DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-30 SOLAR
|Date of introduction:||1988||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||8 (5 + 2)|
|Size:|| 5.5" x 2.8" x 0.45"
140 x 72 x 11 mm3
|Weight:||2.8 ounces, 78 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||n.a.||Date of manufacture:||wk 49 year 1988|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Italy|
|Precision:||11||Integrated circuits:||Toshiba T6974|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
The TI-30 SOLAR seems to be identical to the TI-30 Challenger. If you explore the calculator from inside you'll notice the electronics of the earlier TI-30 SLR.
Within one year after its introduction the design of the TI-30 SOLAR was slightly changed.
A more sophisticated calculator was introduced with the TI-31 SOLAR, TI-30 SLR+ and TI-35 SLR.
Recently we received from a former Texas Instruments employee a very early TI-30 SOLAR without any date code.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.