IMPROVEMENT IN PHOTORECEPTOR CHARGING DEVICE
Original Publication Date: 1982-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Low voltage charging and/or transfer can be accomplished using a biased conductive element in contact with the paper or the photoreceptor. Such devices are employed in conductive brush transfer and biased roll induction charging. One problem has been to avoid the drop in potential of the entire charging device when one portion of it is inadvertently shorted due to a defect 10 in the photoreceptor 12. If the power supply is not current limited such a drop in potential would not occur, however, the power dissipated in the short will be destructive and aggravate the fault. One solution to the problem is to use a very thin conductive layer 14 as the substrate for the photoreceptor such that an arc tends to burn it away very quickly as indicated at 16.