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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RS Stock No. 461-219
Mfr. Part No.1-1658527-0
MYR17.51
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26 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH 622 - - - Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 832-3487
Mfr. Part No.T812126A101CEU
BrandAmphenol
MYR4.05
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26 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 642-5051
BrandRS PRO
MYR13.34
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16 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 3A Gold - -40°C +105°C - Brass
RS Stock No. 756-0966
Mfr. Part No.1658622-1
MYR5.52
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold over Nickel, Gold over Palladium Nickel AMP-LATCH Novo -65°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 739-0903
Mfr. Part No.5-103957-5
MYR7.27
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6 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight Crimp 3A Gold AMPMODU MTE -65°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 482-250
Mfr. Part No.057-040-053
BrandBM Polyco
MYR12.87
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40 2 Male 2.54mm - Right Angle Solder 3A Gold over Nickel 057 -55°C +125°C 300 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 625-7252
BrandRS PRO
MYR13.34
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10 2 Male 2.54mm Through Hole Straight IDC 1A Gold - -45°C +105°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 171-1697
Mfr. Part No.1658527-7
MYR9.20
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16 2 Female 2.54mm - Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH 622 - - 500 V dc Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 674-1158
Mfr. Part No.AWH 20G-0202-T
MYR3.828
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20 2 Male 2.54mm Through Hole Straight Solder 3A Gold, Nickel AWH -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 625-7280
BrandRS PRO
MYR14.91
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34 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel - -55°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 163-8318
Mfr. Part No.1-1658527-0
MYR14.72
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26 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH 622 - - - Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 922-9904
Mfr. Part No.09185106803
BrandHARTING
MYR5.447
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC - - SEK-18 - - 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 719-8794
Mfr. Part No.1658622-4
MYR5.69
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel, Gold over Palladium Nickel AMP-LATCH Novo -65°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 426-3722
Mfr. Part No.09185106803
BrandHARTING
MYR6.71
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC - - SEK-18 - - 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 674-1265
Mfr. Part No.AWHW 20A-0202-T
MYR4.672
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20 2 Male 2.54mm Through Hole Right Angle Solder 3A Gold, Nickel AWHW -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 164-2322
Mfr. Part No.553603-1
MYR44.46
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50 2 Female 1.27mm Panel Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold over Palladium Nickel CHAMP Latch -40°C +75°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 832-3641
Mfr. Part No.T812108A101CEU
BrandAmphenol
MYR2.78
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8 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 164-1000
Mfr. Part No.3-641437-2
MYR1.897
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2 1 Male 3.96mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 7A Tin MTA-156 -55°C +105°C 600 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 164-5780
Mfr. Part No.2-2178712-0
MYR2.366
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20 2 Male 1.27mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1.3A Tin over Nickel Micro-MaTch - - - Copper
RS Stock No. 832-3626
Mfr. Part No.T812112A100CEU
BrandAmphenol
MYR3.43
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12 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Beryllium Copper