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With Cables To Go 16898 USB to Parallel Adapter, you can use the USB port on your PC or hub and free-up the parallel port for a Zip drive or scanner. Forget the hassles of IRQ sharing by adapting your high-speed printer to USB. If you have multiple printers, you can eliminate the need for a switchbox by connecting each printer to a USB port with this IEEE 1284 to USB printer cable.

Cables To Go 16898 USB To Parallel Adapter:
  • 6 ft USB to Parallel Printer Adapter
  • Ideal for connecting a parallel printer to a USB port
  • Fully transparent to the user
  • True bi-directional communication
  • Specifications

    Weight: 6.2 oz
    Device Type: Parallel adapter
    Form Factor: External
    Software / System Requirements
    OS Required: Microsoft Windows 98/2000/ME/XP/Vista/7
    Cables Included: 1 x USB cable ( integrated ) - 6 ft
    Color: Beige
    Expansion / Connectivity
    Interfaces: 1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 36 pin Centronics
    Connections: 1 x USB - 4 pin USB Type A
    More Information
    Model No.: 16898
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.34
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.55 x 5.625 x 2.025

    Customer Product Reviews

    Rated 3.8 out of 5★ by 10reviewers.
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by This C2G cable worked flawlessly with my HP Laserjet 5 printer. It was virtually plug-and-play with my Windows 7, 64-bit operating system. I just attached the parallel end to my printer, and then attached the USB end to my computer, and my computer immediately recognized my printer. The only other set-up necessary was to follow the included instructions regarding "Printer Properties." The instructions were very clear and easy to follow. FYI, I had previously tried another company's adapter cable that would not work with my HP Laserjet 5 printer, even after spending an hour on the phone with that company's tech support. This C2G cable had my printer up and running within 5 minutes. This is certainly a superior product, and I would recommend it if you need to hook up an older parallel printer to a new computer that only has USB ports. 07/23/2012
    Rated 1 out of 5★ by Didn't work for me. I needed this cable to enable a parallel printer to communicate with an iMac via USB. I'm not sure if that requires bidirectional communication or not - but this cable did not perform the task. Perhaps it would work in a Windows environment. 10/12/2011
    Rated 1 out of 5★ by Don't buy Did not work !! 05/29/2013
    Rated 1 out of 5★ by Could not get this to work properly Followed all the instructions - test page was either stuck in the print queue or gave an error when test page tried to print. Windows 7 64 bit on Dell computer said everything was functioning properly. Ordered a PCI express parallel printing card and returned this item 05/27/2014
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by Did the job Plugged it in and it worked right away. 12/10/2013
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great solution cheap! New computer has no parallel port, but old printer is an outstanding workgroup level laser that's still good for over a hundred thousand pages before its first overhaul.This cheap adapter bridged the computer's USB to the printer's parallel interface; the compter recognized the situation and within 5 minutes we were turning out perfect prints with all printer options working (except maybe communications back to the computer -- jury's out on that).At any rate, it's like having a new laserjet for the price of going out for a hamburger. I love it! 04/10/2013
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by needed a parallel to USB adaptor trying to get data off an old computer that has no output except a floppy drive and a parallel port...already managed to get some of the data transferred to a flash drive by moving to a computer that is a few years newer....yes I can read it on my current fairly new computer!!! so I am on the right track!!!! Now trying to get the PROGRAM as well....wish me luck!!! 07/14/2013
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by Worked perfectly Win 7 installed the HP4100 the second I plugged this cable in. Expected a long process and it was instantly ready to print. 09/14/2012
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