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Why Are Copper Bus Bars So Widely Used When Bus Bars Can Be Made of Other Materials? 2013-06-09

 

The bus bars are important components which are used for distributing electrical power from the main power supply to a number of output circuits for different applications. The bus bars are very widely used for safe and stable power transformation and power transmission for both industrial applications and daily use. The bus bars are mainly made from conductive materials including copper and aluminum, and the main argument lies in the material choice for manufacturing bus bars. The experiments and practice prove that the copper bus bars provided by the copper bus bars suppliers have more advantages over the aluminum bus bars. The copper for busbars is still the top choice even though the electricity conductivity efficiency of the bus bars made of aluminum is higher than that of the copper conductivity efficiency determined by the copper bus bar ampacity. Now, let's check the reasons behind this.
 
The copper bus bars are more resistant to the oxidation compared with the aluminum bus bars when they are both used in the environment of high moisture. The experiments show that the copper bus bars are able to withstand different weather conditions without breaking down or oxidizing. The property of the copper bus bars provided by the copper bus bars manufacturers can maintain the electricity transmission efficiency without causing too much electricity loss.
 
The copper bus bars have higher strength than the aluminum bus bars because they have high density. The copper bus bars used in the power transformation systems and power transmission systems are able to withstand certain load. On the contrary, the aluminum bus bars can deform easily to cause instable electricity transformation and transmission. The high strength of the copper bus bars allows them to be durable so as to achieve longevity when they are in use.
 
The copper bus bars are more cost effective than the aluminum bus bars. You may be confused by that the price of the copper for busbars is much higher than that of the aluminum bus bars, but why can the copper bus bars save cost? The comprehensive costs including purchase costs, operational costs, maintenance costs, etc. can be taken into account to prove that the copper bus bars can save cost in the long run because the bus bars can be used for many years.
 
The copper bus bars are the best choices because they have the advantages of reliability, cost saving, durability, high strength, long service life, oxidation resistance, etc. The modern technology allows the innovation of copper bus bars. The most recently manufactured copper clad aluminum bus bars must adopt the copper for busbars, and this proves the copper is indispensible for manufacturing busbars.