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. 729-3789
Mfr. Part No.3540-16P-CV(50)
BrandHirose
MYR76.67
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16 - Male 1.6mm Through Hole Straight Solder 1A Gold 3500 -40°C +85°C 125 V ac Copper Alloy
RS Stock No. 896-1010
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BB-64PD-2.54R-MC
BrandHirose
MYR79.55
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64 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold over Nickel HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 322-1092
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-40D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR20.74
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40 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 322-1121
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-64D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR44.74
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64 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 896-0868
Mfr. Part No.HIF3B-34D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR26.49
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34 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 896-0935
Mfr. Part No.HIF3B-64D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR38.11
Each
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64 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 502-4657
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-10D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR10.58
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 896-0840
Mfr. Part No.HIF3B-26D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR17.35
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26 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 896-1004
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-40PD-2.54R-MC
BrandHirose
MYR46.03
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40 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold over Nickel HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 322-1058
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-20D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR8.49
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 322-1070
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-34D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR11.72
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34 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 502-4663
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-14D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR9.01
Each
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14 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
New
RS Stock No. 185-0004
Mfr. Part No.HIF6-32D-1.27R(20)
BrandHirose
MYR11.739
Each (In a Tray of 90)
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32 2 - 1.27mm - Straight IDC 500 Gold HIF6 - - 125 V ac, 300 V ac Copper Alloy
RS Stock No. 896-0812
Mfr. Part No.HIF3B-16D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR14.15
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16 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 162-5774
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BAF-20PA-2.54DSA(71)
BrandHirose
MYR13.94
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20 2 Male 2.54mm Through Hole Straight Solder 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 650 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 322-1115
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-60D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR22.33
Each
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60 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
New
RS Stock No. 184-9953
Mfr. Part No.DF1-6S-2.5R24(05)
BrandHirose
MYR2.294
Each (In a Bag of 100)
units
6 1 Female 2.5mm - - IDC 3 Tin DF1 -30°C +85°C 250 V ac, 650 V ac Phosphor Copper
RS Stock No. 896-1001
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BB-50PD-2.54R-MC
BrandHirose
MYR50.18
Each
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50 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold over Nickel HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
New
RS Stock No. 184-9942
Mfr. Part No.DF1-2S-2.5R24(05)
BrandHirose
MYR1.383
Each (In a Bag of 100)
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2 1 Female 2.5mm - - IDC 3 Tin DF1 -30°C +85°C 250 V ac, 650 V ac Phosphor Copper
RS Stock No. 322-1109
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-50D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR16.14
Each
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50 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper