What are molex connectors? What are they used for?

My PCBA supplier use molex connectors on the samples order. What are they? What does they feature?

Molex is actually a brand name, it’s a company that makes inexpensive nylon plastic-bodied connectors.

They are generally used for internal connections in electronic equipment. It plays a role in connecting components. It can be mounted on the ends of multiple wire bundles or on PCBs by soldering.

Its Pins and sockets are made of inexpensive stamped steel and brass. It can be crimped rapidly by semi-automated machinery to wire ends so as to insert into the mating connectors, soldered and PCB.

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Oliver is an experienced electronics engineer skilled in PCB design, analog circuits, embedded systems, and prototyping. His deep knowledge spans schematic capture, firmware coding, simulation, layout, testing, and troubleshooting. Oliver excels at taking projects from concept to mass production using his electrical design talents and mechanical aptitude.
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Oliver Smith

Oliver is an experienced electronics engineer skilled in PCB design, analog circuits, embedded systems, and prototyping. His deep knowledge spans schematic capture, firmware coding, simulation, layout, testing, and troubleshooting. Oliver excels at taking projects from concept to mass production using his electrical design talents and mechanical aptitude.

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