Product ID: ICUSBCPLLD25
This USB-C™ to parallel printer cable allows you to connect your USB-C enabled laptop or desktop computer to a DB25 printer.
A cost-effective and reliable solution, the USB to DB25 adapter saves you the expense of replacing a parallel printer for the sake of USB compatibility. It turns an available USB-C port on your laptop or desktop computer into a DB25 female parallel port, allowing you to connect a DB25 printer to your computer as if the necessary parallel port was built-in.
Easy installation and portability
The printer cable is supported by a broad range of operating systems, including Windows®, Linux®, and macOS, which makes it easy to integrate into mixed OS environments. It supports plug-and-play installation, saving you time and hassle.
The printer cable is USB powered, so there’s no need for an external power adapter.
The ICUSBCPLLD25 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector Type(s)||USB Type-C (24-pin) USB 2.0 (480Mbps)|
|DB-25 (25 pin, D-Sub)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||5°C to 40°C (41°F to 140°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)|
|Humidity||0~80% RH non-condensing|
|Chipset ID||Prolific - PL2305|
|Packaging Information||Shipping (Package) Weight||3.8 oz [108.0 g]|
|Package Length||8.7 in [22.0 cm]|
|Package Width||7.9 in [20.0 cm]|
|Package Height||0.4 in [10.0 mm]|
|Performance||Maximum Data Transfer Rate||1.5Mbps|
|Physical Characteristics||Product Height||0.0 in [0.0 mm]|
|Product Width||0.0 in [0.0 mm]|
|Product Length||6.1 ft [1.8 m]|
|Weight of Product||3.2 oz [92.0 g]|
|Software||OS Compatibility||Windows® 7, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
macOS 10.11 and 10.15, 11.0
Linux 2.6.x to 4.4x LTS Versions only
|Special Notes / Requirements||System and Cable Requirements||One available USB-C port|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||parallel printer adapter cable|
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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:
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.