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Tripp Lite B170-002-R Parallel IEEE Reversible Automatic Gold Switch

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Reversible 2 Position IEEE Autoswitch can be use with any printer including a high speed IEEE1284 printer. Automatic switch used to share a printer between 2 PCs. Will automatically manages print jobs in a transparent manner. Switch can also be used to connect a PC to 2 printers. Target printer is selected via software (supplied) or manually. LEDs provide switch status at a glance. This compact unit does not require AC power allowing it to be located virtually anywhere. Connect switch to PC using an IEEE Switchbox cable. Printer connects to switch using an IEEE printer cable.

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Tripp Lite


Changer Type
DB25 (Female) to DB25 (Female)
Connector A: DB25 (Female)
Connector B: DB25 (Female)
CPU Connector 1: DB25 (Female)


IEEE1284 Approved.
Designed for use with all printers including IEEE high speed printers.
Reversible: Connect 1 PC to 2 Printers or 2 PCs to 1 Printer.
No AC required.
Has both Automatic and Manual mode.
Status LEDs quickly identify the mode as well as the port in use.
Compact design enable switch to be located almost anywhere.
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day
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  • Deric H.
  • 11/30/2010 12:30:21 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: Works as expected. One of the few that didn't cause communication/junk output issues with my printers.

Cons: None so far - I bought 3 of these and all have worked great in areas that run 24/7

Other Thoughts: If you are using this to connect 2 printers to one system you might look at a USB-Parallel cable since it will save you money compared to this. If you are connecting 2 systems to one printer and LPT is your only option then this should work out great. Just remember to to get the DB25 Male-Male cables.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/18/2007 8:05:04 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsYuck!

Pros: We bought this so we didn't have to replace our barcode and receipt printers. Which i guess worked. Nice button? Does the job.

Cons: The parallel is in lousy positions. If you have to manually switch there is never a good place to put this. No automatic for two printer to one comp. Duh! The way it is setup you have to push twice to get to stuff. If you leave it on wtih the both lights on feature (creates a printer pool) it really messes up your printers. Have to restart everything when an employee acidentally does it.

Other Thoughts: Save the Money and buy a usb printer. Get updated. I also had to buy a cable to connect computer to printer.

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