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Title: PCB mount female IDC connector
Post by: honeybadger on December 01, 2019, 10:58:27 pm
Hi,
I need a PCB mount female IDC connector and I can not find any. All female IDC connector are for a ribbon cable. Is there any other name for them?
Mouser, TME - no luck.

It does exist! There is a proof  ;D
(https://snipboard.io/HVNXpY.jpg)
(https://www.ezgiz.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/1pcs-10pin-to-6pin-adapter-board-for-avrisp-mkii-usbasp-stk500-standard-10-pin-turn-6-pin-converter-52283.jpg)

edit:
wow, the price is ridiculous - is there only one manufacturer on this planet?
https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/sullins-connector-solutions/SFH11-PBPC-D05-ST-BK/S9194-ND/1990087 (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/sullins-connector-solutions/SFH11-PBPC-D05-ST-BK/S9194-ND/1990087)
Title: Re: PCB mount female IDC connector
Post by: mikeselectricstuff on December 01, 2019, 11:19:42 pm
https://www.toby.co.uk/board-to-board-pcb-connectors/254mm-sockets/b06d-valcon-254mm-dual-row-socket-strip-with-polarising-bump-84mm-profile/ (https://www.toby.co.uk/board-to-board-pcb-connectors/254mm-sockets/b06d-valcon-254mm-dual-row-socket-strip-with-polarising-bump-84mm-profile/)
Title: Re: PCB mount female IDC connector
Post by: honeybadger on December 01, 2019, 11:26:08 pm
mikeselectricstuff: thanks, I hoped there will be something available from Mouser/TME/Farnell which are my primary source of stuff.
Title: Re: PCB mount female IDC connector
Post by: rdl on December 01, 2019, 11:39:39 pm
At Mouser try searching for Female Headers in wire to board connectors.
Title: Re: PCB mount female IDC connector
Post by: Gribo on December 02, 2019, 01:18:23 am
https://www.samtec.com/connectors/standard-board-to-board/0100-inch-square-post/sockets
Title: Re: PCB mount female IDC connector
Post by: Ian.M on December 02, 2019, 07:39:54 am
Title: Re: PCB mount female IDC connector
Post by: Siwastaja on December 02, 2019, 08:38:32 am
Yes, it's not "IDC", it's female pin header.

Look at Chinese sources at Aliexpress/Ebay. I have used Chinese pin headers for years no problems with quality, the distributor prices at Digikey/Mouser/similar are totally ridiculous, and the availability of the basic parts is iffy.
Title: Re: PCB mount female IDC connector
Post by: honeybadger on December 02, 2019, 11:58:02 am
I understand it is not "IDC" but male IDC connectors are also called "IDC" even when here is no insulation displacement.

Female pinheader is not the same. Yes you can plug it in but there is no key and IDC has thicker edge. You have to fiddle a bit.

Mouser does not have any "female IDC" they have a ton of "female pinheaders".

Female pinheader 6p
(http://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1bbyWSVXXXXcuXXXXq6xXFXXXL.jpg_q50.jpg)

Female "IDC" 6p
(https://www.ezgiz.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/1pcs-10pin-to-6pin-adapter-board-for-avrisp-mkii-usbasp-stk500-standard-10-pin-turn-6-pin-converter-52283.jpg)


Title: Re: PCB mount female IDC connector
Post by: Ian.M on December 02, 2019, 01:17:54 pm
The keyword you want that specifies a header with surround, usually with polarising notch is "box header"
Title: Re: PCB mount female IDC connector
Post by: thm_w on December 03, 2019, 02:04:32 am
Yes, it's not "IDC", it's female pin header.

Look at Chinese sources at Aliexpress/Ebay. I have used Chinese pin headers for years no problems with quality, the distributor prices at Digikey/Mouser/similar are totally ridiculous, and the availability of the basic parts is iffy.

Yeah, there are a ridiculous number of variations and parts for female IDC header that you will not find on digikey. Although I did use one of those Sullins parts and the quality is good, so perhaps for some high end gear its worth it, but for a one time plug to assemble unit, not worth it.

You have to be careful as some will have extended width, some will not, so know exactly what you are looking for and the mating part (or buy both parts from same vendor). For example this one: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=557110089384 it is a bit skinnier vertically, and you can see the sides have the square for a pin but its blocked off (presumably saves some mold costs). But it works well enough.


Title: Re: PCB mount female IDC connector
Post by: HackedFridgeMagnet on December 03, 2019, 02:19:10 am
https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/sullins-connector-solutions/SFH11-PBPC-D08-ST-BK/S9196-ND/1990089 (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/sullins-connector-solutions/SFH11-PBPC-D08-ST-BK/S9196-ND/1990089)

didn't count the pins so you better check that.
 It was under the filter "board to board" among others.
Title: Re: PCB mount female IDC connector
Post by: dunkemhigh on December 03, 2019, 02:50:00 am
Is this for production or small run/shelfware? There are tons of them on Ebay:

5Pcs 2X10 20Pin 2.54MM Double Row Female = £2.16
Title: Re: PCB mount female IDC connector
Post by: stevelup on December 03, 2019, 08:21:00 am
Those aren’t what the OP is looking for. He’s after something that replicates the size and shape of an IDC plug.
Title: Re: PCB mount female IDC connector
Post by: dunkemhigh on December 03, 2019, 11:34:15 am
Admittedly they don't have the keyway and side fillers, and if those are important then you are right that these are not the ones for the job. For PCB mating those tend not to be so important because the facility they provide (orientation and position) tend to be rather more fixed than with cables...