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I''ve got my hands on some butt connectors, and am now looking for the proper way to ''split'' a wire.

Is there such a thing as a ''Y'' butt connector so that I split the wire in a secure manner?

Or what other method is recommended?

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Yes there is a Y connector available with crimp wire fittings. I have used it a couple of times but prefer dedicated circuits whenever possible.

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&langId=-1&catalogId=10001&productId=610&catalogId=10001&cl assNum=125&subdeptNum=124&storeNum=9
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Thanks for the link.

I''d prefer a dedicated circuit as well, however, I just bought the boat and all of the DC circuits are being used. I don''t want to buy a new distribution panel for the couple small things I want to do.

Maybe in the future if I upgrade lots of things.

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electrical butt connectors

I''ve also used "interlock connectors" for purposes you describe, or to tap into a wire. Readily available wherever terminals sold including auto dept. at Walmart. I''ve tried to attach link to WM catalog showing them.
http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&langId=-1&catalogId=10001&productId=34407&catalogId=10001& classNum=125&subdeptNum=124&storeNum=9
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