Toshiba BC-819

Date of introduction:  1976 Display technology:  Fluorescent
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  5.7" x 3.2" x 0.8"    
Weight:  5.0 ounces Serial No:  D67179
Batteries:  2*AA Date of manufacture:  mth 07 year 1976
AC-Adapter:  BH-113 (110V) or
 BH-114 (220V)
Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  Toshiba T3393
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Peter Muckermann († April 21, 2021)

The Toshiba BC-819 started a design line with black, blue and red keys continued with the BC-8111B and BC-8112SR till 1979. 

BC-819_PCB.jpg (54352 Byte)From a technical point of view the BC-819 is a typical Toshiba product centered around the T3393 single-chip calculator circuit and a huge discrete DC-DC convertor.

This Toshiba BC-819 introduced in 1976 marks the border between the vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) and liquid crystal display (LCD) technology. While the BC-819 uses the Toshiba T3393 calculator circuit, was the T3394 chip used in the LC-810 - Toshiba's entry into the market of calculators with LC-Displays.


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Joerg Woerner, February 21, 2004. No reprints without written permission.