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. 192-0468
Mfr. Part No.HPT-CAPD
HK$25.974
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
- US - - - - - - - - - - Stainless Steel -
RS Stock No. 192-0470
Mfr. Part No.HPT-CAPM
HK$20.423
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
- US - - - - - - - - - Male Stainless Steel -
RS Stock No. 192-0462
Mfr. Part No.HPT-3-MDW
HK$34.955
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
Socket US 16A Panel Mount - - - - 250 V ac 2+PE Black, Yellow Male Thermoplastic -
RS Stock No. 192-0473
Mfr. Part No.HPT-CAPSF
HK$20.055
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
- US - - - - - - - - - Female Stainless Steel -
RS Stock No. 192-0469
Mfr. Part No.HPT-CAPF
HK$21.336
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
- US - - - - - - - - - Female Stainless Steel -
RS Stock No. 192-0467
Mfr. Part No.HPT-RT
HK$48.954
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
- US - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 192-0471
Mfr. Part No.HPT-CAPSD
HK$76.178
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
- US - - - - - - - - - - Stainless Steel -
RS Stock No. 192-0465
Mfr. Part No.HPT-3-CC
HK$88.053
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
Socket US 16A Panel Mount - - - - 250 V ac 2+PE Black, Yellow - Thermoplastic -
RS Stock No. 192-0458
Mfr. Part No.HPT-3-FJ
HK$82.73
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
- US 16A Panel Mount - - - - 250 V ac 2+PE - Female Thermoplastic Screw
RS Stock No. 192-0464
Mfr. Part No.52590060-300
HK$3.255
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
- - - - - Type C - Europlug - Type C - Europlug - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 192-0457
Mfr. Part No.HPT-3-F
HK$78.425
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
- US 16A - - - - - 250 V ac 2+PE Black, Yellow Female Thermoplastic Screw
RS Stock No. 192-0461
Mfr. Part No.HPT-3-MD
HK$34.955
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
Socket US 16A Panel Mount - - - - 250 V ac 2+PE Black, Yellow Male Thermoplastic -
RS Stock No. 192-0460
Mfr. Part No.HPT-3-MJ
HK$78.79
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
Socket US 16A Panel Mount - - - - 250 V ac 2+PE - Male Thermoplastic Screw
RS Stock No. 192-0459
Mfr. Part No.HPT-3-M
HK$78.425
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
Socket US 16A - - - - - 250 V ac 2+PE Black, Yellow Male Thermoplastic Screw
RS Stock No. 192-0463
Mfr. Part No.HPT-3-FD
HK$70.959
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
- US 16A Panel Mount - - - - 250 V ac 2+PE Black, Yellow Female Thermoplastic -
RS Stock No. 192-0474
Mfr. Part No.HPT-CAPSM
HK$43.943
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
- US - - - - - - - - - Male Stainless Steel -