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. 854-380
BrandRS PRO
£4.34
1 Pack of 5
Pack(s)
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Urea Formaldehyde -
RS Stock No. 490-015
BrandRS PRO
£1.018
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Urea Formaldehyde -
RS Stock No. 854-403
BrandRS PRO
£1.178
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Thermoplastic -
RS Stock No. 854-396
BrandRS PRO
£5.89
1 Pack of 5
Pack(s)
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Thermoplastic -
RS Stock No. 490-009
BrandRS PRO
£0.986
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Plug UK 3A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Urea Formaldehyde -
RS Stock No. 269-8722
BrandRS PRO
£2.726
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Thermoplastic -
RS Stock No. 269-8738
BrandRS PRO
£12.27
1 Pack of 5
Pack(s)
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Thermoplastic -
RS Stock No. 269-8744
BrandRS PRO
£2.454
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Plug UK 3A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Thermoplastic -
RS Stock No. 323-6268
Mfr. Part No.HDPT13B-01
BrandMasterplug
£11.57
1 Pack of 5
Pack(s)
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Thermoplastic -
RS Stock No. 323-6252
Mfr. Part No.HDPT13W-01
BrandMasterplug
£10.52
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. 325-163
Mfr. Part No.646 WHI
£32.30
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. 325-5994
Mfr. Part No.HDPT13O-01
£2.166
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Orange Male Thermoplastic -
RS Stock No. 459-733
Mfr. Part No.655 BLK
£4.268
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 - 2P+E Black Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde -
RS Stock No. 836-2725
Mfr. Part No.PF133 WHI
£4.11
Each
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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. 832-6678
Mfr. Part No.PF133 WHI
£3.336
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Rubber Crimp
RS Stock No. 491-074
Mfr. Part No.655 D8 RED
£4.804
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 - 2P+E Red Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde Screw Down
RS Stock No. 832-6672
Mfr. Part No.PF133 ORG
£34.43
1 Pack of 10
Pack(s)
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Orange Male Rubber Crimp
RS Stock No. 459-727
Mfr. Part No.655 WHI
£40.65
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. 344-3933
Mfr. Part No.0 503 26
BrandLegrand
£7.14
Each
Units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male - -
RS Stock No. 829-8876
Mfr. Part No.PT13HW-MS
BrandNWS
£1.82
Each
Units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male - Screw