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USB-C to Parallel Printer Cable

Add a parallel port through your laptop or desktop computer’s USB-C port, and connect to a DB25 parallel printer

Product ID: ICUSBCPLLD25

  • Connect your USB-C enabled laptop or desktop computer to a DB25 printer
  • Compatible with Windows®, Linux®, and macOS
  • Turns an available USB-C port on your laptop or desktop computer into a DB25 Female parallel port
  • Easy plug-and-play installation
$1,556.71 MXN inc VAT
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Overview

This USB-C™ to parallel printer cable allows you to connect your USB-C enabled laptop or desktop computer to a DB25 printer.

Cost-saving solution

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.

Applications

Enables you to quickly add a parallel port to your USB-C enabled laptop or computer, for use with printers with DB25 connectors

Ideal solution for notebooks or desktop computers lacking a parallel port

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB-C
Chipset ID Prolific - PL2305
Interface Parallel
Ports 1
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 1.5Mbps
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - USB Type-C (24-pin) USB 2.0 Male
1 - DB25 (D-Sub 25 pin) Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 7, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.11 and 10.13
Linux 2.6.x to 4.4x LTS Versions only
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements One available USB-C port
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
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 72.6 in [1845 mm]
Product Weight 3.2 oz [92 g]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 3.8 oz [108 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - parallel printer adapter cable
1 - quick-start guide

Compatibility

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Windows® 7, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.11 and 10.13
Linux 2.6.x to 4.4x LTS Versions only

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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.


 

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.

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.