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Minky

Multiple circuits, one terminal

Hi all,

I've almost finished the main Mosfet + Motors loom in my Modulus and whilst I've been doing this I've soldered in small JST connectors for the addition of LED/Voltmeter looms. As I near putting these in I realise that I need 5 circuits to branch off one wire.  Is it okay to multiple splice a wire into something that looks like a tree or is there a component I should be using?

LED/Voltmeter circuits from this attachment point (all the RC circuits will be one join at this point (another JST), and I could clean up the 'running lights' to be one join)

FDT OldNoob

The smart way to do it is to stagger the spurs into a line, a bit like your circuit diagram. You can also have one higher rated plug like an xt30 feeding a cascade of lower rated plugs like JST, each tier splitting twice. Having all the leads tie into one point looks horrible and encourages failures, plus if the joint goes multiple parts stop working not just one.
Minky

So I should have one main Positive and Negative mainline circuit coursing the length of the blaster going to the furthest component and spur off at appropriate places for the rest?  That would appear to make a lot more sense than my Grand Central station of connections. Makes wiring a lot, lot easier too (than wiring everything starting from the battery bay).
Thanks ON!
FDT OldNoob

Yes. That is how I would do it.

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