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Zero Crossing Check Logic

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000067013D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Dodge, JH Underhill, TT [+details]

Abstract

When machine operation is triggered or synchronized by a zero-crossing of the AC power supply, it may be beneficial to have a means for detecting the absence or loss of this signal so that the machine can be put into an appropriate safe mode. In a xerographic copier, for example, this might mean turning off the fuser or a corona or a motor.