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 These appliances, however, can put tremendous electrical loads on outdated, twist-type shore power electrical connections, leaving owners wide-eyed awake wondering if their older plug is going to overheat.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

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 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…

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,…

2018 Top Technology Trends in Boating

2018 Top Technology Trends in Boating

When it comes to boating, technology may not be the first thing that comes to mind. As boaters for many years, we’ve seen the shift in the industry and how technology is quickly advancing in the boating world. Here are 5 of the latest technology trends to hit the marine world: Mobile Apps: Just like most industries, the marine industry is catching up and going mobile.New apps have hit the market that help with everything…

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…

Holiday Gifts for the Boater in Your Life

Holiday Gifts for the Boater in Your Life

With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gifts for your family and friends. At SmartPlug, we’re passionate about boating, so we’ve compiled this list of the best holiday gift ideas for the boater in your life!   1. Engel High-Performance 25 GT Cooler This distinct cooler is roto-molded for toughness and durability. It’s built with 2 inches of insulation throughout so that it retains ice for…

Boating Safety Tips for Summer

Boating Safety Tips for Summer

SmartPlug was designed with the purpose of creating a new industry standard when it comes to boating safety. Whether you’re traveling or just enjoying leisure time on a boat, safety should always be the number one priority. With millions of boaters out on the open waters every day, practicing safe boating has never been more important. We’ve put together five important practices for you to keep in mind this boating season: Be Weather-Wise Regardless of…