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. 246-8329
Mfr. Part No.NAC3MM
BrandNeutrik
£18.50
Each
Units
- - 20A - Power Connector - - - 250 V ac - - Male Nylon -
RS Stock No. 316-0206
Mfr. Part No.HBL5669C
BrandHubbell
£27.88
Each
Units
Socket USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 6 - 15R NEMA 6 - 15R - - 250 V 2P+E Black Female Nylon Screw Down
RS Stock No. 899-7463
Mfr. Part No.SCNAC-MPX
BrandNeutrik
£11.42
1 Pack of 10
Pack(s)
- - - - - - - - - - Black Male - -
RS Stock No. 199-9226
Mfr. Part No.502 WHI
£3.35
Each
Units
Plug UK 2A Cable Mount Type D/M - - Type D - Old British/South African 5A - 2P+E White Male Urea Formaldehyde -
RS Stock No. 316-0313
Mfr. Part No.HBL2311
BrandHubbell
£20.40
Each
Units
Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L5 - 20P - - NEMA L5 - 20P 125 V ac 2P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down
RS Stock No. 327-175
Mfr. Part No.1176110
BrandABL Sursum
£1.85
Each
Units
Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V ac - White Female - -
RS Stock No. 899-7454
Mfr. Part No.SCNAC-FPX
BrandNeutrik
£1.033
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
- - - - - - - - - - Black Female - -
RS Stock No. 824-5563
Mfr. Part No.1679000
BrandABL Sursum
£2.66
Each
Units
Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V 2P+E Black Female PVC Screw
RS Stock No. 824-5554
Mfr. Part No.1679060
BrandABL Sursum
£2.09
Each
Units
Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V 2P+E Grey Female PVC Screw
RS Stock No. 200-8444
Mfr. Part No.0 502 52
BrandLegrand
£15.75
Each
Units
Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber -
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. 254-8497
Mfr. Part No.1757.0200.0
BrandKopp
£1.09
Each
Units
Plug France, Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko - - Type F - German Schuko 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 805-0589
Mfr. Part No.5600461
£32.44
Each
Units
Socket USA 15A DIN Rail Mount NEMA L5 - 15R NEMA L5 - 15R - - 125 V ac 2P+E Ivory Female PVC Screw
RS Stock No. 835-6859
Mfr. Part No.PS5266-X
£14.06
Each
Units
Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 5-15P - - NEMA 5 - 15P 125 V ac 2P Black, Grey Male Nylon Screw
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. 148-4083
Mfr. Part No.210A5245
BrandLK
£5.12
Each
Units
Plug Denmark 10A Cable Mount Type K - - Type K - Danish 250 V ac 2P+E Grey Male - -
RS Stock No. 705-0718
Mfr. Part No.0 504 28
BrandLegrand
£4.46
Each
Units
Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 824-5611
Mfr. Part No.1529140
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, Red Male Duroplast Screw
RS Stock No. 392-0761
Mfr. Part No.3322R
£26.56
Each
Units
Plug Japan 30A Cable Mount NEMA 1 - 15P - - NEMA 1 - 15P 250 V ac 3P Black Male Rubber Screw Down
RS Stock No. 700-1079
Mfr. Part No.0 504 15
BrandLegrand
£3.18
Each
Units
Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Polymer -
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