A double fork busbar connector developed by Swiss connector specialist Stäubli Electrical Connectors has a simplified, cost-effective design that helps cuts maintenance and replacement costs when linking two high power busbars.
The busbar connector design has one of the forks fastened onto the busbar by two screws while the other fork can accept busbars that are misaligned laterally by up to ±2 mm and with angular deviations of up to ±3°.
The silver plated aluminium busbar connector is rated for 5,000 mating cycles and is fitted with Stäubli's MULTILAM contact technology. This allows a high current density through the use of multiple spring contact elements, and ensures low contact resistance with low power losses throughout its lifetime.
The space saving connector can be adapted to customer requirements for the rated current and the dimensions of the busbars for use in power distribution and power conversion cabinets with current requirements from 100A up to several 1000A.