The printer support parallel communications through the 36 pin Centronics port located on the back panel of the printer. The only requirement for parallel communications is an IEEE1284 compatible cable. There is a printer LCD Display Menu Item " PARALLEL COMM." that should be set to PARALLEL. To avoid data error conditions, the parallel cable should not exceed 10 feet in length and meet IEEE 1284 standards.
|2-9||Data Bits 1-8|
|16 & 17||Ground|
|18||+5V @ 1A|
|33 & 34||Not Used|
|35||+5V through a 4.7 KW Resistor|
Xi-Series - The Xi will attempt to negotiate the highest speed it supports (ECP). If it cannot negotiate that speed, it will use drop to the next supportable speed (which will typically be compatibility mode).
Testing parallel communications in DOS
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