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. 896-1001
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BB-50PD-2.54R-MC
BrandHirose
TWD575.00
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50 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold over Nickel HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 170-8810
Mfr. Part No.71600-008LF
TWD26.90
Each (In a Tube of 40)
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8 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel Quickie -65.0°C 105.0°C 1.0 kV ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 673-7708
Mfr. Part No.71600-008LF
TWD43.00
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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8 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel Quickie -65.0°C 105.0°C 1 kV ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 172-5196
Mfr. Part No.690207100472
TWD14.80
Each (In a Tube of 68)
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4 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54mm Through Hole Straight Solder 1A Tin over Nickel WR-MM -40.0°C 105.0°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 693-5643
Mfr. Part No.09185067813
BrandHARTING
TWD52.00
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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. 896-0792
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-6D-2.54R
BrandHirose
TWD207.00
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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. 923-4782
Mfr. Part No.09181069622
BrandHARTING
TWD30.00
Each (In a Box of 100)
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6 2 Male 2.54mm Through Hole Straight Solder 1A Tin SEK-18 -55.0°C 105.0°C 320.0 V ac -
RS Stock No. 670-6091
Mfr. Part No.90325-0026
BrandMolex
TWD34.60
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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26 1 Male 1.27mm Through Hole Straight IDC 1.2A Tin over Nickel Picoflex -40.0°C 105.0°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 164-3172
Mfr. Part No.2-111626-5
TWD185.20
Each (In a Tray of 60)
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16 2 Female 2mm Panel Mount Straight IDC 500mA Gold AMP-LATCH -65°C +105°C 125 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 923-4811
Mfr. Part No.09181649622
BrandHARTING
TWD89.50
Each (In a Box of 60)
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64 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Tin SEK-18 -55°C +105°C 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 113-5949
Mfr. Part No.AWP 50-7240-T
TWD23.30
Each (In a Tray of 48)
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50 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AWP -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 170-9450
Mfr. Part No.3-640426-5
TWD10.80
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
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5 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. 324-8075
Mfr. Part No.90327-0310
BrandMolex
TWD23.00
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
10 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1.2A Tin over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 161-8541
Mfr. Part No.3-644042-2
TWD22.30
Each (In a Bag of 500)
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2 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 5A Gold MTA-100 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 324-8110
Mfr. Part No.90325-0006
BrandMolex
TWD13.40
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
6 1 Male 1.27mm Through Hole Straight IDC 1.2A Tin over Nickel Picoflex -40.0°C 105.0°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 165-0420
Mfr. Part No.1-353293-5
TWD10.90
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
units
15 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. 543-7558
Mfr. Part No.3-640426-3
TWD13.80
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
3 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. 166-7540
Mfr. Part No.04HR-6S-P-N
BrandJST
TWD8.70
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
units
4 1 Female 2.5mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 2A Tin Lead Alloy over Copper HR -25°C +85°C 250 V ac, 250 V dc Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 165-0515
Mfr. Part No.2-746610-2
TWD51.70
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. 113-5948
Mfr. Part No.AWP 06-7240-T
TWD15.20
Each (In a Tray of 240)
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6 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle - 3A Gold, Nickel AWP -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass