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Texas Instruments PC-100 cradle
|Date of introduction:||September 16, 1975||Display technology:|
|New price:||$295.00 (SRP 1976)||Display size:|
|Size:||10.4" x 11.3" x 4.1"||Printer technology:||Thermal|
|Weight:||5 pounds 9 ounces||Serial No:||015087|
|Batteries:||Date of manufacture:||week 26 year 1976|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Precision:||Integrated circuits:||TMC0251, TMC0561, TMC0569|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
(US: 7.8 MByte)
(US: 3.5 MByte)
PC-100 printing cradle was introduced together with the
SR-52. Its thermal printer has 64 alphabetic, numeric and special characters which can be printed at the
rate of 60 characters per second. Up to 20 characters can be printed per line on
2.5 inch wide thermal paper.
The PC-100 can also be used to print, list or trace program steps as an aid to debugging.
The PC-100 cradle also had some more features than just the printer. It functions as a power-adapter and also has a storage/charging compartment where you can charge the battery pack. The calculator (and battery pack compartment) is locked solidly to the cradle with the use of a key.
PC-100 sports a switch that makes it compatible with the SR-52 and SR-56.
With the introduction of the TI-58 and TI-59 the PC-100 was replaced with the PC-100A.
The thermal paper used with this printer (TP-30250 2-1/2" wide and 14 Feet length) was discontinued long time ago. In 2008 Appleton (Appleton, WI) manufactured with the Alpha 800-2.4 paper still a compatible paper.
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© Joerg Woerner, September 25, 2002. No reprints without written permission.