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IEEE 1284 Serial to Parallel Converter  

Connect async serial hardware to an IEEE 1284 bidirectional interface.

PI049A

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Product Highlights

  • Runs at speeds up to 115.2 kbps.
  • Supports two IEEE 1284 Bi-Tronics modes: Compatible and Nibble (switchable).
  • Super compact, pocket size.
  • LEDs provide at-a-glance monitoring.
  • Power choices: from both interfaces or from an external power supply.
  • Features 10-kV ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection on the serial interface.

  • Description

    IEEE 1284 Serial to Parallel Converter


    Quick Facts

  • Runs at speeds up to 115.2 kbps.
  • Supports two IEEE 1284 Bi-Tronics modes: Compatible and Nibble (switchable).
  • Super compact, pocket size.
  • LEDs provide at-a-glance monitoring.
  • Power choices: from both interfaces or from an external power supply.
  • Features 10-kV ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection on the serial interface.

  • Further Details

    Get more out of your equipment with the IEEE 1284 Serial to Parallel Converter from Black Box. Use your speedy IEEE 1284 laser printer with your async RS-232/423 hardware. You can use this converter with all your hardware equipped with an IEEE 1284 Bi-Tronics® parallel interface.

    This tiny box gives you lots of operational options because it works in either Level 1 Compatible or Nibble modes (according to the IEEE 1284 standard). So it supports the high speeds—up to 115.2 kbps—necessary for graphics-intensive laser-printer applications. Depending on your equipment, all you have to do is set a switch to change modes.

    Conversion is simple. On the serial side, the converter translates Nibble operations into standard HP® LaserJet® IV serial printer escape sequences. This enables operation with standard printer drivers.

    On the parallel side, the converter translates all commands received from the PC or other serial devices into Bi-Tronics Nibble operations or compatible operations.

    The converter supports all Bi-Tronics Level 1 compatible hardware and is backward-compatible with Level 2 hardware.


    Technical Specifications for IEEE 1284 Serial to Parallel Converter:

    Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Protection — 10 kV on the serial interface
    Flow Control — Serial: Hardware or software (X-ON/X-OFF), user selectable;
    Parallel: Hardware
    Leads Supported — Serial: 1–8;
    Parallel: Pins 1–13 active; 31, 32, 36 held high; 16–30 ground
    Power Requirements — IEEE 1284 B interface must support optional 5 V on Pin 18, IEEE 1284 C must support interface Pin 36; otherwise, use included external AC power supply
    Speed — 9600 bps; 19.2, 38.4, 115.2 kbps
    Transmission Format — Serial: Async, full-duplex;
    Parallel: IEEE 1284 [supports Nibble and Level 1 compatible modes (switchable)]
    CE Approval — Yes
    Interface — RS-232, RS-423
    Connectors — Serial: (1) RJ-45;
    Parallel: (1) 36-pin Centronics® M
    Indicators — (2) LEDs: Power, Data Mode
    Power — From RS-232/423 and IEEE 1284 interfaces;
    External wallmount transformer: Input: 120 VAC, 60 Hz, 10 watts;
    Output: 9 VDC, 500 mA
    Size — 3"H x 2.4"W x 0.8"D (7.6 x 6.1 x 2 cm)
    Weight — 0.5 lb. (0.2 kg)
    This product works with:
    • RJ-45 (8-Wire) Modular Cable, Straight-Pinned (EL08MS)
    • Modular Adapter Kits (FA065, FA027)
    Questions? Contact our FREE Tech Support.

    NOTE: Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 877-877-2269.


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    Weight: 0.75 lbs.
    HxWxD: 2.5 x 5 x 8 in.

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