USB Serial Parallel Adapter - Overview

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Features and specifications

The USB Serial Parallel Adapter (22P5298) enables you to connect one serial device and one parallel printer via your ThinkPad system's USB port. It does not require an additional power source. The adapter is lightweight and comes in ThinkPad black.

This highly portable adapter will be especially appealing to the mobile X-series customers needing to connect to PDAs and printers while on the go.

  • One serial port
  • One parallel printer port


1 year Limited – customer carry-in exchange

  • Announce date: 09 Oct 2001 (Worldwide)
  • Planned availability date: 12 Oct 2001 (Worldwide)
  • Effective withdrawal date: 09 Oct 2007 (Worldwide)

Hardware compatibility
DescriptionMachine TypeModel
ThinkPad R Series2656All
ThinkPad X Series2660, 2661, 2662All
ThinkPad TransNote2675All
ThinkPad i Series1161, 1171, 2666, 2667All
ThinkPad S Series2639All

Software requirements

The USB Serial Parallel Adapter is compatible with:

  • Microsoft Windows Me
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 98

Parallel support for printers only.

  • USB Serial Parallel Adapter
  • Software and User's Guide CD

Agency approvals


  • Serial devices
    • Serial input devices such as serial mice and serial keyboard are not supported due to a limitation in their functionality through the USB interface.
  • Printer devices
    • Some printers may not be designed to function properly with the USB Adapter. Refer to the list of supported and non-supported printers.
    • Printers that have both a built-in parallel port and USB port may not function properly. It is suggested that the USB port of the printer be used to directly connect to the computer.

Additional product information
User's guide - Instruction manual for your product
Service parts - Parts listing for your product
Files and Drivers - Relevant files for your product
Supported and non-supported printers - Additional information for your product
22p9035, 22P5298, 22P9058, 22P9036

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Document ID : PD004450
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-39488
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