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. 172-8719
Mfr. Part No.TMM-2-0-04-1
PHP15.391
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4 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54mm Through Hole Right Angle Solder 1A Tin TMM -40.0°C 105.0°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 165-0588
Mfr. Part No.353293-3
PHP6.926
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3 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. 502-4679
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-30D-2.54R
BrandHirose
PHP251.07
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30 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 535-4958
Mfr. Part No.3-640442-2
PHP6.047
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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
RS Stock No. 322-1064
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-26D-2.54R
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PHP225.70
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26 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 827-3616
Mfr. Part No.37104-2165-000FL-100
Brand3M
PHP124.009
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4 1 Male 2mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold over Nickel 371 -20°C +60°C 32 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 170-8818
Mfr. Part No.89361-710LF
PHP55.692
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10 2 Female 2.0mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel Minitek -40.0°C 105.0°C 650.0 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 683-1695
Mfr. Part No.353293-3
PHP10.184
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3 1 Female 1.5mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 2A Tin over Nickel AMP Mini CT -30°C +105°C 50 V dc, 50 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 896-0991
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-34PD-2.54R-MC
BrandHirose
PHP735.75
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34 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. 135-4495
Mfr. Part No.1658527-8
PHP146.053
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH 622 - - - Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 922-9916
Mfr. Part No.09185166803
BrandHARTING
PHP83.48
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16 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 2.5A Gold SEK-18 - - 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 192-7417
Mfr. Part No.3417-6640
Brand3M
PHP361.62
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40 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 3000 -55°C +105°C 1 kV ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 896-0840
Mfr. Part No.HIF3B-26D-2.54R
BrandHirose
PHP270.08
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26 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 693-5371
Mfr. Part No.09185167813
BrandHARTING
PHP99.884
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16 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold SEK-18 -55°C +125°C 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 674-1097
Mfr. Part No.AWP 10-7240-T
PHP22.824
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10 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. 135-5071
Mfr. Part No.3-640442-2
PHP4.41
Each (In a Box of 500)
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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
RS Stock No. 426-3750
Mfr. Part No.09185166803
BrandHARTING
PHP109.78
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16 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 2.5A Gold SEK-18 - - 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 782-9943
Mfr. Part No.1658622-9
PHP136.49
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40 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. 164-3620
Mfr. Part No.5554349-1
PHP556.838
Each (In a Bag of 250)
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24 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Right Angle - 1A Gold over Nickel CHAMP -LATCH - - - Copper
RS Stock No. 739-1057
Mfr. Part No.TMM-2-0-04-1
PHP11.594
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4 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54mm Through Hole - Solder 1A Tin TMM -40.0°C 105.0°C - Phosphor Bronze
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