Mains Plugs & Sockets

Mains plug and sockets are an essential part of connecting electrical equipment to a different power source in different countries. Both plugs and sockets are suitable for most types of homes, offices, commercial buildings used around the world. RS Components ensure there is a comprehensive range to suit your requirement. There is a vast range of plug and sockets, with some (Type G - UK) having three pins for live, neutral and earth, whereas plugs and sockets with two pins (Type E - French) with an earth pin centred within the plug case.



Why do you need a mains plug or socket?



Changing the plug or socket is a common action in most industries if changes of circumstances occur or if they've been in constant use without any maintenance and have become damaged. Not addressing any damage can result in power failures, electrical fire and expensive remedial work.



Countries covered



The extensive range of plugs and sockets are capable of use in a number of countries, these include:



  • Australia

  • China

  • Europe

  • Japan

  • Switzerland

  • USA


Types of mains plugs and sockets




  • Type D /M (BS 546/ Old Britsh) - Three rounded pins arranged in a triangle, with 2A/5A (Type D) and 15A (Type M)

  • Type G (BS 1363/ British) - Three-pin plug or socket

  • Type F (Schuko) - Dual pin plug or socket

  • Type E (French) - Dual pin plug or socket similar to Type F however, socket has an earthing pin permanently mounted in the socket

  • Type C (Europlug) - Dual pin plug and socket similar to both Type E and Type F, but the plug is flat and can fit into a number of sockets in Europe

  • Type A/I (Chinese) - Three-pin plug or socket similar to Type G, however, the pins are flat with some sockets accepting Type C plugs

  • Type K (Danish) - Either dual pins or three rounded pins, for unearthed and earthed connections.

  • NEMA - Used in the USA, Canada and Mexico with more than 35 different straight blade configurations based on current ratings



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Description Price Plug/Socket Country Current Rating Mounting Type Connector Type Mains Socket Type Mains Plug Type Voltage Rating Pole Format Colour Gender Body Material Termination Method Cable Diameter
RS Stock No. 854-403
BrandRS PRO
MYR5.58
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Thermoplastic - -
RS Stock No. 860-6738
BrandRS PRO
MYR69.97
Each
units
Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 5-15P - NEMA 5 - 15P 125 V ac 2P+E Black Male Nylon Cage Clamp -
RS Stock No. 849-6112
BrandRS PRO
MYR6.28
Each
units
Plug Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko - Type F - German Schuko 250 V 2P+E Black Male - Screw -
RS Stock No. 490-015
BrandRS PRO
MYR4.02
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Urea Formaldehyde - -
RS Stock No. 854-380
BrandRS PRO
MYR4.166
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Urea Formaldehyde - -
RS Stock No. 269-8744
BrandRS PRO
MYR10.552
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Plug UK 3A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Thermoplastic - -
RS Stock No. 269-8738
BrandRS PRO
MYR12.628
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Thermoplastic - -
RS Stock No. 854-396
BrandRS PRO
MYR6.71
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Thermoplastic - -
RS Stock No. 269-8722
BrandRS PRO
MYR16.55
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Thermoplastic - -
RS Stock No. 490-009
BrandRS PRO
MYR3.856
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Plug UK 3A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Urea Formaldehyde - -
RS Stock No. 849-6128
BrandRS PRO
MYR10.16
Each
units
Plug France, Germany 16A - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V 2P+E Black Male Rubber Screw -
RS Stock No. 849-6103
BrandRS PRO
MYR3.80
Each
units
Plug Germany 16A - Type F - German Schuko - Type F - German Schuko 250 V 2P+E White Male - Screw -
RS Stock No. 817-9384
BrandRS PRO
MYR48.26
Each
units
Plug USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 30P - NEMA L6 - 30P 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male - Quick Connect -
RS Stock No. 849-6115
BrandRS PRO
MYR4.31
Each
units
Plug Germany 16A - Type F - German Schuko - Type F - German Schuko 250 V 2P+E White Male - Screw -
RS Stock No. 849-6119
BrandRS PRO
MYR5.20
Each
units
Plug Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko - Type F - German Schuko 250 V 2P+E Black Male - Screw -
RS Stock No. 849-6096
BrandRS PRO
MYR20.33
Each
units
Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - 250 V 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw -
RS Stock No. 817-9387
BrandRS PRO
MYR64.18
Each
units
Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L21 - 20P - NEMA L21 - 20P 120/208 V 3P+E Black Male - Quick Connect -
RS Stock No. 849-6106
BrandRS PRO
MYR19.37
Each
units
Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - 250 V 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw -
RS Stock No. 817-9371
BrandRS PRO
MYR54.30
Each
units
Plug USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L5 - 30P - NEMA L5 - 30P 125 V ac 2P+E Black Male - Quick Connect -
RS Stock No. 314-3649
BrandRS PRO
MYR38.05
Each
units
Plug Switzerland 10A Cable Mount Type J - Type J - Swiss 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Thermoplastic Screw Down -