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Sabrent 6ft USB 2.0 to DB25F Parallel Printer Cable (USB-DB25F)

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General

Brand
SABRENT
Model
USB-DB25F

Spec

Length
6 ft.
Connector Number
2
Specifications
The USB-to-DB25 adapter provides you with an external DB25 female plug-and-play connection for use with computers, notebooks, and handheld computing devices that support USB. This cable adapter has a standard type-A USB plug. The USB-to-DB25 adapter connects a USB port to a DB25 port for truly bi-directional communication between the PC and printer. It instantly adds a DB25 female port to your USB-equipped PC or laptop, and it offers plug-and-play compatible support over a 1 Mbps data transfer rate. Featuring low power consumption, the USB-to-DB25 adapter requires a PC running Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Vista. This adapter measures 6 feet long.

Features

Features
Features Connects USB port to DB25 port
Truly Bi-directional communication between PC and printer
Instantly adds a DB25 female port to your USB equipped PC or laptop
Fully Plug and Play compatible
Support over 1Mbps data transfer rate
USB A connector to DB25
USB specification revision 1.1 and 2.0 compliant
USB bus powered
Low power consumption

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Sean G.
  • 2/24/2013 7:02:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDiappointed, my own fault

Pros: Item is as stated. Fast shipping. Can't fault New Egg for my lack of investigation.

Cons: Not parallel, my own fault

Other Thoughts: I ordered this product thinking it would solve my issues with my HP Laserjet 4L, which is a work horse. I didn't look deep enough to realize that even though one end was the USB I needed, the other end had female pin connectors which will not fit into the parallel connector on printer. I have a newer wireless printer which works fine with my new system and home network. The 4L is a workhorse for which I have a brand new, unopened cartridge. My last cartridge lasted 10 years. The new printer doesn't get nearly that amount of printing on a cartridge. Anyone know of an available adapter I can get for parallel to the DB25?

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/5/2013 9:59:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUseless

Pros: Zero

Cons: Useless

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  • Terryd D.
  • 12/26/2012 10:24:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot for Scanners - Printers Only

Pros: Length of cable

Cons: Does not work with scanners, just printers only.

Other Thoughts: If the product will not, or is not designed to work with scanners, please say so, I hate I wasted money that I don't have on something that would not work.

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  • James C.
  • 12/19/2012 11:58:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUSB to Printer cable

Pros: Easy to install, worked first time. Saved buying new printer

Cons: None

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  • ASHRAF A.
  • 10/8/2012 10:18:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt workes with windows64bit

Pros: Bottom line it worked. I used it with a newer HP machine running windows 7 pro 64 bit to print on my old HP LaserJet 6L printer. and voila . . it was recognized from the first time and prints perfectly.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I simply recomend it . . .But I dont know if I was lucky because both my computer and the Printer are HP's ??

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  • Donald S.
  • 9/16/2012 9:23:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product

Pros: Does exactly what it says. Windows 7 does not even require installation. Just simply plug it in and use it. Feels decent quality, which is a plus.

Cons: None to speak of.

Other Thoughts: Other people might have had an issue with their items not working, you have to see which virtual com port was assigned to the cable, via devices and printers menu. Then set your hardware to match. Make sure to select "Virtual Serial Port 4 on USB" or something similiar, not just "COM4". Good luck!

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  • Andrew N.
  • 6/5/2012 9:09:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorked right away!

Pros: Worked just fine. Windows detected it, and once the printer was configured, printing worked as well.

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: As I saw in a previous comment, I got a black one as well, not the blue one shown. Color doesn't make a difference for me. One thing that I didn't notice, was that the DB25 end had the tightening screws. The cable I hooked it to had them as well, so I was unable to screw them together, but that won't be an issue. Just hope this will help others double check their cables.

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  • John K.
  • 9/9/2011 11:43:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFunctions

Pros: Worked the first time, and needed no special drivers.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Amazingly functional the first time. I can't say that about some other USB parallel printer adapters. Also, when you buy adapters, make sure that the connector is the correct type. Check if there's an additional adapter required to convert the DB-25 to a mini-Centronics or other alien printer plug.

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  • Anthony A.
  • 5/13/2011 6:54:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasiest printer installation ever

Pros: Windows 7 took care of everything.

Cons: The only downside (NOT the fault of this cable!) is that old printers... are... pretty... slow.

Other Thoughts: I'd give it 6 stars if I could because it exceeded my expectations. Here's what I did to install a printer that's been out of support for 11 years (LaserJet 4L) in Windows 7 64-bit:

1. Plug this adapter in by all itself and let Windows install the device driver. (less than one minute). I didn't want Windows to start talking to the printer via an incomplete communication link.
2. Detach this adapter.
3. Attach the actual printer cable (the one with a Centronics connector) to the printer, and that cable to this adapter.
4. Finally, re-plug the USB end into the PC and wait for Windows to install the printer driver (about 2 minutes via Windows Update).

That's it. No manual settings were required. The printer driver is fully functional with all print options available.

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  • stephen s.
  • 4/26/2011 8:25:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnot bad

Pros: windows 2008 R2 seemed to detect the adapter without issues, I had to manually install my printer drivers. But not a super big deal. Pretty easy to use, nice long cord.

Cons: no problems

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