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. 246-8290
Mfr. Part No.NAC3MPXXA
BrandNeutrik
£3.04
Each
Units
Plug - 20A Panel Mount Power Connector - - - 250 V ac 3P Black, Blue Male Nylon -
RS Stock No. 246-8313
Mfr. Part No.NAC3MPXXB
BrandNeutrik
£3.04
Each
Units
Plug - 20A Panel Mount Power Connector - - - 250 V 3P Black, Grey Male Nylon -
RS Stock No. 547-2450
Mfr. Part No.39500010006
BrandHARTING
£48.02
Each
Units
Socket UK 13A Panel Mount BS 1363 Type G - British BS1363 - - 250 V ac 2P+E Grey Female - Screw Down
RS Stock No. 899-7387
Mfr. Part No.RSNAC3MP-HC
BrandNeutrik
£10.91
Each
Units
Socket - 32A Panel Mount Power Connector - - - 250 V ac 3P Black Male Polyamide Screw
RS Stock No. 316-0234
Mfr. Part No.HBL5656
BrandHubbell
£23.64
Each
Units
Socket USA 15A Panel Mount NEMA 6 - 15R NEMA 6 - 15R - - 250 V ac 2P+E Black Female Nylon Screw Down
RS Stock No. 316-0177
Mfr. Part No.HBL5256
BrandHubbell
£23.64
Each
Units
Socket USA 15A Panel Mount NEMA 5 - 15R NEMA 5 - 15R - - 125 V 2P+E Brown Female Phenolic, Steel Screw Down
RS Stock No. 547-2472
Mfr. Part No.39500010009
BrandHARTING
£45.11
Each
Units
Socket Australia, China 10A Panel Mount Type I Type I - Austrailian/Chinese - - 250 V ac 2P+E Grey Female - Screw Down
RS Stock No. 358-9304
Mfr. Part No.11012
BrandMENNEKES
£12.67
Each
Units
Socket Europe 16A Panel Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 230 V 2P+E Black Female Thermoplastic Plug In
RS Stock No. 547-2438
Mfr. Part No.39500010004
BrandHARTING
£47.14
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. 547-2416
Mfr. Part No.39500010001
BrandHARTING
£45.85
Each
Units
Socket Germany 16A Panel Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V ac 2P+E Grey Female - Screw Down
RS Stock No. 358-9152
Mfr. Part No.11013
BrandMENNEKES
£13.70
Each
Units
Socket Europe 16A Panel Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 230 V 2P+E Red Female Thermoplastic Plug In
RS Stock No. 547-2466
Mfr. Part No.39500010007
BrandHARTING
£89.33
Each
Units
Socket Italy 16A Panel Mount Type L - - - 250 V ac 2P+E Grey Female - Screw Down
RS Stock No. 148-5749
Mfr. Part No.102S5182
BrandLK
£11.40
Each
Units
Socket Denmark 10A Panel Mount Type K Type K - Danish - - - 2P+E Grey Female Thermoplastic -
RS Stock No. 547-2422
Mfr. Part No.39500010002
BrandHARTING
£53.76
Each
Units
Socket Germany 16A Panel Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V ac 2P+E Grey Female - Screw Down
RS Stock No. 197-4991
Mfr. Part No.NAC3FPX-TOP
BrandNeutrik
£6.60
Each
Units
Socket - 16A Panel Mount - - - - 250 V ac 2 + PE Black Female Polyamide Crimp, Solder
RS Stock No. 192-0463
Mfr. Part No.HPT-3-FD
£4.13
Each (In a Pack of 100)
Units
- US 16A Panel Mount - - - - 250 V ac 2+PE Black, Yellow Female Thermoplastic -
RS Stock No. 197-4993
Mfr. Part No.NAC3MPX-TOP
BrandNeutrik
£3.10
Each
Units
Plug - 16A Panel Mount - - - - 250 V ac 2 + PE Black Male Polyamide Crimp, Solder
RS Stock No. 192-0460
Mfr. Part No.HPT-3-MJ
£4.04
Each (In a Pack of 100)
Units
Socket US 16A Panel Mount - - - - 250 V ac 2+PE - Male Thermoplastic Screw
RS Stock No. 192-0462
Mfr. Part No.HPT-3-MDW
£1.962
Each (In a Pack of 100)
Units
Socket US 16A Panel Mount - - - - 250 V ac 2+PE Black, Yellow Male Thermoplastic -
RS Stock No. 192-0458
Mfr. Part No.HPT-3-FJ
£7.343
Each (In a Pack of 100)
Units
- US 16A Panel Mount - - - - 250 V ac 2+PE - Female Thermoplastic Screw