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. 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. 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
RS Stock No. 121-0315
Mfr. Part No.4610-6050
Brand3M
MYR17.11
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10 2 - 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold 4600 - - - Copper Alloy
RS Stock No. 863-3469
Mfr. Part No.69830-020LF
MYR4.208
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Through Hole Straight Solder 1A Tin Quickie -65°C +105°C 1 kV ac Phosphor Bronze
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. 674-1158
Mfr. Part No.AWH 20G-0202-T
MYR2.818
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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20 2 Male 2.54mm Through Hole Straight Solder 3A Gold, Nickel AWH -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 471-058
BrandRS PRO
MYR4.02
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20 - Male 2.54mm Through Hole Straight Solder 1A Gold - -45°C +105°C - Brass
RS Stock No. 745-5905
Mfr. Part No.1658527-7
MYR9.98
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16 2 Female 2.54mm - Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH 622 - - 500 V dc Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 674-1265
Mfr. Part No.AWHW 20A-0202-T
MYR3.128
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20 2 Male 2.54mm Through Hole Right Angle Solder 3A Gold, Nickel AWHW -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 739-0903
Mfr. Part No.5-103957-5
MYR7.46
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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. 719-8794
Mfr. Part No.1658622-4
MYR5.58
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel, Gold over Palladium Nickel AMP-LATCH Novo -65°C +105°C 250 V ac 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. 192-7401
Mfr. Part No.3414-6634
Brand3M
MYR14.80
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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 Copper Alloy
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. 642-5051
BrandRS PRO
MYR1.61
Each
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16 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 3A Gold - -40°C +105°C - Brass
RS Stock No. 625-7252
BrandRS PRO
MYR1.84
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10 2 Male 2.54mm Through Hole Straight IDC 1A Gold - -45°C +105°C - Copper Alloy
RS Stock No. 461-219
Mfr. Part No.1-1658527-0
MYR11.24
Each
units
26 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH 622 - - - Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 625-7280
BrandRS PRO
MYR9.31
Each
units
34 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel - -55°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 164-2201
Mfr. Part No.2-111623-3
MYR21.08
Each (In a Tray of 40)
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30 2 Female 2mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 500mA Gold AMP-LATCH -65°C +105°C 125 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 535-4964
Mfr. Part No.3-640442-3
MYR0.906
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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3 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 5A Tin over Nickel MTA-100 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper Alloy
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