DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS
|Date of introduction:|| April 22, 1999
Available: June 1999
|New price:|| $17.99
$13.99 (SRP 2008)
|Display size:||11 characters and 10 +2|
|Size:|| 6.1" x 3.2" x 0.6"
154 x 83 x 15 mm³
|Weight:||3.3 ounces, 94 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||Solar cells + CR2025 (60µA)||Date of manufacture:||mth 01 year 1999|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||China (K)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
In 1999 the TI-30 line of calculators received a great feature - a 2-line
display. The upper entry line displays up to 11 characters and can be scrolled
left and right up to 88 characters. The lower result line displays 10 digits of
mantissa and 2 digits for the exponent. Compared with the
traditional TI-30Xa Solar the upper line
permits to recall the last entry and to correct instantly. If you are interested
in the calculating accuracy of scientific calculators don't miss the Calculator
Dismantling the TI-30X IIS reveals with the leading SR-16 designation a hint to its true manufacturer. Kinpo Electronics, Inc. is one of the frontrunner in Taiwan's electronic industry and is doing calculator production for well established companies like Texas Instruments, Hewlett Packard, Casio, Canon and Citizen. Don't miss e.g. the Canon F-604.
The 2-line family covers 5 different calculators, compare them with the following table:
|TI-30X IIB||TI-30X IIS||TI-34 II||TI-36X II||TI-40 College II|
|Power||CR-2025||Solar + CR-2025||Solar + CR2025||CR-2025||CR-2025|
|Conv. and constants||0||0||0||20+15||0|
Read more about the Logarithm Bug and its side effect on the related yx function present in this calculator. The affected calculators manufactured by Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. and Compal Electronics in December 1999 or before were replaced in an offer running through January 31, 2001. Don't miss one of the later TI-30X IIS calculators.
The US retailer Wal-Mart released for its Back-to-School 2003 campaign a wonderful, purple edition of the TI-30X IIS.
In 2004 Texas Instruments introduced a new design line with a really prominent name plate and some modern applications like an aluminum bezel around the display. Please start your journey with the new TI-30X IIS.
Stokes Publishing Company, Inc. based in Sunnyvale, California sold a companion for the teacher, view the wonderful TI-30X II Overhead Calculator.
Please remember the Canon Palmtronic MD-8 sporting a two-line display already in 1979.
If you have additions to the above article please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.