IDC Connectors

IDC is short for Insulation-Displacement Connector. These electrical connectors are designed for ribbon cables and telecommunications applications. They are also referred to as insulation-piercing contacts (IPCs).


Flat Ribbon Cable Assemblies


IDC connectors are most commonly used with Flat Ribbon Cables to create a cable assembly. Ribbon cables consist of multiple wires connected together in a thin, flat ribbon. The IDC connector has sharp contact points which pierce the insulation and make contact with the wire. They are quick and easy as you do not need to strip shrouded wires like conventional crimping methods. IDCs are an ideal ribbon cable termination.


IDC Connectors use cold welding technology. The IDC connector terminal pushes down and cuts through the insulation of the wire. During this process, there is significant pressure applied which create this cold weld. Some IDC connectors also come with strain relief functionality which helps to protect the ribbon cable connection and improve life span and reliability.


Things to consider when purchasing an IDC:


  • Number of Contacts - IDC’s are available with different numbers of pins or connections. For example, 4-way and 10-way. Note: the pins may be across multiple rows.

  • Gender - IDC’s can come in a male version, also known as a plug, or female version, also known as a socket or header.

  • Pitch - This refers to the distance between each contact. For example, 1.2 mm. This needs to be compatible with the ribbon connector you wish to connect.

  • Mounting Type - IDC plugs and sockets are usually mounted onto a cable or a PCB as a header.

Where are they used?


  • Low voltage applications

  • Computer Drives

  • SSDs

  • Smartphones

  • Laptops

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Description Price Number of Contacts Number of Rows Gender Pitch Mounting Type Body Orientation Termination Method Current Rating Contact Plating Series Minimum Operating Temperature Maximum Operating Temperature Voltage Rating Contact Material
RS Stock No. 823-6636
Mfr. Part No.61201425821
MYR30.79
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14 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A - WR-BHD - - 250 V ac -
RS Stock No. 163-4500
Mfr. Part No.690207102072
MYR7.046
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20 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54mm Through Hole Straight Solder 1A Tin over Nickel WR-MM -40.0°C 105.0°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 771-8247
Mfr. Part No.690207102072
MYR7.14
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20 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54mm Through Hole Straight Solder 1A Tin over Nickel WR-MM -40.0°C 105.0°C 100 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 121-6815
Mfr. Part No.61201425821
MYR22.418
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14 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A - WR-BHD - - 250 V ac -
RS Stock No. 172-5318
Mfr. Part No.61202423021
MYR8.095
Each (In a Tray of 48)
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24 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A - WR-BHD - - 250 V ac -
RS Stock No. 771-8225
Mfr. Part No.690157002072
MYR7.604
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20 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54 mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Tin over Nickel WR-MM -40°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 163-4494
Mfr. Part No.690157002072
MYR7.833
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20 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54 mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Tin over Nickel WR-MM -40°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 121-6785
Mfr. Part No.61201023021
MYR1.764
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold WR-BHD -40°C +125°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 771-8373
Mfr. Part No.61201023021
MYR1.974
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold WR-BHD -40°C +125°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 823-6610
Mfr. Part No.61202423021
MYR9.59
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24 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A - WR-BHD - - 250 V ac -
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RS Stock No. 213-8978
Mfr. Part No.661003152222
MYR3.042
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3 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount - - - - - - - - -
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RS Stock No. 213-8979
Mfr. Part No.661003152222
MYR3.522
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3 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount - - - - - - - - -
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RS Stock No. 211-3249
Mfr. Part No.661010152222
MYR6.935
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10 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount - - - - - - - - -
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RS Stock No. 211-2883
Mfr. Part No.61202022323
MYR7.895
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20 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount - - - - - - - - -
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RS Stock No. 211-3234
Mfr. Part No.661005152122
MYR3.756
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5 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 172-5292
Mfr. Part No.61200623021
MYR5.52
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6 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A - WR-BHD - - 250 V ac -
RS Stock No. 121-6818
Mfr. Part No.61201625821
MYR28.371
Each (In a Tray of 90)
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16 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A - WR-BHD - - 250.0 V ac -
New
RS Stock No. 211-2884
Mfr. Part No.61202022323
MYR9.142
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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20 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 823-6648
Mfr. Part No.61202025821
MYR34.40
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20 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A - WR-BHD - - 250.0 V ac -
New
RS Stock No. 211-3235
Mfr. Part No.661005152122
MYR4.35
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5 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount - - - - - - - - -