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. 854-396
BrandRS PRO
SGD2.534
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. 824-5589
Mfr. Part No.1199290
BrandABL Sursum
SGD12.38
Each
units
Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw
RS Stock No. 459-711
Mfr. Part No.65503 WHI
SGD8.508
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 - 2P+E White Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde -
RS Stock No. 242-5811
Mfr. Part No.180916009
BrandKopp
SGD12.14
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. 835-6859
Mfr. Part No.PS5266-X
SGD28.60
Each
units
Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 5-15P - - NEMA 5 - 15P 125 V ac 2P Black, Grey Male Nylon Screw
RS Stock No. 849-6119
BrandRS PRO
SGD2.16
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. 459-733
Mfr. Part No.655 BLK
SGD8.941
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 - 2P+E Black Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde -
RS Stock No. 246-8290
Mfr. Part No.NAC3MPXXA
BrandNeutrik
SGD6.37
Each
units
Plug - 20A Panel Mount Power Connector - - - 250 V ac 3P Black, Blue Male Nylon -
RS Stock No. 860-6738
BrandRS PRO
SGD28.54
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. 844-6722
Mfr. Part No.HBL2721
BrandHubbell
SGD119.35
Each
units
Plug USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L15-30P - - NEMA L15 - 30P 250 V ac 3P+E Black, White Male Nylon Screw
RS Stock No. 316-0199
Mfr. Part No.HBL5666C
BrandHubbell
SGD37.83
Each
units
Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 6 - 15P - - NEMA 6 - 15P 250 V 2P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down
RS Stock No. 836-2725
Mfr. Part No.PF133 WHI
SGD8.26
Each
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male ABS, Rubber Screw
RS Stock No. 832-6678
Mfr. Part No.PF133 WHI
SGD7.955
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Rubber Crimp
RS Stock No. 833-5199
Mfr. Part No.3869
SGD82.92
Each
units
Plug China 30/50A Cable Mount NEMA WD-1, NEMA WD-6 - - - 250 V - Black Male - Plug In
RS Stock No. 260-7164
Mfr. Part No.106/1WE
BrandHPM
SGD5.39
Each
units
Plug Australia, New Zealand 10A - Type I- Austrailian/Chinese - - Type I - Austrailian/Chinese 250 V ac - White Male - -
RS Stock No. 547-2450
Mfr. Part No.39500010006
BrandHARTING
SGD99.17
Each
units
Socket UK 13A Panel Mount BS 1363 Type G - British BS1363 - - 250 V ac 2P+E Grey Female - Screw Down
RS Stock No. 876-5597
Mfr. Part No.ES6000
BrandElectrak
SGD68.58
1 Set
Set(s)
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Non Standard Electrak - - Non Standard Electrak 240 V ac 2P+E Red Female, Male PC Screw
RS Stock No. 269-8738
BrandRS PRO
SGD4.844
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. 323-6252
Mfr. Part No.HDPT13W-01
BrandMasterplug
SGD4.408
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 Thermoplastic -
RS Stock No. 314-3649
BrandRS PRO
SGD14.73
Each
units
Plug Switzerland 10A Cable Mount Type J - - Type J - Swiss 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Thermoplastic Screw Down