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'[BUY] IEEE 1284-1996 standard AB and B (female) to'
James Newton, Host
Does anyone have a good source for printer cables? Before you say "any
computer store" the issue is that I can NOT use the standard IEEE 1284
cables. I need IEEE 1284-1996, the extra -1996 makes all the difference.
Quantities are 50 or 100 of each type at a time.
- Standard AB cable in 10' length. Target price is $5 to $10 per cable.
- Rare B (female) to C (Male) adapter cables in 6" or so length.
- B (female) to B (Male) "pigtail" cables in 6" or so length.
My current source, while excellent for product quality, is proving
unreliable for lead time and delivery. He also seems to have trouble telling
a female connector from a male... I'm perfectly happy to import these from
China or anywhere else as long as I can get them reliably with 1 or 2 weeks
For anyone who doesn't know, the C type connector is the weird little one
you find on the back of some printers:
some strange reason, it seems to be used more on large network type printers
than on the small printers where its size might be appropriate.
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Sorry, can't help with sourcing the cables...
On Fri, 1 Apr 2005 10:23:09 -0800, James Newton, Host
> For anyone who doesn't know, the C type connector is
the weird little one
> you find on the back of some printers:
> some strange reason, it seems to be used more on large
network type printers
> than on the small printers where its size might be
I think it's because they expect them to be normally
network-connected, and the parallel interface is more of
an afterthought for debugging and such. And it
discourages ordinary users bringing their laptop and a
cable to the printer and using it directly, bypassing
Wouter van Ooijen
> Does anyone have a good source for printer cables? Before you say "any
> computer store" the issue is that I can NOT use the standard IEEE 1284
> cables. I need IEEE 1284-1996, the extra -1996 makes all the
I have a cheap local source, but from their docs I can't tell whether it
is -1996, so probably not. They just state 'IEEE 1284' and 'IEEE 1284
twisted'. Also AB and BB only (but BB only male-male and
female-female!), no C type. What is the difference?
Wouter van Ooijen
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