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SmartPlug Replacement RV Power Inlet - 30 Amp - Black

SmartPlug Replacement RV Power Inlet - 30 Amp - Black

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Plug your power cord with SmartPlug connector into this 30-amp inlet to hook up to shore power. Connector plugs straight in without twisting and locks in place with side clips. Secure electrical contacts and weatherproof seals eliminate overheating. Lowest Prices for the best rv power inlets from SmartPlug. SmartPlug Replacement RV Power Inlet - 30 Amp - Black part number SM97FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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SmartPlug RV Power Inlets - SM97FR

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

Plug your power cord with SmartPlug connector into this 30-amp inlet to hook up to shore power. Connector plugs straight in without twisting and locks in place with side clips. Secure electrical contacts and weatherproof seals eliminate overheating.


  • Replacement inlet lets you plug in your RV power cord (sold separately) to hook up to shore power
    • 30-Amp male inlet accepts a SmartPlug 30-amp female connector (sold separately)
  • Straight inlet pins maximize electrical transfer with 20x more contact than curved system design
    • Sleeved design keeps weight and tension off of electrical pins
    • Straight-in connection makes plugging in easy, even in the dark
  • Triple weatherproof seals prevent water corrosion and overheating
  • Inlet mounting flange holes match twist-type holes for easy installation
    • Inlet cap snaps into connector when plugged in to secure it from moving
    • Black cap forms a weatherproof seal on inlet when not in use
  • Construction:
    • External metals are marine-grade 316 stainless steel
    • Electrical pins are nickel-plated brass
    • Plastics are UV and heat resistant Valox 553U resins
  • Made in the USA


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

The Problem

Contrary to popular belief, the #1 cause of shore power failure and fires is not electrical shorting, but rather overheating caused by poor electrical conductivity. How does this happen? The problem with many plug designs is the shape of the electrical pins, which allow for very little contact area. The pins are also largely responsible for bearing any physical stress placed on the cord (from constant movement of the boat, someone tripping on the cord, etc.)

SmartPlug The Problem

This results in the pins working loose, further lessening the precious little contact area they had to begin with. Furthermore, such loose connections allow for moisture intrusion and ultimately corrosion of the pins. Arcing occurs and the connection heats up, scorches, and in some cases, catches fire. Because the current draw is unchanged, all of this happens long before a breaker or a GFCI can cut the power. Additionally, the old design can be very difficult to use in low light or hard-to-reach scenarios since the L-shaped pin must first be located and then oriented before connection.

The Solution

SmartPlug The Solution

SmartPlug's 4-Stage solution protects against overheating every step of the way. Loose connections are addressed by a sleeve design and multi-point locking system which take all the physical stress off of the pins while securely fastening the plug to receptacle. Pin contact area is increased by more than 20x and protected behind three weatherproof seals for a dry and corrosion-free connection.

Twist-Type Design Problems

Twist-Type Design Problems

  • Curved electrical pins means minimal electrical contact
  • Visible gap between body of plug and inlet housing allows or movement of plug within the inlet
  • Nonexistent weatherproofing
  • Difficult to orient in low light or hard to reach scenarios

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

Video of SmartPlug Replacement RV Power Inlet - 30 Amp - Black

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

Hi there, I'm Michael with etrailer.com. 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 etrailer.com.

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 etrailer.com. Thanks for watching..

Customer Reviews

SmartPlug Replacement RV Power Inlet - 30 Amp - Black - SM97FR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

Plug your power cord with SmartPlug connector into this 30-amp inlet to hook up to shore power. Connector plugs straight in without twisting and locks in place with side clips. Secure electrical contacts and weatherproof seals eliminate overheating.

- SM24FR

Review from a similar SP Power Inlet in RV Power Inlets

Heavy duty product, fast shipping and great follow through by etrailer!

- SM76FR

Review from a similar SP Power Inlet in RV Power Inlets


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