Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
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Re: Power Outlet Sizzle - Help Please
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.
You keep it cleaned and use terminal grease until the marina decides to allow the other end to go Smart Plug. The side with the most issues is the boat side so you still benefit in a big way. When I see burned inlets, cord ends etc. etc. it is about 75% occurring of the time at the vessel end. The power inlet also has a temp sensor so that it can break the source if there is resistance causing heat..
As I said hopefully someday we get what we deserve and that is a better, safer and more reliable standard for shore power cords and receptacles... The current standard was never designed with the marine environment in-mind. It was adapted to work in the marine environment.
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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