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. 818-3383
Mfr. Part No.NAC3FX-W
BrandNeutrik
$22.08
Each
units
Socket USA 20A Cable Mount Power Connector - - 250 V ac 2P+E Black, Yellow Female PA Screw 6 → 12mm
RS Stock No. 316-0363
Mfr. Part No.HBL2621
BrandHubbell
$54.22
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. 899-7387
Mfr. Part No.RSNAC3MP-HC
BrandNeutrik
$23.13
Each
units
Socket - 32A Panel Mount Power Connector - - 250 V ac 3P Black Male Polyamide Screw -
RS Stock No. 316-0341
Mfr. Part No.HBL2321
BrandHubbell
$38.63
Each
units
Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 20P - NEMA L6 - 20P 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 821-9561
Mfr. Part No.130141-0044
BrandMolex
$28.28
Each
units
Plug USA 15A Cable Mount Plug - Non NEMA 250 V 2P+E Yellow Male Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 771-0445
Mfr. Part No.NAC3FPX
BrandNeutrik
$18.08
Each
units
Socket USA 20A Chassis Mount Power Connector - - 250 V ac 2P+E Black, Yellow Female Polyamide Screw, Solder 6 → 12mm
RS Stock No. 414-3870
Mfr. Part No.852
BrandMennekes
$28.74
Each
units
Socket - 16A Wall Mount - - - 230 V 3P - Female - Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 316-0379
Mfr. Part No.HBL2421
BrandHubbell
$43.77
Each
units
Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L15 - 20P - NEMA L15 - 20P 250 V ac 3P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 246-8329
Mfr. Part No.NAC3MM
BrandNeutrik
$26.09
Each
units
- - 20A - Power Connector - - 250 V ac - - Male Nylon - -
RS Stock No. 844-6722
Mfr. Part No.HBL2721
BrandHubbell
$106.91
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. 848-6695
Mfr. Part No.HBL8451C
BrandHubbell
$193.86
Each
units
Plug USA 50A Cable Mount NEMA 15 - 50P - NEMA 15 - 50P 250 V ac 3P Black Male Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 138-8856
Mfr. Part No.43R012311
$4.37
Each
units
Socket Denmark - - Type K Type K - Danish - - - - Female - - -
RS Stock No. 899-7454
Mfr. Part No.SCNAC-FPX
BrandNeutrik
$1.69
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- - - Chassis Mount Cover - - - - Black Female - - -
RS Stock No. 835-6774
Mfr. Part No.L630C
$81.10
Each
units
Socket USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 30R NEMA L6 - 30R - 250 V ac 2P+E Black, White Female Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 899-7463
Mfr. Part No.SCNAC-MPX
BrandNeutrik
$1.69
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- - - Chassis Mount Cover - - - - Black Male - - -
RS Stock No. 835-6777
Mfr. Part No.L620P
$31.92
Each
units
Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 20P - NEMA L6 - 20P 250 V ac 2P+E Black, White Male Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 316-0313
Mfr. Part No.HBL2311
BrandHubbell
$33.43
Each
units
Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L5 - 20P - NEMA L5 - 20P 125 V ac 2P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 824-5598
Mfr. Part No.1199592
BrandABL Sursum
$11.06
Each
units
Socket France 16A Cable Mount Type E - French Type E - French - - 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw -
RS Stock No. 835-6768
Mfr. Part No.L620C
$43.08
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. 835-6711
Mfr. Part No.L1630P
$49.63
Each
units
Plug USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L16 - 30P - NEMA L16 - 30P 480 V ac - Black, White Male Nylon Screw -
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