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connector to connect several wires
#819028 08/07/20 2:11 am
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Hi; may be any of you made a home made one to connect a thicker wire then distribute other thinner wires from there?
I still do not find a way to do one that would be small not bulky.
I have a stripped bike and I am trying to have very few connections so I am thinking to have all the connections in one place. Also would be good to trace possible faults instead of looking everywhere for a short or bad connection.


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If you need more than a four-way connector, I think the only alternative is a terminal block. I have a six-terminal block which MIGHT fit inside a 7" headlamp shell, but it would have to be insulated somehow - anything bigger than that would have to be mounted somewhere else.

I'm facing a similar problem now in wiring a Triumph TR5T. I need a four-way split on the "switched power" wire inside the headlamp shell. It must feed the ignition kill switch, the lighting switch, the horn, and the front brake light switch. I've decided to solve this by running a double power wire up to the headlamp.) Then each of the two power wires only needs to be split two ways. The two wires will join to one ring terminal on the power switch (which is in the side panel that covers the battery).


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This sort of thing???

https://www.eBay.com.au/itm/60Pcs-Wiring-Connector-Terminal-Quick-Concatenate-PCT-Wire-Connectors-Universal/313116152813?hash=item48e72d53ed:g:JFEAAOSw7WBe5uLE

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At work when doing installations I now use Wago connectors, available in 2,3,4 and 5 way https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/standard-terminal-blocks/8837557/


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A nut, a bolt, two washers, and 16 inches of electrician's tape.


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16 is pretty conservative.


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Re: connector to connect several wires
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Originally Posted by NickL
This sort of thing???

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/60Pcs-Wiring-Connector-Terminal-Quick-Concatenate-PCT-Wire-Connectors-Universal/313116152813?hash=item48e72d53ed:g:JFEAAOSw7WBe5uLE

I like it! But Jeez, I just want one or two, not fifty or sixty.


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About the only reason for ever using a Lucas Bullet connector is they come in 2 way , 4 way , 6 way & 8 way


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Hello; thank you for the suggestions but those are not what I am referring; are more on the way like some new bikes have with the electrics. A busbar distribution terminal.
There are a plenty to sell in Aliexpress; Amazon; homedepot etc but I need one now (not in a month or so) besides that I still cannot receive overseas packages; hence I mentioned that may be any of you guys, figured out something to have all the connections in one place; under the seat or whatever.

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not exactly sure what you're up to .
build your own bus bars
one bus connects to the negative terminal of battery ... negative ground .. bus is also Earthed
and other connects to the positive terminal
with fuse and switch before "bus"
any accessories you don't want switchd through the key ... will need a 3rd bus
( the 2nd and 3rd buses must "float" from the frame ground )
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The connectors i showed are a copy of the 'Wago' type Andy talked about.
They arev available on elephantbay in 10 offs etc.in 2, 3 , 4 pole etc.
They are insulated and require no crimpers etc. Most 'sparks' have been
using them for years.

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Originally Posted by NickL
The connectors i showed are a copy of the 'Wago' type Andy talked about.
They arev available on elephantbay in 10 offs etc.in 2, 3 , 4 pole etc.
They are insulated and require no crimpers etc. Most 'sparks' have been
using them for years.

Yes, I found a 10X set of 5-conductor connectors. Still more than I need, but at $6.95 I don't mind having extras.


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Originally Posted by Mark Z
Originally Posted by NickL
The connectors i showed are a copy of the 'Wago' type Andy talked about.
They arev available on elephantbay in 10 offs etc.in 2, 3 , 4 pole etc.
They are insulated and require no crimpers etc. Most 'sparks' have been
using them for years.

Yes, I found a 10X set of 5-conductor connectors. Still more than I need, but at $6.95 I don't mind having extras.

Correction: $4.99
https://www.eBay.com.au/itm/10pc-5-Way-Spring-Lever-Terminal-Block-Electric-Cable-Wire-Connector-PCT-215-Kit/352884662646?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D228432%26meid%3D254f8dc19bf44c6e8fa621d71832b618%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D114211439529%26itm%3D352884662646%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv5PairwiseWebWithoutBoostBBEV2b%26brand%3DUnbranded&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851


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Re: connector to connect several wires
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It looks like it could take a month or more to get those 6-way connectors, and I want to get started, so I'm back to running two switched power wires up to the headlight. That way, nothing is more than a two-way split.


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