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. 683-1774
Mfr. Part No.2-173977-4
MYR0.761
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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4 1 Female 2mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 2A - AMP CT - - - -
RS Stock No. 176-7293
Mfr. Part No.HIF3MAW-20D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR11.53
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold, Nickel HIF3MAW -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 161-5227
Mfr. Part No.3-216791-4
MYR7.69
Each (In a Box of 400)
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34 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Tin over Nickel AMP-LATCH - - - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 896-0745
Mfr. Part No.HIF3A-34D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR51.37
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34 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold over Nickel HIF3A -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 471-389
Mfr. Part No.D24-EG
BrandTempatron
MYR8.149
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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24 - Male - Cable Mount - IDC 1A Gold - -55°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 187-497
Mfr. Part No.1-5164711-0
MYR6.91
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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10 1 Female 2.5mm Through Hole Right Angle - 7A Tin over Nickel Mini-Match -40°C +85°C 250 V ac, 300 V dc Brass
RS Stock No. 718-5041
Mfr. Part No.1-215083-8
MYR5.52
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18 2 Male 1.27mm Cable Mount Vertical IDC 1.5A Tin over Nickel Micro-MaTch -40°C +105°C 230 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 782-9019
Mfr. Part No.3-640601-4
MYR2.17
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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4 1 Female 3.96mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 7A Gold over Nickel, Tin MTA-156 -55°C +105°C 600 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 734-8914
Mfr. Part No.158144-1100
Brand3M
MYR23.15
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44 2 Female 2mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 158 -55°C +105°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 165-0495
Mfr. Part No.2-1658526-9
MYR21.43
Each (In a Bag of 50)
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16 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH 609 -55°C +125°C - Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 739-1038
Mfr. Part No.TMM-1-0-12-1
BrandAmphenol
MYR3.06
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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12 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54 mm Cable Mount Right Angle Solder 1A Tin TMM -40°C +105°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 771-8222
Mfr. Part No.690207100672
MYR2.41
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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6 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54 mm Through Hole Straight Solder 1A Tin over Nickel WR-MM -40°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 782-8975
Mfr. Part No.4-640440-4
MYR9.73
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14 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 5A Tin MTA-100 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 182-2937
Mfr. Part No.84512-102LF
MYR81.631
Each (On a Reel of 250)
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100 10 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount - Solder 450mA Gold Meg-Array -40°C +85°C 200 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 681-1382
Mfr. Part No.1-215911-6
MYR7.16
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16 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH - - - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 165-0436
Mfr. Part No.1-6437006-8
MYR30.72
Each (In a Bag of 50)
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26 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Tin AMP-LATCH -55°C +125°C - Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 113-5958
Mfr. Part No.AWHW 16G-0202-T
MYR2.085
Each (In a Tray of 180)
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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. 739-1047
Mfr. Part No.TMM-1-0-20-1
BrandAmphenol
MYR2.944
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
20 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54 mm Cable Mount Right Angle Solder 1A Tin TMM -40°C +105°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 909-7214
Mfr. Part No.2-215915-0
MYR6.42
Each
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight Crimp 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH - - - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 162-5783
Mfr. Part No.HIF3CA-40PA-2.54DSA(71)
BrandHirose
MYR26.42
Each
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40 2 Male 2.54mm Through Hole Straight Solder 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 650 V ac Brass
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