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 - IDCs 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 - IDCs 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. 164-3170
Mfr. Part No.2-111626-3
MYR25.372
Each (In a Tray of 60)
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50 2 Female 2mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 500mA Gold AMP-LATCH -65°C +105°C 125 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 718-9024
Mfr. Part No.4-216791-0
MYR11.54
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40 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Tin over Nickel AMP-LATCH - - - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 896-0830
Mfr. Part No.HIF3B-20D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR16.59
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 184-9953
Mfr. Part No.DF1-6S-2.5R24(05)
BrandHirose
MYR2.294
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6 1 Female 2.5mm - - IDC 3A Tin DF1 -30°C +85°C 250 V ac, 650 V ac Phosphor Copper
RS Stock No. 525-1348
Mfr. Part No.PS-10SM-D4P1-1D
BrandJAE
MYR7.51
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel PS-MIL -55°C +105°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 683-1756
Mfr. Part No.1-173977-3
MYR3.968
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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13 1 Female 2mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 2A - AMP CT - - - -
RS Stock No. 144-8152
Mfr. Part No.14562042
BrandMolex
MYR5.84
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4 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold over Tin SL -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 674-1237
Mfr. Part No.AWHW 16G-0202-T
MYR3.218
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16 2 Male 2.54mm Through Hole Straight Solder 3A Gold, Nickel AWHW -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 164-3256
Mfr. Part No.3-644042-3
MYR2.011
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3 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 5A Gold MTA-100 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 506-6960
Mfr. Part No.661008152023
MYR5.687
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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8 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. 164-0769
Mfr. Part No.2106431-2
MYR1.784
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2 1 Female 4mm Surface Mount Right Angle - 8.5A Tin over Nickel SSL -40°C +105°C 250 V ac, 250 V dc Copper
RS Stock No. 680-0887
Mfr. Part No.3-640428-9
MYR2.882
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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9 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. 525-1326
Mfr. Part No.PS-60SM-D4P1-1C
BrandJAE
MYR20.93
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60 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel PS-MIL -55°C +105°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 2508735580
Mfr. Part No.MICA 10
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MYR3.08
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