[USB-301] LPT-CAPTURE Parallel/USB Converter(Convert print data input) HuMANDATA LTD.

[USB-301] LPT-CAPTURE Parallel/USB Converter

RoHS10 Centronics Hi-SPEED Non-isolated Flame-retardant-ABS [PrintCapture]

Capture the print data to the PC


LPT-CAPTURE (USB-301) makes it easy for you to capture in the parallel signal which is general printer interface via USB. For printing data from the any devices or a computer with a printer interface can be captured to a computer. For example, you can convert HPGL output from the oscilloscope and the measuring instrument to the image file, such as a JPEG format.
USB-301 works as a COM port in Windows by the function of the virtual COM port driver.
USB-301 is a parallel input-only, output is not supported. Also application software are not included in the product. You can use a commercially available applications, such as PrintCapture.(You cannot purchase PrintCapture now.)


* Second and subsequent images are CG models

*USB-301 is different from the cable to be converted from general USB to parallel.It can not be used for the purpose of connecting the parallel printer to the USB port. 


  • Capture the print data to the PC via USB
  • Easily handling possible by a virtual COM port driver (Direct drivers can also be used)
  • Not built-in aluminum and tantalum electrolytic capacitor
  • Included a USB cable (1.8m)
  • No external power supply is required
    USB-301 is powered through a USB port (Bus-powered)
  • ESD and surge protection
  • Housing material: Plastic
  • DIN rail, magnet, and screw mountable (Attachment is required)
  • Includes a USB cable (1.8m)
  • Non-use of 10 Restricted substances of RoHS directive


Item Description Remarks
Model USB-301  
Power 5VDC
Supplied through a USB port (Bus-powered)
No external power supply required
Current Consumption Less than 500 mA  
Host Interface USB 2.0 Compliant (Supports Hi Speed) USB 1.1 compatible (*1)
ESD protection ESD11kV
Parallel Input
Centronics parallel interface
USB: USB status LED
LPT: Parallel status LED
USB Driver Virtual COM port driver Receive function only
Supports OS Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP  
USB Connector Standard Type B Female  
Parallel Side Connector Centronics 36pin Female   
Operating Ambient Temperature -20 to 60 °C (-4 to 140 [°F]) No condensation permitted
Operating Ambient Humidity 30 to 85 % RH No condensation permitted
Storage Ambient Temperature -20 to 60 °C (-4 to 140 [°F]) No condensation permitted
Storage Ambient Humidity 30 to 85 % RH No condensation permitted
Noise Tolerance Not defined  
Transmission and other Standard Not defined  
Weight Approx. 100 [g] Only main body
Dimensions 69 x 82.5 x 30 [mm]
(2.638" x 3.248" x 1.181")
Without projections

(*1) Connecting with all USB host equipments is not ensured.

*Power saving function (suspend, standby, sleep and others) is not supported.

Introduction of commercial applications

(You cannot purchase PrintCapture now.)
PrintCapture (F&F SoftTool) is essentially a Windows-based software printer/plotter.
PrintCapture makes it easy for you to...

  • Incorporate images into your project documentation.
  • Replace your existing printer or plotter.
  • Keep multiple images open at once.
  • Open and display a file in BMP, Epson ESC/P, GIF, HPGL, HPGL/2, JPG, PCL, PCX, PNG, TGA, or TIF file format.
  • Convert images to a BMP, EPS, GIF, JPG, PCX, PNG, TGA, or TIF file format.

Click here for more information.

                       Capture example


Package Contents

  • USB-301
  • USB A-B cable 1.8m
  • Driver & Application CD
    *Application software for Incorporate images are not included in the product.

Price and Optional Accessories

Description MODEL Image List Price (JPY) Stock Status
Parallel/USB Converter
USB-301 USB-301
Attachment with clamping screw
PEN-003 PEN-003
Attachment for 35mm DIN rail
Attachment with neodymium magnet
PEN-003-MG PEN-003-MG

Related product

  • Please also see the LPT-CAPTURE-LAN (LNX-201) to convert to ethernet.





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