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Old 11-09-2018, 08:36 PM   #1
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Smartplug Promotion

We have noticed many forum members have already (or are contemplating) upgrading their AC inlet and power cord to the new Smartplug system.

We feel this is one of the best products to hit the market in many years. 20X more metal surface contact than the factory plugs = less heat and risk of plug melting or fire.

Bestconverter will run a limited 30 day promotion specifically for Air Forum members.

The promotion will begin Saturday Nov 10th and run until midnight December 9th. Forum members will receive and additional 10% discount and a free weatherproof cover.

Coupon code for the discount is airforums2018

If you are not familiar with the Smartplug or want to learn more, you can visit the manufactures website at smartplug.com
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I've installed several of these, and they are easy (not simple) to install. Unscrew the connector from your Airstream, remove the wiring leading into the trailer, and put the new Smartplug on the existing wires. The Smartplug is color-coded to match the wiring, so you can attach the white wire to the white-ringed connection, etc.

Installing the cord end is a little more involved, but not much, and everything is still color coded.
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I like my Smartplug but my only issue is that the little blue light that indicates power is connected has gone out. Any easy fixes?

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I installed a Smartplug and really like it so far. No issues.
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I've installed several of these, and they are easy (not simple) to install. Unscrew the connector from your Airstream, remove the wiring leading into the trailer, and put the new Smartplug on the existing wires. The Smartplug is color-coded to match the wiring, so you can attach the white wire to the white-ringed connection, etc.

Installing the cord end is a little more involved, but not much, and everything is still color coded.
Being color blind it is probably not a good idea for me to try this install. I have a fiend who is an electrician so I suppose he could do it for me.
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Being color blind it is probably not a good idea for me to try this install. I have a fiend who is an electrician so I suppose he could do it for me.
For 30 amp, connect the black wire to the terminal with the black ring around it. Connect the white wire to the terminal with the white ring around it. Connect the bare wire to the terminal with the grey ring around it.
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Does anyone know if the 30 amp Smartplug receptacle is the same depth as the AS stock 30a?
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Does anyone know if the 30 amp Smartplug receptacle is the same depth as the AS stock 30a?
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Randy- the link in your signature doesn't work.
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Does anyone know if the 30 amp Smartplug receptacle is the same depth as the AS stock 30a?
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Its very close. I installed one on my rig. The back of the plug shield is against the outside of my shower stall. The original connector also was quite tight.

The smartplug just barely screws down against the outside aluminum shell. A slightly thicker gasket would be nice. Hardest part of my install was removing a half-pound factory-applied blob of sealant off the backside of the hole around the original connector.
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Randy- the link in your signature doesn't work.

Same here. My antivirus prevents me & says "Connection not Secure".
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Same here. My antivirus prevents me & says "Connection not Secure".
Don't know. Has been fine for 15 years. Will have an answer usually withing 24 hours from the host. Orders came in all day so it's something here. Try typing direct www.bestconverter.com
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I just did it and the text link works fine but the one is signature profile does not. Don't have answer yet.
They are working on it.
Bottom line if you want a smart plug you will get one. They are flying out from the end of the rpod promotion and rolling into the Aiirstream promotion. These are the only two we were allowed to promote this year.
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