Legrand extends commercial and industrial busbar portfolio with launch of new high-power cast resin range



To meet the high-power demands of commercial and industrial sites across the country, Legrand has unveiled a new range of cast resin busbar trunking, guaranteeing high levels of electrical and mechanical robustness in challenging operating conditions.

The RCP IP68 range is ideal for use as part of a power distribution system for industrial premises that occupy multiple connected buildings, or sites with more extreme environments such as chemical and petrochemical plants, as well as in locations where there is risk of flooding. The product, which can be sited internally and externally, is IP68-rated against the ingress of solids and liquids, guaranteeing continuous performance regardless of weather and other external conditions.

Crucially, Legrand’s new busbar range also offers extremely high levels of fire resistance exceeding the 120 minute/830˚C requirement of IEC 60331-1:2009 by as much as half an hour for the aluminium system, and two hours for the copper system. This can be an essential requirement for applications such as data centres and military sites where continuity of supply is essential, as well as supply in offices, residential, educational and healthcare environments.

The busbar is also IK10-rated, offering the highest level of impact resistance to protect against accidental knocks or damage.

RCP IP68 completes the high-power Zucchini busbar solution, and further cements Legrand’s position as a market leader in busbar systems. The Zucchini range is one of the most comprehensive on the market, with systems ranging from 25A lighting busbar to 6300A solutions for harsh environments.

Steve Marr, Lead Marketing Manager for Power Distribution at Legrand UK & Ireland, comments: “The RCP IP68 busbar is an exciting development for Legrand. We have supplied cast resin busbar via third party specialists in the past, but with the launch of our RCP range we have, once again, invested in the future and developed our own solution in-house. This solution has been designed by a team of specialist engineers who have a long heritage of designing high-power busbar solutions that have been used in projects around the world. The result has not only been a top-quality product, but also one that can seamlessly integrate with Legrand’s existing Zucchini SCP IP55 high-power busbar offer.

 “Through the launch of our new RCP IP68 cast resin busbar range, we can now deliver one of the widest ranges of busbars on the market ranging from 25A to 6300A, with all products certified to the latest international standards. Together with our extensive range of high efficiency Zucchini cast resin transformers this gives contractors, panel builders, specifiers and consulting engineers one port of call for the total supply of transformer and busbar distribution systems.”

The product is available in three to five conductor variants, and in both copper or aluminium, and can also be supplied with additional conductors for extra earthing requirements. The RCP IP68 busbar range can deliver the high power demanded by commercial and industrial applications, up to 5000A for the aluminium variant and 6300A for copper. The range is also compatible with Legrand’s standard range of Zucchini SCP IP55 high power busbar and can be connected seamlessly to this system, where required.