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. 832-3572
Mfr. Part No.T812134A101CEU
MYR4.27
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34 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40.0°C 105.0°C 250.0 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 136-1827
Mfr. Part No.3-640440-3
MYR0.445
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3 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 5A Tin over Nickel MTA-156 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 832-3651
Mfr. Part No.T812130A101CEU
MYR3.83
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30 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40.0°C 105.0°C 250.0 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 832-3645
Mfr. Part No.T812112A101CEU
MYR7.00
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12 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40.0°C 105.0°C 250.0 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 164-1526
Mfr. Part No.1658621-6
MYR5.46
Each (In a Tube of 600)
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26 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH Novo -65°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 170-2764
Mfr. Part No.T812130A101CEU
MYR2.478
Each (In a Bag of 100)
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30 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40.0°C 105.0°C 250.0 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 681-1266
Mfr. Part No.1-111446-4
MYR26.21
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10 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH -65°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 164-8780
Mfr. Part No.1-111446-4
MYR24.032
Each (In a Tray of 110)
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10 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH -65°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 454-2384
Mfr. Part No.1658621-6
MYR8.39
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26 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH Novo -65°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 189-9435
Mfr. Part No.661002151922
MYR2.806
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2 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 3A Tin Autocom -55°C +125°C 500 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 821-9057
Mfr. Part No.1-746610-7
MYR9.56
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30 2 Male 2.54mm Through Hole Straight IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH -65.0°C 105.0°C 250.0 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 120-6811
Mfr. Part No.3399-6600
Brand3M
MYR19.27
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26 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 3000 -55°C +105°C 1 kV ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 673-7733
Mfr. Part No.89361-708LF
MYR5.542
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8 2 Female 2.0mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel Minitek -40.0°C 105.0°C 650 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 535-4879
Mfr. Part No.3-640440-4
MYR0.808
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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4 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 5A Tin over Nickel MTA-100 -55.0°C 105.0°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 164-3266
Mfr. Part No.3-644540-8
MYR1.595
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8 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 5A Tin MTA-100 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 827-3619
Mfr. Part No.37104-3122-000FL-100
Brand3M
MYR18.397
Each (In a Pack of 200)
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4 1 Male 2mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold over Nickel 371 -20°C +60°C 32 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 797-3059
Mfr. Part No.3-644540-8
MYR1.869
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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8 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 5A Tin MTA-100 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 674-1132
Mfr. Part No.AWP2 44-7240
MYR8.302
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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44 2 Female 2mm Cable Mount Right Angle - 1A Gold, Nickel AWP2 -40°C +105°C 125 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 323-7902
Mfr. Part No.89126-0101HA
Brand3M
MYR6.07
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26 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 891 -55°C +105°C 1 kV ac Copper
RS Stock No. 896-1010
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BB-64PD-2.54R-MC
BrandHirose
MYR70.06
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64 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold over Nickel HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper