Serial to USB adapters for Printers

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by SpaceMusic_Guy, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

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    Has anyone out there had experience using the "Serial to USB" adapters for their printers ?? I have 2 older printers that I need the adapter for since I just got a used Dual 450 G4 that no longer has any serial ports.

    For all of you who might say just ditch the old printers and get a new USB one........one of the printers is an Epson Stylus 1520......which can print up to 17" x 22" posters......so I'm not about to get rid of that !! Plus, it was $500 and they still sell that model for $500 today.

    Has anyone had any problems printing using those adapters ??

    BTW, the prices on those damn adapters is OUTRAGEOUS !!!! The cheapest one i've seen so far is $80........Pathetic !!
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

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    I have a Belkin adapter which I don't recommend. I never really got any use out of it and my one reason for using it went away.

    The Keyspan dual serial adapter worked okay though, from everything I'd seen.
     

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