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SmartPlug RV Power Inlet - 30 Amp - Black

SmartPlug RV Power Inlet - 30 Amp - Black

Item # SM97FR
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Get your ride SmartPlug ready. Replaces the fiddly twist lock inlet with a more secure and safe connection. Plug in with ease and have one less thing to worry about. Installs into the same footprint as a standard inlet with no modification needed. Great Prices for the best rv power inlets from SmartPlug. SmartPlug RV Power Inlet - 30 Amp - Black part number SM97FR can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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SmartPlug RV Power Inlets - SM97FR

  • 30 Amp Male Plug
  • Black
  • Power Inlets
  • SmartPlug
  • Square

Get your ride SmartPlug ready. Replaces the fiddly twist lock inlet with a more secure and safe connection. Plug in with ease and have one less thing to worry about. Installs into the same footprint as a standard inlet with no modification needed.


  • Inlet lets you plug in your SmartPlug cord to power your RV or boat
    • 3-Prong male inlet accepts SmartPlug 30-amp female connectors (sold separately)
    • Cables lock in place for secure connection
  • Straight-in, single-step operation means no more twisting or fiddling with locking rings
    • Plug shape takes guesswork out of connecting so it's simple to use, even in the dark
  • Flat electrical pins increase contact area compared to curved pins in twist locks
    • Reduces heat caused by electrical resistance
  • Inlet cap snaps down onto plug body when in use to reduce strain
    • Helps stop plug from being yanked out accidentally
  • Rubber seal keeps inlet safe from the elements when not in use
  • High-quality materials hold up in extreme climates or out on the water
    • Marine-grade stainless steel components hold up season after season
    • Nickel-plated brass electrical pins and tinned wires resist corrosion
    • Plastics are UV and heat resistant Valox 553U resins
  • Easy installation - sized to fit standard inlets so you can use the same screws and holes
  • Black color
  • Made in the USA


  • Amperage: 30 amps
  • Voltage: 125 volts
  • 7-Year warranty

SmartPlug vs. Twist Lock

RV and boat owners have long relied on Twist Lock style connections for powering their rides. For years, it has been the best option for connecting to shore power. It's been reliable, but most know it's not without disadvantages:

Twist-Type Design Problems

  • Curved pins make minimal surface contact, increasing the amount of heat generated
  • Locking ring can be prone to breaking, cross threading, and stripping out
  • Faulty locking ring puts strain on the connection
  • Wear and debris can loosen the fit, further decreasing surface contact
  • Circular plug shape isn't user friendly and takes some awareness of the orientation of the pins to insert correctly

SmartPlug's connector addresses each of these concerns and does all of the heavy lifting.

Locking arms grab the inlet, a clamp inside the plug body holds the cord, the inlet cap snaps to the top while in use, and the integrated seals weatherproof the connection. This helps prevent the wiggly, dirty connections that increase electrical resistance, which creates potentially dangerous heat.

Since it uses a square plug face, SmartPlug is able to use flat pins which create far more surface contact, further reducing the risk of high heat and electrical arcing. The square shape and flat pins also make it easy to plug in - no more twisting or guessing if the pins are lined up correctly.

BM30PB SmartPlug 30 Amp - Non-Metallic Inlet w/ Black Cover Assembly

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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Review of SmartPlug RV Power Inlets - Replacement Black 30 Amp RV Power Inlet - SM97FR

Hi there, I'm Michael with Today, we're gonna take a quick look at the Smart Plug replacement, 30 amp RV power inlet. This is going to replace your Smart Plug inlet so that you can plug your RV into your shore power again. This is a black 30 amp, 125 volt male inlet that's going to accept your Smart Plug 30 amp female connectors like so. Very easy to get hooked up, gives you all those benefits of the Smart Plug system. Now, if you don't already have a Smart Plug system, I would recommend coming to

We do have kits available that not only have the inlet, but also have connectors or conversion kits so that you can switch your current setup to work with the smart power inlet. But if you don't already have a cable, you are gonna need one to use that inlet. They are kind of a proprietary design there. But if you are already using a Smart Plug system, you just need the inlet. This is gonna be a great option for you.

