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 Mains Plug Type Voltage Rating Pole Format Colour Gender Body Material Termination Method Cable Diameter
RS Stock No. 780-116
Mfr. Part No.100L CL
BrandHPM
$4.50
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Plug Australia, New Zealand 10A - Type I - Type I - Austrailian/Chinese 250 V ac - Clear Male PVC - -
RS Stock No. 780-403
Mfr. Part No.100LCL
BrandHPM
$3.50
Each
units
Plug Australia, New Zealand 10A - Type I- Austrailian/Chinese - Type I - Austrailian/Chinese 250 V ac - Clear Male - - -
RS Stock No. 780-419
Mfr. Part No.100L15GY
BrandHPM
$7.53
Each
units
Plug Australia, New Zealand 15A - Type I- Austrailian/Chinese - Type I - Austrailian/Chinese 250 V ac - Grey Male - - -
RS Stock No. 780-425
Mfr. Part No.7PCL
BrandHPM
$6.50
Each
units
Socket Australia, New Zealand 10A - Type I- Austrailian/Chinese Type I - Austrailian/Chinese - 240 V - Clear Female - - -
RS Stock No. 260-7164
Mfr. Part No.106/1WE
BrandHPM
$5.00
Each
units
Plug Australia, New Zealand 10A - Type I- Austrailian/Chinese - Type I - Austrailian/Chinese 250 V ac - White Male - - -
RS Stock No. 780-122
Mfr. Part No.100LGY
BrandHPM
$3.50
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Plug Australia, New Zealand 10A - Type I - Type I - Austrailian/Chinese 250 V ac - Grey Male PVC - -
RS Stock No. 780-150
Mfr. Part No.7PGY
BrandHPM
$6.50
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. 780-138
Mfr. Part No.100L15GY
BrandHPM
$7.00
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 - -