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. 832-3645
Mfr. Part No.T812112A101CEU
BrandAmphenol
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12 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Beryllium Copper
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1.25A Gold over Nickel 891 -55°C +105°C 1 kV ac Brass
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Mfr. Part No.89140-0101HA
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40 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 891 -55°C +105°C 1 kV ac Brass
RS Stock No. 625-7369
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel - -55°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
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Mfr. Part No.T812112A100CEU
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12 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Beryllium Copper
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Mfr. Part No.TMM-2-0-04-1
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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
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Mfr. Part No.TMM-2-0-04-1
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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
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Mfr. Part No.61202023021
SGD1.434
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold WR-BHD -40°C +125°C 250 V ac Copper
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Mfr. Part No.61202023021
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold WR-BHD -40°C +125°C 250 V ac Copper
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Mfr. Part No.37104-3122-000FL
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4 - Male - Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold over Nickel - -20.0°C 60.0°C 32.0 V ac Copper Alloy
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Mfr. Part No.37104-3122-000FL-100
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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
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Mfr. Part No.3-215911-4
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34 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH - - - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 164-8917
Mfr. Part No.3-215911-4
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34 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH - - - Phosphor Bronze
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Mfr. Part No.37303-B122-00E MB
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3 1 Female 2mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold over Nickel 373 -20°C +85°C 32 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 832-3483
Mfr. Part No.T812110A101CEU
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SGD0.65
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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. 164-8642
Mfr. Part No.3-640441-5
SGD0.273
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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. 543-7744
Mfr. Part No.3-640441-5
SGD0.464
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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. 832-3617
Mfr. Part No.T812110A100CEU
BrandAmphenol
SGD0.68
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
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BrandRS PRO
SGD4.13
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16 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel - -55°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze