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Parallel USB to Printer Cable 1.8m

Code: A94BF

Parallel USB to Printer Cable 1.8m is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7.
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  • For connecting a parallel printer through a USB port
  • 'Plug 'n' play' for easy installation
  • Bi-directional for optimum communication between printer and computer

Product details

Parallel USB to Printer Cable 1.8m

• For connecting a parallel printer through a USB port • 'Plug 'n' play' for easy installation • Bi-directional for optimum communication between printer and computer• 1.8m length

Many new computers, especially laptops, are being manufactured without parallel connections on them. This means older parallel devices such as printers and scanners that commonly used this connection cannot be used. This simple adapter overcomes this problem by connecting your parallel device into any USB port, saving the need to buy new equipment. Requires Windows® 98SE or above. Also compatible with Mac OS X or above.
System Requirements:
IBM® Compatible PC or Mac®
MAC® OS X or higher
Windows® 98 or higher
CD-Rom drive
One available USB Port
80486DX4-100 or higher
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple and straightforward. There were 2 different types in my store, I bought the blue box rather than the yellow one, just in case it makes a difference. On plugging the cable into my Windows 7 (64 bit) PC, new hardware was found and this was indentified as an IEEE-1284 controller. I then added a new printer using the printer wizard and selected USB001 as the port to use. A large number of printers were displayed, and as mine was not on the list, Windows Update fetched an even longer one, which included the correct model. Printing the test page and completed installation.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product works without issue unlike cheaper alternatives I purchased from a well known e store.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed I inherited a disused HP laser printer with Centronics connection, and required a USB connection to use with my netbook. Inexpensive, and when used to connect printer to netbook printer driver downloaded easily. Very satisfied!
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job! helped kick start an old printer with a parallel port back in to life connecting to a Windows 10 PC only with USB ports.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfectly Bought this cable to use on an Epson printer. Saved me buying a new printer.0000
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well to connect my laser printer to a new computer with no parallel port
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just what the doctor ordered!
Date published: 2014-11-11
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Is this 25 pin d sub

Asked by: Dave
NO: The Parallel printer connection (sometimes referred to as a CENTRONICS interface) utilises an industry standard 36 pin connector. here is a link to an image of the connector https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_1284#/media/File:IEEE_1284_36pin_plughead.jpg
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-01-26

Hi Will the Parallel USB to Printer Cable 1.8m work with EPSON LQ400?. Is it in stock? if not how long to get it in store?

Asked by: Dhiraj
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee compatibility for this item in your intended use
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-12-26

Having upgraded my PC to WIndows 10, it no longer has the driver and I cannot find the original CD. Where can I get a replacement driver?

Asked by: Ians10problem
Unfortunately we do not have any other drivers for this product at this time.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-11-24

Will this work with Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 Please

Asked by: Roger
this will be compatible with Windows® 98 or higher (including Windows 8.1 and 10)
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-11-22

Is this a centronic to USB connector?

Asked by: Julia
No this is a Parallel to USB connector.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-09-05

Does this adapter have a 25 or 36 pin plug? I require a 25 pin plug.

Asked by: thebell
This is a 36 pin Centronics adaptor.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-08-25

I have an old parallel port Iomega Zip Drive. Would this adaptor allow me to connect it via usb to my Windows 10 PC? Thanks

Asked by: gingamonkey
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-08-23

How to get this to work with Windows 10. After upgrade I get 'Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)'

Asked by: appleshaw
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-07-15
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A94BF Parallel USB to Printer Cable 1.8m (1+) £9.99

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