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A plug is the movable connector, a socket is fixed on equipment
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Electrical Plugs & Sockets

A plug is the movable connector, a socket is fixed on equipment

Designed to provide power to electrical appliances and devices, electrical plugs and sockets are a fundamental part of every building. Here, you can shop an extensive range of industry leading domestic and industrial electrical plugs as well as sockets from various Zambian suppliers of electrical equipment and accessories. Available are 3 and 5-way power extension sockets, wall switches, 2 gang sockets (double sockets), and electrical plugs. All products listed here are from trusted trade brands and come in a wide variety of colours, finishes, profile types and wall socket styles. Feel free to find out if your seller of choice also offers installation services or can recommend skilled electricians to do the job professionally.

A plug is the movable connector attached to an electrically operated device, and the socket is fixed on equipment or a building structure and connected to an energised electrical circuit. The plug is a male connector, often with protruding pins that match the openings and female contacts in a socket.

Electrical Outlet Types & How To Use Them

  • 15-Amp Duplex Receptacle. In the U.S., most homes have a combination of 15-amp and 20-amp, 120-volt circuits
  • 20A Outlets. 20A outlets, combined with 20A circuits, are a good choice for devices in need of more power
  • Switched Outlets
  • GFCI & AFCI Outlets
  • USB & Smart Outlets

Type A and B plugs have two flat prongs with (often, but not always) a hole near the tip. These holes aren't there without a reason. If you were to take apart a type A or B socket and look at the contact wipers that the prongs slide into, you would find that in some cases they have have bumps on them.

Standard household electricity uses 120-volt 20-amp service, commonly called 110-volt. You can tell the type of electrical service to any receptacle outlet by the holes for a plug. A standard 110-volt plug has two rectangular holes, the left one slightly larger, with a hole below that has a rounded top.

There are four types of sockets available to the users. The first two are most commonly used and the last two are rarely used. Processes are presumed to communicate only between sockets of the same type but there is no restriction that prevents communication between sockets of different types.

According to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), there are 14 different plugs (Type A through Type N) used around the world.

A plug is an object located on one end of a power cord that connects an electrical device to a receptacle. Most household electrical receptacles have a 15-amp rating, but they connect to a 20-amp circuit. You can use a device that has a 15-amp plug with either a 15- or 20-amp receptacl