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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RS Stock No. 670-2311
Mfr. Part No.90327-0360
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PHP21.166
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8 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. 670-6101
Mfr. Part No.90325-3010
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PHP43.70
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10 1 Male 1.27mm Through Hole Straight IDC 1.2A Gold over Nickel Picoflex -40.0°C 105.0°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 670-6145
Mfr. Part No.90327-3304
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PHP37.094
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4 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. 702-6857
Mfr. Part No.90816-0026
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PHP115.254
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26 1 Female 1.27mm Surface Mount Straight Solder 1.2A - Picoflex - - 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 324-8047
Mfr. Part No.90327-0304
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PHP21.128
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4 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. 324-8097
Mfr. Part No.90327-0314
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PHP74.97
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14 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. 702-6841
Mfr. Part No.90816-0016
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PHP76.352
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16 1 Female 1.27mm Surface Mount Straight Solder 1.2A - Picoflex - - 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 670-6085
Mfr. Part No.90325-0018
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PHP42.53
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18 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. 720-6242
Mfr. Part No.52147-0410
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PHP17.434
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4 1 Male 2.0mm Through Hole Straight Solder 2A Tin 52147 -40.0°C 105.0°C 150 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 702-6844
Mfr. Part No.90816-0018
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PHP93.98
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18 1 Female 1.27mm Surface Mount Straight Solder 1.2A - Picoflex - - 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 670-6088
Mfr. Part No.90325-0020
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PHP42.256
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20 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. 188-8800
Mfr. Part No.90327-0310
BrandMolex
PHP15.881
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10 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Straight - 1.2A Tin Picoflex -40.0°C 105.0°C 250.0 V Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 670-2355
Mfr. Part No.90814-0912
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PHP57.834
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12 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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Mfr. Part No.875681273
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PHP62.416
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12 2 Female 2mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold Milli-Grid -20°C +85°C 125 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 670-2349
Mfr. Part No.90814-0906
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PHP44.982
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6 1 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount Straight IDC 1.2A Tin over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac, 250 V dc Brass
RS Stock No. 670-6094
Mfr. Part No.90325-3004
BrandMolex
PHP26.78
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4 1 Male 1.27mm Through Hole Straight IDC 1.2A Gold over Nickel Picoflex -40.0°C 105.0°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 670-6678
Mfr. Part No.90814-3826
BrandMolex
PHP134.93
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26 1 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount Straight IDC 1.2A Gold over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V dc, 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 179-0808
Mfr. Part No.90584-1308
BrandMolex
PHP28.876
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8 2 Female 1.27mm Through Hole Straight Kinked Pin 1.2A Tin Picoflex -40.0°C 105.0°C 250.0 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 179-0767
Mfr. Part No.90779-0002
BrandMolex
PHP16.973
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6 1 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount Vertical IDC 1.2A Tin Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 670-6628
Mfr. Part No.90814-0806
BrandMolex
PHP43.912
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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6 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