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. 835-6916
Mfr. Part No.PSL515P
MYR112.23
Each
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Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA L5 - 15P - NEMA L5 - 15P 125 V ac 2P+E Black, White Male Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 835-6900
Mfr. Part No.PS5666-X
MYR134.81
Each
units
Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 6-15P - NEMA 6 - 15P 250 V ac 2P Black, White Male Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 835-6859
Mfr. Part No.PS5266-X
MYR87.44
Each
units
Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 5-15P - NEMA 5 - 15P 125 V ac 2P Black, Grey Male Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 835-6780
Mfr. Part No.L630P
MYR156.24
Each
units
Plug USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 30P - NEMA L6 - 30P 250 V ac 2P+E Black, White Male Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 835-6853
Mfr. Part No.PS5266-XGCM
MYR71.06
Each
units
Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 5-15P - NEMA 5 - 15P 125 V ac 2P Black, Clear Male Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 835-6865
Mfr. Part No.PS5269-X
MYR106.25
Each
units
Socket USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 5-15R NEMA 5 - 15R - 125 V ac 2P+E Black, Grey Female Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 835-6935
Mfr. Part No.PTRA6STR
MYR21.16
Each
units
Plug USA - Cable Mount NEMA - Non NEMA - - White Male PC Wire Lead -
RS Stock No. 833-5519
Mfr. Part No.L1420C
MYR265.77
Each
units
Socket USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L14 - 20R NEMA L14 - 20R - 125/250 V 3P+E Black, White Female Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 835-6774
Mfr. Part No.L630C
MYR322.56
Each
units
Socket USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 30R NEMA L6 - 30R - 250 V ac 2P+E Black, White Female Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 835-6799
Mfr. Part No.L630PGCM
MYR295.42
Each
units
Plug USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 30P - NEMA L6 - 30P 250 V ac 2P+E Black, White Male Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 835-6718
Mfr. Part No.L2120C
MYR424.84
Each
units
Socket USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L2120R - - 120/280 V ac 3PN+E Black, White Female Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 833-5534
Mfr. Part No.L14-30P
MYR269.24
Each
units
Plug USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L14-30P - NEMA L14 - 30P 125/250 V - Black, White Male Nylon Crimp -
RS Stock No. 835-6812
Mfr. Part No.ML3113
MYR101.85
Each
units
Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA ML3-15P - - 125/250 V ac 3P Black Male - - -
RS Stock No. 835-6761
Mfr. Part No.L530P
MYR200.12
Each
units
Plug USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L5 - 30P - NEMA L5 - 30P 125 V ac 2P+E Black, White Male Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 833-5499
Mfr. Part No.CS8364
MYR1,188.99
Each
units
Socket USA 50A Cable Mount California Standard - - 250 V 3P+E Black, White Female - - -
RS Stock No. 835-6897
Mfr. Part No.PS5466-X
MYR175.66
Each
units
Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA 6-20P - - 250 V ac 2P Black, White Male Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 835-6768
Mfr. Part No.L620C
MYR180.79
Each
units
Socket USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 20R NEMA L6 - 20R - 250 V ac 2P+E Black, White Female Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 835-6724
Mfr. Part No.L2130C
MYR545.76
Each
units
Socket USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L2120R - - 120/280 V ac 3PN+E Black, White Female Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 835-6815
Mfr. Part No.ML3133
MYR142.49
Each
units
Socket USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA ML3-15R - - 125/250 V ac 2P Black Female - - -
RS Stock No. 835-6884
Mfr. Part No.PS5366-XGCM
MYR148.70
Each
units
Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA 5-20P - NEMA 5 - 20P 125 V ac 2P Black, Clear Male Nylon Screw -