stub cable

stub cable

[′stəb ¦kā·bəl]
(electricity)
Short branch off a principal cable; the end is often sealed until it is used at a later date; pairs in the stub are referred to as stubbed-out pairs.
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The 15-ft pigtail power stub cable, NSN 5955-01-149-6875, Item 97 of Fig 1 of TM 11-4940-238-24P-1, used with the old shelter models has a connector that is not watertight.
It typically uses a stub cable or sometimes a break-out-box (BOB) to allow injection at each connector pin to assess lightning damage.