IDC connectors, also known as insulation-displacement connectors, are a type of electrical connector that is used to terminate flat ribbon cables. They are commonly used in electronic circuits to connect circuit boards or other components together.
IDC connectors consist of a housing and a set of contacts that are designed to penetrate the insulation on the wires in a ribbon cable and make contact with the conductors inside. This allows the IDC connector to make a secure and reliable connection without the need to strip the insulation from the wires.
IDC connectors are available in a variety of configurations, including single-row, double-row, and multi-row arrangements. They can also have different numbers of contacts, ranging from as few as two to as many as several hundred.
IDC connectors are typically made from plastic or metal, and the contacts are typically made from brass or another conductive material. They are used in a wide range of electronic devices, including computers, appliances, and consumer electronics.