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Texas Instruments TI Money Manager

Date of introduction:  January 23, 1977 Display technology:  LED-stick
New price:  $26.95 Display size:  8 (5 + 2)
Size:  5.8" x 3.1" x 1.4"
 148 x 78 x 36 mm3
   
Weight:  4.0 ounces, 114 grams Serial No:  1209048
Batteries:  9V or RK1 Date of manufacture:  wk 01 year 1977
AC-Adapter:  AC9132 Origin of manufacture:  USA (LTA)
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  TMC0982
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

Money-Manager_Back.jpg (304229 Byte)The Money Manager addressed home finance calculations but was nothing else than a Business Analyst in the housing of a TI-30. It lacked the Battery Pack and the nice, colorful keys to give a selling price of just half of a Business Analyst.

Battery consumption of the Money Manager was horrible, marketing guys from TI invented the after market sales of "Rechargable Kits"  RK2. They used two AA-cells and a step-up converter to generate the 9V of the calculator.

In Europe the Money Manager was marketed under the TI-31 name.

Please don't miss the Money Manager manufactured in Brazil with a different colored housing and a very uncommon calculator chip inside.

Money-Manager_PCB.jpg (82178 Byte)From a technical point of view the Money Manager is identical with the Business Analyst, even the single-chip calculator circuit is the well known TMC0982.


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If you have additions to the above article please email: joerg@datamath.org.

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