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Syba USB 2.0 to DB25 Parallel Cable (SD-USB-DB25)

3.2 out of 5 stars 80 customer reviews
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  • Fully PNP Compatible
  • Compliant with USB2.0 Full Speed Specifications
  • Compliant with IEEE 1284-1994 Specification for Bi-Directional Parallel Peripheral Interface
  • Supported 12Mbps Data Throughput
  • Compliant with USB Specification 1.1
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Product Description

Size: 6-Ft

The Sybil SD-USB-DB25 USB 2.0 to DB25 parallel cable effectively let you use any parallel device on any USB enable PC. Compatible with USB 1.1 and 2.0, this driverless solution makes connecting your printer easy. Use this adapter cable to connect your inkjet, laser or high speed printer to a computer without a parallel port. Forget the hassles of IRQ sharing by adapting your parallel device to USB. If you have multiple parallel devices or printer, you can eliminate the need for a switchbox by connecting each device to a USB port. The USB to Parallel cable is fully transparent to the user and is ideal for true bi-directional communication.

Product Information

Size:6-Ft

Technical Details

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Brand Name Syba
Item model number SD-USB-DB25
Hardware Platform PC, Mac
Item Weight 4.8 ounces
Product Dimensions 7 x 7 x 1.5 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 7 x 7 x 1.5 inches
Color Black

Additional Information

ASIN B000JPCAKY
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3.2 out of 5 stars 80 customer reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #6,263 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Accessories > Cables & Interconnects > USB Cables
#27,186 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cables
Shipping Weight 4.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available October 17, 2006

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Size: 6-Ft Verified Purchase
I thought I'd ad a quick review to let others know that this device does in fact work with Windows 7.

I recently purchased a new PC and found out that my motherboard no longer has a built in parallel port. I decided to buy this adapter as I could connect it to my existing cable (which stretches a good 6 feet to my printer). I'd heard about issues with Windows 7 and support for printers but hoped that my old HP LaserJet 4L was still considered a 'staple' on the drivers front.

After connecting the adapter to the cable and my PC, Windows 7 recognized the new device right away. I started to hunt around Windows for 'Adding a new printer device' but thankfully my LaserJet was auto-configured and seen in the control panel all on its own. I loaded up my word processor and did a quick print of some formatted text and it worked just fine.

(* One other quick comment I'll add to this post - I have been told that Windows 7 can be flaky with front panel USB sockets which often go thru an internal hub separate from the motherboard. If you experience issues with USB devices ensure you connect them in the BACK to USB ports on the motherboard itself. I have noticed this issue first hand with cameras & camcorders.)

All the best.
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This product worked just fine and came with drivers and everything it needed. The only thing is that I was planing to use this parallel port to run relays, but the problem is that Windows will only recognize this as a printer port and can not control the pins individually. Windows will only see this as a printer, therefore do not buy this product unless it will be used only for a parallel printer.
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I used this cable to connect an older HP Laserjet printer to a newer Dell computer that didn't have the traditional printer port, only USB connections. Worked great, no configuration required. The new Dell is running Windows 7.
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Despite opinions from some reviewers,
This product works straight from package to the pc without need of drivers.

One reviewer here says some one about "cable does not emulate a printer",
come on! how one cable can emulate one printer???.

One printer is a device very complex. A single cable can not emulate it. Not more to say.

The USB to PARALLEL adapter (like this) is a device that converts 2 different signaling communication protocols known as USB and PARALLEL.

When using this adapter, the computer sends data to the parallel printer using USB signaling protocol,
then this device converts the sent data to PARALLEL signaling protocol (this is the protocol that parallel printer understands), after this the printer responds sending to computer PARALLEL data too, using PARALLEL signaling protocol, then this device converts the sent data to USB signaling protocol, because for this connection, the computer is talking in USB signaling protocol.

This process is repeated between the Computer and the Printer until the end.

COMPUTER --> USB/PARALLEL --> PRINTER
PRINTER --> PARALLEL/USB --> COMPUTER
COMPUTER --> USB/PARALLEL --> PRINTER
..
..

This cable adapter is really a signaling protocol converter between USB and PARALLEL, and works VERY WELL doing your job.

I recommend this device (Syba SD-USB-DB25 USB 2.0 to Paralle/IEEE 1284 Port Adapter, Prolific Chipset) with 5 stars. It works without problems. Good construction and enough cable length.

One comment for GNU/LINUX Users: When configuring CUPS for use with this device, the Device URI must be: usb:/dev/usb/lp0

One last comment: Is better to use one USB to DB25 Paralle/IEEE 1284 Port Adapter (like this) than "printer adapters" (USB to Printer cable).

Happy printing..!
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I have connected two parallel devices to this cable and the device does not relay a connection to the computer.

Windows 7 does recognize the fact that the cable is plugged into the USB port but that's about it. There is no apparent way to access a parallel port device such as a scanner or parallel port drive such as the Iomega Zip 100. In addition, valid instructions on the units use did not come with the product, nor is such use easily found on the internet via Google.

I suggest that anyone who is considering purchasing this product for a given purpose, first and foremost use your favorite web search tool to find out if someone has had success in using the product in the way you intend.

For windows to utilize the "Syba SD-USB-DB25 USB 2.0 to Paralle/IEEE 1284 Port Adapter, Prolific Chipset (Electronics)" the way one expects it to be used, the unit should be recognized as a parallel port. Without having the functionality of a parallel port, the unit cannot adapt a parallel port device to the USB. It would also need to relay the device information through the USB port the way that the OS would read a parallel port.
As it is now, all the computer sees is a USB Printing device not a valid parallel port.
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I am using this for an older printer that I needed to pair with a newer computer. The computer only had USB and the printer only had the big printer port so I used this one to make them compatible and it worked great. It even comes with a cd with drivers on it, but I did not use it.
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