ADP-1P25 USB - printer adapter

USB adapter for connecting printers with a parallel port. DB25F connector.


Input USB 2.0
Output DB25, parallel port
PC connection USB type A-M, permanently connected cable, cable 1.5 m
Power supply on the bus
Extra shielded, durable design

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The USB printer adapter easily solves the problem of connecting an older printer only equipped with a parallel port to a new computer that no longer has a parallel interface.

 



 

The seamless compatibility thanks to the original chip by Prolific. Beware of problem adapters with non-original chips.
Installing the adapter drivers is completely automatic because they are already a standard part of Windows, Mac OS, or Linux operating systems. The user only installs drivers for the connected printer, if necessary.

 



 

The compact converter has a built-in DB25 female connector in the body that is mainly designed to connect with the printer cable. It can also be connected directly to devices equipped with a DB25 male connector.
Bi-Directional Interface: Bi-directional communication allows you to check the status of your printer from your computer.
Supports all IEEE1284 compatible printers, MFPs and other IEEE1284 compatible peripherals.

 



 

A true 5 mm thick, double-shielded USB cable guarantees stable data transmissions without interference.
A 1.5 m long cable attached permanently to the adapter is sufficient in most cases.

 



The adapter electronics is embedded in plastic and thus form a very durable unit also suitable for industrial applications.
 


The AXAGON ADP-1P25 USB printer adapter with the Centronics connector easily connects a printer with parallel port to the USB port of your computer.

Automatic installation of the adapter drivers that are part of the Windows, Mac OS, or Linux operating systems. This will create a print support via USB bus also for LPT-enabled printers.

Bi-directional communication allows you to check the status of your printer from your computer.

Seamless compatibility thanks to the original Prolific chip (beware of adapters with non-original chips).

High quality double-shielded USB cable for stable data transmissions without interference.

Very durable adapter body suitable even for industrial applications.

Input:  
• USB 2.0 full speed 12 Mbit/s interface, USB 1.1 backward compatibility.
• Connecting USB 2.0 port with Type A male connector on a 1.5 m long cable permanently attached to the adapter.
• Satisfies the USB Device Class definition for Printing Devices v1.0.
 
Output:
• 1x 1284 Type A port with DB25 female connector integrated inside the adapter body.
• Complies with the IEEE1284-1994 specification for Bi-Directional Parallel Peripheral Interface.
• Full support for two-way communication between a PC and printer.
• Supports all IEEE1284 compatible printers, MFPs and other IEEE1284 compatible peripherals.

Other features:
• Full Plug and Play support.
• Adapter power supply via USB (bus power) - no auxiliary power supply required.
• Original Prolific PL2305 chipset is used.
• Adapter body dimensions 56 x 58 x 18 mm, cable length 1.5 m.
• Adapter weight 105 g (including cable).

Supported operating systems:
• MS Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 and later, Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 / 2016 and later (supported are all 32- and 64-bit Windows OS versions), Mac OS 9.x, Mac OS X 10.x and higher, Linux with kernel 2.4.x and above.
• Note: Drivers are included with supported operating systems and are installed completely automatically. A printing support is created via the USB bus, but does not replace a fully-fledged parallel port. The user only installs drivers for the connected printer, if necessary.

Package contains:
• USB parallel printer adapter with a permanently connected USB cable 1.5 m long,
• the printed manual is not included, the user guide is available for download at the manufacturer's website,
• packed in a solid, sealed foil bag with print.

Input
interface USB 2.0 / USB 1.1
rate 12 / 1.5 Mbit/s (full / low speed)
connector USB Type A male (on the cable)
cable 1.5 m, permanently connected
Output
interface parallel IEEE 1284 (only for the printers)
rate 1.5 MB/s
connector DB25 female
compatibility IEEE1284-1994 specification for Bi-Directional Parallel Peripheral Interface
Supported device
printer with parallel port yes
scanner with parallel port no
other peripherals with parallel port no
Supported features
automatic installation yes
Plug and Play yes
Other features
shielding yes
indication no
chipset Prolific PL2305
dimensions 56 x 58 x 18 mm
weight 105 g (including USB cable)
Power supply
on the bus yes (USB bus power)
through power adapter no
OS support
MS Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP (all 32- and 64-bit versions)
MS Windows Server 2016 / 2012 / 2008 / 2003 (all 32- and 64-bit versions)
Mac OS X 10.x and higher
Linux kernel 2.6.x and higher

Package contents

- USB parallel printer adapter with a permanently connected cable 1.5 m long,
- printed manual is not included
- the user guide is available for download at the manufacturer's website


Product package

- solid, sealed foil bag with print
- package dimensions 14.5 x 20.5 x 2 cm
- weight of 1 pc package 112 g
- EAN 8595247903143


Export package

- number of pieces in the box: 104
- total weight of the box: 12.5 kg G.W.
- box dimensions: 44 x 35 x 28 cm


FAQ

A): Drivers are included with operating systems (except for WIN98SE/ME), and are installed completely automatically. The user only installs drivers for the connected printer, if necessary. Try to find them using Windows Update or check with your printer manufacturer. For more information, see the user guide on the product page.

B): No other drivers need to be installed and are not even available. If you continue to have problems with your adapter, check out more tips that can help you troubleshoot problems.

A): If the adapter is not displayed in "Device Manager" (in USB Bus Controllers - USB Print Support), there may be a USB port malfunction.

B): Try plugging the adapter into another USB port. The adapter should be detected and the drivers loaded automatically. If the problem persists, plug the adapter into the USB port of another computer to verify its functionality.

A): If this happens, it means that the operating system failed to get the necessary information to install the drivers.

B): The cause may be a defective USB cable or damaged device. If the problem persists, plug the adapter into the USB port of another computer to verify its functionality.

A): Converters from USB to LPT ADP-xx do not create an LPT port. After installation, it creates USB print support in Device Manager for printers equipped with LPT port, but does not replace (or create) a fully fledged parallel port.

B): You can buy one of the PCEA-xx cards to create a fully fledged parallel port.

A): Please make sure that the port - USB001 - Virtual printer port for USB is correctly set in printer properties.

B): If "USB Print Support" is displayed twice in the Device Manager, it is possible that the printer is mapped to the second Virtual Port USB002 - try changing the port setting to USB002 (or another available in the printer port settings).

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