TENSIONING APPARATUS FOR WIRE DICOROTRON
Original Publication Date: 1980-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Method and apparatus are disclosed for mounting and tensioning a coronode wire 1 encased in a glass coating. A typical dicorotron wire is rigid yet not perfectly straight and has a slight curvature of about .1 inch per 20 inches of length. To insure the wire is straight, a tension of approximately 1 pound on the wire is necessary, and since the wire is relatively stiff and springy, it is not feasible to wrap it around a screw or terminal post.