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. 189-9609
Mfr. Part No.661008152022
TWD38.20
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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8 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 3A Tin Autocom -55°C +125°C 500 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 161-8839
Mfr. Part No.5-103946-1
TWD48.30
Each (In a Tube of 72)
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2 1 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold over Nickel AMPMODU MTE -65°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 674-1218
Mfr. Part No.AWHC 16-0111-T
TWD86.00
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16 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle - 1A Gold, Nickel, Tin AWHC -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 827-1667
Mfr. Part No.CHG-2060-J01010-KCP
Brand3M
TWD267.40
Each (In a Pack of 300)
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60 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold over Nickel CHG -55°C +105°C 500 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 693-5630
Mfr. Part No.09185066813
BrandHARTING
TWD46.00
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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. 167-1792
Mfr. Part No.90814-3910
BrandMolex
TWD18.10
Each (On a Reel of 1800)
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10 1 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount Straight IDC 1.2A Gold over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac, 250 V dc Brass
RS Stock No. 189-9435
Mfr. Part No.661002151922
TWD17.20
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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2 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 3A Tin Autocom -55°C +125°C 500 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 821-5578
Mfr. Part No.15-38-8060
BrandMolex
TWD20.00
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6 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1 A, 2 A Tin SL -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 409-8714
Mfr. Part No.09185346813
BrandHARTING
TWD115.00
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34 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 2A Gold SEK-18 - - 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 797-3040
Mfr. Part No.3-643816-4
TWD8.30
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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4 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 5A Tin MTA-100 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 164-0038
Mfr. Part No.4-215882-0
TWD69.10
Each (In a Tray of 28)
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40 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH - - - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 670-6675
Mfr. Part No.90814-3820
BrandMolex
TWD29.80
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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20 1 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount Straight IDC 1.2A Gold over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac, 250 V dc Brass
RS Stock No. 525-1405
Mfr. Part No.PS-40SM-D4P1-1D
BrandJAE
TWD110.00
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40 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel PS-MIL -55°C +105°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 670-6183
Mfr. Part No.90327-3372
BrandMolex
TWD64.00
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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14 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1.2A Gold over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac, 250 V dc Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 170-9453
Mfr. Part No.3-640427-3
TWD6.40
Each (In a Bag of 500)
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3 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. 121-0551
Mfr. Part No.4614-6001
Brand3M
TWD162.00
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14 2 - 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold 4600 - - - Copper
RS Stock No. 681-2152
Mfr. Part No.5111448-1
TWD154.00
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10 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. 162-0531
Mfr. Part No.TMM-1-0-20-1
BrandAmphenol
TWD16.90
Each (In a Bag of 700)
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20 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54 mm Cable Mount Right Angle Solder 1A Tin TMM -40°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 137-0995
Mfr. Part No.71600-616LF
TWD38.60
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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16 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold Quickie -65°C +105°C 1 kV ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 865-8225
Mfr. Part No.09185505813
BrandHARTING
TWD198.00
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50 2 Female 2.54mm - Straight IDC 2A Gold SEK 18 - - 320 V ac -