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Engineering Blasphemy: Smaller is not Always Better

By Storm Power Components | September 9, 2020
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USING ALUMINUM FOR BUS BARS   Design engineers strive to make equipment smaller and more efficient.  The hidden assumption being that smaller is always better. Copper bus bars require less cross-sectional area than aluminum and can fit inside a tighter footprint.  Thus, the vast majority of electrical equipment is designed with copper bus bars. However,… View Article