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. 817-9381
BrandRS PRO
$34.98
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Plug USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L21 - 30P - NEMA L21 - 30P 120/208 V 3P+E Black Male - Quick Connect -
RS Stock No. 817-9384
BrandRS PRO
$25.19
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Plug USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 30P - NEMA L6 - 30P 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male - Quick Connect -
RS Stock No. 817-9378
BrandRS PRO
$26.58
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Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L5 - 20P - NEMA L5 - 20P 125 V ac 2P+E Black Male - Quick Connect -
RS Stock No. 817-9371
BrandRS PRO
$27.96
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Plug USA 30A Cable Mount NEMA L5 - 30P - NEMA L5 - 30P 125 V ac 2P+E Black Male - Quick Connect -
RS Stock No. 817-9387
BrandRS PRO
$33.52
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Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L21 - 20P - NEMA L21 - 20P 120/208 V 3P+E Black Male - Quick Connect -
RS Stock No. 817-9375
BrandRS PRO
$29.44
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Plug USA 20A Cable Mount NEMA L6 - 20P - NEMA L6 - 20P 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male - Quick Connect -
RS Stock No. 780-403
Mfr. Part No.CD100LCL
BrandHPM
$7.59
Each
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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.CD100L15GY
BrandHPM
$8.36
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Plug Australia, New Zealand 15A - Type I- Austrailian/Chinese - Type I - Austrailian/Chinese 250 V ac - Grey Male - - -
RS Stock No. 780-116
Mfr. Part No.100L CL
BrandHPM
$11.828
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Plug Australia, New Zealand 10A - Type I - Type I - Austrailian/Chinese 250 V ac - Clear Male PVC - -
RS Stock No. 780-425
Mfr. Part No.CD7PCL
BrandHPM
$14.51
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Socket Australia, New Zealand 10A - Type I- Austrailian/Chinese Type I - Austrailian/Chinese - 240 V - Clear Female - - -
RS Stock No. 246-8313
Mfr. Part No.NAC3MPB-1
BrandNeutrik
$7.58
Each
units
Plug - 20A Panel Mount Power Connector - - 250 V 3P Black, Grey Male Nylon - -
RS Stock No. 780-138
Mfr. Part No.100L/15GY
BrandHPM
$9.30
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 - -
RS Stock No. 780-122
Mfr. Part No.CD100LGY
BrandHPM
$7.676
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. 316-0313
Mfr. Part No.HBL2311
BrandHubbell
$37.11
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. 260-7164
Mfr. Part No.CD106/1WE
BrandHPM
$7.37
Each
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Plug Australia, New Zealand 10A - Type I- Austrailian/Chinese - Type I - Austrailian/Chinese 250 V ac - White Male - - -
RS Stock No. 246-8284
Mfr. Part No.NAC3FCB
BrandNeutrik
$18.43
Each
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Socket - 20A Cable Mount Power Connector - - 250 V 3P Blue, White Female Nylon Screw/Solder -
RS Stock No. 547-2472
Mfr. Part No.39500010009
BrandHARTING
$83.52
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Socket Australia, China 10A Panel Mount Type I Type I - Austrailian/Chinese - 250 V ac 2P+E Grey Female - Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 771-0445
Mfr. Part No.NAC3FPX
BrandNeutrik
$19.89
Each
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Socket USA 20A Chassis Mount Power Connector - - 250 V ac 2P+E Black, Yellow Female Polyamide Screw, Solder 6 → 12mm
RS Stock No. 138-8856
Mfr. Part No.43R012311
$9.32
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Socket Denmark - - Type K Type K - Danish - - - - Female - - -
RS Stock No. 246-8278
Mfr. Part No.NAC3FCA
BrandNeutrik
$18.39
Each
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Socket - 20A Cable Mount Power Connector - - 250 V 3P Blue Female Nylon Screw/Solder -
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