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. 188-0283
Mfr. Part No.2299805-1
MYR77.648
Each (In a Tray of 12)
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- - Female 1mm - - - - - - -25°C +100°C - -
RS Stock No. 827-3629
Mfr. Part No.45116-010030
Brand3M
MYR19.54
Each
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16 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Straight Crimp 2.5A Gold over Nickel 451 -65°C +105°C 125 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 164-4092
Mfr. Part No.2-644861-8
MYR1.137
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
units
8 1 Male 2.54mm Through Hole Straight - 5A Tin MTA-100 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 135-4492
Mfr. Part No.1658527-4
MYR6.58
Each (In a Bag of 50)
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH 622 - - - Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 165-0515
Mfr. Part No.2-746610-2
MYR6.85
Each (In a Tube of 50)
units
14 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Vertical IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH -65°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 185-0003
Mfr. Part No.HIF6-100D-1.27R(20)
BrandHirose
MYR23.714
Each (In a Tray of 30)
units
100 2 - 1.27mm - Straight IDC 500mA Gold HIF6 - - 125 V ac, 300 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 670-6117
Mfr. Part No.90325-3016
BrandMolex
MYR5.616
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
16 1 Male 1.27mm Through Hole Straight IDC 1.2A Gold over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 172-8724
Mfr. Part No.TMM-2-0-18-1
BrandAmphenol
MYR3.049
Each (In a Pack of 700)
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18 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54 mm Cable Mount Right Angle Solder 1A Tin TMM -40°C +105°C - Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 161-4512
Mfr. Part No.5-103959-4
MYR7.481
Each (In a Tube of 44)
units
5 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Tin over Nickel AMPMODU MTE -65°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 426-3592
Mfr. Part No.09170289622
BrandHARTING
MYR21.24
Each
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28 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Tin SEK-17 - - - -
RS Stock No. 860-2253
Mfr. Part No.65801-003LF
MYR2.863
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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3 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight Solder 2A Tin Clincher -65°C +105°C 500 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 502-8952
Mfr. Part No.7810-0000PR
Brand3M
MYR10.63
Each
units
10 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 78XX -55°C +105°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 164-2326
Mfr. Part No.554103-1
MYR80.54
Each (In a Bag of 500)
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24 2 Male 1.27mm Panel Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold CHAMP Latch - - - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 164-3125
Mfr. Part No.1658527-2
MYR16.43
Each (In a Bag of 50)
units
6 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH 622 -55°C +125°C 500 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 683-1667
Mfr. Part No.1-353293-0
MYR2.078
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
10 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. 135-8454
Mfr. Part No.1-1658622-0
MYR8.99
Each (In a Tube of 50)
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50 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel, Gold over Palladium Nickel AMP-LATCH Novo -65°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 506-7070
Mfr. Part No.661010151923
MYR9.023
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
10 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. 718-5136
Mfr. Part No.3-643813-2
MYR0.66
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
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. 426-3750
Mfr. Part No.09185166803
BrandHARTING
MYR8.17
Each
units
16 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 2.5A Gold SEK-18 - - 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 680-1799
Mfr. Part No.3-643815-4
MYR1.402
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
4 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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