Originally Posted by boatpoker
The "smart plugs" I've seen also require the shore power pedestal to match. I have not seen a marina that has switched yet.
Our boat has been converted to a SmartPlug
, we use a 30 Amp Dual Configuration Cordsets and also have an old marinco cord that I replaced the boat end to SmartPlug. Both these cords use the old 3 prong twist plugs on the shore side.
One thing it has going for it is the 30 Amp Inlet contains a trip thermostat which cuts power in the unlikely event of overheating. It’s set to trip at 200ºF (93ºC), just before wire insulation begins to soften and restore the power once it has cooled back down to a safe temperature of around 120ºF (49ºC).
Just a happy and satisfied customer. Best part is the Admiral loves how easy it is to use.