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. 148-4083
Mfr. Part No.210A5245
BrandLK
£5.12
Each
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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. 835-6875
Mfr. Part No.PS5366-X
£19.94
Each
Units
Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA 5-20P - - NEMA 5 - 20P 125 V ac 2P Black, White Male Nylon Screw
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 -
RS Stock No. 392-0761
Mfr. Part No.3322R
£26.56
Each
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Plug Japan 30A Cable Mount NEMA 1 - 15P - - NEMA 1 - 15P 250 V ac 3P Black Male Rubber Screw Down
RS Stock No. 824-5598
Mfr. Part No.1199592
BrandABL Sursum
£6.25
Each
Units
Socket France 16A Cable Mount Type E - French Type E - French - - - 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw
RS Stock No. 700-1097
Mfr. Part No.0 504 46
BrandLegrand
£10.71
Each
Units
Socket France 16A Cable Mount Type E Type E - French - - 250 V ac 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw Down
RS Stock No. 700-1091
Mfr. Part No.0 504 20
BrandLegrand
£4.60
Each
Units
Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 702-6709
Mfr. Part No.0 504 40
BrandLegrand
£11.80
Each
Units
Plug Europe 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber -
RS Stock No. 824-5557
Mfr. Part No.1479090
BrandABL Sursum
£3.69
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. 358-9168
Mfr. Part No.10837
BrandMENNEKES
£10.06
Each
Units
Plug Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko - - Type F - German Schuko 230 V 2P+E Orange Male Thermoplastic Screw Down
RS Stock No. 392-0547
Mfr. Part No.3314R-L5
£25.55
Each
Units
Socket USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L5 - 30R NEMA L5 - 30R - - 125 V ac 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw Down
RS Stock No. 705-0872
Mfr. Part No.0 501 73
BrandLegrand
£3.58
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 Black, Grey Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 700-1085
Mfr. Part No.0 501 66
BrandLegrand
£3.48
Each
Units
Socket France, Germany 6A Cable Mount Type C - Europlug Type C - Europlug - - 230 V ac 2P White Female Polymer Screw
RS Stock No. 700-1081
Mfr. Part No.0 501 62
BrandLegrand
£13.75
1 Bag of 5
Bag(s)
Plug France, Germany 6A Cable Mount Type C - Europlug - - Type C - Europlug 230 V ac 2P White Male Polymer Screw
RS Stock No. 547-2438
Mfr. Part No.39500010004
BrandHARTING
£36.61
Each
Units
Socket USA 15A Panel Mount NEMA 5 - 15R NEMA 5 - 15R - - 125 V ac 2P+E Grey Female - Screw Down
RS Stock No. 833-5199
Mfr. Part No.3869
£40.77
Each
Units
Plug China 30/50A Cable Mount NEMA WD-1, NEMA WD-6 - - - 250 V - Black Male - Plug In
RS Stock No. 358-9196
Mfr. Part No.10843
BrandMENNEKES
£21.52
Each
Units
Socket Europe 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 230 V 2P+E Blue Female Thermoplastic Screw
RS Stock No. 835-6777
Mfr. Part No.L620P
£13.50
Each
Units
Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 20P - - NEMA L6 - 20P 250 V ac 2P+E Black, White Male Nylon Screw