How to Prepare Your Boat for Spring

How to Prepare Your Boat for Spring

Spring is officially underway! For boaters across the country, that means it is time to prepare your boat for the upcoming season. At SmartPlug, we always stress the importance of being safe on your journeys. Prevention is key and we recommend taking the time now to ensure you don’t run into problems during the boating season. Pre-Launch Inspection Check engine compartment for excess water or leaks Inspect propellers for signs of wear including dings, pitting…

SmartPlug Debuts White 30a Cordsets

SmartPlug Debuts White 30a Cordsets

When walking through a marina, seeing distinctive SmartPlug orange cables indicates boat owners that are savvy about shore power safety. But some prefer that their electrical cords blend in with the boat deck or dock surfaces. For them, there’s the new 30A/125V White Cordset. It has all the impressive features of the standard SmartPlug system, but in a pleasing traditional marine color. It debuted at the Miami International Boat Show, Feb. 13–17, booth C349. The…

SmartPlug Releases New Catalogs

SmartPlug Releases New Catalogs

SmartPlug Systems, the leading manufacturer of next-generation shore power solutions, has released 2020 catalogs for marine and RV. The URLs are bit.ly/SmartPlugMarine and bit.ly/SmartPlugRV, respectively. The catalogs effectively explain how electrical loads have changed since the twist-type plug was invented over 80 years ago and why the SmartPlug is the safer choice for modern boats and RVs. Product descriptions are thorough to a professional level, yet easily understood by consumers. Stunning photography and compelling testimonials…

Top Tips: A Winter Check-Up for Your Boat

Top Tips: A Winter Check-Up for Your Boat

For many boaters, winter brings cold temperatures and unfavorable weather which means boats need to be stored away until Spring. While you countdown to boating season, why not pay your marina a visit to check in on your boat and ensure all is ok. Walk Around Check If your Boat is in the Water: Inspect the dock lines and check to make sure they are still in good condition and maintaining length and boat positioning….

Onboard Air Conditioning Is Safer with SmartPlug

Onboard Air Conditioning Is Safer with SmartPlug

As summer draws near, many boaters are planning overnight cruises. To sleep comfortably, they’ll rely on factory installed or portable air conditioners. These appliances, however, can put tremendous electrical loads on outdated, twist-type shore power electrical connections, leaving owners wide-eyed awake wondering if their older plug is going to overheat. Using the revolutionary SmartPlug not only greatly improves onboard safety, but allows cruisers the worry-free rest they need. The amperage draw of an air conditioner…

Your Spring Boat Repair Checklist

Your Spring Boat Repair Checklist

With Spring officially underway, that means people are taking their boats out of winter storage and prepping them to head into the water for a fun-filled boating season. As you get your boat ready this Spring, be sure to follow this repair checklist to avoid future problems during the season: Check belts, cables, and hoses as they can become brittle and may crack during winter storage. Inspect the fuel system for leaks or damage including…

SmartPlug Debuts Dual Coax and Coax-Ethernet Inlets at Miami International Boat Show 2019

SmartPlug Debuts Dual Coax and Coax-Ethernet Inlets at Miami International Boat Show 2019

Whether at a dock or campground, it’s a wired world. And with SmartPlug Systems’ new Dual Coax and Coax-Ethernet Inlets, it’s never been easier to connect to a cable TV or Internet data source. The product’s debut at the Miami International Boat Show, Feb. 14–18, booth C349. The new inlets use SmartPlug’s distinctive asymmetrical stainless steel housing for a unified appearance. The cutout size and hole pattern match industry standards to make installation fast and…

SmartPlug Launches ELCI/Breaker Combination

SmartPlug Launches ELCI/Breaker Combination

SmartPlug Systems’ new Equipment Leakage Circuit Interrupter provides boat owners with another layer of electrical safety. It shuts down shore power if current leakage is detected. This eliminates potential problems such as dangerous electricity in the water and electrolysis. Ideal for OEMs and custom boatbuilders, the Equipment Leakage Circuit Interrupter is available in 30A and 50A, and match the company’s distinctive inlets. Operating in tandem, they meet ABYC E-11 standards 11.11 for ground fault protection…

Marine Fire Prevention Tips

Marine Fire Prevention Tips

For Fire Safety Month, we thought it was important to share marine fire prevention tips. A fire on a boat can spread fast and when you’re out on the open water, you have limited options to remove yourself from danger. Follow these tips to help prevent a fire from occurring on your next boating excursion: Preparation& Prevention  Take a safety course including first aid and fire extinguisher use. Have multi-purpose ABC fire extinguishers both in…

Safe Boating Practices for the Holiday Weekend

Safe Boating Practices for the Holiday Weekend

For many boaters across the country, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kick off to summer and boating season. We can’t stress boating safety enough; here are some important safety practices to keep in mind for the holiday weekend: Check the Weather Before you head out, check the approaching weather along with how that will affect the seas and wind. Always play it safe and stay off the water if impending weather seems volatile. The…