Texas Instruments TI-1600

Date of introduction:  June 13, 1976 Display technology:  Fluorescent
New price:  $21.95, DM 57.00 Display size:  8
Size:  4.9" x 2.8" x 0.65"
 125 x 70 x 16 mm3
Weight:  3.9 ounces, 110 grams Serial No:  1161669
Batteries:  Custom made  Date of manufacture:  wk 07 year 1977
AC-Adapter:  AC9131 Origin of manufacture:  USA
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  TMS1043
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Cleo McCall

The TI-1600 and its siblings TI-1650, TI-1680 were very flat calculators compared to the previous TI-1200 models. Only one year in front of the first pocket-sized LCD-calculators you could carry them in your shirt.

TI-1600_1.jpg (162498 Byte)Dismantling the TI-1600 or one of its sibling is difficult, three small plastic locks have to be bent together in different directions.

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The technology behind the TI-1600 is similar to the TI-1265, instead of the normal 9V battery a very flat (custom made by French company SAFT) rechargeable battery is used.

Sales figures kept low, soon after the introduction of the TI-1600 the first LCD-calculators appeared on the market.

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Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.