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. 768-5368
Mfr. Part No.1507473
£29.66
Each
Units
- UK 13A - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 392-0806
Mfr. Part No.4322R
£22.80
Each
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Plug Japan 30A Cable Mount NEMA 5 - 15P - - NEMA 5 - 15P 250 V ac 3P+E Black Male Rubber Screw Down
RS Stock No. 705-0841
Mfr. Part No.0 504 24
BrandLegrand
£4.48
Each
Units
Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E Grey Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 835-6900
Mfr. Part No.PS5666-X
£20.14
Each
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Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 6-15P - - NEMA 6 - 15P 250 V ac 2P Black, White Male Nylon Screw
RS Stock No. 705-0712
Mfr. Part No.0 501 83
BrandLegrand
£3.10
Each
Units
Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P White Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 821-9580
Mfr. Part No.130146-0031
BrandMolex
£26.63
Each
Units
Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 5 - 15P - - NEMA 5 - 15P 125 V 2P Yellow Male NeoTex Rubber Screw
RS Stock No. 835-6718
Mfr. Part No.L2120C
£63.46
Each
Units
Socket USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L2120R - - - 120/280 V ac 3PN+E Black, White Female Nylon Screw
RS Stock No. 464-615
Mfr. Part No.SNLF-S-C25-25S-BN
BrandITT Cannon
£75.35
Each
Units
- - 400A Cable Mount Power Connector - - - 415 V ac - - Female - Crimp
RS Stock No. 824-5567
Mfr. Part No.1679002
BrandABL Sursum
£3.07
Each
Units
Socket France 16A Cable Mount Type E - French Type E - French - - - 2P+E Black Female PVC Screw
RS Stock No. 835-6768
Mfr. Part No.L620C
£26.13
Each
Units
Socket USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 20R NEMA L6 - 20R - - 250 V ac 2P+E Black, White Female Nylon Screw
RS Stock No. 250-4093
Mfr. Part No.0 901 15
BrandLegrand
£30.30
Each
Units
Plug France 32A Cable Mount NF C 61-315 - - NF C 61 - 315 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 899-8166
Mfr. Part No.1519150
BrandABL Sursum
£4.10
Each
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Plug - 16A Plug-In CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French - - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V 2P+E Blue Male Thermoplastic Screw
RS Stock No. 358-9152
Mfr. Part No.11013
BrandMENNEKES
£13.70
Each
Units
Socket Europe 16A Panel Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 230 V 2P+E Red Female Thermoplastic Plug In
RS Stock No. 824-5579
Mfr. Part No.1679082
BrandABL Sursum
£2.41
Each
Units
Socket France 16A Cable Mount Type E - French Type E - French - - - 2P+E White Female PVC Screw
RS Stock No. 358-9180
Mfr. Part No.10842
BrandMENNEKES
£20.48
Each
Units
Socket Europe 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 230 V 2P+E Orange Female Thermoplastic Screw
RS Stock No. 392-0733
Mfr. Part No.3122R
£18.07
Each
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Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 15P - - NEMA L6 - 15P 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber Screw Down
RS Stock No. 392-0828
Mfr. Part No.3122N
£18.07
Each
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Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 15P - - NEMA L6 - 15P 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down
RS Stock No. 705-0784
Mfr. Part No.0 558 65
BrandLegrand
£111.10
Each
Units
Socket Europe 32A Cable Mount Type E Type E - French - - 400 V ac 3P+E Grey Female Polymer -
RS Stock No. 705-0863
Mfr. Part No.0 501 76
BrandLegrand
£6.58
Each
Units
Plug Europe 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French - 2P+E Black, Grey Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 835-6812
Mfr. Part No.ML3113
£15.20
Each
Units
Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA ML3-15P - - - 125/250 V ac 3P Black Male - -