About the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group

Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG (Focus: standard components), Würth Elektronik iBE GmbH (Focus: customized passive components for the automotive industry), Wurth Electronics Midcom Inc. (Focus: transformers and custom magnetics), Würth Elektronik Stelvio Kontek S.p.A. (Focus: customized plug connectors) and AMBER wireless GmbH (Focus: wireless data transmission solutions) form the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group. The group of companies with 6,700 employees generated sales of approx. € 653 million in 2017. The Würth Elektronik eiSos Group is one of the biggest European manufacturers of passive components and operates in 50 countries.

Through its technology partnership with the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Formula E Team and its support for the Formula E racing series, the Group demonstrates its innovative strength in eMobility ( www.we-speed-up-the-future.com). Other global growth markets, such as Energy Harvesting, Internet of Things and Wireless Communication, are addressed with innovative products.

The Würth Elektronik eiSos Group is part of the Würth Group, the world market leader for assembly and fastening technology.

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REDFIT IDC is a solderless reversible direct plug-in connector with SKEDD technology and insulation displacement connection. The SKEDD contacts are plugged directly into the plated through-holes of a PCB. A complete part and a potential error source is eliminated. This results directly in higher process reliability, savings in space, material and process costs.

REDFIT IDC – SKEDD Connector from Würth Elektronik eiSos

Applications & Benefits

Connector for Signal Transmission, Programming and Debugging

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Solar Industry
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Switch Board Construction

Loss of a Complete Part and Potential Error Souce on PCBs

  • Quick and Easy Processing
  • Space-Saving Design
  • Higher Process Reliability
  • Reduction of Process Costs
  • Lower Material Costs

Application Note: SKEDD Technology, Advantages & Applications

In this application note, SKEDD technology partner Würth Elektronik eiSos describes the benefits and applications of its REDFIT IDC connector series, which features SKEDD technology.

ANE011 SKEDD Technology, Advantages & Applications

Behind the scenes: REDFIT IDC SKEDD Connector – Testing, production and in action


IDC for Quick and Easy Half Pitch Cable Connection

4-Way Contact Principle for Reliable Electrical Connection

Reverse Polarity Protection of Plastic Housing for Correct Assembling

Tool-Free Mounting for Easy Plug and Unplug Process

SKEDD Contact Requirements

Easy and Simple Plug-in Process

The precise design of the apex area keeps the SKEDD contact elastic to guarantee a low insertion force even for connectors with a high number of pins.

Vibration-Proof Connection

At the end of the insertion process the contact normal contact force is high enough to ensure that no interruption occurs due to mechanical stress.

Reversible Connection

The flexible fork-type arms of the SKEDD contact adapt in an elastic way to the plated through-hole to realize multiple mating cycles.

Fitting Accuracy

The flexibility of the SKEDD contacts balances the grid tolerances within the PCB production to ensure the optimal interaction of connector and PCB.

Connection Technology

Cable side: Insulation Displacement Connection

  • Direct Connection to Ribbon Flat Cable
  • No Stripping
  • All Strips are Contacted Simultaneously
  • High Transmission Quality
  • Permanent Connection Security

PCB side: SKEDD Direct Plug-in Technology

  • Direct Connection to the Plated-Through Hole
  • Multiple Mating Cycles
  • Pluggable by Hand
  • Low Contact Resistance
  • Vibration-Resistant Connection


Process Safety in Assembling

  • Red Cable Marking of Pin 1
  • Reverse Polarity Protection of the Housing

Maintenance Friendly in Field

  • Tool-Free Mounting on the PCB
  • Quick Replacement during Maintenance


Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG
Electronic & Electromechanical Components
Max-Eyth-Str. 1
74638 Waldenburg

Tel.: +49 7942 945 - 301
Fax: +49 7942 945 - 5000
E-Mail: eiCan@we-online.de