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What is this adapter for the C64?

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Correct.

Centronics for a parallel printer. It gets its' 5V from the cassette port (the little card edge connector with the single wire on it)

I have a similar one.

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Wow. Have we really moved that far into the future that centronics parallel is so unknown? :-) (Not trying to diss the OP, it's not a bad question, just surprised.

 

JIm

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Perhaps most Centronics interfaces would be associated with the userport instead of going through the IEC port for compatibility reasons, thus the confusion?

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A Parallel Modem. LOL.

 

It's funny, that was the port to have back in the day. The serial port was too slow. Now, USB Has endured for 21 years... (At least, I had an old win98 laptop that had one.)

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But, almost all printer interfaces used the serial port, from the well known (?) Cardco +G to the Xetex Super Graphix..

There was a GEOS printer interface that used the user port, but not many others.

 

 

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