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People discovering the joys of RVing are often unaware of the dangers lurking in their outdated, twist-type park power connections.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…

SmartPlug Expands Its Marketing Team

SmartPlug Expands Its Marketing Team

SmartPlug Systems, leading manufacturer of safety-focused power delivery products for boats, RVs and specialty vehicles, has hired Roger Dillon for its newly created marketing coordinator position. Ron Bailey, global VP of sales and marketing, made the announcement. Dillon is taking on much of SmartPlug’s creative and marketing portfolio. As such, he is responsible for all print and digital collateral, customer service, warranty fulfillment and developing programs to enhance the user experience. Having been a key…

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…

Ron Bailey Joins Smartplug Systems

Ron Bailey Joins Smartplug Systems

SmartPlug Systems, the leading manufacturer of safety-focused shore power delivery systems for the recreational and commercial marine, RV and specialty vehicle markets, has hired Ron Bailey as its new global VP of Sales and Marketing. He joins the company during a transitional period as incumbent Terry Gilliland prepares his retirement in early 2020. Tony Barber, CEO, made the announcement. Bailey brings decades of marine and RV manufacturing sales and marketing experience to SmartPlug. Most recently,…

Installing an ELCI Prevents Electric Shock Drowning!

Installing an ELCI Prevents Electric Shock Drowning!

Anyone who’s come in contact with even a mild jolt of electricity knows the muscle spasms it can generate. Complete immersion after falling or unknowingly jumping into water that’s been electrified by a boat’s faulty wiring can trigger total body immobility and even stop a heart, tragically resulting in a drowning fatality. The cause is typically stray AC current exiting the boat and traveling back to its source on shore via the water instead of…

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…

Bring It On Mother Nature, SmartPlug Is Ready

Bring It On Mother Nature, SmartPlug Is Ready

Mother Nature and RVers don’t always see eye-to-eye, especially when it comes to cold weather. But with SmartPlugSystems onboard, she can bring on her worst and not affect the safe flow of electricity to the RV, nor dampen the spirits of those who appreciate four-season camping. When it’s time to plug into the pedestal, the SmartPlug System can’t be beaten. Its SUPERFLEX50 50A 125/250V 30′ dual configuration cord set remains flexible and easy to coil…

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…

Introducing the SmartPlug Service Program

Introducing the SmartPlug Service Program

SmartPlug Systems, leader in next-generation shore power innovation, has launched a Service Program. Now, its revolutionary 16, 30, 32 and 50 amp SmartPlug inlets and connectors can be serviced or upgraded to the most current technology. All parts kits are compatible with all previous generation products. Offered for each of the four amperages, the kits include a Female Connector Service Kit, Gasket Service Kit,and a Male Inlet Connector Service Kit. Maintaining shore power equipment is…