Texas Instruments TI-40 Solar (China)

Date of introduction:  1997 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  10 (6+2)
Size:  5.6" x 2.8" x 0.45"    
Weight:  2.4 ounces Serial No:  
Batteries:   Date of manufacture:  mth 12 year 1998
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  China (N)
Precision:  12 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

The European TI-40 Solar is identical to the TI-32 Explorer Plus sold in US. An identical housing was used on the simpler Math Explorer.

Compare this stylish calculator with the first version of the TI-40 Solar.

TI-40SOLAR_2_PCB.jpg (67756 Byte)Dismantling this calculator manufactured by Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. in December 1998 reveals a printed circuti board (PCB) with a TI-32 designator.

In France this calculator - known as TI-40 Collège - lacked the solar cells. It was replaced later by the 2-line model TI-40 Collège II.

Math Explorer ™ is a trademark of Texas Instruments.


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