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 Number of USB Sockets Mains Plug Type Voltage Rating Pole Format Colour Gender Body Material Termination Method
RS Stock No. 246-8278
Mfr. Part No.NAC3FCA
BrandNeutrik
SGD11.02
Each
units
Plug - 20A Cable Mount Power Connector - - - 250 V 3P Blue Female Nylon Screw/Solder
RS Stock No. 246-8290
Mfr. Part No.NAC3MPXXA
BrandNeutrik
SGD5.37
Each
units
Plug - 20A Panel Mount Power Connector - - - 250 V ac 3P Black, Blue Male Nylon -
RS Stock No. 818-3383
Mfr. Part No.NAC3FX-W
BrandNeutrik
SGD11.76
Each
units
Socket USA 20A Cable Mount Power Connector - - - 250 V ac 2P+E Black, Yellow Female PA Screw
RS Stock No. 246-8284
Mfr. Part No.NAC3FCB
BrandNeutrik
SGD10.95
Each
units
Socket - 20A Cable Mount Power Connector - - - 250 V 3P Blue, White Female Nylon Screw/Solder
RS Stock No. 899-7463
Mfr. Part No.SCNAC-MPX
BrandNeutrik
SGD1.77
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- - - - - - - - - - Black Male - -
RS Stock No. 246-8329
Mfr. Part No.NAC3MM
BrandNeutrik
SGD33.66
Each
units
- - 20A - Power Connector - - - 250 V ac - - Male Nylon -
RS Stock No. 246-8313
Mfr. Part No.NAC3MPXXB
BrandNeutrik
SGD4.81
Each
units
Plug - 20A Panel Mount Power Connector - - - 250 V 3P Black, Grey Male Nylon -
RS Stock No. 899-7387
Mfr. Part No.RSNAC3MP-HC
BrandNeutrik
SGD19.93
Each
units
Socket - 32A Panel Mount Power Connector - - - 250 V ac 3P Black Male Polyamide Screw
RS Stock No. 197-4994
Mfr. Part No.NAC3MX-W-TOP
BrandNeutrik
SGD14.47
Each
units
Plug - 16A Cable Mount - - - - 250 V ac 2 + PE Black Male Polyamide Screw
RS Stock No. 197-4992
Mfr. Part No.NAC3FX-W-TOP
BrandNeutrik
SGD14.96
Each
units
Socket - 16A Cable Mount - - - - 250 V ac 2 + PE Black Female Polyamide Screw
RS Stock No. 197-4997
Mfr. Part No.NC3MX-TOP
BrandNeutrik
SGD16.85
Each
units
Plug - 16A Cable Mount - - - - 50 V ac 2 + PE Black Male Stainless Steel -
RS Stock No. 197-4991
Mfr. Part No.NAC3FPX-TOP
BrandNeutrik
SGD11.65
Each
units
Socket - 16A Panel Mount - - - - 250 V ac 2 + PE Black Female Polyamide Crimp, Solder
RS Stock No. 197-4993
Mfr. Part No.NAC3MPX-TOP
BrandNeutrik
SGD7.09
Each
units
Plug - 16A Panel Mount - - - - 250 V ac 2 + PE Black Male Polyamide Crimp, Solder
RS Stock No. 899-7384
Mfr. Part No.RSNAC3FC-HC
BrandNeutrik
SGD32.21
Each
units
Plug - 32A Cable Mount Power Connector - - - 250 V ac 3P Black Female Polyamide Screw
RS Stock No. 899-7454
Mfr. Part No.SCNAC-FPX
BrandNeutrik
SGD1.606
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- - - - - - - - - - Black Female - -
RS Stock No. 197-4995
Mfr. Part No.NAC3PX-TOP
BrandNeutrik
SGD14.99
Each
units
- - 16A Panel Mount - - - - 250 V ac 2 + PE Black - Polyamide Crimp, Solder