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While male 4 pin fan headers are plentiful (e.g., here), I can't find a female version of it. I see lots of them on fan extension cables, but none that can be soldered to a PCB. Does anyone know a type number or some information to continue my search?

I guess I could use standard 4 pin square headers without the tab, but I prefer to use the 'official' Molex connector to prevent myself from applying 12V to the 5V tach line and for a more secure fit.

Thank you very much.

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    \$\begingroup\$ These are meant for board-to-wire connections, I don't think you will find a board mountable female connector for it. \$\endgroup\$ – Phil G Jun 17 at 22:00
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Here's a general method for finding mating parts for Molex connectors.

  1. Go to the Molex site and search for the Molex part number,
    which is the manufacturer part number (mfr. part # for short)
    In your case it's 47053-1000.

  2. You'll get the product page.
    This page in your case.
    Find the section called "mates with".

I see lots of them on fan extension cables, but none that can be soldered to a PCB. Does anyone know a type number or some information to continue my search?

In our case, there are only wire-mounted housings that mate with that type of header.

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There are different types of connector series/classes. Some are wire to wire(w2w) connectors, some wire to board(w2b) connectors and some board to board(mezzanine) connectors. Only a few are capable of both(w2b,w2w). In this case you should look for some wire to wire connectors and crimp your cables yourself.

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