DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Radio Shack statesman EC-318
|Date of introduction:||October 1988||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||$14.95 (SRP 1989)||Display size:||8|
|Size:|| 4.4" x 2.6" x 0.30"
113 x 67 x 8 mm3
|Weight:||1.8 ounces, 52 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||n.a.||Date of manufacture:||mth 07 year 1990|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Taiwan|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Does this EC-318
Metric Conversion Calculator look familiar to you? Please compare it with the
Dismantling this EC-318 Metric Conversion Calculator manufactured in July 1990 by Cal-Comp Electronics in Taiwan reveals a typical design of a Far East contract manufacturer centered around an unknown single-chip calculator circuit. Learn how to decipher the 7A0 date code on the pictured calculator.
Inspecting the PCB of this Radio Shack EC-318 calculator brought our attention to a small mark reading S39A-12, we spotted this mark already with the TI-1895 II and started compiling a list of the PCB-Marks on calculators manufactured by OEMs for Texas Instruments.
If you are interested in really powerful metric conversion calculators, look for either the Canon FC-80 or the TI-1890.
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