Connector 2:
(1) DB25 Female
Color Blue

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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 Blue
UPC Number 757120168997
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 5 out of 5 by from It works great in Vista! I'm extremely pleased with this usb to parallel adapter. I purchased an adapter from another source (cheaper) but it simply would not work with Vista. Then I purchase the adapter from cablestogo and hoped for the best. Wow! It worked and worked well so I would highly recommend this for Windows XP or Vista. Warmly, Bob "The nonGeek Geek"
Date published: 2009-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keep that trusted older printer working Extends your old printer cable to your new computer USB port with quality conversion cable. Local computer stores had nothing but a junk 6 foot cable of questionalbe quality. Saved several clients from giving up their $2,100 color laser printer and trusted HP Laser printer with a quality USB conversion cable for their new computer.
Date published: 2010-11-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would not recommend I needed this for a software security dongle and it is not compatible for this application.
Date published: 2010-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent workmanship-high quality On time
Date published: 2010-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Meets My Expectations! This cable adapter appears to be as well built as any assembly I've encountered, and as a retired manufacturing engineer, I've seen many. It's beefy, but not over-designed. I use this adaptor between my old, but reliable, LaserJet 5L and my laptop running Vista. I simply plugged it in and went to work checking it out. It has been in service for 3 weeks and, so far, has done the job every time. I don't notice any apparent time delay as compared to my inkjet printer. Five stars for this one. For me, it doesn't get any better!
Date published: 2011-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cable adapter Used to connect HP 1100 printer to cpu and laptop. Worked out well.
Date published: 2012-10-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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 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.
Date published: 2010-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great find for old printer My very old HP 4L Laser printer has been brought back to life with this cable! I print just a few things a month, but I upgrade my laptop every other year. Was keeping an older laptop that had the original connector for the printer, but now with this cable I can use it on my new laptops and it worked perfect.
Date published: 2010-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solved my problem Connected a HP Laserjet 4 printer to a brand new Windows 7 install because my user simply could not part with the printer. The cable was the perfect solution allowing me to connect an old parallel printer to a USB port and simply following the included installation instructions got me up and running with little hassle. I have to admit I did do a little research to find the solution and your website did the rest.
Date published: 2010-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved my old printer from the dumpster When our company changed computers I was told that I should get a new printer since the new machines don't have parallel port. Instead, I bought this cable, followed included instructions, downloaded the printer driver and everything works perfect. My HP Laser Jet 6P is still a much better printer then any ink-jets which drink ink by gallons. This cable let me keep it and I'm very happy for that.
Date published: 2010-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works with Windows 7 Works fine with new HP computer with Windows 7, connecting HP Laserjet 4L printer's cable to computer. Quick set up. Printer is faster than it used to be. Very pleased.
Date published: 2010-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Convenient I use the adapter cable to connect an older model parallel laser printer to a laptop with only USB connectors. Installation was automatic with Windows XP.
Date published: 2009-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This product worked great, connecting my older printer to my new laptop. Didn't take very long to get it working. I have had not trouble with it at all!
Date published: 2010-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wanted I didn't have to download anything or worry about Vista compatibility. It worked perfectly and was extremely easy to use (just plug it in and it's done).
Date published: 2009-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from IEEE-1284 USB Printer Cable Cable connects to printer cable not to printer. Can be used to extend a parallel cable to USB port. Flimsy clear plastic over shield cable construction.
