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C2G Model 16899 6ft USB to DB25 IEEE-1284 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable

  • USB to DB25
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Use this adapter cable to connect your inkjet, laser or high speed printer to a computer without a parallel port, or free up the parallel port for a zip drive or scanner. Forget the hassles of IRQ sharing by adapting your printer to USB. If you have multiple printers, you can eliminate the need for a switchbox by connecting each printer to a USB port.


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General

Brand
C2G
Model
16899

Spec

Connector Detail
Connector 1: USB Type A Male

Connector 2: DB25 Female

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Tim M.
  • 6/30/2013 6:28:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works perfectly with my HP Deskjet 1120C with Windows 7. Just follow the instruction that comes with the cable there are some settings that you'll need to change in printer properties. Note: this adapter cable supports printers only.

Cons: None.

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  • Kenneth M.
  • 3/5/2013 10:23:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis Product is Fantastic!

Pros: This product worked perfectly as interface between my old workhorse printer, an HP 5P, and Windows 7. The driver was loaded automatically and the instruction were very clear and easy to follow. My printer now works perfectly! Prior to using this cable, my HP 5P wasn't printing at all. I either got printing errors in the print queue or when I clicked on Print in MS Office nothing happened. This totally fixed the problem.

Cons: I have no negative comments at all.

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  • James G.
  • 12/15/2012 5:16:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDid the Trick!

Pros: Works as described.

Cons: Shipping, was from N.J. I live in Pa, DHL carrier send the item to MD., then transferred to USPS mail which then delivered this item.

Other Thoughts: I guess DHL has no depot in Pa, and the closest point is Maryland. Oh well.

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  • Lorraine S.
  • 10/23/2012 9:54:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCan't be used for anything but a printer

Pros: It appeared to be good quality and was recognized by the computer immediately.

Cons: This adapter can ONLY be used for a printer, NOT for a zip drive or anything else. That wasn't clear in the description but it was very clear on the packaging material. Since I was wanting to connect a zip drive, this doesn't help me and I am returning it.

Other Thoughts: It would be nice if the language in the description was less ambiguous.

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  • Cliff S.
  • 8/16/2012 12:03:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsOnly works for Printers!

Pros: Probably works fine to hook a parallel printer to usb.

Cons: Despite the description saying "•High speed, bi-directional parallel port, compliant with IEEE-1284 industry standard " - this is not accurate.

It DOES NOT create a standard LPT1 (LPT2/3,etc) Parallel Port. It mearly installs "USB Printing Support" under system devices that you could use for printing.

This however will not help for when you need to access a device on LPT1 thru LPT3. Such as a ZIP drive, or a "security dongle" or other parallel devices.

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  • DAVID L.
  • 3/23/2012 4:32:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPARREL TO USB ADAPTER

Pros: DID WHAT WAS ADVERTIZED, WORKED FOR 2 DAYS

Cons: DIED AFTER 2 DAYS, ONLY REASON REVIEWING WAS IT HAD ALL 5 STARS

Other Thoughts: HAVE USED EGG HEAD & NEW EGG FOR 20+ YEARS - THIS IS THE FIRST PRODUCT TO FAIL - CANT COMPLANE

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  • Mark S.
  • 3/6/2012 4:49:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes what it says on the box

Pros: Does exactly what it says. It connects a parallel device to a USB port on your computer. In this case an HP Laserjet 3150 with nothing but a "C" style half-centronics port.
Plug this in to the male parallel end of your printer cable or anything else and then the USB into you computer. As I had the HP driver already loaded on the computer it saw the printer and installed it in less than a minute.
Prints everything I threw at it.

Cons: It is USB 1.0 but that is perfectly fine for printers and MOST legacy peripherals.

Other Thoughts: The HP3150 is an old all-in-one but prints VERY well and eats toner like a supermodel. It uses a "C" style or 1/2 centronics printer port so it was necessary to utilize an actual PARALLEL to USB. Old printers can be VERY finicky about USB converters. I have used other "USB to Printer" cable in the past and they SELDOM work right.
Nice work Cables To Go!

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  • Anthony S.
  • 10/7/2011 3:37:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: Connects to the parallel cable of your printer. This does not connect to the back of the printer nor it is a replacement for the parallel cable. So if you don't have your parallel cable, you will need to acquire one before you use this product.

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: I bought a cheaper USB cable that connected directly to the parallel port on the back of my laser print - print outs were gibberish. Spend a little more and get this cable.

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  • Chad H.
  • 2/10/2011 1:06:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA Better Review for a Better Product

Pros: Six Foot- Length
Connectors: One USB A to DB25ale
Connects from printer parallel port to a standard USB (USB 1.0 or higher) port
Plug and Play
Driver CD And Manual
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7

The Product is great! Really all I had to do is plug it in. Great for those of us who have a old Laser printer, that works great and uses 1 toner cartridge once in a blue moon. In the event my OS didn't have the drivers already it had a CD.

Cons: I have had no issues using this cord. So far there are no problems and I see no upcoming problems in the future.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/2/2011 7:00:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsPlug & Pray

Pros: It worked right off the bat.

Cons: It didn't make my printer go faster.

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