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. 776-3685
Mfr. Part No.A9A15310
£26.18
Each
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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. 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. 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
RS Stock No. 201-3882
Mfr. Part No.0804127
£14.62
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Socket Italy 16A DIN Rail - - 0 - 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-3948
Mfr. Part No.0804066
£14.62
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Socket - 13A DIN Rail - - 0 - 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-3883
Mfr. Part No.0804130
£35.06
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Socket Italy 16A DIN Rail - - 2 - 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-3949
Mfr. Part No.0804070
£19.824
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Socket - 13A DIN Rail - - 0 - 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-3885
Mfr. Part No.0804131
£35.06
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Socket Italy 16A DIN Rail - - 2 - 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-3788
Mfr. Part No.0804145
£29.22
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Socket - 20A DIN Rail - - 2 - 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-3950
Mfr. Part No.0804088
£8.116
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Socket China 10A DIN Rail - - 0 - 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-3886
Mfr. Part No.0804135
£16.522
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Socket Italy 16A DIN Rail - - 0 - 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-3854
Mfr. Part No.0804003
£9.734
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Socket - 6A DIN Rail - - 0 - 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-3789
Mfr. Part No.0804146
£9.734
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Socket - 10A DIN Rail - - 0 - 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-3951
Mfr. Part No.0804090
£9.734
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Socket China 10A DIN Rail - - 0 - 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-3887
Mfr. Part No.0804151
£35.06
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Socket - 10A DIN Rail - - 2 - 250 V ac - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 207-3032
Mfr. Part No.0804065
£16.52
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Socket - 13A DIN Rail Mount - - - - 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-3855
Mfr. Part No.0804005
£16.522
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Socket - 6A DIN Rail - - 0 - 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-3790
Mfr. Part No.0804159
£16.522
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Socket USA 15A DIN Rail - - 0 - 125 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-3952
Mfr. Part No.0804101
£9.734
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Socket Switzerland 16A DIN Rail - - 0 - 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-3804
Mfr. Part No.0804111
£35.06
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Socket Switzerland 16A DIN Rail - - 2 - 250 V ac - - - - -