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. 843-5956
Mfr. Part No.09185405803
BrandHARTING
MYR17.42
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
40 2 Female 2.54mm - Right Angle - 2A Gold SEK-18 - - 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 842-8049
Mfr. Part No.5-103956-9
MYR20.765
Each (In a Lot of 2)
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10 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight Crimp 3A Gold over Nickel AMPMODU MTE -65°C +105°C 267 V Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 164-4129
Mfr. Part No.3-641190-3
MYR3.36
Each (In a Bag of 500)
units
3 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 5A Gold over Nickel MTA-100 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 322-1115
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-60D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR32.77
Each
units
60 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 113-5960
Mfr. Part No.AWHW 26G-0202-T
MYR2.628
Each (In a Tray of 120)
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26 2 Male 2.54mm Through Hole Straight Solder 3A Gold, Nickel AWHW -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 182-2197
Mfr. Part No.65801-035LF
MYR6.171
Each (In a Tray of 960)
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6 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Vertical Crimp 2A Gold Clincher -65°C +105°C 500 V ac Copper Nickel Tin Alloy
RS Stock No. 462-111
Mfr. Part No.1658525-7
MYR15.26
Each
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14 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Tin over Nickel AMP-LATCH 622 -55°C +125°C - Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 873-9816
Mfr. Part No.09185106804
BrandHARTING
MYR5.272
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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10 2 Female 2.54mm - Straight IDC 1A Gold SEK-18 - - 320 V ac Thermoplastic
RS Stock No. 693-5211
Mfr. Part No.09181509622
BrandHARTING
MYR9.90
Each
units
50 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Tin SEK-18 -55°C +105°C 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 182-2927
Mfr. Part No.65801-007LF
MYR3.459
Each (In a Tray of 864)
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7 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Vertical Crimp 2A Tin Clincher -65°C +105°C 500 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 163-8321
Mfr. Part No.1-1658527-5
MYR28.88
Each (In a Box of 50)
units
50 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH 622 - - - Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 120-6798
Mfr. Part No.3473-6600
Brand3M
MYR10.22
Each
units
10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 3000 -55°C +105°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 771-8212
Mfr. Part No.690157001072
MYR3.89
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
10 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. 176-7302
Mfr. Part No.HIF3MAW-26D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR12.36
Each
units
26 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold, Nickel HIF3MAW -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 322-1042
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-16D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR14.39
Each
units
16 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 896-0795
Mfr. Part No.HIF3B-10D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR11.79
Each
units
10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 670-6653
Mfr. Part No.90814-0826
BrandMolex
MYR8.506
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
26 1 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount Straight IDC 1.2A Tin over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V dc, 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 535-4857
Mfr. Part No.3-640440-2
MYR0.45
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
2 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 5A Tin over Nickel MTA-100 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
New
RS Stock No. 202-6915
Mfr. Part No.XG4A-3031
BrandOmron
MYR10.95
Each
units
30 2 Male 22.86mm Surface Mount - - - - - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 196-9800
Mfr. Part No.ESHF-110-01-L-D-SM-LC
BrandSamtec
MYR20.94
Each
units
20 2 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount - - - - - - - - -
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