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

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  • 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
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$11,334.00 CLP excl. VAT
$13,487.46 CLP incl. VAT

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 .

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

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

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Chile 1596075
  • UPC 065030825863

Compatibility

  • Windows 8 logo
  • Linux logo
  • Windows 7 logo
  • Windows Server 2012 logo
  • Windows 10 logo
  • macOS Sierra (10.12) logo
  • macOS Mojave (10.14) logo
  • Windows Server 2016 logo
  • Windows Server 2019 logo
  • macOS High Sierra (10.13) logo
  • macOS Catalina (10.15) logo
  • macOS Big Sur (11.0) logo
Windows® 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2000, 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
macOS 10.6 to 10.15, 11.0
Linux 2.6.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Connector A USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0
1 - Connector B 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
Hardware Ports 1
Interface Parallel
Bus Type USB 2.0
Chipset ID Prolific - PL2305
Packaging Information Package Height 0.9 in [22.0 mm]
Package Length 8.7 in [22.0 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 4.2 oz [119.0 g]
Package Width 7.9 in [20.0 cm]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 1.5Mbps
Physical Characteristics Product Height 0.0 in [0.0 mm]
Weight of Product 3.9 oz [110.0 g]
Product Width 0.0 in [0.0 mm]
Color Black
Cable Length 6.0 ft [1.8 m]
Product Length 6.0 ft [1.8 m]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2000, 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
macOS 10.6 to 10.15, 11.0
Linux 2.6.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package USB to Parallel Adapter Cable

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.


 

Compliance and safety

Compliance letters

  • RoHS
    • Language: English
  • WEEE
    • Language: English

Safety Measures

  • 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.

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Does not work with Windows 10

By: afiglee - 02/24/2019
Despite of claiming a being compatible with Windows 10 it does not. Neither driver downloaded here worked.
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Sam, Customer Support on 2/28/2019 10:29:45 AM
We're sorry for the trouble you've had with ICUSB1284D25! When this cable is installed correctly in Windows 10, it will appear as USB printer support in the device manager, not a standard LPT port. We'd like to help get everything working for you, so please reach out to our Technical Advisors at www.startech.com/support. We're available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, to provide support.
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Works great with Win 10

By: rjb1 - 02/08/2020
Bought to replace an old NetGear PS110 print server using an equally old HP LaserJet 1100 printer and worked great on Windows 10 - no need to install any drivers, was just plug and play.
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