3M Scotchlok Connectors | Insulation Displacement Connectors (IDCs)
Insulation Displacement Connectors
Quick, Reliable Splices | Snap & Squeeze with Scotchlok
3M Scotchlok IDC connectors are easy to use and can help save time – to install one, just squeeze – no stripping or twisting. The 3M unique “U” contact provides a dependable electrical connection.
Some 50 years after 3M Electrical introduced the industry’s original insulation displacement connector, 3M Scotchlok Insulation Displacement Connectors (IDCs) still offer the quick installation and reliability that professionals demand.
Scotchlok IDCs also incorporate a full wire range capability, an increased port size that accommodates up to 4.82mm insulation sizes, double “U” elements and a solvent-resistant plastic construction. Choose from 15 different 3M Scotchlok IDCs to meet a variety of uses, including fixture, appliance, automotive, marine and control circuit wiring.
3M Scotchlok Connectors
No Stripping. No Twisting. Just Snap & Squeeze. Done.
3M Scotchlok IDCs are easy to use and can help save time – to install one, just squeeze – no stripping or twisting. 3M unique “U” contact provides a dependable electrical connection.
- A “live-spring” joint is made by driving the “U” contact down into connector
- As the “U” contact is pressed into connector, it grasps conductors as it displaces insulation
- The contact grips conductor(s) and holds with a firm, resilient pressure
- 3M™ Scotchlok™ IDCs have a range of approvals and ratings that meet with industrial standards
- 3M™ Scotchlok™ IDCs are used in a range of applications in automotive and marine wiring, lighting, security and control systems
3M Scotchlok Insulation Displacement Connectors (IDCs) for electrical applications.
Scotchlok Selection Table
|Scotchlok Connector||Type Connector||Special Features||Maximum Insulation||Wire Range mm²||Operating Temperature||Voltage Rating||Approvals|
|314||IPx8 (1m, 2 hours) temporary waterproof
sealing, T40 (acc. EN60998-2-3), Flame Retardant.
|3.8mm||0.5-1.5mm²||40°C, (T40 acc.
|316IR||IPx8 (1m, 2 hours) temporary waterproof
sealing, T40 (acc. EN60998-2-3), Flame Retardant
|4mm||40°C, (T40 acc.
|534S||Flame retardant. Stop
port deformable to allow run tap.
|557||Dual element connection. Flame retardant.||3mm||0.5-1.5mm²
(1.5 m² str)
|560B||Stop port deformable to allow run tap. Flame retardant.||3.7mm||0.75-1.5mm²|
|567||Dual element connection. Flame retardant.||Tap: 3.7mm
|905||Stop port deformable
to allow run tap.
|*Also tested in accordance with UL Standard for Portable Electric Lamps, UL 153 paragraph 15, when housed within the body of the lamp.|