Yes each connector and cable length does have resistance which will
cause IR voltage drop, so it is good to minimize the number of them, or
at least use wire sizes and quality connectors of proper current rating.
Since this is DC power supply and not high frequency or RF, there is no
need to worry about "speed" and "impedance" the way you would if this
were an RF or video distribution system.
I believe (ideally) every extra patch cable, connector, etc., in line
causes an ever so slight impedance and voltage or current or whatever
"speed-bump," so I have become a "Minimalist" and have tried to
eliminate as many such speed-bumps as possible.
Not wanting to contradict Paul C, yet kind of nice to have a fuse to
limit the current to each transceiver to the maximum it needs, rather
than allowing the full current capacity of the power supply (when that
is larger than what one transceiver needs) to go into the transceiver if
there is a fault in that transceiver.
So, if I were looking to maximize station efficiency, I would
eliminate the power distribution strip. That was the absolute very
first thing Master Technician Paul C asked when my Jupiter acted
funny. It is also the first question I received from the Brand-X
Service Dept, on a related question, but regarding a different rig.
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