Why You Need a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter in Your Home

GFCI PictureBefore we explain to you why you need a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter or simply called a GFCI in your home, allow me to first tell you what it is all about.

A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter as termed in our country, in the US and in Canada, it is also known as Residual-Current Device (RCD), Residual-Current Circuit Breaker (RCCB) in European countries and Safety-Switches in Australia. What makes it different from other receptacles is that in the event of a ground fault, it will trip and quickly stop the flow of electricity to prevent serious accidents, injuries, burns and other damages. Be reminded however, that a GFCI does not protect you from over voltage. But in the case of an ordinary outlet, the electricity flows in a normal safe path, allowing electricity to pass through a person’s body to reach the ground. This as you know is very dangerous and can cause serious problems including death.

Basically the function of a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) tells you already why you should have it at home. It will ultimately save you from all the trauma and unnecessary losses you may experience compared to an ordinary outlet. It will protect your whole household from the following scenarios causing the aforementioned: • The careless acts of holding electronic/electrical devices when hands are wet (i.e. shavers, hair dryers, mp3 players, radios, etc • Cut or broken wires during usage of kitchen appliances • On-going operation of washing machines and other electrical laundry equipments

These examples are some of the most prevalent reasons of fire and accidents leading to death. This is why the Philippine Electrical Code requires every household to have a GFCI installed in his or her home. Countries such as the UK, Australia, Norway, Germany and the US have mandated to install their GFCIs, RCDs, RCBOs in all their homes beginning from 2002 to 2007. Wet areas, hot tubs or spas, hotel bathrooms, underwater swimming pool lights, kitchen counter receptacles, garage, construction sites, etc. are other places where GFCIs are required to be installed.

With a Meiji GFCI, your whole household will be free from dangerous shocks, burns and unnecessary, life-threatening accidents in wet areas when in contact with an electrical source. It is also recommended that GFCIs be mainly placed in shower rooms, laundry, kitchens, garages and pool sides.

One of the advantages of using Meiji GFCI is its cost efficiency. You may connect other outlets belonging to the same circuit in your home to it and experience the same protection throughout your entire household.

Second, it promotes safety. Aside from the specific function of a GFCI mentioned earlier, when your electronic or electrical device is plugged into a Meiji’s Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, a ground fault for as low as 6 milli-amperes can be sensed that will cut off power supply immediately. This is especially beneficial for children for it has been found that the electrical shock tolerance level of children and females, more so for pregnant women, are much lower than that of males. Meiji GFCIs makes sure your children are safe despite tendencies of carelessness due to curiosity. This is also in accordance with UL standard.

Evidently a third advantage of Meiji GFCI is its duplex convenience outlet (C.O.) with a maximum load of 20 Amperes. This also allows you to plug-in 2 electronic devices at the same time (i.e. shaver and hair dryer). For heavier loads such as your shower heater, this will not be a problem either.

Meiji GFCI is also available in 220 Volts (GF-250) and 110 Volts (LG-20). It is also UL-Listed and CSA certified giving you confidence and assures you of its reliability and durability.

Last but definitely not the least, Meiji GFCI with its modern and attractive design of non-fading polycarbonate glossy-white finish, assures you of competitive prices and aesthetics! What more can u ask for?

Don’t put your household’s safety on the line, invest now on a Meiji Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter and insure your family and loved ones of the damages electrical shocks can bring. Have the peace of mind that you did your part in protecting them!

Comments

  1. Pey Melgar says:

    How much is a GFCI 220v (GF250)?

  2. How much is the GFCI 220 V outlet? the 110 V outlet?

  3. i recently bought 8 GFCI 250V and 4 GFCI 125V outlets… i was told bby the house electrician that it can be used as 220V and 110V oulets… is he correct?

    is your GFCI a 3 prong outlet because it has 3 holes?

    thank you

    • Hello Paul,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, that’s correct. Your GFCI 220V can be used as a 220V outlet and your 110V can be used as your 110V outlet. It also has a ground fault interrupting capacity which protects you from short circuits and groundings.
      Yes, 3 prong for parallel with ground plugs or tandem plugs.

