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. 327-169
Mfr. Part No.1419190
BrandABL Sursum
kr 37,92
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. 327-197
Mfr. Part No.1479292
BrandABL Sursum
kr 84,72
Each
Units
Socket France 16A Cable Mount Type E - French Type E - French - - 250 V ac 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw
RS Stock No. 713-4337
Mfr. Part No.1418060
BrandABL Sursum
kr 35,71
Each
Units
Plug Europe 16A Cable Mount Type F- Schuko - - Type F - German Schuko 250 V 2P+E Grey Male PVC -
RS Stock No. 824-5560
Mfr. Part No.1418000
BrandABL Sursum
kr 23,40
Each
Units
Plug France, Germany 16A Cable Mount CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French - - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V 2P+E Black Male PVC Screw
RS Stock No. 824-5585
Mfr. Part No.1149190
BrandABL Sursum
kr 49,01
Each
Units
Plug France, Germany 16A Cable Mount CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French - - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V 2P+E Black Male Rubber Screw
RS Stock No. 824-5589
Mfr. Part No.1199290
BrandABL Sursum
kr 71,30
Each
Units
Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw
RS Stock No. 824-5557
Mfr. Part No.1479090
BrandABL Sursum
kr 46,79
Each
Units
Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw
RS Stock No. 713-4346
Mfr. Part No.1679080
BrandABL Sursum
kr 50,12
Each
Units
Socket Europe 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V 2P+E White Female PVC Screw
RS Stock No. 824-5576
Mfr. Part No.1418080
BrandABL Sursum
kr 23,40
Each
Units
Plug France, Germany 16A Cable Mount CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French - - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V 2P+E White Male PVC Screw
RS Stock No. 824-5579
Mfr. Part No.1679082
BrandABL Sursum
kr 39,03
Each
Units
Socket France 16A Cable Mount Type E - French Type E - French - - - 2P+E White Female PVC Screw
RS Stock No. 824-5611
Mfr. Part No.1529140
BrandABL Sursum
kr 76,85
Each
Units
Plug France, Germany 16A Cable Mount CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French - - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V 2P+E Black, Red Male Duroplast Screw
RS Stock No. 327-125
Mfr. Part No.1116110
BrandABL Sursum
kr 13,42
Each
Units
Plug Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko - - Type F - German Schuko 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Polymer -
RS Stock No. 824-5605
Mfr. Part No.1529100
BrandABL Sursum
kr 75,74
Each
Units
Plug France, Germany 16A Cable Mount CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French - - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V 2P+E Black Male Duroplast Screw
RS Stock No. 899-8182
Mfr. Part No.1579242
BrandABL Sursum
kr 90,26
Each
Units
Socket - 16A Plug-In Type E - French Type E - French - - 250 V 2P+E Red Female Thermoplastic Screw
RS Stock No. 899-8160
Mfr. Part No.1519140
BrandABL Sursum
kr 57,99
Each
Units
Plug - 16A Plug-In CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French - - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V 2P+E Red Male Thermoplastic Screw
RS Stock No. 824-5554
Mfr. Part No.1679060
BrandABL Sursum
kr 33,38
Each
Units
Socket Germany 16A Cable Mount Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V 2P+E Grey Female PVC Screw
RS Stock No. 824-5567
Mfr. Part No.1679002
BrandABL Sursum
kr 39,03
Each
Units
Socket France 16A Cable Mount Type E - French Type E - French - - - 2P+E Black Female PVC Screw
RS Stock No. 824-5598
Mfr. Part No.1199592
BrandABL Sursum
kr 80,28
Each
Units
Socket France 16A Cable Mount Type E - French Type E - French - - - 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw
RS Stock No. 899-8172
Mfr. Part No.1579250
BrandABL Sursum
kr 91,37
Each
Units
Socket - 16A Plug-In Type F - German Schuko Type F - German Schuko - - 250 V 2P+E Blue Female Thermoplastic Screw
RS Stock No. 144-3692
Mfr. Part No.SEV23K0
BrandABL Sursum
kr 80,128
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
Socket Switzerland 16A Cable Mount Type 23 Type 23 - SEV 5934 - - 250 V - Blue Female Rubber Plug In