Centronics to Mini Centronics Adapter

Sewell Part # SW-2104


4.7 (59 reviews)


"Very prompt delivery and excellent product."


The connector on most parallel printers is called Centronics. However, several HP printer models use a connector that is about half the size of the standard Centronics connector, called mini-Centronics.

This Centronics to mini-Centronics adapter converts the Centronics connector of a parallel cable (or USB to parallel adapter) to a mini-Centronics allowing you to use your parallel cable or adapter to connect to your mini-Centronics printer.


Mfg. Part Number

  • CS29Z000CN36F


  • GWC


  • Centronics 36-pin female (C36F)
  • Micro- or MiniCentronics 36-pin male (MC36M/1284c)

Dimensions (inches)

  • Centronics connector - 1.625 x 0.1875
  • MiniCentronics connector - 0.875 x 0.0625
  • Note - These dimensions measure the actual rectangular indentation on the female side and the rectangular protrusion on the male side.

Compatible with the following HP Laserjet Models

  • 1100
  • 1100Xi
  • 4500
  • 4500N
  • 4500TN
  • 4500DTN
  • 4600
  • 4600N
  • 4600TN
  • 4600DTN
  • 3100
  • 3150
  • 3150Xi
  • 3100M
  • 3150M
  • 3200
  • 3200M
  • 3200Xi


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Not Compatible

Anonymous - 4/25/2008 8:26:27 PM

6 found this review helpful

Pros: Fit the HP LaserJet 1100 mini printer plug.

Cons: Computer did not recognize Parallel to USB Printer cable. Might need a specific driver for the cable.

Other: I would recommend contacting the manufacturers to verify compatability before purchasing. Sewell response: Yes, please contact us if you purchased the USB to Parallel adapter from us - it should be compatible with the LaserJet 1100.

To connect a HP LaserJet 1100 via USB

KING - 10/15/2008 3:21:28 AM

5 found this review helpful

Pros: This adapter was also used with a USB to Parallel adapter for my HP LaserJet 1100. Both adapters allowed you to hook-up my LaserJet via USB

Cons: NONE....


Anonymous - 1/4/2010 9:26:17 AM

3 found this review helpful




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HP Adapter

Anonymous - 6/8/2012 1:28:44 PM

Easy to use.

Bud - 4/12/2012 12:05:47 PM

This also worked well and will use it. Thanks +++++++

Anonymous - 3/12/2012 11:34:14 AM

Anonymous - 1/20/2012 1:28:01 PM

Works perfectly - a lifesaver!

Happy User

Anonymous - 12/15/2011 1:25:57 AM

Adapter works quite well. Now I can still use my good Old Laser printer that won't die!!!


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I bought a USB to Parallel Converter (1284), but now need the Mini-Centronics converter. Will this work with my iMac OS-X?


It does not matter what operating system you are using with this converter more so it matters if your printer is mini centronics or not. The cable you bought has the drivers built in to it for the Mac OS X system.

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I have an old HP LaserJet 11oo printer that I need to connect to new USB only computer. What cable and adpter do I need?


You will need the sw-7383.

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I am trying to connect an HP LaserJet 3100se printer to a Netgear PS101 print server. Will this product (SW-2104) work for me? Are there any compatibility issues? Do I need to install any special drivers? Thanks!


Assuming that the PS101 can drive your printer (contact netgear to be sure) this will adapt the connection to fit your printer.

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