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. 705-0796
Mfr. Part No.0 504 25
BrandLegrand
$9.14
Each
units
Socket France 16A Cable Mount Type E Type E - French - 250 V ac 2P+E Grey Female Polymer - -
RS Stock No. 464-615
Mfr. Part No.SNLF-S-C25-25S-BN
BrandITT Cannon
$51.03
Each
units
- - 400A Cable Mount Power Connector - - 415 V ac - - Female - Crimp -
RS Stock No. 899-8185
Mfr. Part No.1579202
BrandABL Sursum
$10.09
Each
units
Socket - 16A Plug-In Power Connector Type E - French - 250 V 2P+E Black Female Thermoplastic 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. 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. 629-9868
Mfr. Part No.CN-80-J-3P
BrandSato Parts
$1.746
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
- Japan - Panel Mount Power Connector - - - - - Female Nylon Solder -
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 -
RS Stock No. 899-8172
Mfr. Part No.1579250
BrandABL Sursum
$11.79
Each
units
Socket - 16A Plug-In Power Connector Type F - German Schuko - 250 V 2P+E Blue Female Thermoplastic Screw -
RS Stock No. 899-8182
Mfr. Part No.1579242
BrandABL Sursum
$10.10
Each
units
Socket - 16A Plug-In Power Connector Type E - French - 250 V 2P+E Red Female Thermoplastic Screw -
RS Stock No. 835-6913
Mfr. Part No.PSL515C
$33.77
Each
units
Socket USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA L5 - 15R NEMA L5 - 15R - 125 V ac 2P+E Black, White Female Nylon Screw -
RS Stock No. 899-8188
Mfr. Part No.1579252
BrandABL Sursum
$12.76
Each
units
Socket - 16A Plug-In Power Connector Type E - French - 250 V 2P+E Blue Female Thermoplastic Screw -
RS Stock No. 899-8176
Mfr. Part No.1579240
BrandABL Sursum
$12.76
Each
units
Socket - 16A Plug-In Power Connector Type F - German Schuko - 250 V 2P+E Red Female Thermoplastic Screw -
RS Stock No. 629-9874
Mfr. Part No.CN-80-J-4P
BrandSato Parts
$1.602
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
- Japan - Panel Mount Power Connector - - - - - Female Nylon Solder -
RS Stock No. 835-6916
Mfr. Part No.PSL515P
$21.16
Each
units
Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA L5 - 15P - NEMA L5 - 15P 125 V ac 2P+E Black, White Male Nylon Screw -
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