AC Sockets

AC power plugs and sockets connect electric equipment to the alternating current (AC) power supply in buildings and at other sites. Electrical plugs and sockets differ from one another in voltage and current rating, shape, size, and connector type. Different standard systems of plugs and sockets are used around the world.

Plugs and sockets for portable appliances became available in the 1880s, to replace connections to light sockets with wall-mounted outlets. A proliferation of types developed for both convenience and protection from electrical injury. Today there are about 20 types in common use around the world, and many obsolete socket types are found in older buildings. Coordination of technical standards has allowed some types of plug to be used across large regions to facilitate trade in electrical appliances, and for the convenience of travellers and consumers of imported electrical goods.

Some multi-standard sockets allow use of several types of plug; improvised or unapproved adaptors between incompatible sockets and plugs may not provide the full safety and performance of an approved socket–plug combination.

AC Sockets
MSO-A10001
AC Sockets
MSO-B10001
AC Sockets
MSO-B10002
AC Sockets
MSO-B10003
AC Sockets, Electronic Components
MSO-B20004
AC Sockets, Electronic Components
MSO-G10003
AC Sockets, Electronic Components
MSO-G10004
AC Sockets, Electronic Components
MSOHB1002
AC Sockets, Electronic Components
MSOHB1003
AC Sockets, Electronic Components
MSOHB2001
AC Sockets, Electronic Components
MSOHB2002
AC Sockets, Electronic Components
MSOHB2003
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