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. 739-1031
Mfr. Part No.TMM-1-0-14-1
PHP43.89
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14 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle Solder 1A Tin TMM -40.0°C 105.0°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 180-4594
Mfr. Part No.TCMD-05-01
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6 1 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount Vertical IDC 1.2A Gold over Palladium Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 860-2540
Mfr. Part No.89947-340LF
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40 2 Female 2.0mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold Minitek -40.0°C 105.0°C 650.0 V ac Phosphor Bronze
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH - - - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 896-0884
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BrandHirose
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50 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 447-5981
Mfr. Part No.90814-0004
BrandMolex
PHP33.60
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4 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. 860-2531
Mfr. Part No.71600-060LF
PHP168.423
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60 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold Quickie -65.0°C 105.0°C 1.0 kV ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 135-8454
Mfr. Part No.1-1658622-0
PHP152.612
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50 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel, Gold over Palladium Nickel AMP-LATCH Novo -65°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 859-9946
Mfr. Part No.66900-250LF
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50 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel Quickie -65.0°C 105.0°C - Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 163-3132
Mfr. Part No.4782837112440
PHP104.839
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12 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 3A Tin Autocom -55°C +125°C 500 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 162-5761
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-64P-2.54W
BrandHirose
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64 2 Male 2.54mm Through Hole Straight Solder 1A Gold HIF3B -55.0°C 85.0°C 650.0 V ac Brass
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