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. 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. 535-4879
Mfr. Part No.3-640440-4
MYR0.894
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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4 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 5A Tin over Nickel MTA-156 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper Alloy
RS Stock No. 113-5950
Mfr. Part No.AWP2 44-7240
MYR5.327
Each (In a Tray of 50)
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44 2 Female 2mm Cable Mount Right Angle - 1A Gold, Nickel AWP2 -40°C +105°C 125 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 164-3266
Mfr. Part No.3-644540-8
MYR2,430.40
1 Bag of 2000
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8 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 5A Tin MTA-100 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper Alloy
RS Stock No. 827-3619
Mfr. Part No.37104-3122-000FL-100
Brand3M
MYR14.895
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 Alloy
RS Stock No. 189-9435
Mfr. Part No.661002151922
MYR2.336
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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2 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 3A Tin Autocom -55°C +125°C 500 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 454-2362
Mfr. Part No.1658621-1
MYR3.88
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH Novo -65°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 642-4957
BrandRS PRO
MYR3.65
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16 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel - -40°C +105°C 500 V dc Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 120-6827
Mfr. Part No.3414-6600
Brand3M
MYR19.00
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34 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 3000 -55°C +105°C 1 kV ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 182-3133
Mfr. Part No.71918-134LF
MYR48.60
1 Pack of 5
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34 2 Female 2.54mm - - - 3A Gold over Tin Quickie -65°C +105°C - Copper Alloy
RS Stock No. 323-7902
Mfr. Part No.89126-0101HA
Brand3M
MYR16.52
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26 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 891 -55°C +105°C 1 kV ac Copper Alloy
RS Stock No. 482-250
Mfr. Part No.057-040-053
BrandBM Polyco
MYR19.38
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40 2 Male 2.54mm - Right Angle Solder 3A Gold over Nickel 057 -55°C +125°C 300 V ac Copper Alloy
RS Stock No. 832-3487
Mfr. Part No.T812126A101CEU
BrandAmphenol
MYR3.78
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26 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 192-7518
Mfr. Part No.89150-0101
Brand3M
MYR9.75
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50 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1.25A Gold over Nickel 891 -55°C +105°C - Brass
RS Stock No. 163-8318
Mfr. Part No.1-1658527-0
MYR10.579
Each (In a Bag of 50)
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26 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH 622 - - - Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 163-1403
Mfr. Part No.7964-6500EC
Brand3M
MYR57.93
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64 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 79 -55°C +105°C - Brass
RS Stock No. 161-8796
Mfr. Part No.5-103957-5
MYR6.417
Each (In a Tube of 36)
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6 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight Crimp 3A Gold AMPMODU MTE -65°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 922-9904
Mfr. Part No.09185106803
BrandHARTING
MYR5.135
Each (In a Box of 100)
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC - - SEK-18 - - 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 322-1092
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-40D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR20.74
Each
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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. 756-0966
Mfr. Part No.1658622-1
MYR4.17
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold over Nickel, Gold over Palladium Nickel AMP-LATCH Novo -65°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
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