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. 325-163
Mfr. Part No.646 WHI
PHP254.971
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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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. 459-711
Mfr. Part No.65503 WHI
PHP320.569
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 - 2P+E White Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde -
RS Stock No. 459-727
Mfr. Part No.655 WHI
PHP437.081
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 - 2P+E White Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde -
RS Stock No. 199-9226
Mfr. Part No.502 WHI
PHP277.86
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Plug UK 2A Cable Mount Type D/M - - Type D - Old British/South African 5A - 2P+E White Male Urea Formaldehyde -
RS Stock No. 832-6672
Mfr. Part No.PF133 ORG
PHP420.735
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Orange Male Rubber Crimp
RS Stock No. 199-9119
Mfr. Part No.647 WHI
PHP592.35
Each
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Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Non-Standard MK Plug - - - - 2P+E White Male - -
RS Stock No. 491-074
Mfr. Part No.655 D8 RED
PHP386.799
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 - 2P+E Red Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde Screw Down
RS Stock No. 832-6678
Mfr. Part No.PF133 WHI
PHP333.165
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male Rubber Crimp
RS Stock No. 325-179
Mfr. Part No.505 WHI
PHP331.70
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Plug UK 5A Cable Mount Type D/M - - Type D - Old British/South African 5A - 2P+E White Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde -
RS Stock No. 836-2725
Mfr. Part No.PF133 WHI
PHP335.58
Each
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Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E White Male ABS, Rubber Screw
RS Stock No. 836-2729
Mfr. Part No.PF133 ORG
PHP445.83
Each
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Plug UK 13A Cable Mount Type G - British - - Type G - British BS1363 250 V ac 2P+E Orange Male ABS, Rubber Screw
RS Stock No. 325-185
Mfr. Part No.515 WHI
PHP392.088
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. 459-733
Mfr. Part No.655 BLK
PHP343.619
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Plug UK 13A Cable Mount BS 1363 - - Type G - British BS1363 - 2P+E Black Male PVC, Urea Formaldehyde -