What is Cable Bus?
Cable Bus is a power distribution system using multiple parallel conductors braced in a rigid enclosure. Each conductor is insulated and fully continuous from source to load. A standard range of cable bus systems are available from 600V to 218kV and up to 10,400 amps. However, cable bus systems are adaptable and can be constructed to suit a customer’s particular requirements.
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Cable bus cable management and power feeder distribution systems can be used in a wide range of utilities, industrial and municipal projects which require direct connection between a source and load.
Typical applications include:
- Data centers
- Wind turbines
- Wastewater treatment
- Backup Generators
- Electrical substations
- Marine installations
How Cable Bus Compares to Bus Duct and Cable Tray
The most common products compared to Cable Bus are non-segregated phase bus duct and cable tray. Cable bus is a more dependable, cost-effective, versatile, and maintenance-free power distribution system than cable tray or Bus Duct in both indoor and outdoor installations of low to medium voltage (600V.69kV), high amperage (1000A – 8000A) power distribution systems.
Superior Bus Explained
Superior Bus is a custom-engineered cable bus power distribution system using multiple parallel conductors braced in a rigid enclosure. Each conductor is insulated and fully continuous from source to load. Standard Superior Bus systems can carry 400 – 32,000A and beyond, with voltages from 208V to 218kV. Systems can be designed for specific customer requirements. It is fully certified and easy to install. One benefit of a cable bus is that ampacity requirements can be met for any situation. As long as a cable at the voltage rating specified by a customer can be found or made, a cable bus system can be designed to suit their specific needs.
The cable bus is well suited for connecting a transformer to switchgear, switchgear to an automatic transfer switch, or equipment to any kind of backup system. Cable buses are versatile and can be used on solar farms, wind farms, data centers, hospitals, dams, schools, wherever reliable power distribution is required. For detailed information about installation, refer to our step by step SuperiorBus Installation Guide.