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Texas Instruments TI-2200 II CheckWriter

Date of introduction:  1991 Display technology:  LCD
New price:  $19.95 (SRP 1991) Display size:  8
Size:  2.8" x 6.1" x 0.25"
 70 x 154 x 7 mm3
   
Weight:  2.5 ounces, 72 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  LR54 Date of manufacture:  mth 06 year 1995
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Thailand (C)
Precision:  8  Integrated circuits:  Toshiba T7752S
Memories:  3    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Stefan Klaes
    Download manual:   (US: 4.3 MByte)

Texas Instruments entered the market of Checkbook Calculators with the TI-1880 Checkwriter in 1981, almost 3 years after National Instruments' NS103, but it was nothing else than a basic calculator put in a fancy wallet. The TI-2200 Checkwriter introduced in October 1982 added Account Manager functionality with three permanent Memories and started a very successful product line. We discovered as of now seven different family members:

1982 - 1984: TI-2200 Silver, unknown OEM, Americas market
1982 - 1984: TI-2200 Silver, unknown OEM, European market
1984 - 1986: TI-2200 Gold, Compal Electronics Taiwan, Americas market
1984 - 1986: TI-2200 II Gold, Compal Electronics Taiwan, European market
1986 - 1991: TI-2200 II Solar cells, Compal Electronics Taiwan, Global market
1991 - 1996: TI-2200 II Solar cells, Compal Electronics Thailand, Global market
1996 - 2002: TI-2200+, Inventec Corporation Malaysia, Global market

Dismantling the featured TI-2200 II manufactured in June 1995 by Compal Electronics in Thailand reveals a clean design centered around a Toshiba T7752S single-chip calculator circuit soldered on a double-sided printed circuit board (PCB) and powered by four solar cells and a small LR54 (LR1130) backup battery.

Inspecting the PCB of this TI-2200 II manufactured in June 1995 brought our attention to a small mark reading 308-15, most likely a reference to Type 308, and Revision 1.5 of the design (schematics and layout). We noticed the PCB-Mark 308 during our research on the PCBs of a lot of more or less identical Account Managers, find an overview of the OEM brands/models here.

Please find an overview of the PCB-Marks we discovered so far on Account Manager calculators.

Learn more about single-chip calculator circuits used in Account Manager Calculators.

Don't miss the Corvus CheckMaster introduced by Mostek already in 1975. This rare product retains the balance of your memory even when shut off but uses power-hungry electronics.

The TI-2200 II is featured in the Texas Instruments Incorporated sales catalog CL-1233 dated 1994.



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Joerg Woerner, December 26, 2002 and February 12, 2020. No reprints without written permission.