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. 849-6092
BrandRS PRO
SGD7.69
Each
units
Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V 2P+E White Female - Screw
RS Stock No. 817-9375
BrandRS PRO
SGD19.76
Each
units
Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 20P - - NEMA L6 - 20P 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male - Quick Connect
RS Stock No. 817-9378
BrandRS PRO
SGD19.76
Each
units
Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L5 - 20P - - NEMA L5 - 20P 125 V ac 2P+E Black Male - Quick Connect
RS Stock No. 817-9387
BrandRS PRO
SGD24.90
Each
units
Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L21 - 20P - - NEMA L21 - 20P 120/208 V 3P+E Black Male - Quick Connect
RS Stock No. 314-3627
BrandRS PRO
SGD18.01
Each
units
Plug Italy 10A - Type L- Italian - - Type L - Italian 250 V ac 2P+E Grey Male Thermoplastic Screw Down
RS Stock No. 327-169
Mfr. Part No.1419190
BrandABL Sursum
SGD10.64
Each
units
Plug France, Germany 16A Cable Mount CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French - - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber -
RS Stock No. 327-125
Mfr. Part No.1116110
BrandABL Sursum
SGD2.88
Each
units
Plug Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko - - Type F - German Schuko 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 325-163
Mfr. Part No.646 WHI
SGD6.569
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - - Type G - British BS1363 240 V ac 2P+E White Male Urea Formaldehyde Screw Down
RS Stock No. 316-0133
Mfr. Part No.HBL5266C
BrandHubbell
SGD35.53
Each
units
Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 5 - 15P - - NEMA 5 - 15P 125 V 2P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down
RS Stock No. 713-4337
Mfr. Part No.1418060
BrandABL Sursum
SGD11.47
Each
units
Plug Europe 16A Cable Mount Type F- Schuko - - Type F - German Schuko 250 V 2P+E Grey Male PVC -
RS Stock No. 327-197
Mfr. Part No.1479292
BrandABL Sursum
SGD11.67
Each
units
Socket France 16A Cable Mount Type E - French Type E - French - - 250 V ac 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw
RS Stock No. 824-5560
Mfr. Part No.1418000
BrandABL Sursum
SGD4.33
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. 780-419
Mfr. Part No.100L15GY
BrandHPM
SGD4.74
Each
units
Plug Australia, New Zealand 15A - Type I- Austrailian/Chinese - - Type I - Austrailian/Chinese 250 V ac - Grey Male - -
RS Stock No. 323-6268
Mfr. Part No.HDPT13B-01
BrandMasterplug
SGD4.706
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 Thermoplastic -
RS Stock No. 780-150
Mfr. Part No.7PGY
BrandHPM
SGD8.938
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Socket Australia, New Zealand 10A - Type I Type I - Austrailian/Chinese - - 240 V ac - Grey Female PVC -
RS Stock No. 824-5611
Mfr. Part No.1529140
BrandABL Sursum
SGD11.07
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, Red Male Duroplast Screw
RS Stock No. 824-5585
Mfr. Part No.1149190
BrandABL Sursum
SGD7.71
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. 316-0363
Mfr. Part No.HBL2621
BrandHubbell
SGD48.12
Each
units
Plug USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 30P - - NEMA L6 - 30P 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down
RS Stock No. 824-5563
Mfr. Part No.1679000
BrandABL Sursum
SGD5.95
Each
units
Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V 2P+E Black Female PVC Screw
RS Stock No. 780-138
Mfr. Part No.100L15GY
BrandHPM
SGD11.528
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Plug Australia, New Zealand 15A - Type I- Austrailian/Chinese - - Type I - Austrailian/Chinese 250 V ac - Grey Male PVC -