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed. The old computer went down; had to get a new one... Windows 7, no 25-pin port for my HP LaserJet 6L printer. Got USBs, though. What to do? Google it! The answer: Cables To Go, and this parallel to USB adapter. Did it work? Just like it said on the package: "Plug and Play." Windows 7 recognized the printer immediately. I opened the Devices and Printers folder to add the 6L and it was already there. I made it my default printer and started printing out forms; a very happy camper.
Date published: 2011-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Parallel Printer Adapeter Cable Not being a computer person, I was glad that this cable was basically plug and play (once I downloaded my printer drivers to my new computer).
Date published: 2009-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from old printer new computer Just what I needed to connect my old printer to my new computer. Didn't need 6 ft. of it but couldn't find just the adaptor. Works great.
Date published: 2009-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy Had a HP 722 printer that I did not want to get rid of and could not hook up to my laptop. Needed a USB cable and this fit the bill.
Date published: 2010-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great - no drivers to install! worked great for parallel printing. didn't work with a proprietary parallel security key for running a certain app.
Date published: 2010-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great - no drivers to install! works with parallel printing. Didn't work with a parallel security key that we use to run an app.
Date published: 2010-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works perfectly I use the cable to connect my lap top to an older HP 4550 printer. It has worked perfectly.
Date published: 2009-06-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't work for my printer. I had hoped to connect a Lexmark printer to my computer and this cable did not allow it.
Date published: 2012-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product - exactly what we needed This product enables us to continue to utilize an old printer that we really like.
Date published: 2009-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product ! I bought and returned other cables for parallel to USB that did not worked with my printer so I researched and found on the web "Cables to go" and from there on easy as pie.I got my cable quickly and cheaply to connect my old HP 1100 laser jet to my new Mac laptop,which of course does not have a parallel port;plugged it in and ready to go,no drivers no adjustments to do. It works great.I saved having to buy a new printer plus I hate to trough things that work well.
Date published: 2011-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed allowed use of good quality older printer, an HP 712c, with new computer
Date published: 2010-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Good quality product. Works with my old printer very well.
Date published: 2010-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cable Saved My Printer Again I have an Epson Stylus Photo 700 printer that has been my workhorse and it has served me well. Every time I am forced to get a new computer, I have to do all kinds of special stuff in order not to have to throw the printer away. The 6ft USB to DB25 IEEE-1284 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable saved me this time and my Epson started printing as soon as I installed the new cable. I had no problems at all and I was able to save my Epson 700 printer one more time.
Date published: 2012-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! Just As Advertised. Like many, I brought a new computer home only to find out that there was no way to connect to my existing printer, except through an adapter. This one couldn't be more perfect. Got great telephone direction, and then bought it on line. Plugged it in, and I'm back printing again. I could live without the silver color, with just basic black, but that's a minor quibble compared to the cost of a new printer. Great service and product.
Date published: 2011-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect solution! I was looking for a way to use my old but reliable HP Laser Jet 1100 with my new Dell laptop that only has a USB printer connection (my new Dell printer has already cost me a fortune in ink). HP said that they did not sell or support any cables for this purpose. The salesperson I spoke with at Cables To Go was extremely helpful and suggested this cable which works perfecly. I am extremely pleased with this product and their service.
Date published: 2009-07-23
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Questions & Answers

