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SEATTLE — Mother Nature and RVers don’t always see eye-to-eye, especially when it comes to cold weather. But with SmartPlug Systems onboard, she can bring on her worst and not affect the safe flow of electricity to the RV, nor dampen the spirits of those who appreciate four-season camping, the company noted today.
When it’s time to plug into the pedestal, SmartPlug’s Superflex50 50-amp 125/250-volt 30-foot dual configuration cordset remains flexible and easy to coil in temperatures down to -58 F, SmartPlug reported.
Unlike traditional twist-type connectors that require exposing fingers to the elements and fumbling with an ice-cold metal or plastic ring, the SmartPlug pushes straight in with one gloved hand. Because it’s asymmetrical, it’s easy to do in near darkness, the release explained.
Whether running a heater or air conditioner, extreme weather puts massive loads on an RV’s electrical system. However, the SmartPlug waterproof connector and inlet have 20 times more metal-to-metal contact than a twist-type device. This maximizes electrical transfer and dramatically decreases the likelihood of overheating, a leading cause of RV fires, the release noted.
Any RVer who has noticed a smoky discoloration on the yellow or white plastic has had a run-in with this common — but potentially deadly — problem.
More new RVs are being delivered with SmartPlug technology installed. But because it matches industry standard mounting holes and cutouts, it’s simple to retrofit to any RV, the company explained.
SmartPlug’s products will be on display at RVX March 12–14 in Salt Lake City at Booth 4118.
SOURCE: SmartPlug press release