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2-Port IEEE-1284 Parallel Printer Auto Sharing Switch

Model # B170002R

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This versatile 2-position autoswitch is compatible with any printer, including a high speed IEEE1284 printer. The automatic switch function can be used to share a printer between 2 PCs and will automatically manage print jobs in a transparent manner. The B170-002-R can also be used to connect a PC to 2 printers. The target printer is selected via included software or manually. This compact unit does not require AC power, allowing it to be located virtually anywhere. You can connect the switch to your PC using an IEEE Switchbox cable (P710-010).

Key Features
  • IEEE1284 Approved.
  • Designed for use with all printers including IEEE high speed printers.
  • Reversible: Connect 1 PC to 2 Printers or 2 PCs to 1 Printer.
  • No AC required.
  • Has both Automatic and Manual mode.
  • Status LEDs quickly identify the mode as well as the port in use.
  • Compact design enable switch to be located almost anywhere.
System Requirements
  • Computer with a parallel port
  • Parallel printer (either IEEE or non-IEEE)
  • CD drive in the computer to load the driver
  • One straight through IEEE switch cable per computer (model # P710-010)
  • One parallel IEEE printer cable per printer (P606-006 or P606-010)
Package Includes
  • B170-002-R Reversible 2 Position IEEE Autoswitch
  • CD with Drivers
  • Manual


  • Automatic, hands-free switching
  • No external power source required
  • Reversible design allows multiple computers to share 1 printer or 1 computer to use multiple printers
Unit Carton UPC# 037332014290
Color Black
Connector A DB25 (FEMALE)
Connector B DB25 (FEMALE) (X2)
Number of Connectors 3
Ports 2
CPU Connector 1 DB25 (Female)
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide) Lifetime limited warranty

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