Originally Posted by transmitterdan
This is wrong information. Install the male smart plug on the boat
inlet and the female end on the boat
end of the shore cord. The marina end of the cord can stay the same. Most boat fires started by the shore cord do so at the boat end not the marina end.
What is your source for saying "most fires started by the shore power
cord do so at the boat end not the marina end."??
You are the one who referenced Mainsails site that addresses this aspect, and I'll listen to him, this is his area of expertise. He illustrated the dockside fire risk issue with the example of the NC McCotter Marina fire that is suspected to have been the dockside receptacle fire source.
Yes, I know how the Smartplug goes together. The point I was trying to make was that the fire risk safety issue is not 100% solved
by the Smartplug, in that there is still the risk of fire at the dockside power point which are all the old 1938 tiny contact area "standard" that Mainsail
discussed and illustrated so well.
When Smartplug or anybody else succeeds in providing an approved and acceptable dockside female receptacle that addresses the fire risk and that marinas
can implement, then we'll have the other significant aspect of the fire risk covered.
That was my point, poorly worded as it was.
Presumably then Smartplug will offer an adaptor for the male end of their shorepower cord that plugs into the new, large contact area Smartplug marina dockside receptacle, or as is, the existing tiny contact area, 1938 antiquated and unsafe one.