1 Port PCI Parallel Adapter Card
Add an IEEE 1284 parallel port to any PC through a PCI expansion slot
Product ID: PCI1P2
The PCI1P2 1-Port Parallel PCI Card adds one ECP/EPP/SPP/BPP IEEE 1284 port to your PC, with support for data transfer speeds of up to 1.8Mbps.
This versatile card offers compatibility with PCI or PCI-X expansion slots (3.3/5V, 32/64-bit), as well as a simple plug and play installation with support and drivers for a broad range of operating systems including Windows® 7, Server 2008 R2, XP Embedded DOS®, Linux® and more. The PCI Parallel card also features IRQ sharing and hot swapping capabilities, which guarantee convenient, hassle-free connections to any parallel peripheral.
This product is a replacement for our PCI1P card.
Backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support.
The StarTech.com Advantage
- Universal support for 32/64-bit, 3.3/5V PCI or PCI-X slots makes this a suitable expansion card for almost any system
- Supports SPP, EPP, ECP and BPP communication modes for maximum compatibility with your parallel peripherals
- Guaranteed compatibility with any PC running Windows®, Linux® or DOS® for simple integration into your application
Connecting any parallel peripheral including printers, scanners, CD-R/RWs, Zip® drives, and memory card readers to a computer, through PCI/PCI-X
|Bus Type||PCI / PCI-X (5 / 3.3V)|
|Card Type||Standard Profile|
|Chipset ID||Sunix - SUN1989|
|Industry Standards||IEEE-1284, PCI Ver 3.0, 2.3, 2.2, 2.1|
|Port Style||Integrated on Card|
|Regulatory Approvals||EN55022 Class B, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, FCC Part 15 Class B, RoHS|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||1.8Mbps|
|Supported Protocols||BPP, ECP, EPP, SPP|
|Connector Type(s)||1 - PCI / PCI-X (Universal 3.3 & 5V, 32-bit) Male|
|External Ports||1 - DB-25 (25 pin, D-Sub) Female|
|Microsoft WHQL Certified||Yes|
|OS Compatibility||Windows® DOS, 95, 98SE, NT, ME, XP Embedded, POS Ready 2009, Embedded System 2009, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
Windows Server® 2000, 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
Linux 2.4.x / 2.6.x
|Special Notes / Requirements|
|System and Cable Requirements||PC with an available PCI/PCI-X slot|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 85°C (-4°F to 185°F)|
|Product Height||63 mm [2.5 in]|
|Product Length||121 mm [4.8 in]|
|Product Weight||48 g [1.7 oz]|
|Product Width||14 mm [0.6 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||0.1 kg [0.3 lb]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - PCI Parallel Card|
|1 - Driver CD|
|1 - User Manual|
Windows Server® 2000, 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
Linux 2.4.x / 2.6.x
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Frequently Asked Questions
Before You Buy
Yes. This PCI card uses a universal connector keyed for both 3.3V and 5V that can be used with PCI and PCI-X. This type of connector is identified as having 2 separate notches, instead of just one.
Before you install the driver, make sure that your operating system is current (for example, the most recent service pack is installed).
- Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website at http://www.startech.com/Support. The part number and product ID are on the product packaging.
Note: Windows usually saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Documents and Settings\your_name\My Documents\Downloads).
- After the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All, and complete the instructions.
- In the list of extracted files, double-click the Setup.exe file.
- Complete the instructions to install the device drivers, and restart your computer when prompted to.
Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.
To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, complete the following:
- Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
- In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it. For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.
Your expansion card is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your expansion card, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.
When you troubleshoot issues with a parallel device, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:
To test your setup components, try the following:
Use the parallel cable, parallel port, and parallel device in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
Use a different parallel cable, parallel port, and parallel device in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.
When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:
Test each cable individually.
Use short cables when you are testing.
When you test the parallel ports and parallel device, it is recommended that you do the following:
Press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check to see if the parallel ports and parallel device is listed under Ports (COM & LPT).
Make sure that the LPT port number is the correct number for the parallel device and that the software being used to connect the computer to the parallel device uses the correct LPT port number.
If you do not see the LPT port number in Device Manager please see this FAQ for PCI/PCIe expansion cards: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=expansion-cards#pci-pcie-cannot-boot-os-or-detect-windows
or this FAQ for USB devices: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=expansion-cards#usb-cannot-detect-windows
If the device is listed with an error, follow the instructions on the website to reinstall the drivers.
Note: Some parallel devices only work if the LPT port number is between a certain range, usually LPT1 or LPT2.
This issue was the result of a Windows update that has recently been fixed in the KB3140743 update. If you are still experiencing this issue, download the latest Windows update.
You can also temporarily resolve the issue by completing the following:
- Press the Windows key + X.
- Click Device Manager.
- Expand the section for Ports (COM & LPT).
- Right-click on the LPT port that is experiencing the issue.
- Click Properties.
- Click the Port Settings tab.
- Under Filter Resource Method, select an option that is not currently selected.
- Click OK.
Compliance and Safety
- If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
- If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
- Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
- Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
- Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
* Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.