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Key Definitions ................................1
Basic Function Keys..................................1
Dimensional Unit Keys..............................2
Convert Key Functions ..............................3
Memory ....................................................4
Entering Square or Cubic..........................4
Fraction Resolution ..................................5
Project Keys..............................................5
Basic Dimensional Math ....................7
Linear Conversions ..................................7
Square and Cubic Conversions ................8
Basic Dimensional Math ..........................9
Project Examples-Using Default Values..10
Paint: Gallons, Quarts, or Pints of ..........10
Wallpaper: Rolls of..................................10
Tiles: Number of ....................................11
Carpet: Length of ....................................12
Concrete: Bags of ..................................12
Finding the Cost of Materials ..............13
Auto Shut-Off and Batteries ................14
Repair and Return ..........................15
Warranty ......................................16
KEY DEFINITIONS
Basic Function Keys
o - On/Clear Key
Turns power on. Pressing once clears
the display. Pressing twice clears all
temporary values.
O - Off
Turns all power off, clearing all nonpermanent registers.
+–x÷=
Arithmetic operation keys.
0 - 9 and •
Digits used for keying in numbers.
% - Percent (%)
Four-function (+, -, x, ÷) percent.
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Dimensional Unit Keys
y - Yards Key
Enters or converts to Yards.
f - Feet Key
Enters or converts to Feet as whole
or decimal numbers. Also used with
the i and / keys for entering
Feet-Inch-Fraction values (e.g., 6
f 9 i 1 / 2 ). Repeated
presses during conversions toggle
between Feet-Inch-Fractions and
Decimal Feet.
i - Inch Key
Enters or converts to Inches. Entry
can be whole or decimal number.
Also used with the / key for entering
Fractional Inch values (e.g., 9 i
1 / 2 ). Repeated presses during
conversions toggle between
Fractional and Decimal Inches.
/ - Fraction Bar Key
Used to enter fractions. Fractions
can be entered as proper (1/2, 1/8,
1/16) or improper (3/2, 9/8).
m - Meter Key
Enters or converts to Meters.
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Memory
Ç + (M+) - Adds or stores a value
in the semi-permanent memory (e.g.,
1 5 0 Ç +). Semi-permanent
means the value is cleared when the
calculator is turned off.
Ç – Ç + (M-) - Subtracts a
value from the semi-permanent
Memory (e.g., 1 5 0 Ç – Ç
+ subtracts 150 from the memory).
Ç = (MR) - Recalls Memory value
(e.g., if 150 has been stored in Memory,
pressing Ç = will display 150).
Ç o (MC) - Clears Memory value.
Entering Square or Cubic
To label a dimension as “Square” or
“Cubic,” enter the value, then press the
desired dimension key twice for
Square and three times for Cubic. For
example, to enter 25 Cubic Yards,
press 2 5 y y y.
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Fraction Resolution
Your calculator is set to display Fractional
values to the nearest 16th of an Inch
(default setting). Press Ç / to access
the fraction resolution setting. Repeated
presses of / will then revolve through
the available settings: 1/16, 1/32, 1/64,
1/2, 1/4 and 1/8. Press o to exit.
Project Keys
p - Paint
Calculates volume of paint, based on
an entered or calculated area. Finds
quantity in Gallons, Quarts or Pints
upon repeated presses.
w - Wallpaper
Calculates number of rolls of wallpaper,
based on an entered or calculated
area.
(Cont’d)
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(Cont’d)
t - Tile
Finds the number of tiles, based on
an entered or calculated area.
Repeated presses will scroll between
numbers of tiles for various “standard” tile sizes (18”, 16”, 13”, 12”,
10”, 8”, 6”, 4”, 2”, 1” and 24”).
Note: Tile sizes shown in Inches, not Square
Inches. In other words, a 6” tile is really 6” x 6”,
or a 36 Square-Inch tile, but it is labeled as a 6”
size.
c - Carpet
Calculates carpet length required,
based on entered or calculated area.
Repeated presses of c will scroll
between values for 12’, 13’, and 15’
rolls.
C - Concrete
Calculates the number of bags of
concrete required, based on an
entered or calculated volume (e.g.,
cubic feet or cubic yards).
