Copper Ground Bus Bars
Copper Ground Bus Bars distribute electricity with greater ease and flexibility than some other more permanent forms of installation and distribution. Sometimes spelled bus bar or buss bar, they are often metallic strips of copper, brass, or aluminum that both ground and conduct electricity.
Copper Bus Bars
Busbar systems are used to safely implement three-phase power distribution systems, often in large environments. We specialize in custom-built NEMA enclosures and offer copper ground bars with some of our products like our custom-fabricated Cable tap Boxes and Wireways.
Whether you want it drilled, punched, tapped, notched or simply cut to your exact specs, we’ll get your copper bus bars with insulators and standoff mounting brackets if requested, or offset to mount directly to your application.
We can custom-bend, off-set, notch, drill and tap copper ground bus bars from 1/8″ to 1/2″ thick.
Bus Bars Drawing Samples
silver-plated bus bars
benefits provided by the use of copper are:
Copper is a common conductive metal used in busbars and many electrical utilities around the world. Copper is chosen for it’s resilience to higher temperatures, providing extra security during short circuit situations.
- High conductivity
- Resistance to damage
- Higher performance in clamped joints
- Lower coefficient of linear expansion
- Long lifespan
- High recovery value
- Higher modulus of elasticity
- The surface of copper naturally oxidizes forming a thin hard layer on the surface which remains conductive. Exposed aluminum surfaces also form an oxidized film. However, this film is not conductive and leads to long term reliability issues with joints.