The DATABAR busbar can be installed above the rack or under a raised floor, in a horizontal or a vertical orientation, all contributing to flexibility when space is limited. Tap-off units can be installed at any position along the busway and over the joint area if required and, when the tap-off is installed on the busbar, DATABAR delivers the smallest clearance level in the market.

The unique tap-off design also provides the essential safety element when inserting a tap-off onto a live busway system. The power contacts are engaged via a patented actuation system which not only controls the tap-off contacts, but also interlocks with the switching device to ensure that no load is connected during the engage operation.

All in all, DATABAR delivers engineering excellence, innovation and the safest solution available.


  • Independently certified by UL to UL857
  • Two busway designs; DX for 160A to 400A and DX-Plus for 600 to 800A systems with 3, 4 or 5 poles in the same footprint
  • Continuous open channel permits tap-offs to be installed anywhere along the busway (IP2X)
  • Flexible extension and re-configuration with integral plug-n-play jointing system
  • A patented design feature within the tap-off unit centers around the actuator mechanism puts safety and efficiency at the forefront of the design and installation process.
  • IP3X achievable by using the channel cover strip solution
  • Available in lengths up to 10 ft as standard.
  • Optional overrated neutrals or 100% integral earth conductor
  • The busbar trunking system has also been independently tested for resistance to Arc Flash in accordance with IEC / BS EN 61641 and seismically tested to IEEE 344-2103.



  • The compact design of the DATABAR busway is ideal in situations where low ceiling height and IT / fiber conduits compete for space.
  • Safety in simplicity and scalability – there are only two DATABAR sizes: 160A-400A and 600A-800A which accommodate the same range of tap-offs. The same low-profile housing can utilize both 4 and 5 pole systems while maintaining the smallest footprint
  • The open channel modular busway construction allows the tap-off units to be placed at any location along the busway. Tap-off designs are available to install over the joint if necessary and the whole design is aimed at flexibility and simplicity.
  • Easy installation, extension and development means that an investment in DATABAR today will still be giving you a return in years to come.


System ampacity A 160 250 400 600 800
Operating voltage V Up to 600V
Frequency Hz 50/60 Hz
Degree of protection Finger Safe (IP2X)
Casing material Aluminium
Conductor material Copper
Conductor finish Plain (Plated Opt.) Plated
Short Circuit Current Rating (unprotected) 42kAIC up to 208VAC* 50kAIC up to 600VAC**
35kAIC up to 600VAC 35kAIC up to 600VAC


Case refers to aluminium casing used as ground. Isolated refers to internal insulated pole for ground. *Option to upgrade to 42kA, standard rating is 35kA. **Option to upgrade to 50kA, standard rating is 35kA.

Dimensions 160 250 400 600 800
Case overall dimensions (4P & 5P) in 6.5 x 1.9 6.5 x 1.9 6.5 x 1.9 6.5 x 3.5 6.5 x 3.5
mm 165 x 47 165 x 47 165 x 47 165 x 90 165 x 90
Phase Conductor CSA in² 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.8 0.8
mm² 194 194 194 514 514
Neutral Conductor CSA in² 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.8 0.8
mm² 194 194 194 514 514
Isolated Ground Conductor CSA in² 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.8 0.8
mm² 194 194 194 514 514
Housing CSA (Ground) in² 2.26 2.26 2.26 4.94 4.94
mm² 1457 1457 1457 3189 3189
System Weight (4 pole) lbs/ft 8.7 8.7 8.7 19.6 19.6
kg/m 12.9 12.9 12.9 29.1 29.1
System Weight (5 Pole) lbs/ft 9.7 9.7 9.7 22.9 22.9
kg/m 14.5 14.5 14.5 34.1 34.1





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