Tascam TC-1S Solar Tuner
The world’s first solar-rechargeable tuner is the TC-1S from Tascam. The TC-1S charges its battery from a bank of solar cells on the front panel in just 25 minutes, and a USB input is also available for quick-charging. From a full charge, the battery works for six hours of constant use and seven years of standby charge in a dark place. It’s wrapped in a shock-proof silicone cover that keeps the unit protected.
The TC-1S has a built-in microphone as well as a 1/4″ input for guitar and bass tuning. Its lightning-fast pitch detection is displayed on a wide bar graph display for instant feedback. Four display modes are available, including fine pitch display for 1-cent accuracy and strobe tuning animation. The tuner can be calibrated to an external source such as a piano or other hard-to-tune instrument.
Included with the TC-1S is a nylon strap and clip. Snap it to your guitar or bass gig bag and it will stay charged all the time.
Solar-powered battery charging
USB input for battery charging
1/4″ instrument/microphone input
Custom LCD display with note, sharp/flat indicators, bar graph for pitch deviation
Shock-resistant silicon case included
Includes strap and clip for attaching to instrument case
Four display modes: Bar, Fine, Strobe Animation, Needle
12-note equal temperament scale
Pitch displayed in 1 cent steps (in fine mode)
96mm W x 18mm H x 40mm D
Continuous operation time: six hours
Standby charge in darkness: seven years
Charging time for 10 minutes operation, in sunlight: 25 minutes
Charging time for 10 minutes operation, USB: 25 minutes
Charging time for 10 minutes operation, indoor lighting (400 lux): 10 hours