DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS
|Date of introduction:||2004||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:|| $17.99 (SRP 2004)
$13.99 (SRP 2013)
|Display size:||11 characters and 10 +2|
|Size:|| 6.1" x 3.2" x 0.6"
154 x 83 x 15 mm³
|Weight:||3.3 ounces, 94 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||Solar cells + CR2025 (60µA)||Date of manufacture:||mth 02 year 2004|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||China (S)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Just a redesign of the original TI-30X IIS introduced already in 1999.
Please compare both calculators and notice the changes:
|• Aluminum bezel around the display to match with the
basic TI-1706SV, the graphing TI-84 Plus and the
financial BA II PLUS Professional.
• More prominent nameplate like the TI-30XA.
• Key colors changed to a serious blue in blue like the TI-82 STATS.
To discover the real changes between the first and second series of the TI-30X IIS we dismantled them and found two different printed circuit boards (PCB):
|This early TI-30X IIS with the leading SR-16 designation was manufactured by Kinpo Electronics, Inc., a famous company located in Taiwan and doing calculator production for well established companies like Texas Instruments, Hewlett Packard, Casio, Canon and Citizen.|
|This redesigned TI-30X IIS makes use of a totally different printed circuit board (PCB) manufactured by Inventec Shanghai.|
The backside of the redesigned calculator reveals another enhancement - a small Reset key could be pushed with the tip of a paper clip.
From much higher
interest is the position of the Reset key - it differs between models purchased
in Canada and another one from the German market. Find more details about the TI-30X
IIS manufactured by Nam
Tai Electronics, Inc..
Recently we discovered the latest model of the TI-30X IIS in a wonderful purple case manufactured by Kinpo Electronics, Inc. - get some pictures here. More colors were available in 2007 from the retailer Target and the office products supplier Office Depot. Don't miss the lime-green TI-30X IIS and the pink TI-30X IIS.
Don't miss the redesigned TI-30X IIB, TI-34 II, TI-36X II, TI-40 Collège II, and BA II PLUS.
Texas Instruments complemented both the TI-30X IIB and TI-30X IIS with the next generation scientific calculators TI-30XB MultiView resp. TI-30XS MultiView in 2007. The successor of the TI-34 II was announced May 9, 2007, too but the TI-34 MultiView didn't hit the stores together with its sibblings.
Stokes Publishing Company, Inc. based in Sunnyvale, California sold a companion for the teacher, view the wonderful TI-30X II Overhead Calculator.
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© Joerg Woerner, April 30, 2004. No reprints without written permission.