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. 392-0761
Mfr. Part No.3322R
£26.56
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Plug Japan 30A Cable Mount NEMA 1 - 15P - - NEMA 1 - 15P 250 V ac 3P Black Male Rubber Screw Down
RS Stock No. 392-0547
Mfr. Part No.3314R-L5
£25.55
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Socket USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L5 - 30R NEMA L5 - 30R - - 125 V ac 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw Down
RS Stock No. 392-0957
Mfr. Part No.7112GR-NEW
£14.32
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Plug Japan 15A Cable Mount NEMA 5 - 15P - - NEMA 5 - 15P 125 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber Screw Down
RS Stock No. 392-0806
Mfr. Part No.4322R
£22.80
Each
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Plug Japan 30A Cable Mount NEMA 5 - 15P - - NEMA 5 - 15P 250 V ac 3P+E Black Male Rubber Screw Down
RS Stock No. 392-0525
Mfr. Part No.3124R
£21.56
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Socket USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 15R NEMA L6 - 15R - - 250 V ac 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw Down
RS Stock No. 392-0733
Mfr. Part No.3122R
£18.07
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Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 15P - - NEMA L6 - 15P 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber Screw Down
RS Stock No. 392-0828
Mfr. Part No.3122N
£18.07
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Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 15P - - NEMA L6 - 15P 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down
RS Stock No. 392-0749
Mfr. Part No.3312R-L5
£26.61
Each
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Plug USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L5 - 30P - - NEMA L5 - 30P 125 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber Screw Down
RS Stock No. 392-0941
Mfr. Part No.7114GR
£18.16
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Socket Japan 15A Cable Mount NEMA 5 - 15R NEMA 5 - 15R - - 125 V ac 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw Down
RS Stock No. 392-0862
Mfr. Part No.3222N
£21.66
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Plug Japan 20A Cable Mount NEMA 5 - 15P - - NEMA 5 - 15P 250 V ac 3P Black Male Nylon Screw Down
RS Stock No. 392-0727
Mfr. Part No.3112R
£16.79
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Plug Japan 15A Cable Mount NEMA 1 - 15P - - NEMA 1 - 15P 125 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber Screw Down
RS Stock No. 392-0698
Mfr. Part No.4224N
£23.91
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Socket Japan 20A Cable Mount NEMA 5 - 15R NEMA 5 - 15R - - 250 V ac 3P+E Black Female Nylon Screw Down
RS Stock No. 392-0553
Mfr. Part No.3324R
£25.68
Each
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Socket Japan 30A Cable Mount NEMA 5 - 15R NEMA 5 - 15R - - 250 V ac 3P Black Female Rubber Screw Down