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24 pin parallel cable
« on: October 13, 2008, 02:27:11 PM »
Hello,

Any suggestions on where to purchase a 24 pin parallel cable for connecting the parallel port to the breakout board?

These buggers are sort of a thing of the past and kinda hard to locate these days.

Thanks,
Kerry
Re: 24 pin parallel cable
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008, 02:46:33 PM »
Would probably help to know where in the world you are.  I can tell you where to get one in California, but that won't be much help if you live in Lithuania....

Regards,
Ray L.
Regards,
Ray L.
Re: 24 pin parallel cable
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008, 02:48:34 PM »
Good point! I'm in Minnesota USA.

Thanks,
Kerry

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Re: 24 pin parallel cable
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2008, 03:09:36 PM »
is this the 25pin cable you mean? or is it the ribbon cable that you are referring to?
Hood
Re: 24 pin parallel cable
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2008, 06:36:04 PM »
Office depot had both 25 pin cables and gender changers.
Re: 24 pin parallel cable
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2008, 11:41:28 AM »
Yes I need the 25pin cable.

One end of the cable plugs into the parallel port on the back of the computer and the other end plugs into the ribbon cable that goes to the BOB.

I am hoping to find an online source since there is no Office Depot nearby.

Thanks,
Kerry
Regards,
Ray L.
Re: 24 pin parallel cable
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2008, 11:46:40 AM »
Just Googling "parallel printer cable" gets bazillions of places that sell them....
Regards,
Ray L.
Re: 24 pin parallel cable
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2008, 12:03:13 PM »
Yep and all bazillion of them seem to have USB plugs on one end which is no good for this application.

The cable needs to have the 24 pin male plug on both ends.

Kerry
Re: 24 pin parallel cable
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2008, 01:32:32 PM »
Kerry,

    You're really not trying very hard....

    First hit:  http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=76 scroll down to items 6-9
   Third hit: http://www.cablemakers.com/parallel-cables.htm  scroll down to IEEE-1284 cables
    Fourth hit:  http://www.computercablestore.com/c_serial_and_parallel_cables.aspx  Second item on the right

    BTW - The connectors are 25-pin, specifically DB-25M

Regards,
Ray L.
Regards,
Ray L.