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. 832-3629
Mfr. Part No.T812114A100CEU
BrandAmphenol
MYR2.40
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14 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 782-9423
Mfr. Part No.1-5229913-1
MYR30.55
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50 - Female 2.16mm Cable Mount Straight - - Gold over Palladium Nickel over Nickel CHAMP-LOK - - - Copper
RS Stock No. 909-7233
Mfr. Part No.1-215915-4
MYR6.33
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
14 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight Crimp 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH - - - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 113-5952
Mfr. Part No.AWHC 14-0111-T
MYR8.287
Each (In a Tray of 90)
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14 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle - 1A Gold, Nickel, Tin AWHC -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 923-0944
Mfr. Part No.09170149622
BrandHARTING
MYR13.632
Each (In a Box of 130)
units
14 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Tin SEK-17 - - - -
RS Stock No. 673-7694
Mfr. Part No.71600-006LF
MYR3.11
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
6 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel Quickie -65°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. 170-9451
Mfr. Part No.3-640426-6
MYR1.303
Each (In a Box 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. 693-5511
Mfr. Part No.09185606803
BrandHARTING
MYR17.68
Each
units
60 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 2.5A Gold SEK-18 - - 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 798-1192
Mfr. Part No.1-111626-7
MYR20.16
Each
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10 2 Female 2mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 500mA Gold AMP-LATCH -65°C +105°C 125 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 823-6645
Mfr. Part No.61201625821
MYR23.71
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16 2 - 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A - WR-BHD - - 250 V ac -
RS Stock No. 827-1865
Mfr. Part No.3417-7040
Brand3M
MYR21.96
Each (In a Pack of 300)
units
40 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 3000 -55°C +105°C 1 kV ac Copper
RS Stock No. 164-3211
Mfr. Part No.2-746610-3
MYR8.134
Each (In a Tube of 50)
units
24 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold AMP-LATCH -65°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 680-1183
Mfr. Part No.1658527-6
MYR10.78
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16 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH 622 - - - Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 162-2018
Mfr. Part No.89361-706SLF
MYR2.471
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. 164-0807
Mfr. Part No.3-2106003-4
MYR3.342
Each (In a Bag of 450)
units
4 1 Female 4mm Surface Mount Right Angle - 6A Tin over Nickel SSL -40°C +105°C 250 V ac, 250 V dc Copper
RS Stock No. 165-0452
Mfr. Part No.1-746610-6
MYR8.379
Each (In a Tube of 50)
units
26 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Tin over Nickel AMP-LATCH -65°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 162-5780
Mfr. Part No.HIF3CA-20PA-2.54DSA(71)
BrandHirose
MYR13.94
Each
units
20 2 Male 2.54mm Through Hole Straight Solder 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 650 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 462-155
Mfr. Part No.1658525-2
MYR25.67
Each
units
34 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Tin AMP-LATCH 622 -55°C +125°C - Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 670-2373
Mfr. Part No.90814-0926
BrandMolex
MYR3.77
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
26 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
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