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Offline Contract_Pilot

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ExpressCard Parallel Port
« on: October 10, 2014, 02:13:47 PM »
Has anyone tried this card for adding a Parallel Port to a Laptop?

http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-ExpressCard-Serial-Parallel-EC1S1P55254/dp/B005F4WS2E/

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Re: ExpressCard Parallel Port
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2014, 04:27:44 PM »
I think the "gurus" on the forum don't recommend laptops at all for use with the PP regardless of adapter or card.  They do seem to work OK with external motion controllers like the SmoothStepper and it's brethren.
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Re: ExpressCard Parallel Port
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2014, 05:33:29 AM »
It may work if it is a true parallel port rather than just an emulator. However as DICKYBIRD mentions Laptops are not recommended unless using an external controller. If it is a simple machine then you could get an external controller for not much more than the price of that port and results would be better. For example there is the PoKeys, http://www.poscope.com/PoKeys56U
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Re: ExpressCard Parallel Port
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2014, 10:05:14 AM »
FWIW, I couldn't get that card to work with Mach3 and my Lenovo T410 running Windows 7 32-bit. Even after specifying the resource addresses in Ports and Pins.

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Re: ExpressCard Parallel Port
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2014, 04:22:07 PM »
Thanks, for the replies I will use the desktop until I find one of them mini computers.