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. 832-3512
Mfr. Part No.T812114A101CEU
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$1.23
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14 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 832-3613
Mfr. Part No.T812106A100CEU
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$1.61
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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. 832-3629
Mfr. Part No.T812114A100CEU
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$1.41
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14 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 162-0550
Mfr. Part No.TMM-1-0-14-1
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$0.721
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14 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54 mm Cable Mount Right Angle Solder 1A Tin TMM -40°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 832-3648
Mfr. Part No.T812106A101CEU
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$1.23
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6 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 170-2762
Mfr. Part No.T812106A101CEU
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$0.445
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6 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 739-1031
Mfr. Part No.TMM-1-0-14-1
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$1.272
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14 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54 mm Cable Mount Right Angle Solder 1A Tin TMM -40°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 739-1057
Mfr. Part No.TMM-2-0-04-1
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$0.566
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4 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54 mm Through Hole - Solder 1A Tin TMM -40°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 170-2730
Mfr. Part No.T812124A100CEU
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$1.047
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24 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 832-3534
Mfr. Part No.T812124A100CEU
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$2.08
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24 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 832-3572
Mfr. Part No.T812134A101CEU
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$1.32
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34 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 832-3654
Mfr. Part No.T812116A101CEU
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$1.09
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16 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 172-8719
Mfr. Part No.TMM-2-0-04-1
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$0.52
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4 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54 mm Through Hole Right Angle Solder 1A Tin TMM -40°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 832-3483
Mfr. Part No.T812110A101CEU
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$1.19
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 832-3516
Mfr. Part No.T812120A101CEU
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$5.87
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 162-0513
Mfr. Part No.TMM-2-0-06-1
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$0.464
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6 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54 mm Cable Mount Right Angle Solder 1A Tin TMM -40°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 739-1088
Mfr. Part No.TMM-2-0-18-1
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$1.272
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18 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54 mm Cable Mount Right Angle Solder 1A Tin TMM -40°C +105°C - Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 172-8724
Mfr. Part No.TMM-2-0-18-1
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$1.113
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18 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54 mm Cable Mount Right Angle Solder 1A Tin TMM -40°C +105°C - Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 739-1066
Mfr. Part No.TMM-2-0-06-1
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$0.724
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6 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54 mm Cable Mount Right Angle Solder 1A Tin TMM -40°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 172-8727
Mfr. Part No.TMM-2-0-26-1
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$1.556
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26 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54 mm Cable Mount Right Angle Solder 1A Tin TMM -40°C +105°C - Beryllium Copper