HP 12c manufactured in Phillipines
07-22-2017, 12:09 AM
Post: #1
 Zac Bruce Junior Member Posts: 37 Joined: Jul 2017
HP 12c manufactured in Phillipines
Hi all,

and this blog: http://persistent-tech.blogspot.com.au/2...ncial.html
I see no mention of units being manufactured in the Philippines, but I have a Platinum that was manufactured there. It has the two CR 2032 batteries, and a black key background, and includes the parenthesis, backspace etc. The back is not printed on like earlier models, but has the metal type plate.
Anyone have any ideas where these fit in along the timeline of manufacture?

Regards,

Zac
07-22-2017, 01:24 AM
Post: #2
 rprosperi Senior Member Posts: 5,068 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: HP 12c manufactured in Phillipines
(07-22-2017 12:09 AM)Zac Bruce Wrote:  Hi all,

and this blog: http://persistent-tech.blogspot.com.au/2...ncial.html
I see no mention of units being manufactured in the Philippines, but I have a Platinum that was manufactured there. It has the two CR 2032 batteries, and a black key background, and includes the parenthesis, backspace etc. The back is not printed on like earlier models, but has the metal type plate.
Anyone have any ideas where these fit in along the timeline of manufacture?

Regards,

Zac

Production in the Philippines only began a few years ago at most, which is also consistent with a 2-battery wide door on a 12CP.

--Bob Prosperi
07-22-2017, 02:03 AM
Post: #3
 Zac Bruce Junior Member Posts: 37 Joined: Jul 2017
RE: HP 12c manufactured in Phillipines
Thanks Bob.
Are they (12c and platinum) all now manufactured in Philippines rather than China?

I've been using my Chinese made platinum with the silver key background as my daily but if the Philippines ones are the current lot I think I'll switch to using that and keep the other one as part of my collection. Would hate to damage or lose the silver one as it would be difficult to replace.

Thanks again,
Zac
07-22-2017, 02:47 AM
Post: #4
 rprosperi Senior Member Posts: 5,068 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: HP 12c manufactured in Phillipines
(07-22-2017 02:03 AM)Zac Bruce Wrote:  Are they (12c and platinum) all now manufactured in Philippines rather than China?

I've been using my Chinese made platinum with the silver key background as my daily but if the Philippines ones are the current lot I think I'll switch to using that and keep the other one as part of my collection. Would hate to damage or lose the silver one as it would be difficult to replace.

I honestly don't know about production sites, but I'll ask Tim at HHC in September.

The Silver 12CP machines were produced for a couple years, so somewhat available, but the black-faced versions are far more numerous. I'd 'retire' the Silver 12CP to the collection.

Also, the newer versions use MUCH faster processors; this is dramatically noticeable with programs, but not so much in real-time number-crunching, except if you're solving for interest rate (which is iterative) which can take a moment on the older machines.

--Bob Prosperi
07-22-2017, 03:03 AM
Post: #5
 Sylvain Cote Senior Member Posts: 1,716 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: HP 12c manufactured in Phillipines
Zac,
To give you an idea of what they look like, here is an old picture of my Voyager collection.
Sylvain
07-22-2017, 03:48 AM
Post: #6
 Dave Frederickson Senior Member Posts: 2,114 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: HP 12c manufactured in Phillipines
(07-22-2017 03:03 AM)Sylvain Cote Wrote:  To give you an idea of what they look like, here is an old picture of my Voyager collection.

Sylvain,

What's the difference between the 12CPS Bondi and the 12d-pt?

Dave

P.S. You need one of these.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/60529780@N0...hotostream
07-22-2017, 06:05 AM
Post: #7
 Keith Midson Junior Member Posts: 10 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: HP 12c manufactured in Phillipines
Here you go - my collection of 12C's. I don't recall having one that was made in the Philippines though.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/keithmidso...586986282/
Keith
07-22-2017, 06:22 AM (This post was last modified: 07-22-2017 06:34 AM by Zac Bruce.)
Post: #8
 Zac Bruce Junior Member Posts: 37 Joined: Jul 2017
RE: HP 12c manufactured in Phillipines
Sylvan,
Have to admit just a little jealousy.

Dave,
I had come across that blue keyed photo before and fell in love/lust. I think from memory there was only 3 made?

I might be wrong but I think the Bondi had no parenthesis, backspace, despite being a platinum? I also read that it had "bugs" and the algebraic wasn't fully implemented but don't know the specifics. My silver backed one is the other model.
07-22-2017, 12:03 PM
Post: #9
 Zac Bruce Junior Member Posts: 37 Joined: Jul 2017
RE: HP 12c manufactured in Phillipines
(07-22-2017 06:05 AM)Keith Midson Wrote:  Here you go - my collection of 12C's. I don't recall having one that was made in the Philippines though.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/keithmidso...586986282/
Keith

Hi Keith,

I hadn't seen your post before my last reply. Somehow I had come across your collection before, it's very impressive. I don't think I'll ever be able to gather together such a large collection, but I'll be happy to pick up what I can.

I just bought an original 12c on ebay (australia) from a guy that use to work for HP; he is the original owner but just doesn't need it any more. It's a little beaten up but he says that it was the calculator that he carried "in the field" for a long time. I've just bid on a near perfect 19bii that he is selling as well, with it's original carry pouch and manual.
I'll have to ask him what he actually did for HP, he said he bought several of the clamshell HP's after his retirement, and said those were what he was using almost exclusively at work in his final years. I see that he just recently sold a 28c, a 620lx and an OmniGo100. So he has stayed loyal to HP's products for a long time. Makes me wonder what else he's got laying around his house...

Zac
07-22-2017, 02:39 PM (This post was last modified: 07-23-2017 01:11 AM by Sylvain Cote.)
Post: #10
 Sylvain Cote Senior Member Posts: 1,716 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: HP 12c manufactured in Phillipines
(07-22-2017 03:48 AM)Dave Frederickson Wrote:  What's the difference between the 12CPS Bondi and the 12d-pt?

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Model                   TSCFB  Begin-End   Site         Battery  Type     CPU                                     Comments ----------------------  -----  ----------  -----------  -------  -------  --------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------------------------------- HP-12C Black            WBYKG  1980-1995   A/S/B/M        3x357  RPN      1LF5-0301/1LM2-0001/LQ9-0322/1RR2-0001  not clear which of the 4 CPU is with this line or the next HP-12C Black            WBYKG  1996-200?   US/SG/MY       3x357  RPN      1LF5-0301/1LM2-0001/LQ9-0322/1RR2-0001  end of prod. is before 2004 HP-12C Black            WBYKG  200?-2004   CN            1x2032  RPN      2AF1-0001                              *begin of prod. is before 2004 HP-12C Black            WBYKG  2004-2009   CN/CNA/4CY    1x2032  RPN      SPLB20D                                * HP-12C Platinum Silver  WBOSS  2003-2005   CNA/4CY       1x2032  RPN+ALG  SPLB20D                                 has bugs, Bondi HP-12C Prestige Gold    WBOGG  2003-2005   CNA/4CY       1x2032  RPN+ALG  SPLB20D                                *has bugs, Bondi for Brazil
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HP-12C Platinum Silver  WBOSS  2005-2006   CNA/4CY       1x2032  RPN+ALG  SPLB20D                                 has parenthesis, backspace & undo, based on 17BII+, 12D-PT HP-12C Prestige Gold    WBOGG  2005-2006   CNA/4CY       1x2032  RPN+ALG  SPLB20D                                 has parenthesis, backspace & undo, based on 17BII+, 12D-PT for Brazil HP-12C Platinum Black   WBOKS  2005-2010   CNA/4CY       1x2032  RPN+ALG  SPLB20D                                *has parenthesis, backspace & undo, based on 17BII+ HP-12C 25th Ed.         WBRKS  2006-2006   CNA/4CY       1x2032  RPN+ALG  SPLB20D                                 has parenthesis, backspace & undo, based on 17BII+ HP-12C 12+              WBNKG  2009-today  CNA/4CY       2x2032  RPN      AT91SAM7L128                             HP-12C 30th Ed. Black   WBNKG  2011-2011   CNA/4CY       2x2032  RPN      AT91SAM7L128                             HP-12C Platinum Black   WBRKS  2010-today  CNA/4CY/PHA   2x2032  RPN+ALG  SPLB20D                                 has parenthesis, backspace & undo
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DM12CC White            WBYNW  2012-2012   CH            1x2032  RPN      LPC1114                                 made by SwissMicros, credit-card size DM12   Silver           WBYNS  2012-today  CH            1x2032  RPN      LPC1115                                 made by SwissMicros, credit-card size DM12L  Black            WBLNS  2015-today  CH            1x2032  RPN      LPC1115                                 made by SwissMicros, original size

TSCFB
Code:
T : top key writing color | S : side key writing color | C : faceplate writing color | F : faceplate color | B : top bazel color

Color code
Code:
B:Blue | G:Gold | K:blacK | L:Light-yellow-green | N:browN | O:Orange | R:Red | S:Silver | W:White | Y:Yellow

Manufacturing sites
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1 letter  code |   A : America (USA)  |   B : Brazil         |   G : Germany        |   J : Japan          |   M : Malaysia       |   S : Singapore      | 2 letters code |  CH : Switzerland    |  CN : China          |  ID : Indonesia      |  SG : Singapore      |  US : USA            |                      | 3 letters code | 4CY : Invertec China | CNA : Kimpo China    | PHA : Philippines    |                      |                      |                      |

References
07-24-2017, 02:17 AM
Post: #11
 sat1410 Junior Member Posts: 11 Joined: Aug 2015
RE: HP 12c manufactured in Phillipines
I believe there is at least one more version of the so-called "12C+" that has been out in the wild since ~ late 2015. The CPU was changed to the SAM4L series, with more details discussed starting with this post and photos in this post. Even though things still look the same externally, does it warrant its own entry on the list?

(07-22-2017 02:39 PM)Sylvain Cote Wrote:
(07-22-2017 03:48 AM)Dave Frederickson Wrote:  What's the difference between the 12CPS Bondi and the 12d-pt?

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Model                   TSCFB  Begin-End   Site         Battery  Type     CPU                                     Comments ----------------------  -----  ----------  -----------  -------  -------  --------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------------------------------- HP-12C Black            WBYKG  1980-1995   A/S/B/M        3x357  RPN      1LF5-0301/1LM2-0001/LQ9-0322/1RR2-0001  not clear which of the 4 CPU is with this line or the next HP-12C Black            WBYKG  1996-200?   US/SG/MY       3x357  RPN      1LF5-0301/1LM2-0001/LQ9-0322/1RR2-0001  end of prod. is before 2004 HP-12C Black            WBYKG  200?-2004   CN            1x2032  RPN      2AF1-0001                              *begin of prod. is before 2004 HP-12C Black            WBYKG  2004-2009   CN/CNA/4CY    1x2032  RPN      SPLB20D                                * HP-12C Platinum Silver  WBOSS  2003-2005   CNA/4CY       1x2032  RPN+ALG  SPLB20D                                 has bugs, Bondi HP-12C Prestige Gold    WBOGG  2003-2005   CNA/4CY       1x2032  RPN+ALG  SPLB20D                                *has bugs, Bondi for Brazil
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HP-12C Platinum Silver  WBOSS  2005-2006   CNA/4CY       1x2032  RPN+ALG  SPLB20D                                 has parenthesis, backspace & undo, based on 17BII+, 12D-PT HP-12C Prestige Gold    WBOGG  2005-2006   CNA/4CY       1x2032  RPN+ALG  SPLB20D                                 has parenthesis, backspace & undo, based on 17BII+, 12D-PT for Brazil HP-12C Platinum Black   WBOKS  2005-2010   CNA/4CY       1x2032  RPN+ALG  SPLB20D                                *has parenthesis, backspace & undo, based on 17BII+ HP-12C 25th Ed.         WBRKS  2006-2006   CNA/4CY       1x2032  RPN+ALG  SPLB20D                                 has parenthesis, backspace & undo, based on 17BII+ HP-12C 12+              WBNKG  2009-today  CNA/4CY       2x2032  RPN      AT91SAM7L128                             HP-12C 30th Ed. Black   WBNKG  2011-2011   CNA/4CY       2x2032  RPN      AT91SAM7L128                             HP-12C Platinum Black   WBRKS  2010-today  CNA/4CY/PHA   2x2032  RPN+ALG  SPLB20D                                 has parenthesis, backspace & undo
Code:
DM12CC White            WBYNW  2012-2012   CH            1x2032  RPN      LPC1114                                 made by SwissMicros, credit-card size DM12   Silver           WBYNS  2012-today  CH            1x2032  RPN      LPC1115                                 made by SwissMicros, credit-card size DM12L  Black            WBLNS  2015-today  CH            1x2032  RPN      LPC1115                                 made by SwissMicros, original size

TSCFB
Code:
T : top key writing color | S : side key writing color | C : faceplate writing color | F : faceplate color | B : top bazel color

Color code
Code:
B:Blue | G:Gold | K:blacK | L:Light-yellow-green | N:browN | O:Orange | R:Red | S:Silver | W:White | Y:Yellow

Manufacturing sites
Code:
1 letter  code |   A : America (USA)  |   B : Brazil         |   G : Germany        |   J : Japan          |   M : Malaysia       |   S : Singapore      | 2 letters code |  CH : Switzerland    |  CN : China          |  ID : Indonesia      |  SG : Singapore      |  US : USA            |                      | 3 letters code | 4CY : Invertec China | CNA : Kimpo China    | PHA : Philippines    |                      |                      |                      |

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