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. 459-733
Mfr. Part No.655 BLK
£4.268
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 - 2P+E Black Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde -
RS Stock No. 824-5560
Mfr. Part No.1418000
BrandABL Sursum
£1.85
Each
Units
Plug France, Germany 16A Cable Mount CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French - - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V 2P+E Black Male PVC Screw
RS Stock No. 832-6678
Mfr. Part No.PF133 WHI
£3.336
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Rubber Crimp
RS Stock No. 491-074
Mfr. Part No.655 D8 RED
£4.804
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 - 2P+E Red Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde Screw Down
RS Stock No. 836-2725
Mfr. Part No.PF133 WHI
£4.11
Each
Units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male ABS, Rubber Screw
RS Stock No. 316-0199
Mfr. Part No.HBL5666C
BrandHubbell
£14.56
Each
Units
Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 6 - 15P - - NEMA 6 - 15P 250 V 2P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down
RS Stock No. 296-3717
Mfr. Part No.PT15SLB-01
BrandMasterplug
£3.13
Each
Units
Plug UK 15A Cable Mount M Connector - - Type D - Old British/South African 5A 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Thermoplastic Rubber -
RS Stock No. 316-0363
Mfr. Part No.HBL2621
BrandHubbell
£20.81
Each
Units
Plug USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 30P - - NEMA L6 - 30P 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down
RS Stock No. 327-197
Mfr. Part No.1479292
BrandABL Sursum
£5.74
Each
Units
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. 832-6672
Mfr. Part No.PF133 ORG
£34.43
1 Pack of 10
Pack(s)
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Orange Male Rubber Crimp
RS Stock No. 459-727
Mfr. Part No.655 WHI
£40.65
1 Pack of 10
Pack(s)
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 - 2P+E White Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde -
RS Stock No. 242-5782
Mfr. Part No.1795.1600.9
BrandKopp
£3.95
Each
Units
Plug Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko - - Type F - German Schuko 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber -
RS Stock No. 899-7384
Mfr. Part No.RSNAC3FC-HC
BrandNeutrik
£17.32
Each
Units
Plug - 32A Cable Mount Power Connector - - - 250 V ac 3P Black Female Polyamide Screw
RS Stock No. 316-0149
Mfr. Part No.HBL5269C
BrandHubbell
£22.13
Each
Units
Socket USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 5 - 15R NEMA 5 - 15R - - 125 V ac 2P+E Black Female Nylon Screw Down
RS Stock No. 384-768
Mfr. Part No.1757.0600.4
BrandKopp
£1.14
Each
Units
Plug France, Germany 16A Cable Mount CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French - - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V ac 2P+E Brown Male PVC -
RS Stock No. 876-5597
Mfr. Part No.ES6000
BrandElectrak
£33.72
1 Set
Set(s)
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Non Standard Electrak - - Non Standard Electrak 240 V ac 2P+E Red Female, Male PC Screw
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. 316-0379
Mfr. Part No.HBL2421
BrandHubbell
£31.45
Each
Units
Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L15 - 20P - - NEMA L15 - 20P 250 V ac 3P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down
RS Stock No. 824-5589
Mfr. Part No.1199290
BrandABL Sursum
£5.54
Each
Units
Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw