whats the max length for a printer cable?

Discussion in 'Peripherals' started by mcveigh, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. mcveigh

    mcveigh Diamond Member

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    google was no help :(
     
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    fredtam Banned

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    I think for 1284 it is 25'.
     
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    Drakkon Diamond Member

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    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...
     
  5. Wizwill

    Wizwill Junior Member

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    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.:)