Ribbon Cable Contacts and Conductorsribbon-cable
Ribbon cables are distinguished according to the number of conductors and the spacing between them. In most common size, the ribbon cable conductors are usually 0.05 inches (1.27 mm) apart; this allows two rows of connectors, and 0.1 inches (2.54 mm) pin spacing. This ribbon structure is most commonly used in enclosed spaces. Cables can have as few as four to as many as 80 connectors.
The cables’ connecting ends are forced into a row of contacts in an electronic device at either end of the cables. The connectors at the end of a ribbon cable are known as the insulation displacement connectors. Most cables have an insulation displacement connector at both ends.