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. 464-615
Mfr. Part No.SNLF-S-C25-25S-BN
BrandITT Cannon
€41.72
Each
units
- - 400A Cable Mount Power Connector - - 415 V ac - - Female - Crimp -
RS Stock No. 148-4178
Mfr. Part No.210A5249
BrandLK
€7.52
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units
Plug Denmark 10A Cable Mount Type K - Type K - Danish 250 V ac 2P+E Grey Male Polymer - -
RS Stock No. 705-0831
Mfr. Part No.0 551 57
BrandLegrand
€23.10
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units
Plug Europe 20A Cable Mount Type E - Type E - French 380 V ac 3PN+E White Male Polymer - -
New
RS Stock No. 197-4995
Mfr. Part No.NAC3PX-TOP
BrandNeutrik
€8.48
Each
units
- - 16A Panel Mount - - - 250 V ac 2 + PE Black - Polyamide Crimp, Solder -
RS Stock No. 899-8176
Mfr. Part No.1579240
BrandABL Sursum
€7.54
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Socket - 16A Plug-In Power Connector Type F - German Schuko - 250 V 2P+E Red Female Thermoplastic Screw -
RS Stock No. 316-0234
Mfr. Part No.HBL5656
BrandHubbell
€28.98
Each
units
Socket USA 15A Panel Mount NEMA 6 - 15R NEMA 6 - 15R - 250 V ac 2P+E Black Female Nylon Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 899-8160
Mfr. Part No.1519140
BrandABL Sursum
€5.02
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Plug - 16A Plug-In Power Connector - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V 2P+E Red Male Thermoplastic Screw -
RS Stock No. 705-0844
Mfr. Part No.0 556 32
BrandLegrand
€20.03
Each
units
Plug France 20A Cable Mount Type E - French - Type E - French 400 V ac 2P+E Grey Male Polymer - -
RS Stock No. 700-1088
Mfr. Part No.0 504 17
BrandLegrand
€5.70
Each
units
Socket France 16A Cable Mount Type E Type E - French - 250 V ac 2P+E White Female Polymer - -
New
RS Stock No. 192-0473
Mfr. Part No.HPT-CAPSF
BrandAmphenol
€1.639
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
- US - - - - - - - - Female Stainless Steel - -
RS Stock No. 754-2198
Mfr. Part No.0 503 42
BrandLegrand
€11.36
Each
units
Plug Germany 16 A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko - Type F - German Schuko - 2P+E Black Male - Screw -
RS Stock No. 835-6705
Mfr. Part No.L1620P
€38.33
Each
units
Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L16 - 20P - NEMA L16 - 20P 480 V ac - Black, White Male Nylon Screw -
New
RS Stock No. 192-0460
Mfr. Part No.HPT-3-MJ
BrandAmphenol
€4.565
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
Socket US 16A Panel Mount - - - 250 V ac 2+PE - Male Thermoplastic Screw -
RS Stock No. 899-7454
Mfr. Part No.SCNAC-FPX
BrandNeutrik
€1.307
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- - - - - - - - - Black Female - - -
RS Stock No. 316-0199
Mfr. Part No.HBL5666C
BrandHubbell
€17.84
Each
units
Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 6 - 15P - NEMA 6 - 15P 250 V 2P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 835-6900
Mfr. Part No.PS5666-X
€25.00
Each
units
Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 6-15P - NEMA 6 - 15P 250 V ac 2P Black, White Male Nylon Screw -
New
RS Stock No. 192-0457
Mfr. Part No.HPT-3-F
BrandAmphenol
€5.017
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
- US 16A - - - - 250 V ac 2+PE Black, Yellow Female Thermoplastic Screw -
RS Stock No. 899-8185
Mfr. Part No.1579202
BrandABL Sursum
€7.41
Each
units
Socket - 16A Plug-In Power Connector Type E - French - 250 V 2P+E Black Female Thermoplastic Screw -
New
RS Stock No. 197-4997
Mfr. Part No.NC3MX-TOP
BrandNeutrik
€11.30
Each
units
Plug - 16A Cable Mount - - - 50 V ac 2 + PE Black Male Stainless Steel - 5.0 8.0mm
RS Stock No. 835-6897
Mfr. Part No.PS5466-X
€32.57
Each
units
Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA 6-20P - - 250 V ac 2P Black, White Male Nylon Screw -
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