Best Practices for Using Fasteners to Secure Busbars

June 18, 2024
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One of the key elements for successful busbar integration involves the fastener strategy for mounting and securing it in place. When designing and implementing fastener methods for busbars, several key considerations are essential to ensure safety, efficiency, and reliability. Key factors include: Mechanical Strength Corrosion Resistance Thermal Management Insulation and Isolation Ease of Installation and… View Article

Mitigating Vibration, Shock and Expansion in Busbars

April 10, 2024
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  As a wise old engineer once said, “nothing is perfectly flat”. In a similar sense, from a vibration, shock, and expansion perspective, “nothing is perfectly still.” No matter how small, there will always be some movement in every situation. From a designer’s standpoint, dealing with inevitable movement is a two-step process. Step one is… View Article

Thermal Management for Laminated Busbars

March 10, 2024
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Understanding thermal management issues and mitigation methods can be a critical factor for success with laminated busbars, especially when they are used in high-power applications.  If best practices are not followed, laminated busbars carrying high electrical currents can generate significant heat, which can pose both safety hazards and risk of equipment failure. This new Applications… View Article

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