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. 849-6096
BrandRS PRO
£4.66
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Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw
RS Stock No. 849-6106
BrandRS PRO
£5.48
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Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw
RS Stock No. 849-6092
BrandRS PRO
£3.14
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Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V 2P+E White Female - Screw
RS Stock No. 242-5811
Mfr. Part No.180916009
BrandKopp
£5.86
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Socket Europe 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V ac 2P Black Female Rubber -
RS Stock No. 246-8284
Mfr. Part No.NAC3FCB
BrandNeutrik
£6.61
Each
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Socket - 20A Cable Mount Power Connector - - - 250 V 3P Blue, White Female Nylon Screw/Solder
RS Stock No. 776-3685
Mfr. Part No.A9A15310
£26.18
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Socket Germany 16A DIN Rail Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V ac 2P+E White Female - Crimp
RS Stock No. 327-197
Mfr. Part No.1479292
BrandABL Sursum
£5.74
Each
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Socket France 16A Cable Mount Type E - French Type E - French - - 250 V ac 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw
RS Stock No. 547-2450
Mfr. Part No.39500010006
BrandHARTING
£48.02
Each
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Socket UK 13A Panel Mount BS 1363 Type G - British BS1363 - - 250 V ac 2P+E Grey Female - Screw Down
RS Stock No. 316-0149
Mfr. Part No.HBL5269C
BrandHubbell
£22.13
Each
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Socket USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 5 - 15R NEMA 5 - 15R - - 125 V ac 2P+E Black Female Nylon Screw Down
RS Stock No. 899-7387
Mfr. Part No.RSNAC3MP-HC
BrandNeutrik
£10.91
Each
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Socket - 32A Panel Mount Power Connector - - - 250 V ac 3P Black Male Polyamide Screw
RS Stock No. 824-5589
Mfr. Part No.1199290
BrandABL Sursum
£5.54
Each
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Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw
RS Stock No. 860-8532
Mfr. Part No.5TE6800
BrandSiemens
£18.52
Each
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Socket Germany 16A DIN Rail Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 230 V 2P+E Grey Female - Screw
RS Stock No. 316-0234
Mfr. Part No.HBL5656
BrandHubbell
£23.64
Each
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Socket USA 15A Panel Mount NEMA 6 - 15R NEMA 6 - 15R - - 250 V ac 2P+E Black Female Nylon Screw Down
RS Stock No. 713-4346
Mfr. Part No.1679080
BrandABL Sursum
£10.86
Each
Units
Socket Europe 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V 2P+E White Female PVC Screw
RS Stock No. 316-0177
Mfr. Part No.HBL5256
BrandHubbell
£23.64
Each
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Socket USA 15A Panel Mount NEMA 5 - 15R NEMA 5 - 15R - - 125 V 2P+E Brown Female Phenolic, Steel Screw Down
RS Stock No. 316-0206
Mfr. Part No.HBL5669C
BrandHubbell
£27.88
Each
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Socket USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 6 - 15R NEMA 6 - 15R - - 250 V 2P+E Black Female Nylon Screw Down
RS Stock No. 327-175
Mfr. Part No.1176110
BrandABL Sursum
£1.85
Each
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Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V ac - White Female - -
RS Stock No. 824-5563
Mfr. Part No.1679000
BrandABL Sursum
£2.66
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Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V 2P+E Black Female PVC Screw
RS Stock No. 824-5554
Mfr. Part No.1679060
BrandABL Sursum
£2.09
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Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V 2P+E Grey Female PVC Screw
RS Stock No. 805-0589
Mfr. Part No.5600461
£32.44
Each
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Socket USA 15A DIN Rail Mount NEMA L5 - 15R NEMA L5 - 15R - - 125 V ac 2P+E Ivory Female PVC Screw