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. 718-5022
Mfr. Part No.552285-1
MYR40.44
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64 - Male 2.16mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 3.5A Gold over Palladium Nickel CHAMP-LOK - - - Copper
RS Stock No. 842-8021
Mfr. Part No.5-103960-3
MYR28.078
Each (In a Lot of 5)
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4 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight Crimp 3A Tin over Nickel AMPMODU MTE -65°C +105°C 267 V Copper
RS Stock No. 182-2331
Mfr. Part No.10127850-101TRLF
MYR1.67
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- - Female 5mm - - - - Tin Griplet - - 110 → 220 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 896-0792
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-6D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR23.97
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6 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 797-3056
Mfr. Part No.3-644540-6
MYR1.744
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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6 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 5A Tin MTA-100 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 164-3620
Mfr. Part No.5554349-1
MYR42.405
Each (In a Bag of 250)
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24 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Right Angle - 1A Gold over Nickel CHAMP Latch - - - Copper
RS Stock No. 680-4993
Mfr. Part No.1-215083-2
MYR3.322
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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12 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. 165-0495
Mfr. Part No.2-1658526-9
MYR21.001
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. 163-9460
Mfr. Part No.3-640429-6
MYR1.362
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
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6 1 Female 3.96mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 7A Tin over Nickel MTA-156 -55°C +105°C 600 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 681-2155
Mfr. Part No.5111448-4
MYR34.95
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20 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. 680-1004
Mfr. Part No.1-215882-4
MYR5.65
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14 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH - - - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 681-1792
Mfr. Part No.2-215911-0
MYR9.86
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH - - - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 182-2456
Mfr. Part No.69830-016LF
MYR7.16
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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16 2 Female 2mm - - - 3A Tin Quickie -65°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 843-5940
Mfr. Part No.09185205803
BrandHARTING
MYR10.025
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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20 2 Female 2.54mm - Right Angle - 2A Gold SEK-18 - - 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 782-8827
Mfr. Part No.5-102398-8
MYR50.29
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold over Nickel, Tin over Nickel AMPMODU MT -65°C +105°C 600 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 163-8455
Mfr. Part No.5164713-5
MYR1.568
Each (In a Box of 3500)
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5 1 Male 2.5mm Through Hole Straight - 7A Tin over Nickel Mini-Match -40°C +85°C 250 V ac, 300 V dc Brass
RS Stock No. 113-5930
Mfr. Part No.A-DSF 37LPIII/Z
MYR13.565
Each (In a Tray of 32)
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37 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold, Nickel, Tin A-D -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 121-0450
Mfr. Part No.4650-6001
Brand3M
MYR44.45
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50 2 - 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold 4600 - - - Copper
RS Stock No. 656-3844
Mfr. Part No.5140-B7A2PL
Brand3M
MYR56.07
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40 2 Female 2.54mm Through Hole Right Angle Solder 1A Gold over Nickel 5100 -55°C +105°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 718-5136
Mfr. Part No.3-643813-2
MYR0.722
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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2 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 5A Tin over Nickel MTA-100 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
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