for Campervan Conversions & RVs

A Complete Guide To Busbars

There’s a lot of debate about the best way to wire up a camper’s electrical circuits to the battery bank and Earth point.

There are a few different ways to do this, but busbars are one of the most popular methods.

In this guide to busbars for campervan conversions, RVs and motorhomes, we’ll explore everything you need to know about this wiring method. 

What Are Busbars?

A busbar (often called a bus bar) is a thick strip of metal connecting various circuits to the power source or earth point.

Busbar Materials

The more conductive the busbar, the more efficiently it performs. As such, industry-standard busbars are made from copper.

Advantages and Disadvantages Of Using Busbars

Busbars have several benefits and are especially advantageous for simplifying the electrical installation in a campervan conversion.

What Size Busbar Do I Need?

To determine what size busbar you need, calculate the maximum continuous current it’ll experience.

So whether you’re just starting on your campervan conversion journey or you’re looking for ways to improve your current set-up, read on for all the info you need. Swipe up to learn more!