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. 700-1085
Mfr. Part No.0 501 66
BrandLegrand
€3.91
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Socket France, Germany 6A Cable Mount Type C - Europlug Type C - Europlug - 230 V ac 2P White Female Polymer Screw -
RS Stock No. 702-6696
Mfr. Part No.0 501 63
BrandLegrand
€3.24
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units
Plug France, Germany 6A Cable Mount Type C - Europlug - Type C - Europlug 230 V ac 2P Black Male Polymer Screw -
RS Stock No. 849-6106
BrandRS PRO
€7.39
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. 138-8856
Mfr. Part No.43R012311
€4.91
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Socket Denmark - - Type K Type K - Danish - - - - Female - - -
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. 848-6695
Mfr. Part No.HBL8451C
BrandHubbell
€129.24
Each
units
Plug USA 50A Cable Mount NEMA 15 - 50P - NEMA 15 - 50P 250 V ac 3P Black Male Nylon Screw -
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. 358-9180
Mfr. Part No.10842
BrandMennekes
€15.32
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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. 833-5492
Mfr. Part No.CS8365
€159.79
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units
Plug USA 50A Cable Mount California Standard - NEMA 5 - 15P 250 V 3P Black, Yellow Male - Crimp -
RS Stock No. 547-2438
Mfr. Part No.39500010004
BrandHARTING
€45.79
Each
units
Socket USA 15A Panel Mount NEMA 5 - 15R NEMA 5 - 15R - 125 V ac 2P+E Grey Female - Screw Down -
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 -
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. 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 -
RS Stock No. 829-8876
Mfr. Part No.PT13HW-MS
BrandNWS
€2.23
Each
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male - Screw -
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. 325-185
Mfr. Part No.515 WHI
€54.69
1 Pack of 10
Pack(s)
Plug UK 15A Cable Mount Type D/M - Type M - Old British/South African 15A - 2P+E White Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde - -
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. 705-0803
Mfr. Part No.0 556 65
BrandLegrand
€51.94
Each
units
Socket Europe 20A Cable Mount Type E Type E - French - 400 V ac 3P+E Grey Female Polymer - -
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. 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 -
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