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. 179-1929
Mfr. Part No.90814-0204
BrandMolex
MYR2.83
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
4 1 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount Vertical Solder 1.2A Tin Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
New
RS Stock No. 211-3153
Mfr. Part No.62503022323
MYR11.773
Each (In a Tray of 96)
units
30 2 Male 2mm Cable Mount - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 682-7081
Mfr. Part No.3-643814-2
MYR0.414
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
RS Stock No. 718-5054
Mfr. Part No.3-643813-4
MYR1.092
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
4 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 5A Tin over Nickel MTA-100 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 163-3494
Mfr. Part No.4782836105470
MYR4.028
Each (In a Tube of 44)
units
5 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. 797-3107
Mfr. Part No.3-644042-3
MYR5.09
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
3 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 5A Gold MTA-100 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 843-5971
Mfr. Part No.09185265813
BrandHARTING
MYR11.53
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
26 2 Female 2.54mm - Right Angle - 2A Gold SEK-18 - - 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 525-1376
Mfr. Part No.PS-26SM-D4P1-1D
BrandJAE
MYR19.84
Each
units
26 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel PS-MIL -55°C +105°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 164-9089
Mfr. Part No.1-1658525-3
MYR33.03
Each (In a Bag of 10)
units
40 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. 673-7694
Mfr. Part No.71600-006LF
MYR2.78
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
6 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel Quickie -65.0°C 105.0°C 1 kV ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 202-6920
Mfr. Part No.XG4A-2031
BrandOmron
MYR7.60
Each
units
20 2 Male 22.86mm Through Hole - - 3A Gold over Nickel XG4A - - - -
RS Stock No. 734-8964
Mfr. Part No.159110-2012
Brand3M
MYR17.43
Each
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10 2 Male 2mm Surface Mount Straight Solder 1A Gold over Nickel 159 -55°C +105°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 121-0438
Mfr. Part No.4634-6001
Brand3M
MYR38.56
Each
units
34 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 4600 -55°C +105°C - Copper
New
RS Stock No. 211-2881
Mfr. Part No.61201625921
MYR15.106
Each (In a Tray of 60)
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16 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 179-2008
Mfr. Part No.87568-2693
BrandMolex
MYR11.834
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
26 2 Female 2mm Surface Mount - IDC 1A Gold Milli-Grid -20°C +85°C 125 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 670-6139
Mfr. Part No.90327-0318
BrandMolex
MYR3.786
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
18 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1.2A Tin over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 923-4814
Mfr. Part No.09181169622
BrandHARTING
MYR7.259
Each (In a Box of 100)
units
16 2 Male 2.54mm Through Hole Straight Solder 1A Tin SEK-18 -55.0°C 105.0°C 320.0 V ac -
RS Stock No. 718-5035
Mfr. Part No.3-643818-4
MYR1.62
Each
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4 1 Female 3.96mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 7A Tin over Nickel MTA-156 -55°C +105°C 600 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 164-0100
Mfr. Part No.746611-7
MYR11.59
Each (In a Tray of 288)
units
8 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH -65°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 739-0928
Mfr. Part No.5554349-1
MYR58.56
Each
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24 2 Female 0.85mm Cable Mount Right Angle - 1A Gold over Nickel CHAMP -LATCH - - - Copper