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. 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. 454-2362
Mfr. Part No.1658621-1
MYR4.01
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10 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. 431-0878
Mfr. Part No.37104-3122-000FL
Brand3M
MYR20.15
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4 - Male - Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold over Nickel - -20.0°C 60.0°C 32.0 V ac Copper Alloy
RS Stock No. 323-7902
Mfr. Part No.89126-0101HA
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MYR5.78
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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. 120-6827
Mfr. Part No.3414-6600
Brand3M
MYR21.82
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34 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. 674-1132
Mfr. Part No.AWP2 44-7240
MYR8.302
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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. 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. 113-5950
Mfr. Part No.AWP2 44-7240
MYR5.306
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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. 756-0966
Mfr. Part No.1658622-1
MYR4.16
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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. 719-8794
Mfr. Part No.1658622-4
MYR5.46
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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. 171-1697
Mfr. Part No.1658527-7
MYR9.42
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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. 745-5905
Mfr. Part No.1658527-7
MYR13.05
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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. 192-7423
Mfr. Part No.3425-6650
Brand3M
MYR30.16
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50 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 3000 -55°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 739-0903
Mfr. Part No.5-103957-5
MYR6.54
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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. 163-1403
Mfr. Part No.7964-6500EC
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MYR39.54
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64 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 79 -55°C +105°C - Brass
RS Stock No. 426-3722
Mfr. Part No.09185106803
BrandHARTING
MYR6.91
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC - - SEK-18 - - 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 163-8318
Mfr. Part No.1-1658527-0
MYR13.97
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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. 192-7518
Mfr. Part No.89150-0101
Brand3M
MYR8.27
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50 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1.25A Gold over Nickel 891 -55°C +105°C - Brass
RS Stock No. 461-219
Mfr. Part No.1-1658527-0
MYR15.91
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26 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH 622 - - - Beryllium Copper