TECHNICAL DATA of the F u l l - Motorized Electro-Mechanical ******************************************************************* Printing-Calculator 11/12 Model: OLYMPIA RAS-12 D52 Serial Number: 1132-070 / 199881 Dimensions: (ca.) Width = 10 " / 26 cm Depth = 15 " / 38 cm Height = 8 " / 20 cm Weight: (ca.) 18_3/4 lbs / 8.5 kg Power Supply: 220 V AC ; 40 W Mechanics: Serial-to-parallel Conversion, 10-Block-Keyboard Black/RED Nylon Ribbon (= Typewriter): 1/2" * 16' / 13 mm * 5 m ( Spool-Diameter = 1_1/2" / 40 mm ) Paper Roll (Standard): 2_1/4" * 2_3/4" * 165' (W * D * L) 57 mm * 65 mm * 50 m (B * D * L) Functions: Add, Subtract, MULTIPLY Repeat, Subtotal, Total Negative Numbers & Results are printed in RED! Registers: Input = 11 Decimals Arithmetic = 12 Decimals Printing = 13 Characters Manufacturer: OLYMPIA WERKE Wilhelmshaven West Germany 1970 H O W T O U S E the OLYMPIA RAS-12 ****************************************** CLEAR MEMORY: ------------- Press the key [*] twice; make sure printout is "*" only. ENTER A NUMBER: --------------- The actual number of digits entered shows on the window above the keyboard. If wrong digits are entered, push the red lever [C] to clear the keyboard. ADDITION & Subtraction: ----------------------- Everytime a number is entered and the keys [+] or [-] are pressed, the number is printed and added/subtracted to/from the memory. REPEAT: ------- To enter the same number more times, press the black key [R] before the keys [+] or [-] are pressed. The keyboard will not be cleared after the printing & calculating cycle. Release (= pull back) the key [R] before the last [+] or [-] operation is started. SUBTOTAL: --------- The cumulated sum will be printed when the key [◊] is pressed. The memory will hold the actual sum. TOTAL: ------ The total sum will be printed when the key [*] is pressed. A T T E N T I O N : The memory is hold for "Chain Multiplication". To clear memory, press key [*] twice. MULTIPLICATION: --------------- Example: 123 x 45 = 5535 Enter the 1st factor (123) and press key [x]. Enter the 2nd factor (45) and press key [=]. The multiplication procedure starts ... When switch [A] is on position (*), the result (5535) is printed. When switch [A] is on (◊), the result is NOT PRINTED; it is hold in memory for next operations. ( see EXAMPLES of "Chain Multiplication" below ... ) Using the key [=-] (in RED) the result of multiplication will be subtracted from the actual content of the memory. OVERFLOW STOP: -------------- When an operation results in an OVERFLOW, the machine STOPs, all keys are blocked and a R E D M A R K E R pops up on the right side. Push back the RED MARKER and press KEY [*] to clear memory. CHANGING THE PAPER ROLL: ************************ Lift & pull the holders on both ends and remove the paper roll. Push the top-lever to release & pull the paper strip. Mount the new paper roll in reverse order ... CHANGING THE RIBBON: ******************** Open the back side ( by pressing down the lever ) and observe how the ribbon is spooled! PRINTOUT - Example with Comments: ***************************************** ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ To clear memory: | * | Press [*=Total] | | | | < Max.Input = 11 decimals > | 109.876.543.21 | Enter (1st) number, Press [+] | 987.654.321.01 | Enter (2nd) number, Press [+] | 1.097.530.864.22 ◊ | Press [◊=Subtotal] to print sum | | | 1.23 - | Enter (neg.)number, Press [-] [in RED] | 1.097.530.862.99 ◊ | Press [◊] to print cumulated sum | | | 4.56 | Set [R=Repeat], Enter number, Press [+] | 4.56 | Release [R], Press [+] | 1.097.530.872.11 * | Press [*] to print total sum | | < Max.Output = 12 decimals > | | | 12 | Enter number | 24 - | Enter (larger negative) number [in RED] | 12 * | Negative sum [in RED] | | | * | Memory is clear | | | | EXAMPLE 17^3 = 4913 | | Set [A] on (*) | 17 x | Enter 1st factor, press [x] | 17 = | Enter 2nd factor, press [=] | 2.89 * | intermediate product printed | 17 = | Enter 3rd factor, press [=] | 49.13 * | result printed | | | * | Memory is clear | | | | EXAMPLE 11x11 - 9x9 = 40 | | Set [A] on (◊) | 11 x | Enter 1st multiplicant, press [x] | 11 = | Enter 1st multiplicator, press [=] | 9 x | Enter 2nd multiplicant, press [x] | 9 = | Enter 2nd multiplicator, press RED [=-] | 40 * | Press [*], Result printed | | ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Have a look at "Calculating Trickies" ... R E M A R K S T O R E S T O R A T I O N . . . =================================================================== (1st) The back cover is to flip for easy exchange the ribbon. There are two pairs of plastic clips to hold it in place - but 3 were broken. I replaced the down pair ( in a more appropriate way ) and the one of the upper pair with glued-in brass replacements ... (2nd) The original power cable was in bad shape. Inside the OLYMPIA is no 3rd ground wire. Using the old "Special Plug" and a new 2-wire cable soldered together in a modified film box ... ... and sealed inside with 2-Component-Glue. (3rd) A T T E N T I O N : ------------------------------------------------------------------- !! AFTER 15 MINUTES ON POWER, THE MOTOR STARTS TURNING BY ITSELF !! It is usual to have a CAPACITOR parallel to the power switch for suppression of interferences (= "Funk-Entstoerung" ) - Here this capacitor is "leaking". BUT the capacitor is BUILD-IN (together with the power switch) in a SEALED UNIT - and not replaceable ... ===>>> DO NOT LET THE MACHINE ON POWER WHEN NOT IN USE <<<=== impressum: ******************************************************************* © C.HAMANN http://public.BHT-Berlin.de/hamann 06/21/10 |