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. 543-7700
Mfr. Part No.3-640441-2
$0.178
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2 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 5A Tin over Nickel MTA-100 - - 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 163-3122
Mfr. Part No.4782836104440
$0.907
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4 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 3A Tin Autocom -55°C +125°C 500 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 189-9564
Mfr. Part No.661004152022
$1.312
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4 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 3A Tin Autocom -55°C +125°C 500 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 167-1795
Mfr. Part No.90327-3364
BrandMolex
$0.999
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10 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1.2A Gold over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 674-0912
Mfr. Part No.A-DSF 37LPIII/Z
$6.31
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37 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold, Nickel, Tin A-D -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 454-2378
Mfr. Part No.1658621-2
$2.19
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14 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. 832-3613
Mfr. Part No.T812106A100CEU
BrandAmphenol
$2.42
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6 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 452-082
Mfr. Part No.2-0111196-9
$17.44
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26 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 500mA Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH System 50 -65°C +105°C 30 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 543-7744
Mfr. Part No.3-640441-5
$0.468
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5 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 5A Tin over Nickel MTA-100 - - 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 172-6417
Mfr. Part No.2-0111196-9
$15.41
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26 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 500mA Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH System 50 -65°C +105°C 30 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 166-7540
Mfr. Part No.04HR-6S-P-N
BrandJST
$0.59
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4 1 Female 2.5mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 2A Tin Lead Alloy over Copper HR -25°C +85°C 250 V dc, 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 113-5930
Mfr. Part No.A-DSF 37LPIII/Z
$5.55
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37 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold, Nickel, Tin A-D -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 161-4221
Mfr. Part No.1658621-2
$1.585
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14 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. 670-6088
Mfr. Part No.90325-0020
BrandMolex
$1.53
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20 1 Male 1.27mm Through Hole Straight IDC 1.2A Tin over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 311-6287
Mfr. Part No.04HR-6S-P-N
BrandJST
$0.461
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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4 1 Female 2.5mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 2A Tin Lead Alloy over Copper HR -25°C +85°C 250 V ac, 250 V dc Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 121-0810
Mfr. Part No.3473-6000
Brand3M
$4.48
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 3000 -55°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 164-8642
Mfr. Part No.3-640441-5
$0.293
Each (In a Box of 2500)
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5 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 5A Tin over Nickel MTA-100 - - 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 670-2339
Mfr. Part No.90327-3364
BrandMolex
$2.068
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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10 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1.2A Gold over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 164-3211
Mfr. Part No.2-746610-3
$3.342
Each (In a Tube of 50)
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24 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold AMP-LATCH -65°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 170-9428
Mfr. Part No.1658621-4
$2.176
Each (In a Box of 50)
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH Novo -65°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
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