DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-1796+
|Date of introduction:||1996||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||8|
|Size:|| 5.1" x 4.2" x 1.0"
130 x 106 x 26 mm3
|Weight:||3.3 ounces, 94 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||LR54 (30µA)||Date of manufacture:||mth 04 year 1998|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Thailand (C)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
This TI-1796+ increased the display capability of the otherwise identical TI-1795+ to 10 digits.
Dismantling this TI-1796+ manufactured in April 1998 by Cal-Comp Electronics in Thailand reveals a clean design centered around an unknown single-chip calculator circuit in a conventional Quad Flat Pack (QFP) housing and soldered on a double-sided printed circuit board (PCB). The electronics is powered by 4 small solar cells and a LR54 (LR1130) backup battery.
Production of the TI-1796+ was shifted in June 1998 together with its sibling TI-1795+ to China before it was replaced with the much more stylish TI-1796SV (SuperViewTM). Don't miss the first generation TI-1796 introduced already in 1986.
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