bus bar

mshen11mshen11 Solar Expert Posts: 185 ✭✭✭✭✭
can someone go into more details about bus bars? from what i understand of them they are good for. ive seen it in a lot of design but havent seen much discussion about them:

1. distributing load more evenly on the battery
2. if you have a crimped wire that has too big or small of a terminal end, a bus bar is a good way to straighten out wire sizing.

would a bus bar be a good solution if you WANT to mix different batteries of different age and manufacture and type?


  • john pjohn p Solar Expert Posts: 814 ✭✭✭
    Re: bus bar

    its only usually a flat plate mabe 1in wide 1.4 in thick with screw holes or bolt holes. used to conect many cables of sometimes different sizes together.. it cant do anything to help a battery problem caused by different age or different capacity.. but yes it would make it easier to connnect them together
  • mshen11mshen11 Solar Expert Posts: 185 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: bus bar

    i also hear its easier on the load... meaning it will treat the battery better in terms of equal drainage of power(?)... ive never really had that expained to me so im not sure what im saying. hoping someone can expound.
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