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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Description Price Number of Contacts Number of Rows Gender Pitch Mounting Type Body Orientation Termination Method Current Rating Contact Plating Series Minimum Operating Temperature Maximum Operating Temperature Voltage Rating Contact Material
RS Stock No. 674-1205
Mfr. Part No.AWHC 10-0111-T
SGD4.72
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10 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle - 1A Gold, Nickel, Tin AWHC -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 674-1101
Mfr. Part No.AWP 16-7240-T
SGD0.908
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16 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 3A Gold, Nickel AWP -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 674-1120
Mfr. Part No.AWP2 10-7240
SGD1.814
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10 2 Female 2mm Cable Mount Right Angle - 1A Gold, Nickel AWP2 -40°C +105°C 125 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 674-1126
Mfr. Part No.AWP 64-7240-T
SGD3.13
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64 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. 674-1224
Mfr. Part No.AWHC 34-0111-T
SGD3.13
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34 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle - 1A Gold, Nickel, Tin AWHC -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 674-1303
Mfr. Part No.AWLP 16/3,2-T
SGD0.924
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16 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight - 3A Nickel, Tin AWLP -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 113-5928
Mfr. Part No.A-DSF 09LPIII/Z
SGD2.304
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9 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. 674-1227
Mfr. Part No.AWHC 40-0111-T
SGD5.47
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40 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle - 1A Gold, Nickel, Tin AWHC -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 674-0919
Mfr. Part No.A-DFF 25LPIII/Z-UNC
SGD4.04
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25 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold, Nickel, Tin A-D -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 674-0906
Mfr. Part No.A-DSF 09LPIII/Z
SGD2.72
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9 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. 674-0921
Mfr. Part No.A-DSF 09LPIII/Z-UNC
SGD3.21
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9 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. 113-5956
Mfr. Part No.AWHC 34-0111-T
SGD3.281
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34 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle - 1A Gold, Nickel, Tin AWHC -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 674-1097
Mfr. Part No.AWP 10-7240-T
SGD0.736
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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. 113-5949
Mfr. Part No.AWP 50-7240-T
SGD1.043
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50 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. 674-1139
Mfr. Part No.AWP2 16-7240
SGD1.954
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16 2 Female 2mm Cable Mount Right Angle - 1A Gold, Nickel AWP2 -40°C +105°C 125 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 674-1117
Mfr. Part No.AWP 34-7240-T
SGD0.984
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34 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. 113-5930
Mfr. Part No.A-DSF 37LPIII/Z
SGD5.086
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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. 674-1094
Mfr. Part No.AWP 08-7240-T
SGD1.418
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8 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle - 3A Gold, Nickel AWP -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 674-1132
Mfr. Part No.AWP2 44-7240
SGD2.494
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44 2 Female 2mm Cable Mount Right Angle - 1A Gold, Nickel AWP2 -40°C +105°C 125 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 113-5950
Mfr. Part No.AWP2 44-7240
SGD1.839
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44 2 Female 2mm Cable Mount Right Angle - 1A Gold, Nickel AWP2 -40°C +105°C 125 V ac Brass