View Full Version : whats the max length for a printer cable?

07-22-2003, 03:54 PM
google was no help :(

07-22-2003, 04:08 PM
I think for 1284 it is 25'.

07-22-2003, 04:19 PM
nahhh...we ran a special order 50' cable in office building one time...had no problems...
but really better to setup a print server and just use the network...

07-24-2003, 05:29 PM
Conventional wisdom says 15' for a parallel cable and the same for USB. If you use a quality brand cable 25' parallel or USB should be OK, and I have seen 50' pre-made parallel cables. The real problem is signal voltage drop over long runs.:)