DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-15 Explorer
|Date of introduction:|| October 7, 1999
Available: Feb., 2000
|New price:||$14.99 (SRP 2008)||Display size:||11 +11 characters|
|Size:|| 6.8" x 3.2" x 0.50"
172 x 82 x 13 mm3
|Weight:||4.0 ounces, 112 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||CR2032 (60µA)||Date of manufacture:||mth 10 year 2007 (A)|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||China (K)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
first edition of the TI-15 Explorer was
manufactured by by contract manufacturer Nam
Tai Electronics, Inc. in China, this calculator purchased in 2008 was assembled
by competitor Kinpo Electronics, Inc. in China, too.
Dismantling this TI-15 Explorer reveals a typical Kinpo design: The Kinpo-internal SR-xx designation on the main printed circuit board (PCB) and a Fiberglass PCB for the keyboard instead the cheaper Phenolic PCB used by Nam Tai. We know a similar design e.g. with the TI-30X IIS.
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© Joerg Woerner, January 16, 2009. No reprints without written permission.