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. 323-7873
Mfr. Part No.89116-0101HA
Brand3M
MYR4.38
Each
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16 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 891 -55°C +105°C 1 kV ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 136-1915
Mfr. Part No.215083-4
MYR0.849
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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4 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. 164-2203
Mfr. Part No.2-111623-7
MYR21.246
Each (In a Tray of 50)
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24 2 Female 2mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 500mA Gold AMP-LATCH -65°C +105°C 125 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 670-2361
Mfr. Part No.90814-0918
BrandMolex
MYR3.968
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
18 1 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount Straight IDC 1.2A Tin over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V dc, 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 164-0050
Mfr. Part No.5-103946-2
MYR7.458
Each (In a Tube of 55)
units
3 1 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold over Nickel AMPMODU MTE -65°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 775-4290
Mfr. Part No.93405-0506
BrandMolex
MYR2.116
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
6 2 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount Vertical IDC 1.2A Tin Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
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RS Stock No. 191-8321
Mfr. Part No.2-215570-0
MYR3.776
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
units
20 2 Male 1.27mm Through Hole Vertical Solder 1.5A Tin over Nickel - -40°C +105°C 100 V dc Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 718-5108
Mfr. Part No.4-643814-2
MYR3.53
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12 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 5A Tin over Nickel MTA-100 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 179-0786
Mfr. Part No.90779-0004
BrandMolex
MYR2.00
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
10 1 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount Vertical IDC 1.2A Tin Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 189-9536
Mfr. Part No.661012151922
MYR8.642
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
12 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 3A Tin Autocom -55°C +125°C 500 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 693-5214
Mfr. Part No.09181609622
BrandHARTING
MYR11.22
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60 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Tin SEK-18 -55°C +105°C 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 506-7020
Mfr. Part No.661004151923
MYR2.513
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
4 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. 842-8049
Mfr. Part No.5-103956-9
MYR21.09
Each (In a Lot of 2)
units
10 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight Crimp 3A Gold over Nickel AMPMODU MTE -65°C +105°C 267 V Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 702-6857
Mfr. Part No.90816-0026
BrandMolex
MYR9.624
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
26 1 Female 1.27mm Surface Mount Straight Solder 1.2A - Picoflex - - 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 189-9621
Mfr. Part No.661012152022
MYR9.016
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
12 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 3A Tin Autocom -55°C +125°C 500 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 100-8601
Mfr. Part No.09170409622
BrandHARTING
MYR21.98
Each
units
40 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Tin SEK-17 - - - -
RS Stock No. 322-1042
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-16D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR14.15
Each
units
16 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 161-8784
Mfr. Part No.5-103944-7
MYR12.505
Each (In a Tube of 24)
units
8 1 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight Crimp 3A Tin over Nickel AMPMODU MTE -65°C +105°C 267 V Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 121-6818
Mfr. Part No.61201625821
MYR19.94
Each (In a Tray of 90)
units
16 2 - 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A - WR-BHD - - 250 V ac -
RS Stock No. 506-6926
Mfr. Part No.661005152023
MYR3.911
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
5 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 3A Gold over Nickel Autocom -55°C +125°C 500 V ac Phosphor Bronze
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