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USB Parallel Port (PP196)


Converts PC to Oscilloscope (1435 bytes)
    USB oscilloscope and data loggers

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Pico have discontinued the PP196 USB to parallel adapter.

Last unit sold May 2017.

The USB to Parallel Converter allows you to connect Pico parallel port oscilloscope and data acquisition products to the USB port of a PC ( for  USB to Serial port adaptor see this page).

Please note that this converter is only suitable for use with Pico parallel port products — it can not be used with printers or other non Pico products.

Features and Benefits

  • With this adaptor all Pico parallel products are USB compatible
  • Free up your existing parallel port for printing
  • Use multiple devices on the same PC
  • Avoid IRQ conflicts
  • No need to install an add-in card or open the computer
  • LED light indicates power (when PicoScope or PicoLog software is running)
  • USB compliant

Package Contents

  • USB to Parallel converter
  • USB cable
  • Standard Pico CDRom
  • Easy installation guide


Installation is simple:

  1. Install the supplied software on to the PC
  2. Plug the parallel device into the USB adaptor
  3. Plug the USB adaptor into the computer's USB port

Most computers currently have serial, parallel and USB ports. The USB to parallel converter allows multiple products to be used on the same PC without adding extra cards, it also solves the problem of adding more parallel ports to laptops.

System Requirements

  • Windows 98, 2000, ME and XP
  • Available USB 1.1 (or higher) port
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Address: 1480 Gulf Road, Suite 837,
PO Box 1364
Point Roberts, WA 98281

Western Canada - Vancouver BC

Tel:1.800.663.6001 or 1.604.925.6150
Address: 2454 Haywood Ave
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1Y1

Eastern Canada - Markham, Ontario

Tel:1.800.465.0164 or 1.905.513.7027