Ç • - Cost
“Cost” function that allows you to
calculate total material cost.
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BASIC DIMENSIONAL MATH
Linear Conversions
Convert 15 Feet 9-1/16 Inches to other
units of measure.
KEYSTROKE
DISPLAY
o
0.
15f9i1/16
15 FEET 9-1/16 INCH
Çf
15.75521 FEET
Çi
189.0625 INCH
Çy
5.251736 YD
Çm
4.802187 M
Convert Decimal Inches to Fractional
Inches.
KEYSTROKE
o
14•793i
Çi
DISPLAY
0.
14.793
14-13/16
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INCH
INCH
Square and Cubic Conversions
Convert 25 Square Feet to other
Square dimensions.
KEYSTROKE
o
25ff
Çy
Çm
DISPLAY
0.
25. SQ FEET
2.777778 SQ YD
2.322576 SQ M
Convert 25 Cubic Feet to Cubic Yards.
KEYSTROKE
o
25fff
Çy
DISPLAY
0.
25. CU FEET
0.925926 CU YD
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Basic Dimensional Math
KEYSTROKE
o
DISPLAY
0.
10i+2f5i=
3 FEET 3 INCH
Subtracting Dimensions:
5f–1i3/4=
4 FEET 10-1/4 INCH
Dividing Dimensions:
10f÷1i1/4=
96.
Multiplying Dimensions/Waste Factor
Allowance:
150ff+10%
165. SQ FEET
Finding Area/Square Feet:
2fx1f2i=
2.333333 SQ FEET
Finding Volume/Cubic Feet:
5fx1•5fx2i=
1.25 CU FEET
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PROJECT EXAMPLES - USING
DEFAULT VALUES
Paint: Gallons, Quarts or Pints of
How many quarts of paint will you need
to cover a wall measuring 12’ x 8’?
How many pints? How many gallons?
KEYSTROKE
o
12fx8f=
p
p
p
DISPLAY
0.
96. SQ FEET
1.10 QT
2.19 Pt
0.27 GL
Wallpaper: Rolls of
Find the number of wallpaper rolls
needed for a wall measuring 8’ x 12’.
KEYSTROKE
o
8fx12f=
w
DISPLAY
0.
96. SQ FEET
1.71 ROLL
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Tiles: Number of
How many tiles do you need to cover a
floor measuring 10’ x 15’? Find the
number of tiles in various sizes. Also,
add a 10% waste allowance, in case
you need extra tile.
Note: After converting to Tile, press the t key until
you reach the desired tile size. (The Home
ProjectCalc lists 11 of the most popular tile sizes.)
KEYSTROKE
DISPLAY
o
0.
1 0 f x 1 5 f = 150. SQ FEET
+10%
165. SQ FEET
t
73.33 TILE (18 in)
t
92.81 TILE (16 in)
Continuous presses of t display the
number of Tiles for the following additional
sizes: 18”, 16”, 13”, 12”, 10”, 8”, 6”, 4”, 2”,
1”, 24”.
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Carpet: Length of
Find the quantity of carpet needed to
cover a floor that measures 12’ 6” x
10’ in area.
KEYSTROKE
DISPLAY
o
0.
12f6ix10f=
125. SQ FEET
c
13.89 SQ YD
c
10.42 FEET (12 Ft ROLL)
c
9.62 FEET (13 Ft ROLL)
c
8.33 FEET (15 Ft ROLL)
Concrete: Bags of
Find the number of bags of concrete for
a patio measuring 9’ x 15’ x 4”.
KEYSTROKE
DISPLAY
o
0.
9fx15fx4i=
45. CU FEET
C
67.50 BAG
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FINDING THE COST OF MATERIALS
Cost of Concrete
How much will 216 Cubic Feet of concrete cost, if the Cost Per Cubic Yard
is quoted at \$50?
KEYSTROKE
DISPLAY
o
0.
216fff
216. CU FEET
Çy
8. CU YD
x 5 0 Ç • (Cost)
400.00
(It’ll cost approx. \$400)
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AUTO SHUT-OFF AND BATTERIES
Reset
If your calculator should ever “lock up,” press
Reset - a small hole located above the C
key/upper right - using the end of a paper clip.
Auto Shut-Off and Batteries
Auto Shut-Off: After 8-12 minutes of non-use.
Batteries Included: Two LR-43 batteries.
Battery-Life: 575 hours of actual use.
To replace the batteries, use a small Phillip’s
head screwdriver and unscrew the single
screw in the center of the battery door, located
on the back of the calculator
Carefully remove the battery door, remove the
old batteries from the clips and replace them
with two new LR-43 batteries. Make sure the
positive sides (+) are facing up. Replace the
battery door and re-attach the screw.
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REPAIR AND RETURN
Warranty, Repair and Return
Information
Return Guidelines:
1.
User's Guide to determine if your
Calculated Industries product remains
under warranty before calling or returning any device for evaluation or repairs.
2.
If your product won't turn on, check the
batteries as outlined in the User's
Guide.
3.
If you need more assistance, please go
to the website listed below.
4.
If you believe you need to return your
Industries representative between the
hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm Pacific
Time for additional information and a
Return Merchandise Authorization
(RMA).
Call Toll Free: 1-800-854-8075
Outside USA: 1-775-885-4900
www.calculated.com/warranty
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WARRANTY
Warranty Repair Service – U.S.A.
Calculated Industries (“CI”) warrants this product
against defects in materials and workmanship for
a period of one (1) year from the date of original
consumer purchase in the U.S. If a defect exists
during the warranty period, CI, at its option, will
either repair (using new or remanufactured parts)
or replace (with a new or remanufactured calculator) the product at no charge.
THE WARRANTY WILL NOT APPLY TO THE
PRODUCT IF IT HAS BEEN DAMAGED BY MISUSE, ALTERATION, ACCIDENT, IMPROPER
HANDLING OR OPERATION, OR IF UNAUTHORIZED REPAIRS ARE ATTEMPTED OR MADE.
SOME EXAMPLES OF DAMAGES NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT
LIMITED TO, BATTERY LEAKAGE, BENDING, A
“BLACK INK SPOT” OR VISIBLE CRACKING OF
THE LCD, WHICH ARE PRESUMED TO BE
DAMAGES RESULTING FROM MISUSE OR
ABUSE.
To obtain warranty service in the U.S., please go
to the website.
A repaired or replacement product assumes the
remaining warranty of the original product or 90
days, whichever is longer.
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Non-Warranty Repair Service –
U.S.A.
Non-warranty repair covers service beyond the
warranty period, or service requested due to damage resulting from misuse or abuse.
Contact Calculated Industries at the number listed
above to obtain current product repair information
and charges. Repairs are guaranteed for 90 days.
Repair Service – Outside the U.S.A.
To obtain warranty or non-warranty repair service
for goods purchased outside the U.S., contact the
dealer through which you initially purchased the
product. If you cannot reasonably have the product repaired in your area, you may contact CI to
obtain current product repair information and
charges, including freight and duties.
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Disclaimer
CI MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH
RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT’S QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. AS A RESULT,
THIS PRODUCT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO, KEYSTROKE PROCEDURES, MATHEMATICAL ACCURACY AND PREPROGRAMMED
MATERIAL, IS SOLD “AS IS,” AND YOU THE
PURCHASER ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK AS
TO ITS QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE.
IN NO EVENT WILL CI BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT,
INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY
DEFECT IN THE PRODUCT OR ITS DOCUMENTATION.
The warranty, disclaimer, and remedies set forth
above are exclusive and replace all others, oral or
written, expressed or implied. No CI dealer, agent,
or employee is authorized to make any modification, extension, or addition to this warranty.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or liability for incidental
or consequential damages, so the above limitation
or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific rights, and you may also have
other rights, which vary from state to state.
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FCC CLASS B
This equipment has been certified to comply with
the limits for a Class B computing device, pursuant to Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC rules.
LOOKING FOR NEW IDEAS
Calculated Industries, a leading manufacturer of
special-function calculators and digital measuring
instruments, is always looking for new product
ideas in these areas.
If you have an idea, or a suggestion for improving
this product or User's Guide, please submit your
Thank you
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Calculated Industries, by Construction
Master Technologies, LLC, 2007.
Industries, 2007. ProjectCalc® and
Calculated Industries® are registered