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Not Again Again! This doesn't look good.

Woke up this morning to this.

The inside should be bright orange, not charred.

The new SmartPlugs are now DumbPlugs.  Here we are again without power mid-January.  The most interesting thing is that the plug in the middle wasn't actually plugged into power, we'd unplugged it a few weeks ago.  These inlets also have a thermostat that is supposed to shut the power down if there is too much resistance to avoid these problems.  We also were running a very light load last night, not pulling many amps since it has been unseasonably mild and we have heaters powered through other cords.

We did have a thunderstorm last night, with some nearby lightning (super-rare for Chicago in January) but we see no signs of a lightning strike anywhere.  All the pedestals, where the power comes from, are fine and the cords are fine on the other ends.  The inlets are also covered from the rain, so it isn't a water issue.  We talked to SmartPlug this morning and they seem like they'll stand by their product and honor the warranty claim.  We ordered new plugs that are being shipped overnight from Defender Marine to get us back up and running.

We'll keep you updated!


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  2. Sailing on boat is fun but when the sailor has to face any technical issue whole journey is a lesson. That teaches a lot but spoils the mood. I can understand your situation. But the best part is you come over this.


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