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 - IDCs 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 - IDCs 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. 324-8075
Mfr. Part No.90327-0310
BrandMolex
kr 4,506
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10 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1.2A Tin over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 167-1812
Mfr. Part No.90814-3810
BrandMolex
kr 3,53
Each (In a Tube of 4608)
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10 1 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount Straight IDC 1.2A Gold over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac, 250 V dc Brass
RS Stock No. 670-6133
Mfr. Part No.90327-0320
BrandMolex
kr 4,18
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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20 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1.2A Tin over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 670-6669
Mfr. Part No.90814-3810
BrandMolex
kr 3,504
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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10 1 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount Straight IDC 1.2A Gold over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac, 250 V dc Brass
RS Stock No. 670-2311
Mfr. Part No.90327-0360
BrandMolex
kr 3,15
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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8 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1.2A Tin over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 670-2339
Mfr. Part No.90327-3364
BrandMolex
kr 3,636
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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10 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1.2A Gold over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 670-2317
Mfr. Part No.90327-0357
BrandMolex
kr 1,214
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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6 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1.2A Tin over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 670-2361
Mfr. Part No.90814-0918
BrandMolex
kr 12,182
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
18 1 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount Straight IDC 1.2A Tin over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac, 250 V dc Brass
RS Stock No. 324-8132
Mfr. Part No.90325-0010
BrandMolex
kr 5,832
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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10 1 Male 1.27mm Through Hole Straight IDC 1.2A Tin over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 178-9799
Mfr. Part No.90779-0003
BrandMolex
kr 2,542
Each (In a Bag of 1500)
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8 1 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount Vertical IDC 1.2A Tin Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 178-9785
Mfr. Part No.90584-1306
BrandMolex
kr 2,786
Each (In a Tube of 3456)
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6 2 Female 1.27mm Through Hole Vertical Kinked Pin 1.2A Tin Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 670-6105
Mfr. Part No.90325-3012
BrandMolex
kr 11,016
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
12 1 Male 1.27mm Through Hole Straight IDC 1.2A Gold over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 178-9697
Mfr. Part No.90584-1318
BrandMolex
kr 9,704
Each (In a Tube of 1800)
Units
18 2 Female 1.27mm Through Hole Vertical Kinked Pin 1.2A Tin Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 179-0806
Mfr. Part No.90584-1306
BrandMolex
kr 3,745
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
6 2 Female 1.27mm Through Hole Vertical Kinked Pin 1.2A Tin Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 179-0792
Mfr. Part No.90779-3002
BrandMolex
kr 4,368
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
6 1 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount Vertical IDC 1.2A Gold over Palladium Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 720-6255
Mfr. Part No.52147-0610
BrandMolex
kr 1,113
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
6 1 Male 2mm Through Hole Straight Solder 2A Tin 52147 -40°C +105°C 150 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 775-4316
Mfr. Part No.93405-0512
BrandMolex
kr 7,318
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
12 2 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount Vertical IDC 1.2A Tin Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 178-9676
Mfr. Part No.15-47-4053
BrandMolex
kr 9,445
Each (In a Tube of 42)
Units
5 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Vertical Solder 1 A, 2 A Gold, Tin SL -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 178-9943
Mfr. Part No.90814-0210
BrandMolex
kr 5,232
Each (On a Reel of 600)
Units
10 1 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount Vertical Solder 1.2A Tin Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass
RS Stock No. 324-8148
Mfr. Part No.90325-0012
BrandMolex
kr 5,444
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
12 1 Male 1.27mm Through Hole Straight IDC 1.2A Tin over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass