We have a project in which we want to connect individual wires to an existing PCB that has two 2x5 pin IDC connectors.
Here is the board with the two IDC connectors:
All the IDC connectors that I have found that mate with this connector seem to all use a ribbon cable since that's what IDC really means (the piercing mechanism.)
We want to use individual 28 AWG wires instead of a ribbon cable.
Is there such a thing as a connector that is just like the IDC connector housing, but instead of accepting a ribbon cable, it accepts wires with crimped-on DuPont pins or DuPont sockets, just like a standard 2x5 DuPont housing?
A 2x5 DuPont housing will physically fit onto the IDC connectors on this board, but there is a lot of space around the connector and there is no indexing key which makes it possible to plug the connector in the wrong way around.