The RV Has Changed; So Should the Park Power Connection

The RV Has Changed; So Should the Park Power Connection

People discovering the joys of RVing are often unaware of the dangers lurking in their outdated, twist-type park power connections. Today’s RVs have enormous electrical draws. Microwaves, TVs, in-floor heating, and hydraulic jack and slide-out systems are conveniences that weren’t even invented when the L-style pin system was introduced in the 1930s. The SmartPlug is the modern alternative. Uniquely designed, it overcomes the engineering flaws inherent in traditional plugs and inlets, and safely handles the…

Autumn Boating Tips

Autumn Boating Tips

Autumn is a beautiful time to head out on the water and enjoy all the season has to offer. While the weather may be cooler, the crisp air paired with the sunshine can make for an amazing day on your boat. Before you head out, be sure to check out our top autumn boating tips: Dress Appropriately Always be prepared for a cool breeze across the water. Check the weather before you head out and…

Top Tips for Winterizing Your Boat in 2020

Top Tips for Winterizing Your Boat in 2020

With Fall in full swing, sadly that means many boaters across the country will soon need to prepare your boat for winter storage. At SmartPlug, we are all about safety. We believe taking the extra steps now will ensure an easier, stress free launch in the spring time. Here are our top tips for winterizing your boat: Caring for your Engine Without an engine, your boat can’t run! It is critical to care for your…

Boating During COVID-19: Tips for Safe Social Distancing

Boating During COVID-19: Tips for Safe Social Distancing

As Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease, we understand many boaters are eager to get back out on the water and enjoy the summer season. Many wonder -is boating during the pandemic safe? The answer is yes, so long as you continue to follow social distancing guidelines. Here are our top tips for safe social distancing while boating: Limit Passengers: The people you bring on board. Passengers should only be those you have been quarantining with….

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boat owners with shore power connections, the part that’s the biggest potential problem is the easiest to change: an outdated twist-type connector.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…