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 by: Anonymous
Unfortunately not if this is a SCSI connection this cable will not work with SCSI.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2017-10-05

will this work with Win 8.1 64 bit?

Asked by: Layback Lenny
Yes, product 16899 will work on Windows 8.1 64bit.
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2017-10-05

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 by: Anonymous
This device will not work in that capacity. Please view part number 22429 for a USB to DB25 Serial adapter cable.
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2017-10-05

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 by: Jay
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 by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05

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 by: Systems Engineer
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 by: Steve
Date published: 2020-04-03

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 y...

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 by: Anonymous
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 by: Michael
Date published: 2017-10-05

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 by: Anonymous
No. This adapter only supports the Windows operating systems.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05

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 by: Anonymous
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 by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05

Many cables are only for 32bit systems, does this work with 64bit?

Asked by: Howard
This cable will work with 64 bit systems.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2017-10-05

I've only read reviews of this cable working with HP laserjet printers. I cannot find if it has been compatible with no problems for an HP large format designjet plotter for CADD drawings. Specifically a designjet 430. Is it compatible? Also, why don't...

I've only read reviews of this cable working with HP laserjet printers. I cannot find if it has been compatible with no problems for an HP large format designjet plotter for CADD drawings. Specifically a designjet 430. Is it compatible? Also, why don't you offer longer lengths than 6'?
Asked by: brian
This designed to work with standard printers. It works best with the driver built into the Windows OS. We cannot guarantee it is compatible with that HP DesignJet 430. You can extend the DB25 side with an extension cable if you need a longer length.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05

Regarding the USB to DB25 IEEE/1284 Parallel printer adapter. Since i cant see the adr/I&O range for this one in the device manager, could you please tell me what it is ?

Asked by: Frank
This will not be recognized as a LPT port. This will only work as a USB printing support under the Universal Serial Bus Controllers section in Device Manager. It will only work with parallel printers.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05

Can this addapter be used for non-printer applications? When connected, this shows up in the device manager as "USB Printing Support." Is there a way to assign it to an LPT or any other static port?

Asked by: Dave T
This adapter can only be used with standard printers. It will not appear as an LPT port in device manager. It will only be recognized as USB Printing support.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05

Will this work with Windows8? Others I've tried won't.

Asked by: Richard
This cable is compatible with Windows 8.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2017-10-05

Will this cable work on a HP color laser jet 4500 printer to connect to a new Dell XPS 8500? Thank you for your assistance!

Asked by: Amy
The 16899 will work with your Dell XPS 8500 and HP LaserJet 4500.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2017-10-05

Will this cable replace the iomega Zip Z250P parallel Port Drive cable.

Asked by: Don
Without knowing the pinout of the iomega ZIP Z250P parallel cable, we are unable to confirm that this cable would replace it.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2017-10-05

Is this adapter compatible with windows server 2003?

Asked by: Jay
This cable is compatible with Microsoft® Windows® 98, ME®, 2000, XP, Vista®, Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2017-10-05

will this cable work with an older ink printer - HP Deskject 952C ? The old cable was not a USB but I need a USB cable.

Asked by: Sue
It appears that you can use a USB A Type to USB B Type cable. Please consider our part 28102.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2017-10-06

I have win8 asus x202e suit me connect to William Programming DB25 PIN

Asked by: eliran
Answered via e-mail by a tech
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2017-10-06

I am attempting to connect my Dell Vostro laptop to my HP 4000 laserjet printer, through an A/B switch that requires a DB25M (male) connector. I am connecting the A/B switch because I also want to connect my Dell desktop to the printer. Would either Mo...

I am attempting to connect my Dell Vostro laptop to my HP 4000 laserjet printer, through an A/B switch that requires a DB25M (male) connector. I am connecting the A/B switch because I also want to connect my Dell desktop to the printer. Would either Model# 22429. or Model# 16899, (with an adapter to switch the DB25 Female to a DB25 Male), work to connect the laptop to the A/B switch? The switch works flawlessly between the desktop and the HP printer.
Asked by: HowieAccountant
The part number 16899 would work with a db25 parallel cable connected to it. Our part number 22429 is only for serial devices and will not work with parallel devices.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2017-10-06

will this work pugging the DB25 into a old computer (pentium and pentium II) and the USB into a new usb printer?

Asked by: Tom
Unfortunately, you will not be able to connect a newer USB printer to a PC with a parallel port using this cable. If possible I would use a USB hub with your PC to add USB ports to allow you to use your printer.
Answered by: Wally
Date published: 2017-10-06

Do you know of a driver for Linux Ubuntu for this cable?

Asked by: Wayne
We do not have a Linux driver for this cable.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05

Hi, Regarding "6ft USB to DB25 IEEE-1284 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable", does it come with drivers for Windows XP/Windows 7. Thanks, Suresh

Asked by: Suresh
Part number 16899 does not require any external drivers to be installed. The drivers required for 16899 is built into the Windows XP, Vista, and 7 operating system. You should see our adapter recognized as a USB printing support in the device manager
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2017-10-05
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