XJ-L HD Busway is well known for its outstanding performance, providing convenient, cost-effective power distribution for high-tech environments, data centers, laboratories, and other applications requiring consistent, quality power distribution.
Compact SizeSmall cross section for applications where busway routing is constrainedJoint ConnectionDual spring clamp assemblies ensure reliable, maintenance-free jointsSafetyPlug-in outlets are IP2X finger safe (optional XOC outlet covers increase system to IP40)ReliabilityFundamental design has a 60 year history of reliabilityServiceSimple snap together installation, maintenance free joints, factory stock of critical components and large distribution inventory of bus plugs ensure quick and easy serviceabilityFittingsElbow, tee, crosses, flanged end, and tap boxes are offered in standard and custom configurationsCompatibilityThe full range of XJ-L HD bus plugs are interchangeable between 100A, 225A, and 400A busway
XJ-L HD Busway is the optimal choice for both contractors and users concerned with designing superior electrical systems that require a high plug density and optimal space utilization. The compact design is ideal for limited working areas in computer manufacturing, laboratory or test facilities, schools, hospitals, and machine shops.
Examples of commercial applications include data centers, distribution centers, and large office buildings
High density busway with 12 plug-in openings per 10 foot section allows you to tap off power where you need it
With a comprehensive range of both surface mount and corded receptacles XJ-L HD bus plugs minimize your installation time and cost
XJ-L HD has a totally enclosed, steel enclosure (IP2X finger safe) ensuring safe and efficient power distribution in your facility
Examples of light industrial applications include light automotive, shop floors, test facilities, and laboratory space
Robust, closed steel enclosure with a small footprint allows your power distribution system to be discrete and adequately protected
Protect your investment with a full line of circuit breaker and fusible switch bus plugs
Snap together installation requires no special tools and is fast, easy, and maintenance free.
Bus plugs for XJ-L HD Busway are available from 15A to 200A, with molded case circuit breakers or Vacu-Break fusible switches. All XJ-L HD bus plugs are fully interchangeable with all XJ-L HD Busway configurations.Lightweight and portable, plugs can be installed or relocated as required without de-energizing the busway. Pre-engineered plug-in opening locations ensure no interference for greater density and maximum flexibility. This is especially important in high tech areas requiring frequent movement of equipment.A wide variety of NEMA and IEC receptacles or cord connections are available for the XPM. Integral current monitoring and surge protection are available upon request.
Front view with surface mount receptacle
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Step-by-step instructions to install XJ-L HD busway in your application
Busway Frequently Asked Questions
1. What can busway be compared to?
Busway is a power transmission and distribution product. Think of busway like a significantly more robust extension cord sometimes with a power stip. Feeder busway is like the extension cord, transmitting power from point A to point B. A Power strip is like plug-in busway, where special devices, bus plugs, may be plugged into the busway to tap off power at specific locations. Busway would and could be used anywhere cable and sometimes conduit are found.
2. What are the advantages of busway?
Busway is a totally modular, scalable, and flexible product compared to more traditional distribution and transmission methods. Bus runs may easily be expanded as application footprint and layout change, and individual tap off locations may easily be moved to accommodate end user needs. Relative to cable and conduit, that busway can save 20-30% on total installed costs. Additionally, compared to cable and conduit, busway consumes about 75% less space than an equivalent cabled solution.
3. What are the advantages of XJ-L HD busway?
XJ-L HD is primarily a commercial and light industrial product. XJ-L HD is different from the other Siemens products in that it focuses on a very specific amperage range, 100-400A. XJ-L HD can have as many as 12 plug-in points on a 10' section of busway, offering the user a high degree of flexibility when deciding where to tap off power. Additionally, XJ-L HD offers a full line of fusible and circuit breaker bus plugs, which are often shipped from the factory with either surface mount or corded receptacles and connectors. This minimizes installation cost, maximizes uptime, and truly makes XJ-L HD a plug-and-play solution.
4. What is the difference between feeder and plug-in busway?
Feeder busway is used to get power from point A to point B, analogous to the extension cord. Plug-in busway is used to distribute power in a facility, analogous to the power strip you have under your desk and has up to 12 tap off locations per 10’ section of busway.
5. What is a bus plug and what types of bus plugs does Siemens provide?
A bus plug is a device that plugs into a section of busway (note bus plugs can only be installed on plug-in busway). A bus plug is used to tap off power from a run of busway in a safe and reliable manner. Generally there are three different types of bus plugs (not for all product lines), a circuit breaker bus plug, a fusible bus plug (or fusible switch), and a surge protection device bus plug. Bus plugs will either be cabled to whatever downstream device they are feeding by the end user or installer or can be shipped directly from the Siemens factory with cable and connector already installed.
6. What is the difference between the sandwich and spaced in air styles of busway?
Siemens busway can be categorized as one of two styles: sandwich or spaced in air. The sandwich busway has an epoxy coating as its primary insulation. Spaced in air busway utilizes air spacing between the bus bars with a secondary epoxy insulation, depending on the product. Sentron is a sandwich style busway while XJ-L HD, XL-U and BD are spaced in air style busways.