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printer cable

90745 20-NOV 16:52 General Information
printer cable
From: WAYNETHOMPSO To: ALL

Can anyone tell me the pinout of a pc clone type parallel printer cable?
I is the kind that hase a 25pin dsub at on end and a 36pin centronics
connector at the other.
Thanks,
Wayne

2 comments to printer cable

  • pucc_unknown

    90792 26-NOV 00:24 General Information
    RE: printer cable (Re: Msg 90745)
    From: WRHAMBLEN To: WAYNETHOMPSO

    Wayne,

    Here’s what came out of my Epson printer manual and “Upgrading and
    Repairing PCs”:
    direction
    . 25 pin end description from PC 36 pin end

    . 1 strobe* output 1
    . 2 data 0 output 2
    . 3 data 1 output 3
    . 4 data 2 output 4
    . 5 data 3 output 5
    . 6 data 4 output 6
    . 7 data 5 output 7
    . 8 data 6 output 8
    . 9 data 7 output 9
    . 10 ack* input 10
    . 11 busy input 11
    . 12 paper out input 12
    . 13 select in input 13
    . 14 auto feed* output 14
    . 15 error* input 32
    . 16 reset* output 31
    . 17 select* output 36
    . 18-25 ground 19-30

    * means active low.

    Hope this helps. Not all these connections are required for the printer
    to print. My PT68K-4 (Delmar System IV motherboard) talks to an Espson
    printer through a cable has only data, ground, strobe and ack connected.

    Bud

  • pucc_unknown

    90804 26-NOV 14:08 General Information
    RE: printer cable (Re: Msg 90792)
    From: WAYNETHOMPSO To: WRHAMBLEN

    Thanks for the info!
    Thanks,
    Wayne