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Offline dresda

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Dumb question, parallel port serial cable?
« on: March 22, 2014, 05:33:18 PM »
Went to my local electronic store and asked for a db25 M/F parallel cable, he said they don't carry them only USB, " don't you mean serial"  My system is DSPMC but I thought I might play around with steppers.

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Re: Dumb question, parallel port serial cable?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2014, 05:47:22 PM »
No, not serial. Parallel is what you need. I don't think printers have used parallel cables for over 10 years now, so yes, they're hard to find locally.
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Re: Dumb question, parallel port serial cable?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2014, 06:33:51 PM »
So I guess the USB one is not going work either, so do I have to make one?

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Re: Dumb question, parallel port serial cable?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2014, 07:53:50 PM »
No, USB won't work.
You can order a parallel cable here:

http://www.cnc4pc.com/Store/osc/index.php?cPath=29_85
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