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Most PSUs I've seen have multiple copies of a connector on each branch (i.e, a Molex branch, a 4-pin PCIe branch, etc). I've taken to calling one of those cables a 'branch' or a 'strip'. Is there a commonly used term for this cable/cabling style?

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  • "Cables" is the most commonly used term for cables.
    – Mokubai
    Commented Feb 21 at 0:14
  • differentiate "branches" by connector
    – jsotola
    Commented Feb 21 at 0:17
  • @Mokubai thanks, but looking for a term for a specific kind of cable. combining your answer with jsotola's, we would have '4-pin Molex cable' and '15-pin SATA cable', with no reference to multiple connectors. i suppose professionals simply know when referring to PSU cables that certain connectors tend to have multiple copies to a single cable?
    – shea
    Commented Feb 21 at 1:04
  • Surely you're more interested in the connector(s) and what they can interface with than the cables leading to them?... Cables are cables, they don't have a specific function/use, but the connectors are part of a matching pair.
    – Attie
    Commented Feb 21 at 2:10
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    @Attie i am interested in a term for multiple connectors extended along a single cable - so i imagine the term will correspond to a particular form of cable. for example, a splitter cable is not the same as a splitter (although they both perform splitting).
    – shea
    Commented Feb 21 at 2:29

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