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1 Port ExpressCard Parallel Laptop Adapter Card

1 Port ExpressCard 34mm Parallel Adapter Card

Product ID: EC1UP

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  • Compliant with ExpressCard specifications 1.0
  • Fits into 34mm ExpressCard slots
  • Easy to use and install

This ExpressCard (34mm) based Parallel Adapter Card provides a quick and easy way to connect EPP/ECP Parallel devices to a laptop computer using an available ExpressCard port.

Providing data transfer rates of up to 1.5Mbps, the Parallel Adapter Card (EC1UP) offers ideal performance and superb value by interfacing older parallel devices (USB-based printing support only) with cutting edge laptop designs through an ExpressCard port, eliminating the expense of upgrading parallel peripherals for compatibility with computers that don't offer native parallel support.

Applications

  • Connects USB based parallel peripheral including printers, scanners, CD-R/RWs, Zip® drives, and memory card readers

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Easily add a parallel port to your notebook or laptop
  • Hot swap capabilities allow you to connect and disconnect devices without turning off your computer
  • Connect standard parallel devices to any Notebook with an open Express Card slot

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030831765

Compatibility

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Windows® 8 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64), Vista(32/64), XP(32/64), 2000
Windows® Server 2008 R2, 2003(32/64)
Mac OS 10.x (Tested up to 10.8)

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty Lifetime
Connector(s) Connector Type(s) 1 - ExpressCard (34mm)
External Ports 1 - DB-25 (25 pin, D-Sub)
Hardware Ports 1
Interface Parallel
Bus Type ExpressCard (USB 2.0 Bus)
Card Type 34mm ExpressCard
Port Style Integrated on Card
Chipset ID Prolific - PL2305
Packaging Information Package Length 8.5 in [21.6 cm]
Package Width 1.7 in [4.2 cm]
Package Height 5.7 in [144 mm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.2 lb [0.1 kg]
Performance General Specifications Bus Type: USB based ExpressCard
Maximum Data Transfer Rate: Up to 1.5Mbps
Connectors:
1x DB26 Female Connector
1ft Adapter Cable (DB26 male to DB25 male)
Chipset: Prolific PL2305
Physical Characteristics Product Length 4.8 in [12.2 cm]
Product Width 1.7 in [42 mm]
Product Height 0.6 in [1.6 cm]
Weight of Product 1.7 oz [47 g]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 8 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64), Vista(32/64), XP(32/64), 2000
Windows® Server 2008 R2, 2003(32/64)
Mac OS 10.x (Tested up to 10.8)
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - Parallel ExpressCard
1 - Parallel Adapter Cable
1 - Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

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:

  1. Press the Windows key + X.
  2. Click Device Manager.
  3. Expand the section for Ports (COM & LPT).
  4. Right-click on the LPT port that is experiencing the issue.
  5. Click Properties.
  6. Click the Port Settings tab.
  7. Under Filter Resource Method, select an option that is not currently selected.
  8. Click OK.

 

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:

  • Parallel cables

  • Parallel ports

  • Parallel devices

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:

Note: Some parallel devices only work if the LPT port number is between a certain range, usually LPT1 or LPT2.

How To

To confirm that the Mac OS detects your expansion card, complete the following:

  1. In the upper-left screen, click the Apple icon.
  2. Click About This Mac.
  3. Click More Info or System Report.
  4. Under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card 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 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.

To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, 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 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.

Compliance and safety

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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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