Shore power manufacturer, SmartPlug Systems, based in Seattle, Washington, has received CE certification for the European markets.
The CE marking on a product indicates that it conforms to one or more EU product directives. HPi Verification Services completed the certification for SmartPlug.
"This opens the door for boaters overseas to fit their vessels with SmartPlug connectors,' said Ken Smith, SmartPlug founder and CEO. "Although we have previously worked with international boatbuilders, we are looking forward to extending SmartPlug's reach into this market even further.'
The SmartPlug shore power system is designed to provide greater protection against loose connections and corrosion, one of the leading causes of shore power failure and fires. It also features three fully weatherproof seals, a multi-point locking system and straight-in connection, and – according to the company – blades with more contact area than the traditional style.