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 Number of USB Sockets Mains Plug Type Voltage Rating Pole Format Colour Gender Body Material Termination Method
RS Stock No. 491-074
Mfr. Part No.655 D8 RED
HK$69.096
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 - 2P+E Red Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde Screw Down
RS Stock No. 490-015
BrandRS PRO
HK$13.19
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Urea Formaldehyde -
RS Stock No. 199-9119
Mfr. Part No.647 WHI
HK$98.07
Each
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Non-Standard MK Plug - - - - 2P+E White Male - -
RS Stock No. 327-169
Mfr. Part No.1419190
BrandABL Sursum
HK$67.40
Each
units
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 Stock No. 325-163
Mfr. Part No.646 WHI
HK$42.958
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - - Type G - British BS1363 240 V ac 2P+E White Male Urea Formaldehyde Screw Down
RS Stock No. 832-6678
Mfr. Part No.PF133 WHI
HK$53.013
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 3P White Male Rubber Crimp
RS Stock No. 836-2725
Mfr. Part No.PF133 WHI
HK$58.95
Each
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 1P+N+E White Male ABS, Rubber Screw
RS Stock No. 459-733
Mfr. Part No.655 BLK
HK$48.154
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 - 2P+E Black Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde -
RS Stock No. 832-6672
Mfr. Part No.PF133 ORG
HK$63.691
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 3P Orange Male Rubber Crimp
RS Stock No. 836-2729
Mfr. Part No.PF133 ORG
HK$62.46
Each
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 1P+N+E Orange Male ABS, Rubber Screw
RS Stock No. 459-727
Mfr. Part No.655 WHI
HK$54.101
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 - 2P+E White Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde -
RS Stock No. 323-6268
Mfr. Part No.HDPT13B-01
BrandMasterplug
HK$32.528
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Thermoplastic -
RS Stock No. 325-185
Mfr. Part No.515 WHI
HK$72.657
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Plug UK 15A Cable Mount Type D/M - - Type M - Old British/South African 15A - 2P+E White Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde -
RS Stock No. 854-380
BrandRS PRO
HK$11.806
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Urea Formaldehyde -
RS Stock No. 316-0133
Mfr. Part No.HBL5266C
BrandHubbell
HK$205.58
Each
units
Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 5 - 15P - - NEMA 5 - 15P 125 V 2P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down
RS Stock No. 246-8278
Mfr. Part No.NAC3FCA-1
BrandNeutrik
HK$74.78
Each
units
Plug - 20A Cable Mount Power Connector - - - 250 V 3P Black, Blue Female Nylon Screw/Solder
RS Stock No. 246-8290
Mfr. Part No.NAC3MPXXA
BrandNeutrik
HK$39.56
Each
units
Plug - 20A Panel Mount Power Connector - - - 250 V ac 3P Black, Blue Male Nylon -
RS Stock No. 316-0199
Mfr. Part No.HBL5666C
BrandHubbell
HK$164.36
Each
units
Plug USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 6 - 15P - - NEMA 6 - 15P 250 V 2P+E Black Male Nylon Screw Down
RS Stock No. 854-396
BrandRS PRO
HK$20.288
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Thermoplastic -
RS Stock No. 316-0206
Mfr. Part No.HBL5669C
BrandHubbell
HK$319.05
Each
units
Socket USA 15A Cable Mount NEMA 6 - 15R NEMA 6 - 15R - - 250 V 2P+E Black Female Nylon Screw Down