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Chrysler Credicavia calculator by Texas Instruments

Date of introduction:  1980 Display technology:  LED-stick
New price:   Display size:  10 (8 + 2)
Size:  6.4" x 3.2" x 1.5"
 162 x 81 x 37 mm3
   
Weight:  8.5 ounces, 240 grams Serial No:  1036493
Batteries:  BP1A Date of manufacture:  wk 36 year 1978
AC-Adapter:  AC9131 Origin of manufacture:  Netherlands
Precision:  13 Integrated circuits:  TMC0501E, TMC0582, TMC0583, TMC0571, 2*TMC0598  
Memories:  0-60    
Program steps:  480-0 Courtesy of:  t.b.d.

The innovative TI-58 was the perfect base for a lot of customized calculators. This one was used from 1979 by Chrysler-Simca in France to calculate loans for automobile financing.

The idea behind these products was the novelty of the Solid State Software Modules™ with up to 5000 program steps. This software was written by the SW-engineers of SOVAC (Societé pour la Vente à Crédit d'Automobiles), and programmed into the modules by Texas Instruments. Don't miss the TI-58 from SOVAC.

Compare it with a similar product by the insurance companies Agrippina, Allianz, LVM, Lloyd, Nordstern and Victoria or the CAL-Q-TAX calculator.

Another approach to customize a calculator could be found in the Goulds Pumpulator.

Tired from insurance calculators? View the USMC HARRIER calculator!

A colorful calculator appeared with the Pool Water Analysis module.


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