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. 144-3700
Mfr. Part No.SEV23K0
BrandABL Sursum
£7.94
Each
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Socket Switzerland 16A Cable Mount Type 23 Type 23 - SEV 5934 - 250 V - Blue Female Rubber Plug In -
New
RS Stock No. 192-0471
Mfr. Part No.HPT-CAPSD
BrandAmphenol
£2.304
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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RS Stock No. 835-6705
Mfr. Part No.L1620P
£30.66
Each
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Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L16 - 20P - NEMA L16 - 20P 480 V ac - Black, White Male Nylon Screw -
New
RS Stock No. 192-0461
Mfr. Part No.HPT-3-MD
BrandAmphenol
£1.962
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Socket US 16A Panel Mount - - - 250 V ac 2+PE Black, Yellow Male Thermoplastic - Copper Alloy
RS Stock No. 144-3699
Mfr. Part No.SEV13K0
BrandABL Sursum
£7.34
Each
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Socket Switzerland 10A Cable Mount Type 13 Type 13 - SEV 6535 - 250 V - Blue Female Rubber Plug In -
RS Stock No. 144-3698
Mfr. Part No.SEV23S0
BrandABL Sursum
£6.23
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Plug Switzerland 16A Cable Mount Type 23 - Type 23 - SEV 5934 250 V 3P Blue Male Rubber Plug In -
RS Stock No. 144-3697
Mfr. Part No.SEV12S0
BrandABL Sursum
£6.83
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Plug Switzerland 10A Cable Mount Type 12 - Type 12 - SEV 6534 250 V 3P Blue Male Rubber Plug In -
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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