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. 322-1058
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-20D-2.54R
BrandHirose
PHP193.04
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 782-8791
Mfr. Part No.1-1658623-0
PHP202.09
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50 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold over Palladium Nickel, Tin over Nickel AMP-LATCH Novo -65°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 192-7350
Mfr. Part No.3473-6610
Brand3M
PHP159.52
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 3000 -55°C +105°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 454-2413
Mfr. Part No.1658621-8
PHP116.49
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34 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH Novo -65°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 163-1403
Mfr. Part No.7964-6500EC
Brand3M
PHP529.52
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64 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 79 -55°C +105°C - Brass
RS Stock No. 164-1527
Mfr. Part No.1658621-8
PHP75.607
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34 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH Novo -65°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 323-7930
Mfr. Part No.89134-0101HA
Brand3M
PHP108.42
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34 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 891 -55°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 192-7388
Mfr. Part No.3421-6620
Brand3M
PHP181.51
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 3000 -55°C +105°C 1 kV ac Copper
RS Stock No. 454-2362
Mfr. Part No.1658621-1
PHP52.76
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH Novo -65°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 832-3641
Mfr. Part No.T812108A101CEU
BrandAmphenol
PHP29.79
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8 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40.0°C 105.0°C 250.0 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 832-3512
Mfr. Part No.T812114A101CEU
BrandAmphenol
PHP91.63
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14 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40.0°C 105.0°C 250.0 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 502-4657
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-10D-2.54R
BrandHirose
PHP150.55
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 136-1826
Mfr. Part No.3-640440-2
PHP3.888
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2 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 5A Tin over Nickel MTA-156 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 165-0420
Mfr. Part No.1-353293-5
PHP15.208
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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. 461-225
Mfr. Part No.2-1658527-8
PHP265.81
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34 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH 622 - - - Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 163-8359
Mfr. Part No.2-1658527-8
PHP225.701
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34 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH 622 - - - Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 922-9938
Mfr. Part No.09185646813
BrandHARTING
PHP241.247
Each (In a Box of 50)
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64 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 2.5A Gold SEK-18 - - 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 170-9455
Mfr. Part No.3-640441-4
PHP5.719
Each (In a Bag of 500)
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4 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 5A Tin over Nickel MTA-100 - - 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 923-4873
Mfr. Part No.09185147803
BrandHARTING
PHP66.902
Each (In a Box of 100)
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14 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold SEK-18 -55°C +125°C 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 535-4857
Mfr. Part No.3-640440-2
PHP5.449
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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2 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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