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.



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 Mains Plug Type Voltage Rating Pole Format Colour Gender Body Material Termination Method Contact Material
RS Stock No. 854-380
BrandRS PRO
£0.86
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Urea Formaldehyde - -
RS Stock No. 490-015
BrandRS PRO
£0.988
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Urea Formaldehyde - -
RS Stock No. 854-396
BrandRS PRO
£1.142
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Thermoplastic - -
RS Stock No. 854-403
BrandRS PRO
£1.142
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Thermoplastic - -
RS Stock No. 860-6738
BrandRS PRO
£10.74
Each
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Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 5-15P - NEMA 5 - 15P 125 V ac 2P+E Black Male Nylon Cage Clamp -
RS Stock No. 490-009
BrandRS PRO
£0.956
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Plug UK 3A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Urea Formaldehyde - -
RS Stock No. 849-6128
BrandRS PRO
£3.16
Each
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Plug France, Germany 16A - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V 2P+E Black Male Rubber Screw -
RS Stock No. 269-8722
BrandRS PRO
£2.646
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Thermoplastic - -
RS Stock No. 314-3649
BrandRS PRO
£7.17
Each
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Plug Switzerland 10A Cable Mount Type J - Type J - Swiss 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Thermoplastic Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 269-8738
BrandRS PRO
£2.382
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Thermoplastic - -
RS Stock No. 849-6103
BrandRS PRO
£1.05
Each
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Plug Germany 16A - Type F - German Schuko - Type F - German Schuko 250 V 2P+E White Male - Screw -
RS Stock No. 849-6112
BrandRS PRO
£1.05
Each
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Plug Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko - Type F - German Schuko 250 V 2P+E Black Male - Screw -
RS Stock No. 269-8744
BrandRS PRO
£2.382
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Plug UK 3A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Thermoplastic - -
RS Stock No. 849-6096
BrandRS PRO
£4.75
Each
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Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - 250 V 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw -
RS Stock No. 849-6119
BrandRS PRO
£1.05
Each
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Plug Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko - Type F - German Schuko 250 V 2P+E Black Male - Screw -
RS Stock No. 849-6106
BrandRS PRO
£5.91
Each
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Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - 250 V 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw -
RS Stock No. 849-6115
BrandRS PRO
£1.17
Each
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Plug Germany 16A - Type F - German Schuko - Type F - German Schuko 250 V 2P+E White Male - Screw -
RS Stock No. 817-9375
BrandRS PRO
£11.57
Each
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Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 20P - NEMA L6 - 20P 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male - Quick Connect -
RS Stock No. 849-6092
BrandRS PRO
£3.80
Each
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Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - 250 V 2P+E White Female - Screw -
RS Stock No. 817-9378
BrandRS PRO
£11.57
Each
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Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L5 - 20P - NEMA L5 - 20P 125 V ac 2P+E Black Male - Quick Connect -