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. 121-6787
Mfr. Part No.61202023021
SGD1.226
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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
RS Stock No. 827-3619
Mfr. Part No.37104-3122-000FL-100
Brand3M
SGD5.15
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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
RS Stock No. 164-8917
Mfr. Part No.3-215911-4
SGD1.517
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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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RS Stock No. 431-0878
Mfr. Part No.37104-3122-000FL
Brand3M
SGD7.73
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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
RS Stock No. 681-1966
Mfr. Part No.3-215911-4
SGD1.97
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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. 713-4658
Mfr. Part No.37303-B122-00E MB
Brand3M
SGD4.41
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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. 164-8642
Mfr. Part No.3-640441-5
SGD0.263
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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
SGD0.433
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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. 832-3483
Mfr. Part No.T812110A101CEU
BrandAmphenol
SGD0.72
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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. 832-3617
Mfr. Part No.T812110A100CEU
BrandAmphenol
SGD0.52
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 718-5041
Mfr. Part No.1-215083-8
SGD1.96
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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. 173-5527
Mfr. Part No.1-111446-6
SGD9.28
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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. 170-9428
Mfr. Part No.1658621-4
SGD2.009
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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
SGD8.63
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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
SGD10.93
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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. 832-3487
Mfr. Part No.T812126A101CEU
BrandAmphenol
SGD0.54
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26 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold T812 -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 454-2479
Mfr. Part No.1658621-4
SGD2.46
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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. 832-3516
Mfr. Part No.T812120A101CEU
BrandAmphenol
SGD0.77
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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. 546-8861
Mfr. Part No.SM10B-SRSS-TB (LF)(SN)
BrandJST
SGD1.354
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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. 136-1916
Mfr. Part No.215083-8
SGD0.461
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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
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