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. You can learn more in our complete guide to mains sockets and plugs.


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 Number of USB Sockets Mains Plug Type Voltage Rating Pole Format Colour Gender Body Material Termination Method
RS Stock No. 700-1094
Mfr. Part No.0 504 45
BrandLegrand
£8.03
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Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber Screw Down
RS Stock No. 705-0875
Mfr. Part No.0 501 72
BrandLegrand
£3.50
Each
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Plug Europe 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 200-8444
Mfr. Part No.0 502 52
BrandLegrand
£15.75
Each
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Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber -
RS Stock No. 705-0718
Mfr. Part No.0 504 28
BrandLegrand
£4.46
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Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 700-1079
Mfr. Part No.0 504 15
BrandLegrand
£3.18
Each
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Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 700-1091
Mfr. Part No.0 504 20
BrandLegrand
£4.60
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Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 702-6709
Mfr. Part No.0 504 40
BrandLegrand
£11.80
Each
Units
Plug Europe 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber -
RS Stock No. 705-0841
Mfr. Part No.0 504 24
BrandLegrand
£4.48
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Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E Grey Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 705-0712
Mfr. Part No.0 501 83
BrandLegrand
£3.10
Each
Units
Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P White Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 705-0863
Mfr. Part No.0 501 76
BrandLegrand
£6.58
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Plug Europe 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French - 2P+E Black, Grey Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 700-1075
Mfr. Part No.0 504 16
BrandLegrand
£4.10
Each
Units
Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 705-0866
Mfr. Part No.0 556 37
BrandLegrand
£23.03
Each
Units
Plug Europe 20A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 400 V ac 3PN+E Grey Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 705-0857
Mfr. Part No.0 558 55
BrandLegrand
£44.88
Each
Units
Plug Europe 32A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 400 V ac 3P+E Grey Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 705-0835
Mfr. Part No.0 506 38
BrandLegrand
£4.95
Each
Units
Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 230 V ac 2P+E Grey, White Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 705-0853
Mfr. Part No.0 556 35
BrandLegrand
£21.25
Each
Units
Plug Europe 20A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 400 V ac 3P+E Grey Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 705-0844
Mfr. Part No.0 556 32
BrandLegrand
£20.30
Each
Units
Plug France 20A Cable Mount Type E - French - - Type E - French 400 V ac 2P+E Grey Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 705-0838
Mfr. Part No.0 551 55
BrandLegrand
£21.40
Each
Units
Plug Europe 20A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 380 V ac 3P+E White Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 705-0825
Mfr. Part No.0 550 70
BrandLegrand
£36.53
Each
Units
Plug Europe 20A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 380 V ac 3P+E Black Male Rubber -
RS Stock No. 665-7756
Mfr. Part No.0 502 48
BrandLegrand
£36.49
Each
Units
Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 230 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber -
RS Stock No. 705-0847
Mfr. Part No.0 558 52
BrandLegrand
£41.48
Each
Units
Plug France 32A Cable Mount Type E - French - - Type E - French 400 V ac 2P+E Grey Male Polymer -