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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Part Details Brand Stock 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 Contact Material Contact Plating Maximum Cable Diameter
3P to 2P conversion adapter Sanwa Supply 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
3P to 2P conversion adapter Sanwa Supply 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
3P to 2P conversion adapter Sanwa Supply 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Power strip 2P 3 socket Sanwa Supply 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Power strip 2P 3 socket Sanwa Supply 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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RS PRO UK Mains Plug BS 1363, 13A, Cable Mount, 250 V ac RS Pro 15900 Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Urea Formaldehyde - - - - -
RS PRO UK Mains Plug BS 1363, 13A, Cable Mount, 250 V ac RS Pro 11785 Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Urea Formaldehyde - - - - -
RS PRO UK Mains Plug BS 1363, 13A, Cable Mount, 250 V ac Masterplug 9085 Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Thermoplastic - - - - -
RS PRO UK Mains Plug BS 1363, 3A, Cable Mount, 250 V ac RS Pro 8020 Plug UK 3A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Urea Formaldehyde - - - - -
ABL Sursum French / German Mains Plug CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French, 16A, Cable Mount, 250 V ac ABL Sursum 4644 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 PRO UK Mains Plug BS 1363, 13A, Cable Mount, 250 V ac RS Pro 4455 Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Thermoplastic - - - - -
MK Electric UK Mains Plug Type G - British, 13A, Cable Mount, 250 V ac MK Electric 4027 Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber Crimp Maximum of 11mm - - 11mm
ABL Sursum French / German Mains Plug CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French, 16A, Cable Mount, 250 V ABL Sursum 2826 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 - - - -
Neutrik Mains Plug Power Connector, 20A, Panel Mount, 250 V ac Neutrik 2272 Plug - 20A Panel Mount Power Connector - - 250 V ac 3P Black, Blue Male Nylon - - - - -
RS PRO French / German Mains Plug CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French, 16A, Plug-In Mount, 250 V RS Pro 2188 Plug France, Germany 16A - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V 2P+E Black Male Rubber Screw - - - -
Neutrik Mains Sockets Power Connector, 20A, Cable Mount, 250 V Neutrik 1943 Socket - 20A Cable Mount Power Connector - - 250 V 3P Blue, White Female Nylon Screw/Solder - - - -
RS PRO UK Mains Plug BS 1363, 13A, Cable Mount, 250 V ac RS Pro 1915 Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Thermoplastic - - - - -
Neutrik USA Mains Sockets Power Connector, 20A, Cable Mount, 250 V ac Neutrik 1795 Socket USA 20A Cable Mount Power Connector - - 250 V ac 2P+E Black, Yellow Female PA Screw 6 → 12mm Bronze Silver 12mm
RS PRO German Mains Plug Type F - German Schuko, 16A, Cable Mount, 250 V RS Pro 1625 Plug Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko - Type F - German Schuko 250 V 2P+E Black Male - Screw - - - -
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