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Exploring Busbar Joint Resistance: A study on the Effects of Torque and Plating

January 29, 2024
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By: Storm Power Components   A study shows the effect of surface-plating material and bolt torque on busbar contact resistance, a critical parameter in high-current connections.   Designers, installers, and users know that for high-current busbars handling hundreds and thousands of amps, it’s details such as contact resistance which are critical, as even a few… View Article

Featured Guest Article – Power Electronics is Coming Home

August 8, 2023
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Storm Power Components is pleased to share this new Featured Guest Article from Gregory Smith, CEO of Flex Power. The article, titled “Power Electronics is Coming Home”, provides an excellent overview of the trend toward decentralization of the power grid that is being driven by the rise of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). These DERs include… View Article

Key Techniques to Integrate and Optimize EMI Shielding and Filtering into Busbars

August 7, 2023
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Integrating shielding and filtering into busbars is an important aspect of electrical system design, particularly in applications where electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electrical noise need to be minimized. EMI is radiated or conducted energy that adversely affects circuit performance, and thus disrupts a device’s electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). This new Applications Note provides an overview of… View Article

Cracking the Code on Epoxy-Coated Bus-Bar Design

June 19, 2023
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Basic guidelines ensure superior results and reliability for the epoxy powder coating used to provide critical electrical and mechanical protection for bus bars. Bus bars play an important role in high-current/high-voltage installations. Made of copper or aluminum, they carry electrical power ranging up to hundreds of volts and amps and even higher within cabinets and… View Article

Use Cases for Combining Laminated and Flexible Busbar Technologies

June 4, 2023
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Laminated and flexible busbars are types of electrical conductors used to distribute electrical power in a variety of applications, including Power Electronics and Power Distribution. Laminated busbars and flexible busbars offer a number of key performance advantages such as: Improved reliability: Due to their high-quality construction, laminated and flexible busbars offer improvedreliability for consistent electrical… View Article