Power Shunts

Power Shunts - Flexible Copper Busbars & Braid Connectors

Power shunts are large cross-sectional area copper braidedPower Shunts - Copper Braid Switchgear & Transformer Shunts connectors designed to meet the current carrying capacity of power distribution applications - designed with multi-layers of flat or round copper earth braids to achieve sizes up to 1000sqmm and carry currents in excess of 400 amps.

Power shunts are used as an alternative to solid bus bars and power cable assemblies capable of carrying very high currents yet are flexible, robust and easy to install.

Typical power shunt applications : power stations, transformers, motors, generators, switchgear, substations - low, medium and high voltage including 11kV-33kV.

Shunt connectors are used to provide LV, MV-HV transformer-busduct links and undrilled palms can be customised to suit customer requirements.

Flexible Copper Braids Connectors Power Shunts

Power Shunts - Large Earth Braid Connectors

T&D UK are established distributors of an extensive range of large braid connectors, also known as "Power Shunt" connectors  with cross-sectional areas of up to 1000sqmm and current carrying capacities in excess of 1800amps - larger style earth braid power connectors are designed for heavy-duty power applications as flexible current carrying connectors requiring resistance to vibration.

Robust, durable and flexible power shunt braided connectors are specified for power distribution in turbines, HV substations, power stations, distribution grids, electrified trains and rail systems as alternatives to solid bus bars.

Manufactured from bare copper, tin-plated copper or stainless steel, shunt style braid connectors can be supplied with or without polymeric insulation for mechanical protection and electrical insulation and with customised "palm" style terminals.

Termination - Power Shunt Options

  • Bespoke pressed ferrules
  • Straight or angled connections
  • Multiple fixing holes or slots
  • Silver, nickel or tin plating options


  • Polymeric insulation for electrical and mechanical protection
  • Medium voltage and high voltage connectors available
  • Zero halogen (LSF) power shunt connectors

Power Shunts & Braided Connectors for Military & Aerospace

  • Eurofighter (JN1061, JN1151, JN1006, JN1077)
  • Panavia (PAN6619)
  • AECMA (EN4199)
  • Airbus (ASNE & NSA)

Power Shunt Braid Current Ratings

  • 100sqmm Power Shunt  = 400amps
  • 240sqmm Power Shunt  = 650amps
  • 300sqmm Power Shunt  = 760amps
  • 500sqmm Power Shunt = 1100amps
  • 600sqmm Power Shunt = 1250amps  

How To Order Power Shunts

To enable the custom design and specification of Power Shunts to meet specific applications we require the following information

  • OL - Overall Shunt Length
  • L - Length Between Hole Centres
  • D - Hole Diameter
  • M - Shunt Material & Cross Sectional Area (CSA)
  • TT - Shunt Termination Type  

Power Shunts

Flexible copper connector power shunts can be insulated using protective heat shrink sleeving for identification.

Adobe Power Shunts & Flexible Copper Braid Connectors

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