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. 185-0308
Mfr. Part No.HIF6-32D-1.27R(20)
BrandHirose
MYR15.345
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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32 2 - 1.27mm - Straight IDC 500mA Gold HIF6 - - 125 V ac, 300 V ac 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. 922-9916
Mfr. Part No.09185166803
BrandHARTING
MYR6.37
Each (In a Box of 100)
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16 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 2.5A Gold SEK-18 - - 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 506-6948
Mfr. Part No.661006152023
MYR5.438
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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6 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. 923-4805
Mfr. Part No.09181249622
BrandHARTING
MYR5.815
Each (In a Box of 100)
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24 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Tin SEK-18 -55°C +105°C 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 426-3801
Mfr. Part No.09185506803
BrandHARTING
MYR17.72
Each
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50 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 2.5A Gold SEK-18 - - 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 170-9503
Mfr. Part No.3-643814-2
MYR0.276
Each (In a Bag of 5000)
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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
RS Stock No. 917-5308
Mfr. Part No.454302
BrandERNI
MYR5.41
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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2 2 - - Surface Mount Straight IDC 17.5A Tin - -55°C +150°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 674-1066
Mfr. Part No.A-57/50 FFR-N
MYR40.40
Each
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50 2 Female 2.16mm Cable Mount Straight - 1A Gold, Nickel, Tin A-57 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 162-2018
Mfr. Part No.89361-706SLF
MYR4.548
Each (In a Tube of 55)
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6 2 Female 2mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel Minitek -40°C +105°C 650 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 535-5412
Mfr. Part No.4-640426-2
MYR5.448
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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12 1 Female 3.96mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 7A Tin over Nickel MTA-156 -55°C +105°C 600 V ac Copper Alloy
RS Stock No. 713-4668
Mfr. Part No.37304-A206-00E MB
Brand3M
MYR16.22
Each
units
4 1 Female 6.5mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold over Nickel 373 -20°C +85°C 32 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 680-1168
Mfr. Part No.1-6437006-8
MYR36.76
Each
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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. 729-3785
Mfr. Part No.3540-10P-CV(50)
BrandHirose
MYR46.37
Each
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10 - Male 1.6mm Through Hole Straight Solder 1A Gold 3500 -40°C +85°C 125 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 896-0900
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BB-50D-2.54R
BrandHirose
MYR27.54
Each
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50 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 164-8143
Mfr. Part No.5-103960-1
MYR3.205
Each (In a Tube of 110)
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2 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight Crimp 3A Tin over Nickel AMPMODU MTE -65°C +105°C 267 V Copper
RS Stock No. 863-3406
Mfr. Part No.66506-001LF
MYR2.95
Each (In a Pack of 2000)
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Through Hole Straight Solder 3A Gold Quickie -65°C +125°C 1 kV ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 832-3654
Mfr. Part No.T812116A101CEU
BrandAmphenol
MYR3.21
Each
units
16 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 681-1415
Mfr. Part No.1-216093-6
MYR6.85
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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16 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Vertical IDC 1A Tin over Nickel AMP-LATCH -55°C +85°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 922-9913
Mfr. Part No.09185146803
BrandHARTING
MYR5.89
Each (In a Box of 100)
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14 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 2.5A Gold SEK-18 - - 320 V ac -
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