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Offline Helicopterjohn

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2nd Parallel Port PCI Card (Recommendations)
« on: July 28, 2011, 08:06:13 AM »
I am currently updating my Shopbot PRT will all new electronics.

I wish to add a second Parallel Port Card to my Windows computer running XP (via a PCI Slot).

I would like to know if anyone here has installed such a card with success and what brand, make, model and vendor source they used to purchase it.  Associated cost would be nice if known.

Thanks,

John
Shopbot PRT 48 X 96  Gekco 203V drives, PMDX-126 Multi-Mode Breakout Board, PMDX-107 Isolated Speed Control, (2) Ea. PMDX-133 3-axis Daisy-Chainable Motherboard for Gekco 203V's, PMDX-2PARPCi Dual Parallel Port Card, Super PID Speed Controller, 2010 Screen Set, Solid State Relays for dust/coolant.

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Re: 2nd Parallel Port PCI Card (Recommendations)
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011, 12:27:00 PM »
The A25 is a reasonable priced card http://www.cnc4pc.com/Store/osc/product_info.php?products_id=250 from those who understand CNC.

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Re: 2nd Parallel Port PCI Card (Recommendations)
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011, 03:58:38 PM »
John,

Here is one that seems highly recommended. I bought one from NewEgg, as Tiger Direct didn't have it.

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,11300.0.html

I can't comment on it because my retrofit isn't far enough along.

Here is the Newegg link:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815166007

 

Hope this helps,

Jack
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Re: 2nd Parallel Port PCI Card (Recommendations)
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011, 05:34:14 PM »
i've used a variety of different cards from the cheapest £1.99(far eastern origin) to a whopping £25.99(novatech), and they've all worked.

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Re: 2nd Parallel Port PCI Card (Recommendations)
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2011, 08:31:50 PM »
Hi Guys,

Thanks for your valued input

John
Shopbot PRT 48 X 96  Gekco 203V drives, PMDX-126 Multi-Mode Breakout Board, PMDX-107 Isolated Speed Control, (2) Ea. PMDX-133 3-axis Daisy-Chainable Motherboard for Gekco 203V's, PMDX-2PARPCi Dual Parallel Port Card, Super PID Speed Controller, 2010 Screen Set, Solid State Relays for dust/coolant.