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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
Memories:      
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner
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The 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 batterypack compartment) is locked solidly to the cradle with the use of a key.

PC-100_2.jpg (10838 Byte)The 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.

Printer paper:

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.

The PC-100 is featured in the Texas Instruments Incorporated bulletins CB-195A and SR-52_FL dated 1976 and in the Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH leaflet ER-1976 dated 1976.

 

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If you have additions to the above article please email: joerg@datamath.org.

Joerg Woerner, September 25, 2002. No reprints without written permission.