I currently have a battery supply, 3 toggle switches, and a Protoboard. The protoboard has various components connected to it, incluing two motors. I need to connect two switches to the motor pins, and one to the board's power input. Those connections have already been made.
However, I also need to connect the red wire (voltage out, 22 gauge) of the battery supply to one terminal on all 3 toggle switches. This is where I am confused - how to connect one wire to 3 different switch terminals.
One thought was to strip the red battery wire, and then connect 3 new wires to the main red wire. Another thought was to connect the red wire to one switch terminal, and then solder two wires to that terminal - and connect the other ends to the other switches.
Any ideas on what's appropriate here? I don't want to 'fry' anything, so I'm hesitant to start testing things on my own. Below is a brief visual of what needs to be done. Thanks in advance!
Thanks for the responses so far - I realize this is quite vague / confusing, mainly because I am very lost when it comes to hardwares/circuitry.
The overall goal is to allow the switches to toggle on/off the motors, and also toggle on/off the power supply to the CPU connected to the protoboard. The purpose of this is to that I can test other functions of the protoboard/CPU, without running the motors - aka switching the motors 'on/off'.
The instructions I received go over this very briefly, and simply state "Connect the battery voltage (red wire) to one terminal of all 3 toggle switches. Connect the other terminal of each switch to each motor, and to the main power supply." The second part I have down - it's connecting the 1 battery wire to 3 separate switches that has me confused.