SCOROTRON CONNECTOR AND ELECTRICAL BIAS CLIP
Original Publication Date: 1986-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Scorotrons for charging the photoreceptor of a xerographic type copier require an electrical connector for the charge wire itself as well as an additional connector to supply bias to the scorotron screen. Heretofore, two separate connectors were used with the electrical connection to the scorotron charge wire being a push-on type connection, while the electrical connection to the screen was through a screw that also doubled as an attachment for the scorotron end blocks. However, recent scorotron designs have avoided the need to use screws to attach the scorotron end blocks and in that situation, in order to provide the necessary electrical connection far biasing the scorotron screen, a separate screw fitting is now required. The result IS an additional part which IS loose, and the need to tighten and loosen the screw when installing or servicing the scorotron.