DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
fred's Dual Power Scientific Calculator
|Date of introduction:||July 2014||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||fred's: $3.50||Display size:||11 characters and 10 +2|
|Size:|| 6.2" x 3.2" x 0.6"
157 x 83 x 16 mm³
|Weight:||3.2 ounces, 90 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||Solar cells + LR43||Date of manufacture:|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||China|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joseph Nichols|
On December 17th, 2014 we
at the Datamath Calculator Museum received a very interesting email from Joseph Nichols with an eye-catching subject line
"TI-30X IIS....Attack of the Clones". Joseph was kind enough do ship us the
"Dual Power Scientific Calculator" sold by fred's in Louisiana as a
Christmas gift. Thanks!
At first glance the calculator looks identical to the original TI-30X IIS but there are some differences:
| Larger solar cells,
positioned below the LCD screen
1.5V battery instead 0f 3.0V battery
Slightly larger keys
Slightly larger housing
Dismantling this Wannabe reveals with the prominent DS-760S
logo it's true manufacturer, Ataba Co. (HK) Ltd. based in Hong Kong.
Running Mike Sebastian's Calculator Forensics reveals with 8.999999998078897 a very accurate, 16-digits result - even better than the original TI-30X IIS sporting 9.000003512065.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 30, 2014. No reprints without written permission.