INEXPENSIVE LAMP POWER SUPPLY MOUNTING
Original Publication Date: 1999-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Disclosed is an inexpensive lamp power supply mounting suitable for use in a Raster Input Scanner (RIS) found on electrophotographic printing machines. Only molded-in features of a plastic scanner base frame 2 shown in the accompanying figure locate and secure a lamp power supply 1 in a proper position to prevent damage from occurring during shipping and handling. The advantage of this particular design approach over traditional means of locating and securing power supply 1 to base frame 2 is reduced Unit Manufacturing Cost (UMC) resulting from fewer parts and less assembly time. Traditionally, self-tapping screws accomplish locating and securing power supply 1 to base frame 2. The disclosed approach uses two tiered ramped ledges 4, and locating ribs 3 in base frame 2 along with mating notches 5 in power supply 1 to locate and secure power supply 1 to base frame 2.