As long as there’s no smoke we’ll be fine

For what purpose would this connector most likely be used?


A) Provide additional power to a video adapter

B) Transfer data from a SATA drive

C) Power a desktop case fan

D) Extend the length of an eSATA cable

E) Connect to a gigabit Ethernet network

F) It’s the one that’s always left over when you put everything back together

The answer: C) Power a desktop case fan

The interface in the picture is a molex connector, and it’s commonly used to power older peripherals and fans on a desktop computer.

Want to know more? Watch “PC Power Connectors.”

If you look closely at your computer’s power supply, you’ll see a myriad of different cables used to power the internals of your PC. In this video, you’ll learn about all of these connectors and how they can be used to power the motherboard and peripherals inside of your computer.