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. 899-7387
Mfr. Part No.RSNAC3MP-HC
BrandNeutrik
€12.19
Each
units
Socket - 32A Panel Mount Power Connector - - 250 V ac 3P Black Male Polyamide Screw -
RS Stock No. 325-163
Mfr. Part No.646 WHI
€38.06
1 Pack of 10
Pack(s)
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - Type G - British BS1363 240 V ac 2P+E White Male Urea Formaldehyde Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 824-5611
Mfr. Part No.1529140
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, Red Male Duroplast Screw -
RS Stock No. 860-8532
Mfr. Part No.5TE6800
BrandSiemens
€24.08
Each
units
Socket Germany 16A DIN Rail Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - 230 V 2P+E Grey Female - Screw -
RS Stock No. 705-0835
Mfr. Part No.0 506 38
BrandLegrand
€5.45
Each
units
Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - Type E - French 230 V ac 2P+E Grey, White Male Polymer - -
RS Stock No. 899-7384
Mfr. Part No.RSNAC3FC-HC
BrandNeutrik
€20.44
Each
units
Plug - 32A Cable Mount Power Connector - - 250 V ac 3P Black Female Polyamide Screw -
RS Stock No. 414-3870
Mfr. Part No.852
BrandMENNEKES
€15.91
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units
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RS Stock No. 700-1104
Mfr. Part No.0 506 32
BrandLegrand
€6.26
Each
units
Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - Type E - French 230 V ac 2P+E White Male Polymer - -
RS Stock No. 358-9304
Mfr. Part No.11012
BrandMENNEKES
€11.10
Each
units
Socket Europe 16A Panel Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - 230 V 2P+E Black Female Thermoplastic Plug In -
RS Stock No. 705-0872
Mfr. Part No.0 501 73
BrandLegrand
€4.03
Each
units
Plug France, Germany 16A Cable Mount CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V ac 2P+E Black, Grey Male Polymer - -
RS Stock No. 358-9152
Mfr. Part No.11013
BrandMENNEKES
€11.04
Each
units
Socket Europe 16A Panel Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - 230 V 2P+E Red Female Thermoplastic Plug In -
RS Stock No. 836-2725
Mfr. Part No.PF133 WHI
€4.89
Each
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male ABS, Rubber Screw -
RS Stock No. 250-4093
Mfr. Part No.0 901 15
BrandLegrand
€33.01
Each
units
Plug France 32A Cable Mount NF C 61-315 - NF C 61 - 315 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Polymer - -
RS Stock No. 325-179
Mfr. Part No.505 WHI
€46.26
1 Pack of 10
Pack(s)
Plug UK 5A Cable Mount Type D/M - Type D - Old British/South African 5A - 2P+E White Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde - -
RS Stock No. 358-9168
Mfr. Part No.10837
BrandMENNEKES
€7.71
Each
units
Plug Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko - Type F - German Schuko 230 V 2P+E Orange Male Thermoplastic Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 316-0177
Mfr. Part No.HBL5256
BrandHubbell
€28.98
Each
units
Socket USA 15A Panel Mount NEMA 5 - 15R NEMA 5 - 15R - 125 V 2P+E Brown Female Phenolic, Steel Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 705-0875
Mfr. Part No.0 501 72
BrandLegrand
€3.99
Each
units
Plug Europe 16A Cable Mount Type E - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Polymer - -
RS Stock No. 832-6678
Mfr. Part No.PF133 WHI
€37.42
1 Pack of 10
Pack(s)
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Rubber Crimp -
RS Stock No. 327-175
Mfr. Part No.1176110
BrandABL Sursum
€2.26
Each
units
Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - 250 V ac - White Female - - -
RS Stock No. 899-8166
Mfr. Part No.1519150
BrandABL Sursum
€5.02
Each
units
Plug - 16A Plug-In Power Connector - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V 2P+E Blue Male Thermoplastic Screw -
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