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Well, I had some really thick steel bus bars. I realize that steel isn't the best thing to use. After about six months, they've rusted quite a bit. (Don't worry, I sanded off the rust before installing the first 7k)



I was looking at the aluminum Vital Power name plates....

They're really thick and aluminum, which lots of people use for bus bars. I'm thinking about drilling holes in the name plates and using them for bus bars, lol. Thoughts?
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Well, I had some really thick steel bus bars. I realize that steel isn't the best thing to use. After about six months, they've rusted quite a bit. (Don't worry, I sanded off the rust before installing the first 7k)



I was looking at the aluminum Vital Power name plates....

They're really thick and aluminum, which lots of people use for bus bars. I'm thinking about drilling holes in the name plates and using them for bus bars, lol. Thoughts?


Pulling the kind of power your trying to pull I would use 1/2" thick bus bars.. They guys was would finals said 1/4" can melt.
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Pulling the kind of power your trying to pull I would use 1/2" thick bus bars.. They guys was would finals said 1/4" can melt.
I think they're 3/8" thick, but they haven't gotten hot as far as I know, lol.

I just want something that won't rust/corrode and I think the VP name plates would be cool to use as bus bars.

Like Mitchell said on Ca.com though, it would probably drop the value of my amps :/
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You had steel bus bars when you were running the the??
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Spend the cash on copper stock and plastic dip them after your connections are in place .
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Spend the cash on copper stock and plastic dip them after your connections are in place .
Do you realize how much that amount copper would cost??
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Do you realize how much that amount copper would cost??
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^^^ , the amount of cash you have in your build, this is pennies compared, Odin wouldn't have spent the cash on copper if he didn't think it was worth it.
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You will need like .75"-1" thick aluminum bus bars or 5/8" copper. Maybe you should have bought 2 amps and bus bars instead of 3 amps and wanting to use the name plates off of them as your bars lol
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aluminum stock is really cheap on ebay
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