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. 705-0822
Mfr. Part No.0 504 51
BrandLegrand
kr 28,81
Each
Units
Plug France, Germany 16A Cable Mount CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French - CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 230 V ac 2P Black Male Plastic - -
RS Stock No. 700-1104
Mfr. Part No.0 506 32
BrandLegrand
kr 56,43
Each
Units
Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - Type E - French 230 V ac 2P+E White Male Polymer - -
RS Stock No. 702-6696
Mfr. Part No.0 501 63
BrandLegrand
kr 29,41
Each
Units
Plug France, Germany 6A Cable Mount Type C - Europlug - Type C - Europlug 230 V ac 2P Black Male Polymer Screw -
RS Stock No. 705-0863
Mfr. Part No.0 501 76
BrandLegrand
kr 65,90
Each
Units
Plug Europe 16A Cable Mount Type E - Type E - French - 2P+E Black, Grey Male Polymer - -
RS Stock No. 200-8444
Mfr. Part No.0 502 52
BrandLegrand
kr 153,14
Each
Units
Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber - -
RS Stock No. 705-0780
Mfr. Part No.0 558 62
BrandLegrand
kr 1 069,08
Each
Units
Socket France 32A Cable Mount Type E - Type E - French 400 V ac 2P+E Grey Female Polymer - -
RS Stock No. 705-0872
Mfr. Part No.0 501 73
BrandLegrand
kr 35,79
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, Grey Male Polymer - -
RS Stock No. 700-1097
Mfr. Part No.0 504 46
BrandLegrand
kr 108,27
Each
Units
Socket France 16A Cable Mount Type E Type E - French - 250 V ac 2P+E Black Female Rubber Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 700-1094
Mfr. Part No.0 504 45
BrandLegrand
kr 81,16
Each
Units
Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber Screw Down -
RS Stock No. 702-6709
Mfr. Part No.0 504 40
BrandLegrand
kr 114,66
Each
Units
Plug Europe 16A Cable Mount Type E - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E Black Male Rubber - -
RS Stock No. 700-1081
Mfr. Part No.0 501 62
BrandLegrand
kr 138,48
1 Bag of 5
Bag(s)
Plug France, Germany 6A Cable Mount Type C - Europlug - Type C - Europlug 230 V ac 2P White Male Polymer Screw -
RS Stock No. 705-0841
Mfr. Part No.0 504 24
BrandLegrand
kr 44,87
Each
Units
Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - Type E - French 250 V ac 2P+E Grey Male Polymer - -
RS Stock No. 700-1085
Mfr. Part No.0 501 66
BrandLegrand
kr 34,90
Each
Units
Socket France, Germany 6A Cable Mount Type C - Europlug Type C - Europlug - 230 V ac 2P White Female Polymer Screw -
RS Stock No. 705-0825
Mfr. Part No.0 550 70
BrandLegrand
kr 355,33
Each
Units
Plug Europe 20A Cable Mount Type E - Type E - French 380 V ac 3P+E Black Male Rubber - -
RS Stock No. 705-0807
Mfr. Part No.0 504 42
BrandLegrand
kr 195,81
Each
Units
Socket France 16A Cable Mount Type E Type E - French - 250 V ac 2P+E Black Female Rubber - -
RS Stock No. 705-0813
Mfr. Part No.0 550 71
BrandLegrand
kr 530,01
Each
Units
Socket Europe 20A Cable Mount Type E Type E - French - 380 V ac 3P+E Black Female Rubber - -
RS Stock No. 344-3933
Mfr. Part No.0 503 26
BrandLegrand
kr 72,08
Each
Units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male - - -
RS Stock No. 700-1088
Mfr. Part No.0 504 17
BrandLegrand
kr 51,84
Each
Units
Socket France 16A Cable Mount Type E Type E - French - 250 V ac 2P+E White Female Polymer - -
RS Stock No. 250-4093
Mfr. Part No.0 901 15
BrandLegrand
kr 303,59
Each
Units
Plug France 32A Cable Mount NF C 61-315 - NF C 61 - 315 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Polymer - -
RS Stock No. 705-0835
Mfr. Part No.0 506 38
BrandLegrand
kr 49,65
Each
Units
Plug France 16A Cable Mount Type E - Type E - French 230 V ac 2P+E Grey, White Male Polymer - -