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. 896-0981
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-16PD-2.54R-MC
BrandHirose
HK$87.22
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16 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A Gold over Nickel HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 322-1058
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-20D-2.54R
BrandHirose
HK$21.74
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 192-7445
Mfr. Part No.89110-0101
Brand3M
HK$8.41
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1.25A Gold over Nickel 891 -55°C +105°C 1 kV ac Brass
RS Stock No. 163-3502
Mfr. Part No.4782837104470
HK$5.484
Each (In a Tube of 55)
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4 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 3A Gold over Nickel Autocom -55°C +125°C 500 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 680-4990
Mfr. Part No.1-215083-6
HK$8.252
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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16 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. 713-4627
Mfr. Part No.37104-A124-00E MB
Brand3M
HK$19.32
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4 1 Male 2mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 3A Gold over Nickel 371 -20°C +85°C 32 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 693-5539
Mfr. Part No.09185607813
BrandHARTING
HK$44.58
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60 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 2.5A Gold SEK-18 - - 320 V ac -
RS Stock No. 543-7772
Mfr. Part No.3-640441-8
HK$3.73
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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8 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 5A Tin over Nickel MTA-100 - - 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 859-9441
Mfr. Part No.52601-S10-8LF
HK$12.337
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10 2 Male 2.54mm Surface Mount Straight Solder 3A Gold over Nickel Quickie -65°C +125°C - Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 164-8878
Mfr. Part No.2-111196-0
HK$54.375
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40 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Vertical IDC 500mA Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH System 50 -65°C +105°C 30 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 681-1724
Mfr. Part No.2-111196-1
HK$112.24
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50 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Vertical IDC 500mA Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH System 50 -65°C +105°C 30 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 680-1174
Mfr. Part No.1658526-2
HK$74.15
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6 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel AMP-LATCH 609 -55°C +125°C - Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 164-3247
Mfr. Part No.3-643816-3
HK$5,200.00
1 Box of 5000
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3 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 5A Tin MTA-100 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 163-3127
Mfr. Part No.4782837105440
HK$6.394
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
RS Stock No. 164-8847
Mfr. Part No.1-746610-9
HK$16.10
Each (In a Tube of 50)
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40 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Tin over Nickel AMP-LATCH -65°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 680-3199
Mfr. Part No.1-746610-9
HK$24.74
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40 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Tin over Nickel AMP-LATCH -65°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 322-1070
Mfr. Part No.HIF3BA-34D-2.54R
BrandHirose
HK$36.94
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34 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold HIF3B -55°C +85°C 200 V ac Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 823-6614
Mfr. Part No.61203423021
HK$9.45
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34 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1A - WR-BHD - - 250 V ac -
RS Stock No. 136-1828
Mfr. Part No.3-640440-4
HK$1.327
Each (In a Bag of 500)
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4 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 5A Tin over Nickel MTA-156 -55°C +105°C 250 V ac Copper
RS Stock No. 120-6827
Mfr. Part No.3414-6600
Brand3M
HK$38.52
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34 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 3000 -55°C +105°C 1 kV ac Beryllium Copper
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