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 Cable Diameter
RS Stock No. 316-0133
Mfr. Part No.HBL5266C
BrandHubbell
£12.64
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Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 5 - 15P - NEMA 5 - 15P 125 V 2P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 316-0199
Mfr. Part No.HBL5666C
BrandHubbell
£14.27
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Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 6 - 15P - NEMA 6 - 15P 250 V 2P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 316-0363
Mfr. Part No.HBL2621
BrandHubbell
£20.40
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Plug USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 30P - NEMA L6 - 30P 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 316-0149
Mfr. Part No.HBL5269C
BrandHubbell
£21.70
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Socket USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 5 - 15R NEMA 5 - 15R - 125 V ac 2P+E Black Female Nylon Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 316-0379
Mfr. Part No.HBL2421
BrandHubbell
£30.83
Each
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Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L15 - 20P - NEMA L15 - 20P 250 V ac 3P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 316-0341
Mfr. Part No.HBL2321
BrandHubbell
£20.08
Each
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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
£23.18
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Socket USA 15A Panel Mount NEMA 6 - 15R NEMA 6 - 15R - 250 V ac 2P+E Black Female Nylon Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 316-0177
Mfr. Part No.HBL5256
BrandHubbell
£23.18
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Socket USA 15A Panel Mount NEMA 5 - 15R NEMA 5 - 15R - 125 V 2P+E Brown Female Phenolic, Steel Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 316-0206
Mfr. Part No.HBL5669C
BrandHubbell
£27.33
Each
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Socket USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 6 - 15R NEMA 6 - 15R - 250 V 2P+E Black Female Nylon Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 316-0313
Mfr. Part No.HBL2311
BrandHubbell
£20.00
Each
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Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L5 - 20P - NEMA L5 - 20P 125 V ac 2P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 844-6722
Mfr. Part No.HBL2721
BrandHubbell
£57.45
Each
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Plug USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L15-30P - NEMA L15 - 30P 250 V ac 3P+E Black, White Male Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 848-6695
Mfr. Part No.HBL8451C
BrandHubbell
£103.39
Each
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Plug USA 50A Cable Mount NEMA 15 - 50P - NEMA 15 - 50P 250 V ac 3P Black Male Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 2508579267
Mfr. Part No.HBL7596
BrandHubbell
£24.21
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RS Stock No. 2508579065
Mfr. Part No.HBL21415B
BrandHubbell
£107.97
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RS Stock No. 2508579734
Mfr. Part No.HBL26419
BrandHubbell
£293.92
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RS Stock No. 2508578961
Mfr. Part No.HBL61CM64
BrandHubbell
£45.42
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