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Latest Upgrade - SmartPlug Shore Power
Dragonfly II's main AC breaker was tripping between boat visits every 2-3 days. I found since my slip is near the fuel dock, I get more wake action than normal. This increased activity would eventually stress the boat end of the cable and the power inlet. The stress would lead to internal power arcs and a burnt shore power cable, inlet, and could be the rest of the boat!
After some research, the SmartPlug retrofit kit seemed to be the way to go. It is thermally protected and ends the orientation search when connecting the standard 30 amp connector. It also has more contact surface providing a more reliable connection. Although the 7yr warranty seems very limited, its a good design improvment and an easy install.....no breaker trips since.
1983 Morgan OI 416