DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
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
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)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
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.
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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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.