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10 ft USB to Parallel Printer Adapter - M/M

Add a Centronics parallel port to your desktop or laptop PC through USB

Product ID: ICUSB128410

  • High speed bi-directional parallel port compliant to IEEE-1284 industry standard
  • Low power consumption as it draws power from the USB connection
  • Fully Plug & Play for easy installation
  • No IRQ required for installation
27,99 € EUR exc VAT
30,23 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

The ICUSB128410 10 ft USB to Parallel Printer Adapter - M/M allows USB capable PCs to print to any standard parallel printer, converting a USB port into a Centronics (male) connector for direct connection to a parallel printer.

The USB interface provides a much faster data transfer rate than standard parallel ports, thereby reducing the time spent waiting for a print job or data transfer to be sent.

A portable, space-saving solution, the USB to Parallel Printer Adapter is self-powered and provides Plug and Play installation on Windows® based, USB-compliant computers.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Compact size and low weight make it an ideal accessory for portable computers
  • USB Plug-and-Play interface allows you to quickly add another parallel port to your Windows® computer

Applications

Allows you to quickly add a parallel port to your Windows® computer

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 2.0
Chipset ID Prolific - PL2305
Interface Parallel
Ports 1
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - Centronics (36 pin) Male
1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Male
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2000, 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.6 to 10.13
Linux 2.6.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
Power
Power Consumption (In Watts) .90mA
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 0~80% RH Non-condensing
Operating Temperature 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Product Length 3 m [10 ft]
Product Weight 200 g [7.1 oz]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.3 kg [0.8 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB to Parallel Converter Cable

Compatibility

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Windows® 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2000, 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.6 to 10.13
Linux 2.6.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only

Certifications

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Accessories

Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

This USB parallel device is only intended to be used with printers. Your operating system will register this device as a USB Printer Support device and not as an additional LPT port. If you need a USB parallel device to handle parallel devices in addition to printers, consider the ICUSB2321284.


 

How to

To confirm that Windows detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. 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 USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

To confirm that the Mac OS detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Click the Apple icon.
  2. Click About This Mac.
  3. Click More Info or System Report.
  4. Under the appropriate heading, confirm that your USB device is listed and that there isn't an error. For example, a network card would be under Ethernet Cards.

You may need to refresh the System Information page after you plug in your device.  To do so, press Command R with the System Information page open.

Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

Troubleshooting

If the USB device does not work after your computer has been in extended hibernation, it is likely that Windows has automatically turned off the USB Root hub to save power. 

The steps below outline how to configure the USB root hub to stay on during hibernation, to prevent this from happening.
 

Windows 10 / 8

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows XP

  1. On your desktop, right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties.
  2. Click the Device Manager tab.
  3. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers by clicking the arrow to the left of it.
  4. Right-click the first USB Root Hub device and select Properties.
  5. Click the Power Management tab.
  6. Clear the box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
  7. Click OK to apply the setting.
  8. Repeat steps 4-7 for any remaining devices in the Universal Serial Bus Controllers section with “Root Hub” in the name.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.