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6 ft USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable - M/F

Add a DB25 parallel port to any PC or laptop with a free USB port

Product ID: ICUSB1284D25

  • Fully Plug & Play for easy installation
  • USB bus-powered operation, no external power adapter required
  • Eliminates the need for manual or automatic parallel switch boxes
22,99 € EUR exc VAT
27,36 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

The ICUSB1284D25 6 ft USB to DB25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable turns an available USB port on a host PC into a DB25 Female Parallel port - allowing you to connect a DB25 printer to the computer as if the necessary parallel port was built-on.

A cost-effective and reliable solution, the USB to DB25 adapter saves the expense of replacing a parallel printer for the sake of USB capability.

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

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • USB interface allows you to quickly add another parallel port to your Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7 computer
  • Plug and play USB design eliminates the need for manual or automatic parallel switch boxes
  • Compact size and low weight make it an ideal accessory for portable computers

Applications

Allows you to quickly add a parallel port to your computer for use with printers with DB25 connectors

Ideal solution for notebooks or desktops without a Parallel port

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 2.0
Chipset ID Prolific - PL2305
Interface Parallel
Ports 1
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 1.5Mbps
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - DB-25 (25 pin, D-Sub) Female
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
Environmental
Humidity 0~80% RH non-condensing
Operating Temperature 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Length 1.9 m [6.1 ft]
Product Weight 100 g [3.5 oz]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.1 kg [0.3 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB to Parallel Adapter 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.