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. 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
£9.76
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
RS Stock No. 824-5605
Mfr. Part No.1529100
BrandABL Sursum
£5.95
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 Duroplast Screw
RS Stock No. 344-3933
Mfr. Part No.0 503 26
BrandLegrand
£7.14
Each
Units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male - -
RS Stock No. 325-179
Mfr. Part No.505 WHI
£4.12
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
Plug UK 5A Cable Mount Type D/M - - Type D - Old British/South African 5A - 2P+E White Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde -
RS Stock No. 705-0822
Mfr. Part No.0 504 51
BrandLegrand
£2.84
Each
Units
Plug France, Germany 16A Cable Mount CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French - - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 230 V ac 2P Black Male Plastic -
RS Stock No. 754-2198
Mfr. Part No.0 503 42
BrandLegrand
£11.00
Each
Units
Plug Germany 16 A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko - - Type F - German Schuko - 2P+E Black Male - Screw
RS Stock No. 824-5585
Mfr. Part No.1149190
BrandABL Sursum
£3.79
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 Rubber Screw
RS Stock No. 860-8532
Mfr. Part No.5TE6800
BrandSiemens
£18.52
Each
Units
Socket Germany 16A DIN Rail Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 230 V 2P+E Grey Female - Screw
RS Stock No. 316-0341
Mfr. Part No.HBL2321
BrandHubbell
£20.48
Each
Units
Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 20P - - NEMA L6 - 20P 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down
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. 829-8876
Mfr. Part No.PT13HW-MS
BrandNWS
£1.82
Each
Units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male - Screw
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. 459-711
Mfr. Part No.65503 WHI
£40.61
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. 824-5576
Mfr. Part No.1418080
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 White Male PVC Screw
RS Stock No. 358-9174
Mfr. Part No.10838
BrandMENNEKES
£10.55
Each
Units
Plug France, Germany 16A Cable Mount CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French - - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 230 V 2P+E Blue Male Thermoplastic Screw Down
RS Stock No. 821-9561
Mfr. Part No.130141-0044
BrandMolex
£19.65
Each
Units
Plug USA 15A Cable Mount Plug - - Non NEMA 250 V 2P+E Yellow Male Nylon Screw
RS Stock No. 325-185
Mfr. Part No.515 WHI
£4.87
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
Plug UK 15A Cable Mount Type D/M - - Type M - Old British/South African 15A - 2P+E White Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde -