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WIRE CARRIER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024527D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Referring to the above figure, a carrier 1 for a dicorotron similar to the dicorotron disclosed in U.S. Patent 4,086,650 to Davis et a1 is disclosed. Since a typical coronode wire 2 of a dicorotron is fragile and will easily crack if the wire is tensioned or bent, it is difficult to replace in the field. Instead, to facilitate servicing a wire assembly which includes a coronode wire 2 and inboard and outboard insulator/connectors 3, 4 respectively is supported on the carrier 1. In the factory, the wire is mounted on the carrier and a tensioning spring (not shown) is adjusted for the correct wire tension. Insulator/connectors 3, 4 are attached by spring clips 5, 6 to opposed sides of the carrier 1. A channel 6 which runs the length of the carrier 1 protects the wire 2 from damage.

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KEROX DISCL0SUR.E JOURNAL

WIRE CARRIER Proposed Edward C. Mutschler Classification

U.S. C1. 355/3CH Int. C1. G03g 15/00

Referring to the above figure, a carrier 1 for a dicorotron similar to the dicorotron disclosed in U.S. Patent 4,086,650 to Davis et a1 is disclosed. Since a typical coronode wire 2 of a dicorotron is fragile and will easily crack if the wire is tensioned or bent, it is difficult to replace in the field. Instead, to facilitate servicing a wire assembly which includes a coronode wire 2 and inboard and outboard insulator/connectors 3, 4 respectively is supported on the carrier 1. In the factory, the wire is mounted on the carrier and a tensioning spring (not shown) is adjusted for the correct wire tension. Insulator/connectors 3, 4 are attached by spring clips 5, 6 to opposed sides of the carrier 1. A channel 6 which runs the length of the carrier 1 protects the wire 2 from damage.

For servicing in the field, the wire assembly is installed by placing the insulators in cavities in a dicorotron housing (not shown). The carrier may then be separated from the dicorotron housing and discarded. The fragile coronode wire 2 is not touched during installation and need not be electrically tested at the installation site.

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