technical article from Blue Sea Systems
As a boat's electrical system grows, more and more large cables seem to find their way onto the battery terminals. This creates a messy and dangerous situation and degrades the performance of the boat's electrical system by creating an increasingly poor electrical connection.
Installing a main negative or positive ship's bus to organize heavy electrical cables improves the reliability, the appearance, the performance and the maintainability of your boat's electrical system.
- Remove all cables from the battery post to be organized.
- Mount the selected busbar as close as possible to the battery to which the cables were connected. Select a position that will not require extending the cables.
- Make a short jumper cable of wire rated for the total system amperage and connect the busbar to the battery terminal.
- Reconnect the cables that were on the battery post to the busbar.
2301 BusBar - For very small systems up to 150 Amperes total current draw
2105 or 2106 MaxiBus - For medium sized systems up to 250 Amperes
2104 or 2107 PowerBar for very large systems up to 600 Amperes
Original article from Blue Sea Systems