Busbar Plugs

Termate’s BP2X range of busbar plugs are an easy to install versatile busbar plug that achieves IP2X without the need for shutters or barriers.

The plug has been designed to be connected and disconnected off load.

  • The range has 250 A and 400/630 A variants, suitable for use with 6 mm, 6.3 mm and 10 mm copper
  • All variants have the same space footprint and utilise the same fixing method and dimensions, giving you consistency in design and manufacturing optimisation across a range of equipment ratings
  • BP2X plugs have the potential to reach an Icc rating of 100 kA

The plug has not been designed to be self supporting and should be installed onto a suitable mounting plate.

Icon for the Termate Busbar Plug; BP2X

BP2X250 & BP2X400

  • Material: Glass Reinforced Polyamide 6.6
  • Contact Material: Silver Plated Copper Contacts
  • Max. Conductor Temp.: 105 °C
  • Flammability: UL 94 V-0
  • Glow Wire: 960 °C
  • Equipment Voltage Ue: 1000 V AC, 1500 V DC
  • Insulation Voltage Ui: 1000 V AC, 1500 V DC
  • Impulse Voltage Uimp: 12 kV
  • UL Recognised Component: File number E505645

This temperature limit is based on the expectation of a 105 °C Cable/Flexible Busbar being fitted.

BP2X Low Voltage Busbar Plug—Test Results

Part Number3D ModelCurrent
Rating*
Temperature
Rise
Fixed
Conductor
Size (mm)
Tested Ipk
(No SCPD)
Estimated
Protected Short
Circuit Rating Icc**
BP2X250-6BP2X250 STEP file250 A29 K6.0/6.330 kA100 kA
BP2X250-10BP2X250 STEP file250 A29 K1030 kA100 kA
BP2X400-6BP2X400 STEP file400 A/630 A29 K (400 A) or
47 K (630 A)
6.0/6.340 kA100 kA
BP2X400-10BP2X400 STEP file400 A/630 A29 K (400 A) or
47 K (630 A)
1040 kA100 kA

* The unenclosed ratings were tested based on an ambient of 35 °C with test conditions as declared in IEC 61439 with temperature rise as shown.

** This figure is based on an assessment of multiple devices peak let through current. The specific peak let through current for the selected SCPD should be confirmed not to exceed the Ipk declared.

Mounting Plate Cut-Out Detail:

Termate recommends that any cutting made after the finish has been applied, should be treated to ensure compliance with IEC 61439-1 section 10.2.2 (resistance to corrosion).

Care should be taken to ensure that the mounting plate exhibits sufficient mechanical strength consistent with the Busbar Plugs being inserted and withdrawn multiple times. Experience, judgement and good engineering practice should always be applied.

Diagram showing mounting plate cut-out detail

Recommended Maintenance

  • Moving assemblies are inspected within every 200 operations or immediately after any form of short circuit
  • Unplug or withdraw the moving assembly
  • Visually inspect all components for damage or signs of arcing, damaged or worn components should be further inspected or replaced as required
  • Clean and re-grease any moving electrical contacts with a suitable electrical grade lubricant
  • Clean and re-grease any moving mechanical parts with a suitable lubricant
  • Check tightness of any fixings

BP2X250

3D rendering and diagram of the Termate BP2X250 Busbar Plug

BP2X400

3D rendering and diagram of the Termate BP2X400 Busbar Plug

BP2X busbar plugs provide a variety of advantages over other types of electrical connection systems. They offer increased safety and protection against potential damages due to their shock-proof design, making them an ideal choice for high-traffic areas with multiple moving parts.

Additionally, their compact size makes them highly efficient in terms of space utilization, allowing for more efficient design and installation.

They are also tested and developed to withstand the temperatures anticipated during both normal and fault conditions in addition to other environmental factors, making them well-suited for use in pharmaceutical, marine and other critical applications.

Finally, BP2X busbar plugs provide superior reliability due to their ability to remain securely connected even with high levels of vibration or movement; this is especially important in sensitive electrical systems.