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. 832-3617
Mfr. Part No.T812110A100CEU
SGD0.78
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40.0°C 105.0°C 250.0 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 625-7381
BrandRS PRO
SGD4.73
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16 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel - -55.0°C 105.0°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 832-3487
Mfr. Part No.T812126A101CEU
SGD2.16
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26 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40.0°C 105.0°C 250.0 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 170-9428
Mfr. Part No.1658621-4
SGD2.197
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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
RS Stock No. 322-1092
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-40D-2.54R
BrandHirose
SGD10.23
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40 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 681-1269
Mfr. Part No.1-111446-6
SGD12.47
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16 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH -65°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 642-4941
BrandRS PRO
SGD4.49
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel - -40.0°C 105.0°C 500 V dc Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 625-7325
BrandRS PRO
SGD7.48
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50 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel - -55.0°C 105.0°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 718-5041
Mfr. Part No.1-215083-8
SGD2.11
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18 2 Male 1.27mm Cable Mount Vertical IDC 1.5A Tin over Nickel Micro-MaTch -40°C +105°C 230 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 827-3653
Mfr. Part No.45114-010030
Brand3M
SGD7.90
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14 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Straight Crimp 2.5A Gold over Nickel 451 -65°C +105°C 125 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 739-1063
Mfr. Part No.TMM-2-0-10-1
SGD0.776
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10 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle Solder 1A Tin TMM -40.0°C 105.0°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 162-0512
Mfr. Part No.TMM-2-0-10-1
SGD0.788
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10 2 Male 1.27 mm, 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle Solder 1A Tin TMM -40.0°C 105.0°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 192-7417
Mfr. Part No.3417-6640
Brand3M
SGD11.34
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40 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 3000 -55°C +105°C 1 kV ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 162-2020
Mfr. Part No.89361-716LF
SGD2.205
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16 2 Female 2.0mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel Minitek -40.0°C 105.0°C 650.0 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 673-7749
Mfr. Part No.89361-716LF
SGD2.71
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16 2 Female 2.0mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel Minitek -40.0°C 105.0°C 650 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 136-1916
Mfr. Part No.215083-8
SGD0.492
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8 2 Male 1.27mm Cable Mount Vertical IDC 1.5A Tin over Nickel Micro-MaTch -40°C +105°C 230 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 189-9570
Mfr. Part No.661005152022
SGD1.39
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5 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 3A Tin Autocom -55°C +125°C 500 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 680-5148
Mfr. Part No.215083-8
SGD1.092
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8 2 Male 1.27mm Cable Mount Vertical IDC 1.5A Tin over Nickel Micro-MaTch -40°C +105°C 230 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 546-8861
Mfr. Part No.SM10B-SRSS-TB (LF)(SN)
BrandJST
SGD1.301
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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10 2 Male 1mm Surface Mount Right Angle Solder 700mA Tin SR -25°C +85°C 50 V dc Copper
RS Stock No. 163-3123
Mfr. Part No.4782836105440
SGD1.011
Each (In a Tube of 44)
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5 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 3A Tin Autocom -55°C +125°C 500 V ac Phosphor Bronze