Protect your shore-power cord from overheating with the SmartPlug 30-amp connector and inlet. The unit is designed with a trip thermostat that is set to cut the power if the cord’s temperature rises to 200 degrees, the temperature at which insulation generally begins to soften, and kick the power back on when the temperature hits 120 degrees. In addition, the connector and inlet have three weatherproof seals to protect against rain and weather. The whole system can be easily installed on a dock power pedestal with basic tools. (The company offers a 50-amp inlet and connector as well.)
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