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. 144-3689
Mfr. Part No.SEV12S0
BrandABL Sursum
£5.08
Each (In a Pack of 20)
Units
Plug Switzerland 10A Cable Mount Type 12 - - Type 12 - SEV 6534 250 V 3P Blue Male Rubber Plug In
New
RS Stock No. 201-3887
Mfr. Part No.0804151
£35.06
Each (In a Pack of 2)
Units
Socket - 10A DIN Rail - - 2 - 250 V ac - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 201-3803
Mfr. Part No.0804110
£35.06
Each (In a Pack of 2)
Units
Socket Switzerland 16A DIN Rail - - 2 - 250 V ac - - - - -
New
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 - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 207-3024
Mfr. Part No.0804025
£7.64
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Socket Germany 16A DIN Rail Mount - - - - 250 V ac - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 207-3019
Mfr. Part No.0804009
£11.00
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Socket - 6A DIN Rail Mount - - - - 250 V ac - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 201-3869
Mfr. Part No.0804045
£18.018
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Socket Germany 16A DIN Rail - - 0 - 250 V ac - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 201-3823
Mfr. Part No.0804144
£29.22
Each (In a Pack of 2)
Units
Socket - 20A DIN Rail - - 2 - 250 V ac - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 201-3954
Mfr. Part No.0804106
£9.734
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Socket Switzerland 16A DIN Rail - - 0 - 250 V ac - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 201-3880
Mfr. Part No.0804117
£29.22
Each (In a Pack of 2)
Units
Socket Denmark 16A DIN Rail Type K - Danish - 2 - 250 V ac - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 201-3745
Mfr. Part No.0804092
£29.22
Each (In a Pack of 2)
Units
Socket - 10A DIN Rail - - 2 - 250 V ac - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 201-3756
Mfr. Part No.0804148
£11.69
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Socket - 10A DIN Rail - - 0 - 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 192-0461
Mfr. Part No.HPT-3-MD
£1.962
Each (In a Pack of 100)
Units
Socket US 16A Panel Mount - - - - 250 V ac 2+PE Black, Yellow Male Thermoplastic -
New
RS Stock No. 207-3034
Mfr. Part No.0804107
£13.21
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Socket Switzerland 16A DIN Rail Mount - - - - 250 V ac - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 201-3820
Mfr. Part No.0804119
£12.176
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Socket Denmark 16A DIN Rail - - 0 - 250 V ac - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 201-5229
Mfr. Part No.0804173
£19.824
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Socket USA 15A DIN Rail - - 0 - 125 V ac - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 201-3752
Mfr. Part No.0804038
£8.116
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Socket Germany 16A DIN Rail - - 0 - 250 V ac - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 201-3853
Mfr. Part No.0804001
£8.116
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Socket - 6A DIN Rail - - 0 - 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 144-3692
Mfr. Part No.SEV23K0
BrandABL Sursum
£6.151
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
Socket Switzerland 16A Cable Mount Type 23 Type 23 - SEV 5934 - - 250 V - Blue Female Rubber Plug In
RS Stock No. 835-6705
Mfr. Part No.L1620P
£30.89
Each
Units
Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L16 - 20P - - NEMA L16 - 20P 480 V ac - Black, White Male Nylon Screw
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