  4. hi how much for the gfci 220V thanks

  5. magkano po price nung GF-250?

  6. Hi! How much will it cost for the GFCI 220V and GFCI 110V receptacle kit?

  7. Caesar P. Cezar says:

    How much po gfci 220v? Tnx

  8. Hi,

    Would you please send me the price for your GFCI receptacle.

    Thanks.

    Dennis

  9. hi, do you have cover for the GFCI to be used in a wet process area?

    thanks

  10. How much is a GFCI 220v (GF250)?

  11. John Myron Noche says:

    HOW MUCH YOUR DUPLEX GFCI OUTLET?? PLEASE EMAIL ME @ myron_gigatech@yahoo.com.ph

  12. We are looking for: GFCI tamper proof outlets 220 volts 20amp, please also inform what colors are available
    100pcs required

    • Hello Kenneth,
      Thank you for your interest in our items. I have endorsed you to the sales department. Please expect someone to get back to your concern ASAP.

  13. Tony Mar Gragas says:

    I’m an estimator from makati city hall.. can someone email me your price list for the GFCI’s?

  14. Hello,
    Can you please share to me the prices for GFCI outlets, 220 V? I plan to change all existing breakers in the bathrooms of my house with these outlets.

  15. Hello! Can you please share to me the prices for the GFCI’s?

  16. sc balinagay builders says:

    kindly give us the pricelist of gfci receptacle 250v and 125v, tnx.

  17. Hi,

    Could you be kind enough to send the price of your GFCI outlet??? Both Duplex and for single..

    Thanks

    Raisa

    • Hi Raisa,

      Fortunately, all our GFCIs are Duplex, the best part is, it’s even lower than the single.
      I’ll have my sales representative send a quotation asap, by the way, how many would you need? Thank you. John

  18. Hi john,

    Ill be needing 10 pcs of GFCI outlets only..

    thanks.

    Raisa

  19. Manuel Marasigan says:

    Hi Ellein,

    I need the prices for the following MEIJI poducts:
    1.) GFCI 220V Socket Outlet;
    2.) GFCI Beakers;
    3.) Smoke Detectors; and
    4.) Manual Transfer Switch.

    Regards,

    Manuel

    • Hi Manuel,

      Thanks for the inquiry.
      I will have one of my sales rep to send you quotation asap.
      By the way, we also have a USB Outlet just in case you would need them. Thank you.

  20. Rochelle Alejandro says:

    Would like to inquire for GFCI (GROUND FAULT CURRENT INTERRUPTER) for 10 PCS
    with 220v?
    Please send me quote.

    • Hi Rochelle,
      Thanks for your inquiry.
      I know we already assigned a sales representative for you, I will have them send the quotation asap. Thank you.

  21. Harvey Durias says:

    I am from Dipolog City, Mindanao, Philippines. May I know how much is your unit price for GF-250 Duplex Outlet, 20 Amps. with international design socket and GFCI Circuit Breaker 20 Amps. Do you have a local distributor in Mindanao area especially Dipolog City where I can get this items? I would be happy to received your answers.
    Regards,
    Harvey
    Dipolog City, Philippines

    • Hi Harvey,

      Thank you for your interest in our MEIJI Products.
      The more accurate model number is MGF-250, if you need the international outlet.
      I cannot recall that we have a distributor particular Dipolog City.
      Please check your email for our formal quotation and added information with regards to your inquiries. Thank you.

  22. Noli T. Caronan says:

    Hi,

    How much is a GFCI 220v (GF250)?

    Thanks!

    Noli

    • Hello Noli,

      Thank you for your interest to out product.
      I’ll send you an email for the formal quotation of this item.

      Thanks again!

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