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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Randy Day, Jul 22, 2007.

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  1. Randy Day

    Randy Day Guest

    I'm trying to find a particular style of
    wire-to-PCB connector, but I don't know
    the terminology to find it in the catalogs,
    if it even exists.

    I want to connect a ribbon cable more or
    less permanently to a PCB. I'd like a
    connector that solders onto the board,
    then the ribbon cable is pressed into
    place with a ... shroud?

    Since it's permanent, I don't want a full
    ribbon connector/receptacle pair if I can
    avoid it. Hey, I'm cheap! Plus I need it
    kept low-profile.

    How would I describe this in terms I'd
    find in the catalogs?


    Randy
     
  2. Kris Peeters

    Kris Peeters Guest

    A connector like this one?
    <http://www.leotronics.co.uk/269_5445_SERIES..asp?id=20>
     
  3. Randy Day

    Randy Day Guest

  4. PeteS

    PeteS Guest

    IDC stands for 'Insulator Displacement Connector'.

    Cheers

    PeteS
     
  5. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    That's called 'IDC' Insulation Displacement Connector.
    Through-hole (or smt) IDC header

    Bye.
    Jasen
     
  6. Randy Day

    Randy Day Guest

    Heh. That was the one bit of info I *did*
    have at the start of all this.
    Actually, based on the responses I got here,
    the specific style I wanted is an IDC Transition
    Header connector.
    Thanks.
     
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