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This Shore Power Cable Set is Watertight

Photo: Hubbell Marine

Posted by Michelle Howard

Water and electricity do not mix. Having a waterproof shore power cable set is of vital importance to the safety of boaters and their watercraft. Hubbell Marine 30A models incorporate a molded design, completely encased in solid PVC material, to ensure reliable waterproofing and superior durability.

The 30A Cable Set with LED "Power-ON" Indicator features a high intensity light that glows bright green when power is on. This makes it easy to verify if shore power connections carry live current. Active cables can be observed quickly and effortlessly, even in daylight.

Hubbell uses copper crimp barrel terminations for more secure connections, improved conductivity and longer life. Unlike brass crimps, they protect against internal overheating and burnout. Lightweight, flexible jute filler surrounding the internal wiring allows the cord to lay flat and coil neatly. The threaded locking ring assures correct positioning of connector to inlet for secure and watertight contact.

Hubbell Marine 30A Shore Power Cable Sets with LED "Power-ON" Indicators are available in yellow or white and in lengths of 25', 35' and 50'. MSRPs start at $69.99. The company offers a wide range of cable sets, connectors, adapters and accessories in 30, 50, 100 and 200 amp configurations. Hubbell products fulfill USCG requirements and have ABYC approval.

To ensure safety, boaters should periodically inspect their shore power cable sets for cuts or cracks and bent, damaged or loose plug blades. Blades and connector slots should be checked for signs of overheating or arcing. Preventing cords from being pinched by a closed door or hatch and never leaving a cord tightly coiled are also practices which can help protect boaters and their equipment.

Jul 27, 2018

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