USB to Parallel Printer Cable (TPE-USBPARAL)

USB to Parallel Printer Cable (TPE-USBPARAL) USB to Parallel Printer Cable (TPE-USBPARAL)
Have an old printer? Need to add a parallel port? Get our GNU/Linux supported USB to parallel printer cable.

  • Easy installation with support in the mainline & linux-libre kernels

  • Support for popular and libre (free) distributions

  • Not dependent on wrappers, binary blobs, or proprietary drivers-firmware

  • Fully compliant with specification of USB Revision 1.1

  • IEEE 1284 Interface Supports Bi-Directional Communication

  • 6ft / 1.8m in length

  • USB 1 (4 pin, ie normal USB port) to Centronics (36 pin) Male

  • Vetted and certified by the Free Software Foundation under the RYF program



Fast shipping:

Most customers will receive this item within 1-5 business days when selecting our "Standard Shipping" option or our USPS shipping option if within the US. Most others in populated regions will generally get it within 6-10 business days.

(* large quantities may take longer to deliver)
Category Specification
Chipset PL2305
Supported Kernels Linux 2.6.32 and later
Compatible With MS Windows XP, Vista, and 7


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Partial List Of Supported Releases:

Trisquel 4.01, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.01, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Parabola GNU/Linux 2013.04.27, 2013.09.01, 2014.06.01, 2014.10.07, 2015.02.21, 2015.02.28, 2015.05.01, 2015.07.01, 2015.08.01, 2015.11.11, 2016.03.17, 2016.06.01, 2016.11.03, 2017.05.28, 2017.09.30, 2018.02.06, 2018.06.02, 2018.06.04, 2018.06.11, 2019.03.10, 2020.01.18, 2020.01.22, 2020.08.02, 2020.08.03, 2020.09, 2021.08.11, 2022.04
Slint 14.2, 15.0
Slackware 13.37, 14, 14.1, 14.2, 15.0
Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10, 15.04, 15.10, 16.04, 16.10, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10, 23.04, 23.10
Kubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10, 15.04, 15.10, 16.04, 16.10, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10, 23.04, 23.10
Lubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10, 15.04, 15.10, 16.04, 16.10, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10, 23.04, 23.10
Peppermint Linux OS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9 Respin-2, 10, 10 Respin, 10 Respin 20191210, 2022-02-02, 2022-10-02, 2022-11-07, 2022-11-28, 2023-07-01, 2023-10-15
LXLE 12.04, 12.04.3, 12.04.4, 14.04, discontinued
Linux Mint 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14.1, 15, 16, 17, 17.1, 17.2, 17.3, 18, 18.1, 18.2, 18.3, 19, 19.1, 19.2, 19.3, 20, 20.1, 20.2, 20.3, 21, 21.1, 21.2, 21.2 Edge, 21.3, 21.3 Edge
Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Fedora 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
OpenSUSE 11.3, 11.4, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 13.1, 13.2, Leap 42.1, 42.2, 42.3, 15.0, 15.1, 15.2, 15.3, 15.4, 15.5
Manjaro 0.8.0, 0.8.1, 0.8.2, 0.8.3, 0.8.4, 0.8.5, 0.8.6, 0.8.7, 0.8.8, 0.8.9, 0.8.10, 0.8.11, 0.8.12, 0.8.13, 15.09, 15.12, 16.06, 16.06.1, 16.08, 16.10, 17.0, 17.1, 18.0, 18.1.0, 19.0, 20.0, 20.1, 20.2, 20.2.1, 21.0, 21.0.1, 21.0.2, 21.0.3, 21.0.4, 21.0.5, 21.0.6, 21.0.7, 21.1.0, 21.1.1, 21.1.2, 21.1.3, 21.1.4, 21.1.5, 21.1.6, 21.2.0, 21.2.1, 21.2.2, 21.2.3, 21.2.4, 21.2.5, 21.2.6, 21.3.1, 21.3.2, 21.3.3, 21.3.4, 21.3.5, 21.3.6, 21.3.7, 22.0, 22.0.1, 22.0.2, 22.0.3, 22.0.4, 22.0.5, 22.1.0, 22.1.1, 22.1.2, 22.1.3, 23.0, 23.0.1, 23.0.2, 23.0.3, 23.0.4, 23.1.0, 23.1.1, 23.1.2, 23.1.3
elementary OS .1, .2, .3, .3.1, .3.2, .4, .4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.1.4, 5.1.5, 5.1.6, 5.1.7, 6, 6.1, 7, 7.1
PCLinuxOS 2010, 2010.1, 2010.7, 2010.10, 2010.12, 2011.6, 2011.9, 2012.2, 2013.2, 2013.4, 2013.6, 2013.7, 2013.715, 2013.10, 2013.12, 2014.04, 2014.05, 2014.07, 2014.08, 2014.12, 2016.03, 2016.07, 2017.04, 2017.05, 2017.07, 2017.11, 2018.06, 2019.03, 2019.05, 2019.08, 2019.10, 2019.11, 2019.12, 2020.01, 2020.02, 2020.03, 2020.05, 2020.08, 2020.10, 2020.1015, 2021.0205, 2021.0215, 2021.08, 2021.11, 2022.01.10, 2022.04.10, 2022.04.20, 2022.07.10, 2022.11.20, 2022.11.30, 2022.12, 2023.05, 2023.07, 2023.08
Mageia 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5.1, 6, 6.1, 7, 7.1, 8, 9
Debian 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Rocky Linux 9 Series 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3
Rocky Linux 8 Series 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9
AlmaLinux 9 Series 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3
AlmaLinux 8 Series 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9 Series 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 Series 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 Series 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 7 ELS+
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 Series 6.06, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10, 6 ELS+
CentOS Stream 8, 9
CentOS 8 Series 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, (discontinued)
CentOS 7 Series 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9
CentOS 6 Series 6.06, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10
Scientific Linux 7 Series 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, (discontinued)
Scientific Linux 6 Series 6.06, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10, (discontinued)
ZorinOS 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 7, 7.1, 8, 8.1, 9, 9.1, 10, 11, 12, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.4, 15, 15.1, 15.2, 15.3, 16, 16.1, 16.2, 16.3, 17

In practice all recent distributions are supported.

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