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Item#: 9SIA1340PC1761

5.5 FT USB to 36 Pin Parallel IEEE 1284 Printer Adapter Cable PC

  • USB 2.0 TO 36 PIN PRINTER CONVERTER CABLE
  • Bus powered, Draws its power from the USB port
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Connect your old reliable printer to any USB port with this USB to 36pin parallel port data cable.

The USB to Printer Cable effectively turns your parallel printer into a USB printer. The 36M Centronics Connector from the Sabrent Converter will connect to the 36F Centronics Connector on your printer. Compatible with USB 1.1 and 2.0, this driverless solution makes connecting your printer easy. Windows: 2000/XP/Vista/7 (Both 32-bit & 64-bit versions), Intel-based Mac OS X or later. Printer with 36-pin Centronics Port (standard printer port). Not all printers may work with this cable in Windows or Mac OS. Check with your printer manufacturer to confirm whether the printer itself supports a USB to Parallel conversion.

Specification:

• 100% Brand New Generic Product
• Length: 5.5 FT
• Pin Type: 36 pin

Features:

• Bi-directional communication between PC and printer
• USB Type A, USB Version 1.1 Compliant
• 36 Pin Connector
• Bus powered, Draws its power from the USB port
• Supported printers include inkjet and laser printers from HP, Lexmark, Epson, Canon and all other compatible clones

Package Includes:
1 X USB Parallel Printer Cable
(Only Cable)


General

Brand
SmackTom
Type
USB 2.0 TO 36 PIN PRINTER CONVERTER CABLE

Specification

Specifications
Bus powered, Draws its power from the USB port

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  • Brad B.
  • 4/9/2014 6:09:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust plug it in

Pros: Just plug it in to a USB port, no drivers needed!

Cons: None

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  • Joseph L.
  • 2/4/2014 10:20:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt Works!

Pros: This adapter effortlessly connected my old HP printer to my Win 7 machine! I powered on the printer and connected the parallel plug end to it. When I inserted the USB end to my computer, Windows instantly & automatically installed the drivers and it was ready to go in less than a minute with no effort on my end.

I couldn't believe it; I was ready for a fight installing this sucker, but, BOOM -- done. I had to print out a test page just to make sure. ;)

I definitely would recommend this to anyone who has a parallel-only printer, but no parallel port on their computer.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: My Printer: HP LaserJet 6L
My OS: Win 7 Pro x64

The thing kind of has a 90's retro look with the blue end plugs and the clear casing that shows off the braided steel shielding. I guess that is appropriate since I plugged it into my 90's printer! The coloring reminds me of my old iomega Zip Drive!

Oh, and you gotta love those 15 year-old HP laser printers. They just keep chugging along!

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  • Greg H.
  • 12/12/2013 12:33:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks!

Pros: Cheap and straightforward, also lovely translucent blue accents, if you like admiring cords. My XP and Win 7 systems instantly recognized and enabled my ancient HP 842c printer. Obviously, I still couldn't print, because you need both tricolor and black cartridges present to use the darn thing and I only had black - like the time Peter Griffin only had written consent from the NFL to watch the game. Make your own mwah-mwah-mwaahhhh sound here, but this adapter is A-OK.

Cons: None

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  • Abha H.
  • 10/4/2013 1:34:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUSB to Parallel cable

Pros: I got one for an old HP laserjet printer to see if I could get it working with my new Windows 7 laptop. And, I did manage it. You have to hook up the cable to the computer first without it being connected to the printer. Then Windows will install the driver for that device. I had trouble figuring out then how to get the printer driver to download.

Various sites said it would come down the pipe from Windows Update, but it wouldn't. I went into the printer area of the software and it showed that the device had a problem as shown by a yellow exclamation point. When I clicked on it, it asked if I wanted help with it and when I chose Yes and logged in as the administrator, it THEN downloaded the printer driver and set the printer up as the default. That fixed it, But it was not easy to find out how to do that--no information came with the cable and it was not readily available on the web. Many websites and online forums said that Windows update would take care of it, but they did not specify how.

Anyway, the printer works. The connector only cost $6--not bad. There were no instructions as to how to get the cable to be recognised by the operating sytem.

Cons: NO documentation as to how to make it work.

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  • Candy F.
  • 8/7/2013 11:57:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: Plugged in my old HP 5MP to my laptop, no muss no fuss, drivers loaded and it all worked.

Cons: No cons

Other Thoughts: Cable came in about 3 working days (free shipping), up and running right away. It took longer to rip open the package than to get my printer working.

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  • Darrin P.
  • 7/30/2013 4:59:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorked Great!!

Pros: It worked beautifully. I plugged it in and within 30 seconds the printer was working.

Cons: None

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