What is a bus bar?
A bus bar is a metallic bar or strip that is used for local power distribution. That is to say that you can connect several wires to a single bus bar, and they will connect into one circuit. They are a useful way to consolidate wires into a single location. In fact, bus bars are often used to consolidate positive or negative wires. In some cases, such as our dual row bus bar, you can combine positive wires and negative wires in a single block. Commonly, bus bars are used as a proper ground for circuit protection.
"They are a useful way to consolidate wires into a single location. In fact, bus bars are often used to consolidate positive or negative wires."
Pacer Group's bus bars are tinned plated copper for higher conductivity. This makes them ideal for use in tough conditions where corrosion may be an issue. We carry a wide range of bus bars so that you can find the type that best suits your specific needs. Whether you are looking for a 100-amp mini bus bar, a 600-amp power bus bar, or even a sealed bus bar, we have them, and more. One question we often receive from customers in our retail store concerns the difference between a bus bar and a terminal block.