Texas Instruments TI-30 

Date of introduction:  1987 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  8 (5 + 2)
Size:  5.3" x 2.8" x 0.45"
 135 x 71 x 11 mm3
Weight:  2.1 ounces, 60 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  2*LR44 Date of manufacture:  wk 40 year 1986
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Italy
Precision:  11 Integrated circuits:  TP0456/CD4565
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner
    Download manual:   (DE: 2.2M Bytes)

The original design of the TI-30 introduced two years earlier was slightly changed to fit with the TI-30 STAT. Please notice the yellow or white printing of the "TEXAS INSTRUMENTS" logo above the keyboard on both TI-30 designs

A total of four different versions could be found here.

TI-30_1988_PCB.jpg (71843 Byte)The picture on the right gives you an idea about the internal construction of the calculator. The flexible printed circuit board (PCB) forms one half of the keys, holds the calculator chip and connects to the LCD. Even the two coin batteries are connected directly with two small PCB parts. Find a similar construction with the TI-52.

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