Toshiba BC-8016

Date of introduction:  1976 Display technology:  Fluorescent
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  4.8" x 3.1" x 1.1"    
Weight:  4.1 ounces Serial No:  D67179
Batteries:  1*AA Date of manufacture:  year 1976
AC-Adapter:  BH-113 (110V) or
 BH-114 (220V)
Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  Toshiba T3332
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

Toshiba introduced with the BC-8016 one of the first calculators operating from only one AA-sized battery. 

BC-8016_PCB.jpg (45017 Byte)Dismantling the BC-8016 reveals a typical Toshiba design centered around the T3332 singe-chip calculator circuit. It is obvious that power supply issues were not easy with this calculator, we notice a lot of huge capacitors on the printed circuit board (PCB).

An identical PCB was later used with both the Homeland 8006 and the MBO Conti 10.


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Joerg Woerner, January 19, 2004. No reprints without written permission.