Why Being Made in America Matters

Why Being Made in America Matters

At SmartPlug, we are proud to be made in America! Being an American made manufacturer comes with many benefits. As Americans, we take pride in our country and celebrate our independence through American manufacturing. “Made in the USA” tags can win over customers from simply seeing where it’s made. The benefits of products made in America override foreign suppliers who offer the same products. Here are some of the top reasons why “Made in America”…

New Year’s Resolutions for RVers

New Year’s Resolutions for RVers

Can you believe the new year is just a few short days away? As we wrap up this crazy year and look forward to a fresh start in 2021, we all begin to set our intentions and resolutions. Aside from thinking of ways to enhance your lifestyle and family, why not consider making resolutions related to your favorite pastime –RVing?! Here we’ve rounded up our top new year’s resolutions for RVers: Join a Travel Club…

Mike Sokol Demonstrates SmartPlug – Part One

Mike Sokol Demonstrates SmartPlug – Part One

As most of us are winding down the camping season and mothballing our RVs for the winter, now is a great time to repair and upgrade our electrical systems. That way you won’t be caught off-guard in the spring when you head out on your first trip and forgot something important. Here Mike Sokol of RV Electricity demonstrates SmartPlug technology as an upgrade to your existing RV shore power connections: Thank you, Mike, for this…

New Year’s Resolutions for Boaters

New Year’s Resolutions for Boaters

After the year we’ve had, it’s safe to say we are all looking forward to starting fresh in 2021. Why not set some new year’s resolutions in all aspects of your life, even boating! If you’re an avid boater like us, check out our recommendations for resolutions heading into the new year: Take A Safety Course: It never hurts to take a boating safety class. With more boaters hitting the water than ever before, we…

The Importance of Safety When You Live Aboard Your Boat

The Importance of Safety When You Live Aboard Your Boat

A boat is an intricate vessel and while it can lend itself to a wonderful lifestyle, it’s imperative to prepare, organize and have a plan before moving on board full-time. Before you commit to living aboard your boat, it’s important you make a commitment to safety as well. Safety First Whether you enjoy boating as a pastime or commit to the full lifestyle, safety should always come first. Your boat should be equipped with CO2…

Retrofit with A SmartPlug to Enhance Safety and Save Money

Retrofit with A SmartPlug to Enhance Safety and Save Money

For boat owners with shore power connections, the part that’s the biggest potential problem is the easiest to change: an outdated twist-type connector. With a Retrofit Kit from SmartPlug Systems,it’s fast and simple to upgrade to the safest and most thoroughly modern 30A or 50A marine power supply equipment available, while reusing the cable and saving money. Traditional twist-type shore power plugs have thin blades with very little metal-to-metal contact, resulting in a poor electrical…

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…

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….

Miami Boat Show 2019 Recap

Miami Boat Show 2019 Recap

We’re back from another productive trip to Miami, Florida for the annual Miami Boat Show! The event was filled with a sea of people eager to check out the latest and greatest the marine industry has to offer. It was nice having everyone to our booth to see first hand how SmartPlug works. We were able to make a lot of connections and sell product as well. Overall, it was an incredibly successful event for…