Also called a Y-cable, a type of cable adapter that is arranged in a Y-shaped formation and is used to connect one device to a pair of other devices.
Examples of Y-splitters include the following:
An adapter used inside a PC to connect additional internal drives to the internal power supply of the PC. This type of splitter comes in various arrangements for connecting different combinations of hard drive, CD-ROM, and floppy drive.
Graphic Y-2. A PS/2 Y-splitter and an internal power Y-splitter.
PS/2 Y-splitters should use shielded cabling for best operation in noisy electrical environments.