I'm wondering if anyone is aware of a connector that I could use to distribute a single 5v line into many devices such as the picture below:


simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab

I'm sure that there would be something similar that is used in computers for this purpose but I am basically trying to avoid creating a PCB or having a connector with multiple wires coming out of a single pin.

To clarify: I'm looking for a relatively small wire to wire connector.

  • \$\begingroup\$ A USB hub maybe? Not sure how much current they would be rated for. \$\endgroup\$
    – Joshyp00
    Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 20:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ Unfortunately a USB hub wouldn't be appropriate for my application here. I'm looking more for something similar to a Molex or JST connector. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 20:15
  • \$\begingroup\$ Creating a PCB is your best option here even though you don't want to do that. I could not see a feasible option with a single wire. You will need to distribute your voltage through a plane of some sort. Audio cables sometime have splitter to connect multiple speakers together for example. \$\endgroup\$
    – 12Lappie
    Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 20:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ "I am trying to avoid having a connector with multiple wires coming out of a single pin" Why? This is actually the best solution, here. Just as they do in PCs, as you mentioned. You could daisy-chain them, this way, you have at most two wires coming out, which allows for smaller pins (and therefore smaller connectors). \$\endgroup\$
    – dim
    Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 20:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ I think that daisy chaining may be the best option. I really did think that there might be a connector out there for this purpose though... maybe I'll invent one. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 20:35

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You could use barrier terminal strips. There are jumper things that will bridge two or more terminals to give any reaonalbe number of bussed terminals.


Are you envisaging some sort of in-line 'T' join/splice in a cable? This is a messy look and won't be great for current carrying capacity though.

Quite cheap on Ebay. Packs of 50 are only a few dollars.

What was your application? How long would the runs be?

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Do you mean such a thing? They work for both AC and DC.


  • \$\begingroup\$ These Wago terminals are great, I use them at work all the time but I'm looking for something a little more like a proper connector with crimp terminals. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 21:01

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