Texas Instruments TI-36 SOLAR

Date of introduction:  1986 Display technology:  LCD
New price:  $30.00 (SRP 1988) Display size:  10 + 2
Size:  5.3" x 2.8" x 0.45"
 134 x 71 x 11 mm3
Weight:  2.7 ounces, 76 grams Serial No:  39411
Batteries:  n.a. Date of manufacture:  mth 07 year 1986
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Taiwan (I)
Precision:  12 Integrated circuits:  Toshiba T7768
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner
Download leaflet:   (US: 1.2 MByte) Download manual:   (US: 4.2 MByte)

The TI-36 SOLAR added a useful display with 10 digits for the mantissa and 2 digits for the exponent plus solar cells to the TI-35 line. 

This calculator was manufactured by Inventec Corporation in Taiwan, a contract manufacturer even 20 years later still in charge for Texas Instruments.

In 1987 the TI-36 SOLAR got smaller solar cells and some minor design changes. View the updated calculator here. A similar, more colorful calculator was introduced in 1987 with the successful TI-34.



The TI-36 SOLAR is featured in the Texas Instruments Incorporated bulletin CL-883 dated 1986.


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