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#1 BigMax


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Posted 01 October 2002 - 06:40 AM

Fellow Forum Members,

This may seem like an odd question, but believe it or not, it's the topic of a hot debate in my workplace....

With reference to those lengths of (usually) copper that carry and distribute electrickery to various components motor control related,

Is it Buss Bar with a double 's' or Bus Bar with a single 's'?

I'll admit to my opinion right now, it's Buss Bar with a double s, and the phrase has nothing to do with those horseless carriage things called a bus.

What do other members think?

Thanks in advance for your consideration.


#2 marke


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Posted 01 October 2002 - 09:59 PM

Now that is an interesting question!!

From my understanding, the generally accepted spelling is a single s, but both are used. A search on the internet shows a bias towards the double s for bar mounted fuse carriers, not sure if that is because of the fuse manufacturer spelled with a double s but they seem to feature highly.
I'd be interested to hear the outcome!!

Best regards,

#3 theDOG


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Posted 14 October 2002 - 08:12 AM

I prefer to use "Bus"...but for no logical explanation except that it is easier to type and write!!!

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Posted 14 October 2002 - 08:12 AM

Have you tried to look it up in the Oxford English Dictionary?

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Posted 14 October 2002 - 01:14 PM

1 a : a large motor vehicle designed to carry passengers usually along a fixed route according to a schedule b : AUTOMOBILE
2 : a small hand truck
3 a : BUS BAR b : a set of parallel conductors in a computer system that forms a main transmission path
4 : a spacecraft or missile that carries one or more detachable devices (as warheads)


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Posted 15 November 2002 - 09:36 AM

Hello there!
It should be single 's' Bus bar, this is the correct word not the buss. Bus for carrying the entire load. Buss is for something else.


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