DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-30 Challenger
|Date of introduction:||1988||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||$14.95 (SRP 1988)||Display size:||8 (5 + 2)|
|Size:|| 5.5" x 2.8" x 0.45"
140 x 72 x 11 mm3
|Weight:||2.8 ounces, 78 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||n.a.||Date of manufacture:||mth 45 year 1989|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Italy|
|Precision:||11||Integrated circuits:||Toshiba T6974S|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
This calculator added solar cells to the TI-30-III and seems to be identical with the earlier TI-30 SOLAR.
Compared with other calculators the TI-30 Challenger was a more robust version. Both the fragile solar cells and LC-display were covered with an additional screen. Unfortunately it was removed with the next TI-30 Challenger.
With the TI-30Xa SE a "School Edition" was introduced in 1995 again.
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© Joerg Woerner, July 21, 2002. No reprints without written permission.