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Parallel USB to Printer Cable 1.8m

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About this product


  • 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 overview

• 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.

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 1 out of 5 by from Didn't work for me :-( I tried to use this to connect a Windows 10 Creators Update PC to a Samsung ML-2570 which had a blown usb port. I'd proven the Centronics port was still ok by means of an old Linux PC. Windows installed and IEEE-1284 controller ok and could see the Samsung but test prints failed to work. Jobs queued and paper was spewed out with gibbership so something not right. I also tried it from a Vitualised XP instance with a different Samsung driver. Again it could seen the printer and submit a job but wouldn't print. Frustrating to get so close.
Date published: 2017-07-16
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 great! Once plugged in, it works, My computer installs the driver and I was able to use my printer instantly.
Date published: 2017-06-25
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
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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

I have an old Epson Stylus Photo ex printer. Manual says it needs : Parallel Interface Cable (shielded) C83602 from D-SUB 25-pin (computer) to 36-pin Amphenol 57 series (printer)  My computer only has usb ports. Would this adapter work?

Asked by: annie
This cable will give you the connectivity you require. However there is no guarantee that once connected the computer will be able to communicate with the printer and send the correct instructions to control the printer correctly and print. It may be worth researching first to see if you can get hold of a driver for the printer to allow it to speak to the computer once connected.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-11-27

How many pins does this accept? I've just placed an order but taking a closer look at the picture it might be my 25 pin cable might not fit. If it isn't a fit can I cancel my order?

Asked by: Helenj
This would be a 25 pin standard parallel connector.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-09-30

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
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