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. 681-1269
Mfr. Part No.1-111446-6
MYR30.27
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16 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH -65°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 161-5367
Mfr. Part No.5-103956-9
MYR10.143
Each (In a Tube of 22)
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10 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight Crimp 3A Gold over Nickel AMPMODU MTE -65°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 693-5643
Mfr. Part No.09185067813
BrandHARTING
MYR5.77
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6 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold SEK-18 -55°C +125°C 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 167-1801
Mfr. Part No.90327-3312
BrandMolex
MYR3.699
Each (In a Bag of 5000)
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12 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1.2A Gold over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 178-9742
Mfr. Part No.90635-1202
BrandMolex
MYR7.011
Each (In a Tray of 1320)
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20 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Vertical IDC 1A Gold, Tin QF-50 -25°C +85°C 250 V ac, 250 V dc Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 693-5214
Mfr. Part No.09181609622
BrandHARTING
MYR11.45
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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. 172-5292
Mfr. Part No.61200623021
MYR5.52
Each (In a Tray of 132)
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6 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A - WR-BHD - - 250 V ac -
RS Stock No. 842-8030
Mfr. Part No.5-103960-5
MYR36.23
Each (In a Lot of 4)
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6 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight Crimp 3A Tin over Nickel AMPMODU MTE -65°C +105°C 267 V Copper
RS Stock No. 173-5554
Mfr. Part No.1-1658526-6
MYR24.54
Each (In a Pack of 50)
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26 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. 827-1897
Mfr. Part No.3473-6010
Brand3M
MYR11.53
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 3000 -55°C +105°C 1 kV ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 323-7867
Mfr. Part No.89114-0101HA
Brand3M
MYR4.29
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14 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 891 -55°C +105°C 1 kV ac Brass
RS Stock No. 161-8509
Mfr. Part No.353293-4
MYR0.626
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
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4 1 Female 1.5mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 2A Tin over Nickel AMP Mini CT -30°C +105°C 50 V ac, 50 V dc Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 702-6838
Mfr. Part No.90816-0012
BrandMolex
MYR6.22
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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12 1 Female 1.27mm Surface Mount Straight Solder 1.2A - Picoflex - - 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 161-3662
Mfr. Part No.M50-3801042
BrandHARWIN
MYR13.09
1 Pack of 1
Pack(s)
20 2 Male 1.27mm Cable Mount Vertical Solder 500mA Gold, Tin over Nickel Archer M50 -40°C +105°C 1 kV ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 860-2437
Mfr. Part No.65801-014LF
MYR6.42
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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14 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight Solder 2A Tin Clincher -65°C +105°C 500 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 164-3267
Mfr. Part No.3-644563-2
MYR0.561
Each (In a Bag of 5000)
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2 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 5A Tin MTA-100 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 164-3169
Mfr. Part No.2-111623-5
MYR24.91
Each (In a Tube of 60)
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44 2 Female 2mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 500mA Gold, Palladium Nickel AMP LATCH -65°C +105°C 125 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 167-1797
Mfr. Part No.90327-3376
BrandMolex
MYR4.253
Each (On a Reel of 4000)
units
16 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1.2A Gold over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V dc, 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 693-5211
Mfr. Part No.09181509622
BrandHARTING
MYR9.90
Each
units
50 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Tin SEK-18 -55°C +105°C 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 162-0505
Mfr. Part No.TMM-1-0-06-1
BrandAmphenol
MYR1.57
Each (In a Bag of 700)
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6 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54 mm Cable Mount Right Angle Solder 1A Tin TMM -40°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
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