Using a New Printer on Clone

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Using a New Printer on Clone

Postby toml_12953 » July 6th, 2017, 2:47 pm

There are many USB to RS-232 converters but in order to use a new printer with the Clone, you need an RS-232 to USB converter. The website below sells such a beast. I currently have an old Oki serial printer hooked up to my Clone but it's old, noisy and slow and when it dies, it'll be hard to replace. With the Rs232 to USB cable, I can use a modern, cheap USB printer. This URL isn't the only place you can get a converter and I'm not endorsing them but I'm just presenting a possibility for you. You'll need a 9-pin to 25-pin adapter with the cable below as well. Enjoy!

http://microcontrollershop.com/product_info.php?products_id=5031

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Re: Using a New Printer on Clone

Postby boyce » July 7th, 2017, 10:32 am

It looked cool until I saw the price.
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Re: Using a New Printer on Clone

Postby toml_12953 » July 8th, 2017, 4:04 am

boyce wrote:It looked cool until I saw the price.


Yeah, me too. I'm sure there must be other sources but that was the first one I found.
At least we know such a thing exists!

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