This is gonna have all the same features as the original. It's got that straighten nickel plated brass inlet pin set in there. That's going to maximize your electrical transfer. The sleeved design keeps the weight and tension off those electrical pins. Puts it on the sleeve so that you're not gonna have to worry about those pins becoming loose if you trip over the cord or something like that.

And the straight in connection makes the plugin very easy. Even in the dark, you have that unique shape that only fits into one way. And this does also have the same triple waterproof seal to help prevent corrosion and water getting in there. The inlet cap snaps in to create that waterproof seal when you're not using it. And then it will also snap onto the connector when it's plugged in to make sure that it's not going to pull out.

This is a nice durable, Valox 553 U resin. It's gonna be resistant to UV rays and heat. So it's gonna hold up really well for you. It is made here in the USA. So you can trust it's made to the high quality standards that we've come to know and trust for products that are made here in the US. They do include instructions to help you get everything set up. As well as a hex key so that you can get those wires connected there in the back. So very easy to follow those directions. Get your old ones switched out, and your new one put in. Now this is the black color. We do also have different colors available including gray, white, and stainless steel. So depending on what's gonna match your setup the best, make sure that you're getting the one that's gonna work for you. So that's gonna complete our look for today. Again, I'm Michael with Thanks for watching..

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SmartPlug RV Power Inlet - 30 Amp - Black - SM97FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (130 Customer Reviews)

Get your ride SmartPlug ready. Replaces the fiddly twist lock inlet with a more secure and safe connection. Plug in with ease and have one less thing to worry about. Installs into the same footprint as a standard inlet with no modification needed.


Delivery was a few days later than it said at first. Otherwise, product was what I ordered. No hardware sent with the inlet which was frustrating, why on earth wouldn't the company include the mounting screws?! Works fine otherwise.


Excellent improvement over OEM 30A conn ection



Great no problems still working as advertised


easy ordering, good price and fast deli very


Really like these plugs much better than the twist type factory installed.

Tena K.


Working great wouldnt have any other type of plug.


Really like this product and delivered quickly



Very happy with this item. Seems like a step up on design compared to other units.


Great plug and setup. Definitely the way to go.










I have on several occasions experienced times when my electricity inside our RV wasn't working. It would inevitably be because the connection from shore power to the camper was loose. I just installed my new SmartPlug today and already feel confident in the connection. Purchasing from etrailer was easy and the product shipped in a timely manner.


etrailer kept me in the loop on the backorder of the black SmartPlug, I understood the supply chain, but it was nice to be updated on the timeline for shipment. So nice for a company to keep you in the loop without having to chase the details!


No complaints. Got what I ordered, installed it and it worked. SmartPlug 30amp white.


I really like the SmartPlug! I kept noticing the old plug would turn sometimes in the socket and just about unplug itself. The SmartPlug is always secure and easy to unplug when you are ready.


The Smart Plug is a quality upgrade to our Airstream. It looks good and was an easy quick install.


Excellent customer service on the part of eTrailer. Had to exchange the stainless steel model for this one because of fitting issues. Product itself is well constructed and exceeds intended purpose!


I found the installation of the inlet easy and the modification of the connector very easy. The instructions were very easy to follow and very comprehensive.

The only issue was the rear cover (pictured) for the inlet could not fit at the front location of may 2019 Airstream Flying Cloud 27 ft. FB. I also installed the cable port.


Superior to all other shore power inlets! This system is amazing.


Easy to Install. Clear instructions but you can also find install videos on YouTube. Stainless cost slightly more than the plastic version but looks great on my Airstream.


The SmartPlug installed great and after a year of heavy use continues to perform perfectly! Electrical hookups are now quick and positive with solid connections!


E trailer is my go to shop for many of my components and appliances in my Van Builds. Their prompt delivery and customer service is excellent. Their consistency is something I can depend on Van to Van to Van.

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