What Are the Benefits of Bus Bar Systems?

If you are an electrician, odds are that you have heard of a bus bar system. Bus bars are not commonly used in homes, however they do have a place in larger power distribution centers. The reason that they are so incredibly popular is that they can handle a large amount of electricity for a fraction of the cost of other load distribution techniques. The systems, by design, can handle much larger loads of electricity more efficiently than other systems and have a longer lifespan. In addition, they are easier and cheaper to install, making them a truly cost efficient solution for a wide variety of applications.

Here are just a few of the reasons that many switchboards and power stations use bus bars:

Improved Reliability
Bus bars provide years of uninterrupted service. Because there are fewer wiring points, there are fewer points of failure in the system. This means that your system will experience fewer outages, keeping your customers happier.

Eliminate Wiring Errors
Traditional wiring harnesses are fraught with confusing wires and increase the potential of miswirings exponentially, which will not only result in hours of analysis to figure out what’s not wired correctly, but can even result in fires. Not to mention that wiring harnesses offer additional points of failure. The systems eliminate this confusion by eliminating confusing wiring harnesses. They have a lower cost of installation and virtually eliminates miswiring and failure points.

They Take Up Less Room
Bus bars pack a lot of punch into very small packages making them the ideal solution for applications where space is limited. It also helps reduce the amount of heat generated by high voltage electrical systems because of their small size.

Reduce Heat Generation
The main reason that the systems generate less heat is because they offer less surface area than other systems. This smaller surface area in conjunction with greater air flow results in reducing heat buildup. Because there is less heat, there is less thermal breakdown which ultimately results in a longer system lifespan. Not only does this reduce maintenance costs, but also the cost to power a cooling system to prevent overheating.

If you have deemed that a bus bar system is what you need, then you need to purchase the bus bars as well as the wire to connect the system. The best wires are available from Olympic Wire and Cable. They offer one of the largest selections of the wire available at all at the best possible price. If you aren’t sure about what kind of the wire you need, one of their friendly technicians will be glad to assist you.