How to Wire a Molex Connector?

December 30, 2021 2 min read

Molex Connectors are a bit unique in terms of functionality. They offer the plug and play functionality for different electric devices. So, if you deal with electronics a lot, you’ll probably require setting these Molex connectors often.

Here’s the article presenting the complete procedure:

Process of wiring a Molex connector:

A Molex connector requires the following steps for connecting it properly.

Connect wires to the power connector:

  1. Strip 5mm of wire insulation using the wire cutters. While cutting the wire, you have to make sure that you don’t want to go beyond the length of the crimp zone and the power connectors.
  2. Slide the exposed copper wire in the female side of the Molex power connector.
  3. Crimp the power connector with the wire to ensure that the connector fixes with the wire properly.
  4. Repeat the same procedure with the other wire you want to connect for incorporating the male power connector.

Insert the power connector wires to the connector housing:

  1. The orientation for inserting the connector housing may differ depending upon the type of connection you need to establish. Male housing and female housing orientations are the two options available.
  2. Add the male power connector to the female housing on one side and the female power connector to the male housing on the other side. Give the connection a light tuck to check if it stays in. If the power connectors get out, there must be a problem in the crimping, and you’ll have to redo the initial steps.
  3. Put both sides of the plug together to check if your Molex connectors are working properly and your connection is ready.

Summing Up:

Molex connectors can provide a secure connection for the electrical settings. They don’t get out easily. Thus, ensuring that you would not have to face loose wires or faulty installations because of wire movements.