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. 324-8126
Mfr. Part No.90325-0008
BrandMolex
R 2.374
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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8 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. 324-8069
Mfr. Part No.90327-0308
BrandMolex
R 5.712
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. 670-6158
Mfr. Part No.90327-3308
BrandMolex
R 16.448
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
8 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. 324-8075
Mfr. Part No.90327-0310
BrandMolex
R 9.69
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
R 8.998
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. 324-8081
Mfr. Part No.90327-0312
BrandMolex
R 9.538
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
12 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. 775-4316
Mfr. Part No.93405-0512
BrandMolex
R 15.324
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. 896-7538
Mfr. Part No.90635-1162
BrandMolex
R 20.855
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
16 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. 670-6133
Mfr. Part No.90327-0320
BrandMolex
R 14.632
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
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. 447-6007
Mfr. Part No.90814-0008
BrandMolex
R 11.23
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. 324-8097
Mfr. Part No.90327-0314
BrandMolex
R 9.062
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
14 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. 324-8110
Mfr. Part No.90325-0006
BrandMolex
R 5.142
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. 161-9546
Mfr. Part No.90327-3368
BrandMolex
R 29,971.59
1 Reel of 4000
Reel(s)
12 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. 702-6822
Mfr. Part No.90816-0006
BrandMolex
R 9.69
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
6 1 Female 1.27mm Surface Mount Straight Solder 1.2A - Picoflex - - 250 V ac Brass
RS stock no. 670-6151
Mfr. Part No.90327-3310
BrandMolex
R 20.046
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. 670-6108
Mfr. Part No.90325-3008
BrandMolex
R 3.978
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
8 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. 821-5578
Mfr. Part No.15-38-8060
BrandMolex
R 18.66
Each
units
6 1 Female 2.54mm Cable Mount Straight IDC 1 A, 2 A Tin SL -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Phosphor Bronze
RS stock no. 670-6155
Mfr. Part No.90327-3312
BrandMolex
R 22.246
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
12 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. 167-1794
Mfr. Part No.90327-0378
BrandMolex
R 21,555.52
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. 775-4293
Mfr. Part No.93405-0504
BrandMolex
R 14.756
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
4 2 Male 1.27mm Surface Mount Vertical IDC 1.2A Tin Picoflex -40°C +105°C 250 V ac Brass