UK PLUGS – United Kingdom and Ireland

What types of UK plug are there plug are there?

There is only one UK plug, the BS 1363 plug, which is the only plug in the world to be fused. The standard before 1947 was the round pin BS 546; this is still used in specialist settings including lighting.

What approvals does a UK plug or powercord have?

The UK plug is manufactured to BS 1363, the fuse to BS 1362; both are approved by ASTA or BSI. Other national standards based on the UK plug: NSAI IS 401 & IS 411 in Eire; PSB SS 145 in Singapore; SASO 2203 in Saudi Arabia; Sirim MS 589 in Malaysia.

Where is the UK plug used?

The UK plug is used in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Malta, Cyprus, Hong Kong, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, the countries above and a number of African and Middle Eastern nations.

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UK

Cables

Specifications

Ref: UK


Type:
BS 1363/A
Current Rating: 13A
Voltage Rating: 250V
Class: I + II

H03VVH2-F
H03VV-F
H03VV-F
H05VVH2-F
H05VV-F
H05VV-F
H05V2V2-F
H05V2V2-F
H05RR-F
H05RN-F
HO7RN-F

2 x 0.50, 0.75 mm˛
2 x 0.75 mm˛
3 x 0.50, 0.75 mm˛
2 x 0.75 mm˛
2 x 0.75, 1.00 mm˛
3 x 0.75, 1.00 mm˛
2 x 0.75 mm˛
3 x 0.75 mm˛
3 x 0.75, 1.00 mm˛
3 x 0.75, 1.00, 1.50 mm˛
3 x 1.50 mm˛

Power Leads

UK Round Pin 15 amp

Cables

Specifications

Ref: BS546


Type:
BS546
Current Rating: 6-16A
Voltage Rating: 250V
Class: I+II

H03VVH2-F
H03VV-F
H05VV-F
H05RR-F
H05RN-F
HO7RN-F

2 x 0.75 mm˛
3 x 0.75 mm˛
3 x 0.75, 1.00, 1.50 mm˛
3 x 0.75, 1.00 mm˛
3 x 0.75, 1.00, 1.50 mm˛
3 x 1.50 mm˛

Power Leads

Euro convertor plug

Cables

Specifications

Ref: ECP


Type:
BS1363/EN50075
Current Rating: 3-5A
Voltage Rating: 250V
Class: II

 

Converts 2.5A Europlug into UK plug

Power Leads

UK plug nylon pin protectors

Colours

 

 

Black / white

Power Leads

RE-WIREABLE

Re-wireable UK

Colours

Specifications

Ref: UK 523


Type: BS 1363/A
Current rating: 13A
Voltage rating: 250V
Class: l & ll
Black, White, Orange, Red, Blue, Green, transparent Available in Thermoplastic, Rubber & Tough Plug

Re-wireable UK round pin

Colours

Specifications

Ref: BS546 854


Type: BS546
Current Rating: 3-15A
Voltage Rating: 250V
Class: l & ll
Black, White Available in 3 amp, 5 amp and 15 amp versions with sleeved live & neutral pins

DISTRIBUTION BLOCKS

UK distribution

Cables

Specifications

Ref: 1-12 UK 1009


Type:
BS 1363A
Current rating: 13A
Voltage rating: 250V
Class: l
Black, Light Grey/Black, White, & Brown 1 to 12 way, with or without cable, neon and/or switch.

UK FUSES

3 amp

5 amp

10 amp

13 amp

Fuses for Power Leads

Fuses for Power Leads

Fuses for Power Leads

Fuses for Power Leads

 

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