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 These appliances, however, can put tremendous electrical loads on outdated, twist-type shore power electrical connections, leaving owners wide-eyed awake wondering if their older plug is going to overheat.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…

How to Inspect an Outlet

How to Inspect an Outlet

Faulty shore power connections are one of the leading causes of marine fires. It’s important to always keep a close eye on the condition of your connections and to take the necessary safety precautions. Do A Safety Check Often It’s time to update and replace your electrical connection if you notice any of the following: Signs of Melting or Discoloration Don’t ignore any signs of burning or melting. This is a red flag something is…

SmartPlug Debuts ELCI Sensors and Breakers

SmartPlug Debuts ELCI Sensors and Breakers

We’re excited to announce our new line of 30 and 50 Amp ELCI sensors and breakers. This new family of products provides (Equipment Leakage), Ground Fault sensing for the entire boat. The sensor operates in tandem with a calibrated breaker and meets the requirements of ABYC’s E-11 standard for ground fault protection and main shore power circuit protection. The complete package constantly monitors the current balance of the conductors (wires / cables) supplying the power…

A Special SmartPlug Installation

A Special SmartPlug Installation

We love when customers send us photos of their SmartPlug installed on their RV or boat! We recently received photos of the Adonia, a really unique and special boat, equipped with our 50A system and new marine cord. Here is some information about the Adonia: A 60-foot flagship yacht docked at the Waterside Marina to highlight the revamped Waterside District. Adonia –meaning beautiful woman or goddess in Greek –is the flagship boat for Waterway Guide,…

With SmartPlug, Boatbuilders Plug into the Future

With SmartPlug, Boatbuilders Plug into the Future

Buyers are increasingly expecting residential-like electrical systems on new boats. Faced with dealing with the massive power draws imposed by an ever-growing list of onboard appliances, devices, and outlets, savvy boatbuilders are increasingly turning to SmartPlug Systems’ revolutionary SmartPlug for their shore power connection solution. It’s an effective strategy for separating themselves from the competition. Safety is a significant, yet often untapped, selling the point that resonates with a broad consumer base. The SmartPlug’s unique…

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…