Are you making or breaking the connections under load? Even though they rated to be able to safely do it(you don't want it blowing up in your face), they are not designed to last long if you do. Everytime you pull the plug live, the arc eats away at the contact areas and that adds resistance which in turns makes it get hot. Switches have contact surfaces that are designed to last when making and breaking under load. Plugs and connectors do not.