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Re: Power Outlet Sizzle - Help Please

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Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post
If replacing a shore power cord there is only ONE power cord to buy and that is the Smart Plug system.
Some insurance companies even give a discount if you install a Smart Plug cord set and inlet..

NEMA/Marinco/Hubbel plug standard SUCKS in the marine environment and causes nothing but problems.. As a marine electrician I would not be sad to see them outright banned and replaced with the Smart Cord standard or equivalent.

If replacing a shore power cord please do yourself a favor and spend your money wisely, on the Smart Plug.

BTW safely loaded shore power cords should NOT be "warm to the touch"! If they are, you have problems that need to be addressed.......
That's really nice MS, but what do you do about the other end that plugs into the dock pedestal? I've yet to see a single SmartPlug installation on the shore side.
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