Texas Instruments TI-40 Collège

Date of introduction:  1997 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  10 (6+2)
Size:  5.6" x 2.8" x 0.45"    
Weight:  2.4 ounces Serial No:  
Batteries:  2*LR44 Date of manufacture:  mth 06 year 1997
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  China (N)
Precision:  12 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

The French TI-40 Collège is very similar to the TI-32 Explorer Plus sold in US but lacks the solar cells. The housing itself is unique within the scientific line, the TI-40 Collège combines the keyboard arrangement of the TI-32 Explorer Plus with the shape of the TI-30Xa Solar.

TI-40College_PCB.jpg (117819 Byte)Dismantling this calculator manufactured by Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. in June 1997 reveals a typical "far-east" design with a single-chip calculator circuit in COB-technology.

In 1999 Texas Instruments introduced a complete line of advanced two-line calculators and once again France got an unique model sporting the "French fractions", don't miss the TI-40 Collège II.

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