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. 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. 314-3649
BrandRS PRO
SGD15.02
Each
units
Plug Switzerland 10A Cable Mount Type J - - Type J - Swiss 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Thermoplastic Screw Down
RS Stock No. 849-6103
BrandRS PRO
SGD2.49
Each
units
Plug Germany 16A - Type F - German Schuko - - Type F - German Schuko 250 V 2P+E White Male - Screw
RS Stock No. 780-425
Mfr. Part No.7PCL
BrandHPM
SGD17.67
Each
units
Socket Australia, New Zealand 10A - Type I- Austrailian/Chinese Type I - Austrailian/Chinese - - 240 V - Clear Female - -
RS Stock No. 824-5598
Mfr. Part No.1199592
BrandABL Sursum
SGD13.23
Each
units
Socket France 16A Cable Mount Type E - French Type E - French - - - 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw
RS Stock No. 849-6096
BrandRS PRO
SGD10.36
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. 384-768
Mfr. Part No.1757.0600.4
BrandKopp
SGD2.30
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 Brown Male PVC -
RS Stock No. 860-8532
Mfr. Part No.5TE6800
BrandSiemens
SGD53.55
Each
units
Socket Germany 16A DIN Rail Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 230 V 2P+E Grey Female - Screw
RS Stock No. 705-0863
Mfr. Part No.0 501 76
BrandLegrand
SGD10.83
Each
units
Plug Europe 16A Cable Mount Type E - - Type E - French - 2P+E Black, Grey Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 829-8876
Mfr. Part No.PT13HW-MS
BrandNWS
SGD3.56
Each
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male - Screw
RS Stock No. 269-8722
BrandRS PRO
SGD5.542
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. 835-6897
Mfr. Part No.PS5466-X
SGD54.40
Each
units
Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA 6-20P - - - 250 V ac 2P Black, White Male Nylon Screw
RS Stock No. 754-2198
Mfr. Part No.0 503 42
BrandLegrand
SGD23.28
Each
units
Plug Germany 16 A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko - - Type F - German Schuko - 2P+E Black Male - Screw
RS Stock No. 316-0234
Mfr. Part No.HBL5656
BrandHubbell
SGD50.00
Each
units
Socket USA 15A Panel Mount NEMA 6 - 15R NEMA 6 - 15R - - 250 V ac 2P+E Black Female Nylon Screw Down
RS Stock No. 246-8284
Mfr. Part No.NAC3FCB
BrandNeutrik
SGD11.92
Each
units
Socket - 20A Cable Mount Power Connector - - - 250 V 3P Blue, White Female Nylon Screw/Solder
RS Stock No. 835-6768
Mfr. Part No.L620C
SGD45.34
Each
units
Socket USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 20R NEMA L6 - 20R - - 250 V ac 2P+E Black, White Female Nylon Screw
RS Stock No. 780-403
Mfr. Part No.100LCL
BrandHPM
SGD12.80
Each
units
Plug Australia, New Zealand 10A - Type I- Austrailian/Chinese - - Type I - Austrailian/Chinese 250 V ac - Clear Male - -
RS Stock No. 325-179
Mfr. Part No.505 WHI
SGD8.805
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Plug UK 5A Cable Mount Type D/M - - Type D - Old British/South African 5A - 2P+E White Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde -
RS Stock No. 849-6106
BrandRS PRO
SGD13.57
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. 316-0341
Mfr. Part No.HBL2321
BrandHubbell
SGD45.50
Each
units
Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 20P - - NEMA L6 - 20P 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down