How many shorepower cords have overheated on your watch? It’s like a boating right of passage; if you haven’t burned up a few cords you haven’t been boating long enough. The folks at SmartPlug have figured out the problem with today’s twist and lock shorepower design and it is pretty simple. The lock bears on the prongs, which works them and those prongs are just too small to effectively carry the load.
Most shore power failures come from the pins working in the connector, which then heats up the connector, shorepower inlet, cord or all three. SmartPlug eliminates these issues with easy-to-use straight pins that are oversized to better carry the current, and spring-loaded, weatherproof, locking plugs. This simplified design with straight pins that only connect to the inlet one way means no more need for body contortions to make sure the old L-shaped prong is lined up.
The designers at SmartPlug also built in 30 AMPs of overheat protection into each plug – a type of failsafe that consumers should expect to be incorporated into any electrical assembly. The cover on the power pedestal inlet locks down onto the top, and spring-loaded side clips lock the SmartPlug cord in place so there is no pressure on the electrical connection. No more working those prongs! On top of all that creative conductivity and locking power, SmartPlug provides a self-sealing shape that keeps out water, humidity and moisture. Weatherproof cord seals, which are unique to SmartPlug, round out this awesome and innovative product. SmartPlug products are quite reasonably priced, with 50-foot cords as a standard, and pigtail adapters for both the boat connector and the shorepower inlet making retrofit easy and affordable. SmartPlug shore power products offer innovative, safe, efficient connections from boat to dock!