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. 242-5811
Mfr. Part No.180916009
BrandKopp
€7.08
Each
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Socket Europe 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - 250 V ac 2P Black Female Rubber - -
RS Stock No. 316-0133
Mfr. Part No.HBL5266C
BrandHubbell
€15.80
Each
units
Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 5 - 15P - NEMA 5 - 15P 125 V 2P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 824-5605
Mfr. Part No.1529100
BrandABL Sursum
€7.29
Each
units
Plug France, Germany 16A Cable Mount CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V 2P+E Black Male Duroplast Screw -
RS Stock No. 547-2450
Mfr. Part No.39500010006
BrandHARTING
€45.55
Each
units
Socket UK 13A Panel Mount BS 1363 Type G - British BS1363 - 250 V ac 2P+E Grey Female - Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 358-9174
Mfr. Part No.10838
BrandMENNEKES
€12.20
Each
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Plug France, Germany 16A Cable Mount CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 230 V 2P+E Blue Male Thermoplastic Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 876-5581
Mfr. Part No.AP13-WH
BrandElectrak
€8.83
Each
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Non Standard Electrak - Non Standard Electrak 240 V ac 2P+E White Male PC Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 705-0822
Mfr. Part No.0 504 51
BrandLegrand
€3.17
Each
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Plug France, Germany 16A Cable Mount CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 230 V ac 2P Black Male Plastic - -
RS Stock No. 821-9552
Mfr. Part No.130141-0031
BrandMolex
€34.02
Each
units
Socket USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 5 - 15R NEMA 5 - 15R - 125 V 2P+E Yellow Female Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 459-733
Mfr. Part No.655 BLK
€47.89
1 Pack of 10
Pack(s)
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 - 2P+E Black Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde - -
RS Stock No. 344-3933
Mfr. Part No.0 503 26
BrandLegrand
€8.11
Each
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male - - -
RS Stock No. 833-5199
Mfr. Part No.3869
€50.61
Each
units
Plug China 30/50A Cable Mount NEMA WD-1, NEMA WD-6 - - 250 V - Black Male - Plug In -
RS Stock No. 199-9226
Mfr. Part No.502 WHI
€3.99
Each
units
Plug UK 2A Cable Mount Type D/M - Type D - Old British/South African 5A - 2P+E White Male Urea Formaldehyde - -
RS Stock No. 700-1094
Mfr. Part No.0 504 45
BrandLegrand
€11.20
Each
units
Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 705-0857
Mfr. Part No.0 558 55
BrandLegrand
€47.96
Each
units
Plug Europe 32A Cable Mount Type E - Type E - French 400 V ac 3P+E Grey Male Polymer - -
RS Stock No. 148-5749
Mfr. Part No.102S5182
BrandLK
€15.26
Each
units
Socket Denmark 10A Panel Mount Type K Type K - Danish - - 2P+E Grey Female Thermoplastic - -
RS Stock No. 323-6252
Mfr. Part No.HDPT13W-01
BrandMasterplug
€13.15
1 Pack of 5
Pack(s)
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Thermoplastic - -
RS Stock No. 705-0841
Mfr. Part No.0 504 24
BrandLegrand
€5.11
Each
units
Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E Grey Male Polymer - -
RS Stock No. 835-6935
Mfr. Part No.PTRA6STR
€3.92
Each
units
Plug USA - Cable Mount NEMA - Non NEMA - - White Male PC Wire Lead -
RS Stock No. 824-5589
Mfr. Part No.1199290
BrandABL Sursum
€6.78
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. 246-8329
Mfr. Part No.NAC3MM
BrandNeutrik
€23.13
Each
units
- - 20A - Power Connector - - 250 V ac - - Male Nylon - -
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