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Serial to Parallel Converter (38.4 kbps)  

Quick conversion for everyday print jobs.


Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

Product Highlights

  • Save money. Put your old, reliable parallel printer to good use with your serial PC.
  • Your data is safe! Built-in 16-bit buffer prevents data loss.
  • Supports transmission speeds up to 38.4 kbps. Set with internal jumpers.

  • Further Details

  • DCE/DTE switch selectable.
  • Supports both X-ON/X-OFF and hardware flow control.
  • Converts serial data to parallel data.
  • Includes 6-foot (1.8-m) connector cable for quick installation.
  • Small, compact design ensures easy handling and use.
  • No external power supply needed—powered from the RS-232 interface.

    For your everyday, run-of-the-mill print jobs, you don’t always need the fastest, newest, most technologically advanced equipment available on the market. Sometimes the old reliables work just fine. And they’re a lot easier on the budget, too.

    The Serial<–>Parallel Converter is the perfect solution for day-to-day print jobs when all you need are reliable printouts. Go ahead—use your existing parallel printer with your serial PC!

    The converter is powered from the RS-232 interface, which makes it easy to use. Its internal strapping option converts the parallel BUSY signal to the appropriate signal on the serial interface for hardware or software flow control.

    A convenient set of configuration switches enables you to control data rate, parity, data bits, flow control, and DCE/DTE selection. The choice is easy! The Black Box® Serial<–>Parallel Converter is a great way to transmit data and save money.

  • Controls DTE/DCE autosensing
    Data Format 8-position DIP switch selectable
    Flow Control Hardware or X-ON/X-OFF
    Speed 300 bps to 38.4 kbps, switch-selectable
    CE Approval — Yes
    Interface Asynchronous serial, Centronics® parallel
    Connectors Serial: (1) DB25 F;
    Parallel: (1) Centronics compatible, 36-pin M on a 6-ft. cable
    Power From the RS-232 interface
    Size 2.6"H x 1.3"W x 0.8"D (6.6 x 3.3 x 2 cm)

    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 1-800-316-7107.

    Double Diamond Warranty
    Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

    Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)


    Take the risk out of equipment purchases with the Double Diamond™ Warranty from Black Box Network Services.

    The Double Diamond Warranty is our warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

    The Serial to Parallel Converter (38.4 kbps) comes with a standard 1 Year warranty already included.

    During the warranty period, Black Box Network Services will repair or replace your damaged equipment within one week of receipt at NO CHARGE!*

    Plus, get an Extended Double Diamond Warranty.

    You can also extend your warranty or protect a previously purchased Black Box® brand product** for an additional year—for only 10% of the purchase price! Or, extend your coverage for a full three years for only 20% of the purchase price!

    Ordering an extended warranty is easy: When viewing a product in your shopping cart, just select the one or three years of additional coverage in the dropdown menu under “Warranty Options.” For details, contact Customer Service at 724-746-5500.

    * Warranty subject to certain exclusions and limitations
    ** Certain products may not be eligible.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.


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    Price: $121.15

    Quantity Available: 20




    Shipping Info

    In Stock - orders received before 5PM ET ship same day

    Weight: 0.563 lbs.
    HxWxD: 1.25 x 6 x 7 in.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.

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