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. 681-1405
Mfr. Part No.1-216093-0
MYR13.09
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10 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Vertical IDC 1A Tin over Nickel AMP-LATCH -55°C +85°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 693-5202
Mfr. Part No.09181409622
BrandHARTING
MYR9.74
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40 2 Male 2.54mm Through Hole Straight Solder 1A Tin SEK-18 -55°C +105°C 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 144-0578
Mfr. Part No.2-1746741-3
MYR18.28
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3 - - 2mm Cable Mount Straight Crimp 3A - - - - 32 V dc Gold over Nickel
RS Stock No. 178-9697
Mfr. Part No.90584-1318
BrandMolex
MYR4.792
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18 2 Female 1.27mm Through Hole Vertical Kinked Pin 1.2A Tin Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 613-2800
Mfr. Part No.2-1746741-4
MYR18.65
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4 - - 2mm Cable Mount Straight Crimp 3A - - - - 32 V ac Copper Alloy
RS Stock No. 782-9350
Mfr. Part No.3-643813-8
MYR2.62
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8 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 5A Gold over Nickel, Tin MTA-100 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 506-6897
Mfr. Part No.661002152023
MYR3.422
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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2 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 3A Gold over Nickel Autocom -55°C +125°C 500 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 842-8027
Mfr. Part No.5-103960-1
MYR3.699
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2 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight Crimp 3A Tin over Nickel AMPMODU MTE -65°C +105°C 267 V Copper
RS Stock No. 745-5334
Mfr. Part No.1-215570-6
MYR5.79
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16 2 Male 1.27mm Through Hole Vertical IDC 1.5A Tin over Nickel Micro-MaTch -40°C +105°C 230 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 873-9822
Mfr. Part No.09185166804
BrandHARTING
MYR7.28
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16 2 Female 2.54mm - Straight IDC 1A Gold SEK-18 - - 320 V ac Thermoplastic
RS Stock No. 797-3255
Mfr. Part No.5-103945-2
MYR6.18
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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3 1 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight Crimp 3A - AMPMODU MTE - - - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 163-5247
Mfr. Part No.61201025821
MYR19.84
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10 2 - 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A - WR-BHD - - 250 V ac -
RS Stock No. 164-3620
Mfr. Part No.5554349-1
MYR43.27
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24 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Right Angle - 1A Gold over Nickel CHAMP Latch - - - Copper
RS Stock No. 165-0423
Mfr. Part No.1-353293-9
MYR1.97
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19 1 Female 1.5mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 2A Tin over Nickel AMP Mini CT -30°C +105°C 50 V ac, 50 V dc Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 162-0575
Mfr. Part No.TMM-1-0-24-1
BrandAmphenol
MYR2.571
Each (In a Bag of 700)
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24 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54 mm Cable Mount Right Angle Solder 1A Tin TMM -40°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 821-5547
Mfr. Part No.14-60-0058
BrandMolex
MYR7.16
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5 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Tin SL -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
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RS Stock No. 191-8444
Mfr. Part No.5229913-1
MYR26.629
Each (In a Box of 100)
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50 2 Female 2.16mm Cable Mount - Crimp 1A - - - - - Copper Alloy
RS Stock No. 827-3616
Mfr. Part No.37104-2165-000FL-100
Brand3M
MYR9.33
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. 775-4293
Mfr. Part No.93405-0504
BrandMolex
MYR5.162
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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4 2 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount Vertical IDC 1.2A Tin Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 163-3496
Mfr. Part No.4782836107470
MYR3.317
Each (In a Tube of 30)
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7 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 3A Gold over Nickel Autocom -55°C +125°C 500 V ac Phosphor Bronze