Date of introduction:  1975 Display technology:  Fluorescent
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  6.7" x 3.2" x 0.9"    
Weight:  6.5 ounces Serial No:  J72303
Batteries:  4*AA Date of manufacture:  year 1975
AC-Adapter:  BH-108 (110V)
Origin of manufacture:  Taiwan
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  Toshiba T3189 
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Peter Muckermann († April 21, 2021)

This Toshiba BC-8012 is almost identical with the BC-815 but misses the 3-key memory in the upper row of the keyboard. 

BC-8012_PCB.jpg (57934 Byte)Dismantling the BC-8012 reveals the Toshiba T3189 single-chip calculator circuit introduced already in 1973. The BC-8012 was replaced in 1977 with the BC-8018 in a slightly smaller package sporting a NEC uPD1802C chip.

The later BC-8013 combined the same functionality into a much smaller housing. Overall weigh was reduced from 6.5 ounces to only 4.8 ounces.


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Joerg Woerner, December 11, 2002. No reprints without written permission.