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1 Port ExpressCard Parallel Laptop Adapter Card

1 Port ExpressCard 34mm Parallel Adapter Card

Product ID: EC1UP

  • Compliant with ExpressCard specifications 1.0
  • Fits into 34mm ExpressCard slots
  • Easy to use and install
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  • Supports plug and play
  • IEEE 1284 compliant parallel port (DB25)
  • No IRQ, DMA, I/O Address resources required
7,99 € EUR exc VAT
9,99 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

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.

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

Applications

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

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty Lifetime
Hardware
Bus Type ExpressCard (USB 2.0 Bus)
Card Type 34mm ExpressCard
Chipset ID Prolific - PL2305
Interface Parallel
Port Style Integrated on Card
Ports 1
Performance
Bus Type USB based ExpressCard
Chipset Prolific PL2305
Connectors
General Specifications 1ft Adapter Cable (DB26 male to DB25 male)
1x DB26 Female Connector
Maximum Data Transfer Rate Up to 1.5Mbps
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - ExpressCard (34mm)
External Ports 1 - DB-25 (25 pin, D-Sub) Female
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)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 16 mm [0.6 in]
Product Length 122 mm [4.8 in]
Product Weight 47 g [1.7 oz]
Product Width 42 mm [1.7 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.1 kg [0.2 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Parallel ExpressCard
1 - Parallel Adapter Cable
1 - Instruction Manual

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)

Certifications

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Accessories

Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.