Founded in 1938, the company became known as Molex having begun making flowerpots out of an industrial by-product thermoplastic of the same name. By the mid-1940s Molex had added the process of metal stamping and begun making terminal blocks for General Electric and similar appliance manufacturers.

Headquartered in Lisle, Illinois in the United States of America, Molex employs more than 40,000 people across the world. It is run as a subsidiary to Koch Industries following its acquisition in September 2013.

Today, Molex is an industry leader in R&D investment, designing and delivering innovative, high-quality, reliable solutions. Molex manufactures over 100,000 products, primarily electronic connectors but also ranging from electrical and fibre optic solutions, switches and application tooling. Main product areas include:

  • Connectors
  • Sockets/Edge cards
  • Cable Assemblies
  • Antennas/Wireless
  • Optical Fibre Connectors
  • Printed Circuit Solutions

Several significant acquisitions have broadened Molex's capabilities to serve engineers and product designers in a breadth of industries and applications including automotive, commercial vehicle, connected home, commercial aviation, consumer, home appliance, data centres, industrial automation, medical, mobile devices, connected lighting, telecommunications and networking.

The range of Molex products available from RS Components now exceeds 5000 parts and continues to expand to include both new-to-market products and existing ranges, available direct from stock for next day delivery.

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Fit Family from Molex

Molex Fit Family is a range of power connectors for wire-to-wire, wire-to-board, and board-to-board solutions, offering current capacities of between 5 Amps and 23 Amps. Sharing a number of key features, these connectors provide secure, easy to use solutions for a wide array of applications.

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ML-XT™ Sealed Connection System

  • One-piece plug housing and seal design preventing fluid ingress (IP68 rating)
  • Rear seals made from HCR (high consistency rubber)
  • Plug and receptacle housings pre-assembled with internal HCR rear seals locked-in by rear covers
  • Uses Molex’s proven XRC™ terminals with current ratings up to 13.0A

Lite-Trap™ Connector Systems

  • Range includes standard, mini and bottom entry Lite-Trap™
  • Low profile design - ideal for thin LED lighting-module applications
  • User-friendly push-button latch
  • Dual-contact gate-style terminal design enabling secure electrical contact and electrical contact assurance

PicoBlade™ Cable Assemblies

  • Point-to-point single-row configurations for PicoBlade™
  • Built using UL1061 discrete wires
  • Provides ease of design, prototyping and production
  • Pin-to-pin map configurations reduces the need to design the cable layout

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