Question about TI calculator

From: Dave Mabry <>
Date: Thu Dec 19 18:15:00 2002

I became the grateful recipient of a TI Programmer today. A buddy at
work said "here, you like calculators, right? Better than throwing it
away." Well, I said "thanks!"

Now, in looking about the internet for some info on the battery styles
for these things, I have a couple of questions that I cound't find the
answer to.

This calculator has a battery pack called BP-8 which has 2 AA ni-cads
and a small circuit in it. It connects to the calculator internally
with a connector that would also mechanically mate to a 9 volt battery.
  Now I would not expect a 9 volt battery to work where 2 AA's work, but
I'm not sure. In looking at Gene's web site he says the BP-8 is also
used on the TI-30 and I see TI-30's on ebay saying that they work with 9
volt batteries.

I will replace the two AA's with new ones. That should make the BP-8
good again.

I guess the is a roundabout way of asking for some background on the
power requirements of this calculator. Unfortunately my buddy had lost
the AC adapter (apparently it was an AC-9132, thanks Gene!). So I'll be
looking for one of those. 5.7v, 240ma, and that small 2-pin connector.

Thanks for any help.
Dave Mabry   
Dossin Museum Underwater Research Team
NACD #2093
Received on Thu Dec 19 2002 - 18:15:00 GMT

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