SmartPlug Systems LLC is committed to providing innovative and safer alternatives to many existing standards of electrical connections within the marine industry and beyond. The company currently designs and manufactures safer electrical connectors, cordsets, inlets, adapters and more for a variety of applications within the marine market. These products are designed to improve upon and replace the current global standards for marine shore power systems.
Our story began with Ken Smith, founder of SmartPlug Systems. The last 8 of his 40 years in the marine industry included rebuilding yachts that had been damaged due to fire. In many cases, the fire originated from the shore power system. Beginning with a pencil sketch, he began to design a smarter plug - incorporating every safety feature he could think of - and finally address the problems with corrosion and fire in shore power systems today.
In less than 14 months, SmartPlug took its base design from conception to patent to market. In March of 2009, the company introduced the first of its marine shore power product line – the 30 Amp Inlet and Connector – to the U.S. market. This initial product offering has met the performance requirements of UL and UL Marine tests as certified by IMANNA Laboratory Inc. and was certified ABYC E-11 standards and US Coast Guard compliant. The basis for the fully adaptable and scalable SmartPlug design has resulted in several patents (insured) with new patents being filed as derivative products are developed.
The SmartPlug team was hand selected and shares your core values of safety. We are passionate about what we do and committed to a safer marine environment, largely due to our own personal affiliations. We are boaters, sailors and scuba divers. We understand the values of protecting our families and friends amongst our precious and costly assets. We are also well aware that our success, strength and innovation are directly related to our customers, distributors, investors, and our employees.