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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 358-9168
Mfr. Part No.10837
BrandMennekes
€7.71
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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. 200-8444
Mfr. Part No.0 502 52
BrandLegrand
€17.56
Each
units
Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber - -
RS Stock No. 358-9180
Mfr. Part No.10842
BrandMennekes
€15.32
Each
units
Socket Europe 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - 230 V 2P+E Orange Female Thermoplastic Screw -
RS Stock No. 849-6128
BrandRS PRO
€3.95
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. 824-5557
Mfr. Part No.1479090
BrandABL Sursum
€4.52
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. 242-5782
Mfr. Part No.1795.1600.9
BrandKopp
€5.11
Each
units
Plug Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko - Type F - German Schuko 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber - -
RS Stock No. 836-2729
Mfr. Part No.PF133 ORG
€4.89
Each
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Orange Male ABS, Rubber Screw -
RS Stock No. 700-1097
Mfr. Part No.0 504 46
BrandLegrand
€14.88
Each
units
Socket France 16A Cable Mount Type E Type E - French - 250 V ac 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 547-2422
Mfr. Part No.39500010002
BrandHARTING
€59.60
Each
units
Socket Germany 16A Panel Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - 250 V ac 2P+E Grey Female - Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 705-0780
Mfr. Part No.0 558 62
BrandLegrand
€113.87
Each
units
Socket France 32A Cable Mount Type E - Type E - French 400 V ac 2P+E Grey Female Polymer - -
RS Stock No. 459-711
Mfr. Part No.65503 WHI
€47.89
1 Pack of 10
Pack(s)
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 - 2P+E White Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde - -
RS Stock No. 547-2472
Mfr. Part No.39500010009
BrandHARTING
€39.39
Each
units
Socket Australia, China 10A Panel Mount Type I Type I - Austrailian/Chinese - 250 V ac 2P+E Grey Female - Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 817-9375
BrandRS PRO
€14.46
Each
units
Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 20P - NEMA L6 - 20P 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male - Quick Connect -
RS Stock No. 700-1101
Mfr. Part No.0 504 21
BrandLegrand
€6.13
Each
units
Socket France 16A Cable Mount Type E Type E - French - 250 V ac 2P+E White Female Polymer - -
RS Stock No. 327-125
Mfr. Part No.1116110
BrandABL Sursum
€1.38
Each
units
Plug Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko - Type F - German Schuko 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Polymer - -
RS Stock No. 849-6103
BrandRS PRO
€1.31
Each
units
Plug Germany 16A - Type F - German Schuko - Type F - German Schuko 250 V 2P+E White Male - Screw -
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