Toshiba LC-838

Date of introduction:  1979 Display technology:  LCD (yellow)
New price:  DM 60.00 Display size:  8
Size:  4.5" x 2.7" x 0.35"
 115 x 68 x 9 mm3
Weight:  2.3 ounces, 65 grams Serial No:  H11277
Batteries:  2*LR44 Date of manufacture:  year 1980
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  Toshiba T3808
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

This Toshiba LC-838 started a long line of Metric Converter calculators based on Integrated Circuits (IC's) developed by Toshiba. 

You are familiar with this calculator? The housing seems to be identical with the TI-1750 and was used once again with the LC-844WA.

LC-838_PCB.jpg (48550 Byte)If we discover the internal construction of the LC-838 we feel immediately familiar with it. The printed circuit board is once again manufactured by Sansuy and even the battery holder is well known. Radio Shack sold an identical calculator as statesman EC-9800.

In 1981 Toshiba introduced with the LC-848 the successor of this LC-838 in the sleeker housing of the LC-825.

Don't miss the some other Metric Converters like the Canon FC-42, FC-43, FC-52, the TI-1889 and the Converter

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Joerg Woerner, November 19, 2002. No reprints without written permission.