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. 121-0804
Mfr. Part No.3385-6600
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kr 28,12
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14 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 3000 -55°C +105°C 1 kV ac Copper
RS Stock No. 120-6805
Mfr. Part No.3421-6600
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kr 32,40
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 3000 -55°C +105°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 120-6798
Mfr. Part No.3473-6600
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kr 24,63
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10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 3000 -55°C +105°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 120-7454
Mfr. Part No.3452-6600
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kr 31,11
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16 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 3000 -55°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 323-7867
Mfr. Part No.89114-0101HA
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kr 12,46
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14 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. 121-0416
Mfr. Part No.4620-6001
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kr 77,77
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20 2 - 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold 4600 - - - Copper
RS Stock No. 120-6849
Mfr. Part No.3425-6600
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kr 73,48
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50 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 3000 -55°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 828-0475
Mfr. Part No.P50E-100S-EA
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kr 172,78
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100 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 500mA Gold, Nickel P50E -55°C +85°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 192-7502
Mfr. Part No.89140-0101
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kr 15,85
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40 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1.25A Gold over Nickel 891 -55°C +105°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 121-0551
Mfr. Part No.4614-6001
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kr 57,53
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14 2 - 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold 4600 - - - Copper
RS Stock No. 323-7902
Mfr. Part No.89126-0101HA
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kr 13,46
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26 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 891 -55°C +105°C 1 kV ac Copper
RS Stock No. 502-8980
Mfr. Part No.7820-0000PR
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kr 26,22
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20 2 Male 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 78XX -55°C +105°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 827-3574
Mfr. Part No.D89140-0131HK
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kr 17,45
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40 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight Crimp 1.25 A, 1.5 A Gold over Nickel D89 -55.0°C 105.0°C - Brass
RS Stock No. 713-4627
Mfr. Part No.37104-A124-00E MB
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kr 29,51
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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. 827-3590
Mfr. Part No.D89116-0031HK
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kr 14,26
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16 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight Crimp 1.25 A, 1.5 A Gold over Nickel D89 -55.0°C 105.0°C - Brass
RS Stock No. 192-7423
Mfr. Part No.3425-6650
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kr 73,48
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50 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 3000 -55°C +105°C - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 323-7889
Mfr. Part No.89120-0101HA
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kr 13,16
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20 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 891 -55°C +105°C 1 kV ac Copper
RS Stock No. 734-8895
Mfr. Part No.158106-1100
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kr 12,65
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6 2 Female 2mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold over Nickel 158 -55°C +105°C - Copper
RS Stock No. 121-0393
Mfr. Part No.4610-6051
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kr 49,45
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10 2 - 2.54mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1A Gold 4600 - - - Copper
RS Stock No. 120-6833
Mfr. Part No.3417-6600
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kr 63,51
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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