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. 490-015
BrandRS PRO
R 21.932
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Urea Formaldehyde - -
RS stock no. 854-380
BrandRS PRO
R 20.80
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Urea Formaldehyde - -
RS stock no. 246-8278
Mfr. Part No.NAC3FCA
BrandNeutrik
R 141.68
Each
units
Socket - 20A Cable Mount Power Connector - - 250 V 3P Blue Female Nylon Screw/Solder -
RS stock no. 849-6112
BrandRS PRO
R 16.98
Each
units
Plug Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko - Type F - German Schuko 250 V 2P+E Black Male - Screw -
RS stock no. 246-8284
Mfr. Part No.NAC3FCB
BrandNeutrik
R 144.24
Each
units
Socket - 20A Cable Mount Power Connector - - 250 V 3P Blue, White Female Nylon Screw/Solder -
RS stock no. 246-8290
Mfr. Part No.NAC3MPA-1
BrandNeutrik
R 47.01
Each
units
Plug - 20A Panel Mount Power Connector - - 250 V ac 3P Black, Blue Male Nylon - -
RS stock no. 860-6738
BrandRS PRO
R 208.70
Each
units
Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 5-15P - NEMA 5 - 15P 125 V ac 2P+E Black Male Nylon Cage Clamp -
RS stock no. 835-6774
Mfr. Part No.L630C
R 1,216.06
Each
units
Socket USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 30R NEMA L6 - 30R - 250 V ac 2P+E Black, White Female Nylon Screw -
RS stock no. 824-5576
Mfr. Part No.1418080
BrandABL Sursum
R 44.94
Each
units
Plug France, Germany 16A Cable Mount CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V 2P+E White Male PVC Screw -
RS stock no. 849-6128
BrandRS PRO
R 64.00
Each
units
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. 242-5782
Mfr. Part No.1795.1600.9
BrandKopp
R 100.47
Each
units
Plug Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko - Type F - German Schuko 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber - -
RS stock no. 849-6103
BrandRS PRO
R 17.03
Each
units
Plug Germany 16A - Type F - German Schuko - Type F - German Schuko 250 V 2P+E White Male - Screw -
RS stock no. 242-5811
Mfr. Part No.180916009
BrandKopp
R 131.13
Each
units
Socket Europe 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - 250 V ac 2P Black Female Rubber - -
RS stock no. 824-5585
Mfr. Part No.1149190
BrandABL Sursum
R 95.02
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 Male Rubber Screw -
RS stock no. 832-6675
Mfr. Part No.PF133 BLK
R 74.849
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber Crimp -
RS stock no. 316-0206
Mfr. Part No.HBL5669C
BrandHubbell
R 533.55
Each
units
Socket USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 6 - 15R NEMA 6 - 15R - 250 V 2P+E Black Female Nylon Screw Down -
RS stock no. 824-5560
Mfr. Part No.1418000
BrandABL Sursum
R 44.93
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 Male PVC Screw -
RS stock no. 836-2722
Mfr. Part No.PF133 BLK
R 79.47
Each
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male ABS, Rubber Screw -
RS stock no. 835-6904
Mfr. Part No.PS5669-X
R 677.14
Each
units
Socket USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 6-15R NEMA 6 - 15R - 250 V ac 2P+E Black, White Female Nylon Screw -
RS stock no. 246-8313
Mfr. Part No.NAC3MPB-1
BrandNeutrik
R 46.94
Each
units
Plug - 20A Panel Mount Power Connector - - 250 V 3P Black, Grey Male Nylon - -