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Value 1 Port PCI Parallel Adapter Card

Add a parallel port to your desktop computer through a PCI expansion slot

Product ID: PCI1P

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  • Supports EPP, ECP, SPP and BPP
  • Data transfer rates of up to 2.7 Mbits/sec maximizes the performance of your peripherals
  • IRQ sharing eliminates conflicts between multiple cards

The PCI1P value priced EPP/ECP parallel card adds one IEEE 1284 port to your PC, with data transfer speeds of up to 2.7 Mbps – up to 3 times faster than on-board parallel ports.

Installation is a breeze with plug and play support and drivers for Windows® 7, Vista, XP, ME, 2000, 98, 95, NT4, DOS® and Linux®. IRQ sharing and hot swapping capabilities guarantee convenient, hassle-free connections to any parallel peripheral.

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

Applications

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

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Up to 3 times faster than legacy ISA or on-board parallel ports providing fast and reliable parallel communication
  • Supports SPP, EPP, ECP and BPP communication modes for maximum compatibility with your parallel peripherals
  • Guaranteed compatibility with any PC running Windows®, Linux® or DOS® for simple integration into your application

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030781992

Compatibility

  • Windows 8 logo
  • Linux logo
  • Windows 7 logo
Windows® DOS, 95, 98SE, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Linux 3.5.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions only

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty Lifetime
Connector(s) Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI / PCI-X (Universal 3.3 & 5V, 32-bit)
External Ports 1 - DB-25 (25 pin, D-Sub)
Hardware Ports 1
Interface Parallel
Bus Type PCI / PCI-X (5 / 3.3V)
Card Type Standard Profile
Port Style Integrated on Card
Industry Standards IEEE-1284
Chipset ID Sunix - SUN1888
Packaging Information Package Length 8.3 in [21 cm]
Package Width 1.5 in [3.8 cm]
Package Height 5.6 in [143 mm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.4 lb [0.2 kg]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 2.7Mbps
Supported Protocols EPP, ECP, SPP, BPP
Physical Characteristics Product Length 4.7 in [12 cm]
Product Height 2.2 in [5.5 cm]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® DOS, 95, 98SE, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Linux 3.5.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions only
Microsoft WHQL Certified Yes
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Unused PCI slot
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - 1 Port PCI Parallel Card
1 - Driver CD
1 - User Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

Before you install the driver, make sure that your operating system is current (for example, the most recent service pack is installed).

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website at http://www.startech.com/Support. The part number and product ID are on the product packaging.

Note: Windows usually saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Documents and Settings\your_name\My Documents\Downloads).

  1. After the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All, and complete the instructions.
  2. In the list of extracted files, double-click the Setup.exe file.
  3. Complete the instructions to install the device drivers, and restart your computer when prompted to.

Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

How To

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.

Troubleshooting

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.

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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