2.1 Ribbon cable connectors’ types:
Ribbon cable connectors are commonly known with the name of IDC connectors. IDC connectors use a sharp forked contact due to which they pass through insulation and direct contact with the conductor is then established.
You should remember that this process is taking place typically at assembly’s both sides and ends. Identification of IDC connectors is based on the number of rows, number of pins and pin spacing/pitch.
Types of ribbon cable connectors:
Common types of ribbon cables embellished with IDC termination include DIL headers, PCB transition headers, DIN 41612 connector, microribbon, D – subminiature connector and BT224 connector.
Classification of ribbon cable connectors:
The rating of ribbon cable connectors is as under: