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

...
Read more Read less

Filters

Viewing 1 - 20 of 165 products
Results per page
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. 324-8069
Mfr. Part No.90327-0308
BrandMolex
$0.774
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
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. 670-6094
Mfr. Part No.90325-3004
BrandMolex
$0.748
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
4 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. 324-8104
Mfr. Part No.90325-0004
BrandMolex
$0.382
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
4 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. 324-8110
Mfr. Part No.90325-0006
BrandMolex
$0.528
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
6 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. 447-6007
Mfr. Part No.90814-0008
BrandMolex
$0.53
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
8 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. 324-8047
Mfr. Part No.90327-0304
BrandMolex
$0.63
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
4 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. 670-6192
Mfr. Part No.90327-3376
BrandMolex
$2.358
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
16 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1.2A Gold over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac, 250 V dc Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 167-1797
Mfr. Part No.90327-3376
BrandMolex
$8,722.76
1 Reel of 4000
Reel(s)
16 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1.2A Gold over Nickel Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac, 250 V dc Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 670-6170
Mfr. Part No.90327-3320
BrandMolex
$3.292
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
20 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. 324-8132
Mfr. Part No.90325-0010
BrandMolex
$0.848
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
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. 896-7532
Mfr. Part No.90635-1262
BrandMolex
$2.35
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
26 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Vertical Crimp 1A Gold QF-50 -25°C +85°C 250 V ac, 250 V dc Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 324-8075
Mfr. Part No.90327-0310
BrandMolex
$0.306
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
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. 670-6136
Mfr. Part No.90327-0316
BrandMolex
$0.604
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
16 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. 896-7526
Mfr. Part No.90635-1102
BrandMolex
$1.48
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
10 2 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Vertical Crimp 1A Gold QF-50 -25°C +85°C 250 V ac, 250 V dc Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 167-1794
Mfr. Part No.90327-0378
BrandMolex
$2,600.37
1 Reel of 4000
Reel(s)
16 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1.2A Tin Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac, 250 V dc Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 670-2311
Mfr. Part No.90327-0360
BrandMolex
$0.244
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
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. 670-2327
Mfr. Part No.90327-0378
BrandMolex
$0.764
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
16 2 Female 1.27mm Cable Mount Right Angle IDC 1.2A Tin Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac, 250 V dc Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 670-2339
Mfr. Part No.90327-3364
BrandMolex
$1.214
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
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. 167-1795
Mfr. Part No.90327-3364
BrandMolex
$5,101.99
1 Reel of 4000
Reel(s)
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. 702-6822
Mfr. Part No.90816-0006
BrandMolex
$1.14
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
6 1 Female 1.27mm Surface Mount Straight Solder 1.2A - Picoflex - - 250 V ac Brass