What an AVR Really Does For You

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Servo Motor AVRsAn AVR is located in more than one place in your home. You see it in the living room beside the Plasma TV, you see it in your room beside your desktop computer, and you see it in the kitchen beside the refrigerator. At the office, you see it in each working station beside their computers. It somehow became a general knowledge to buy it together with an appliance people value. And everyone also makes it a point to turn it on first before using the appliance plugged-into it. But what really is an AVR? And why spend more money to buy it after already purchasing a good quality appliance?

An Automatic Voltage Regulator is an electronic device or circuit that maintains an output voltage to be consistent to its load current. This is necessary because the voltage delivered to your home and mine may sometimes fluctuate which can cause serious damages to your appliance; if not completely destroying it. Fluctuations in power are brought about by so many factors. Some of these may be poor power regulations, electrical surges due to lightning, and many others. An AVR however, has a servomechanism inside that hunts the accurate voltage when surges happen in order to maintain the needed voltage level that ultimately protects your appliance.

Now you may ask, why not use an AVR in all my appliances? This friend may be a logical question but an impractical one. An AVR is usually necessary for appliances and equipments with electronic devices inside that may be sensitive to electrical surges. Examples of which are flat screen TV’s, audio/video equipments, computer systems, modern refrigerators and similar items. Simple home appliances that do not contain sensitive electronic devices like electric fans, blowers, portable radios, etc. do not need AVR’s.

In general, there are two types of an Automatic Voltage Regulator. One is the Relay Type and the other is the Servo Motor type. A Relay type AVR makes use of electronic circuitry like relays and semi-conductors to regulate the voltage. Servo Motor type AVR on the other hand, uses a magnetic core with a motorized servo mechanism to regulate the voltage. The servomechanism is the one responsible in switching connections in order to maintain the acceptable voltage. Durability wise, a Servo Motor type AVR is better than a Relay type as it can withstand voltage fluctuation better than the solid state Relay type which may easily get damaged.

Meiji supplies AVRs of complete wattages namely, 500, 1000, 1500, 2000, 3000, 5000 all in Servo Motor Type. The output consists of three 220V outlets and one 110V outlet. Meiji AVRs also provide you with an added protection of a delay feature of about 3-5 minutes in order to prevent electrical surges during the appliance’s initial power supply. However, for your convenience, a quick-start button feature is also available for you to bypass the delay feature.

All models of Meiji AVRs are fuse type. This is to protect users of the tendency of miscalculating load voltages being plugged-in to the AVR. In these occasions, the fuse will blow informing the user of an over voltage thus minimizing damage to the AVR and also to the appliance plugged-in. The user will only have to turn off the AVR, buy a replacement fuse from the available nearest hardware store, and switch back on Meiji AVR. And it works as good as new.

In addition to this, Meiji AVRs are very portable with handles that allow you to conveniently move the items to wherever locations necessary.

Aside from SVC-5000W, all models are ready-to-use. In Meiji AVRs, no need for you to assemble an outlet, a plug or a cord. In short, no added cost! For SVC-5000W however, due to its significant load and output, a qualified electrician/technician is necessary to safely install the load directly to the output terminals of the AVR by means of wires/cables.

For models SVC-3000W and SVC-5000W, Meiji AVR comes with a breaker. This breaker ‘trips’ or automatically turns off also in cases of over voltages that is too high to be accommodated by the fuse.

Now that you already know the importance of an AVR in your home, choose the AVR that can best protect your appliances/equipments.  Choose ‘Meiji’ AVRs!

453 responses to “What an AVR Really Does For You”

  1. setsuna says:

    theres a ground on the steel body of my ice cream machine when i use the avr. if i dont use avr theres no ground.

  2. Jolo logon says:

    I bought a 1.5Hp Kolin aircon and bought the Meiji 2000 watts AVR, based on the guide it is OK. But when we are using the aircon, the fuse is blowing up. We keep on replacing the fuse but when there are power surges, the fuse is blowing up. Why so? Please advise.

    • John says:

      Hi Jojo,

      Maybe you need higher than 2000watts AVR. Please note that you need an AVR higher than wattage of your appliance. For example you have 300 watts blender, for your safety you need atleast 900 watts AVR or higher than 900 watts. 🙂

      If you have questions you can call us at 448-7423 loc. 111

      Thank you

  3. Jose says:

    I have a 5000W it trips after 30 min. Is it overload? How can I check if it is overload

  4. Leonida Lucia Cerujano says:

    please advice me about which avr wattage do i need for my wahing machine with 1850W? thank you!

    • John says:

      Hi Leonida,

      Our recommendation is use an AVR with atleast 3 times higher of appliance rating for your safety. If your appliance is 1850watts x 3 = 5550watts AVR.

  5. Ance says:

    Good day… why my svc 500 isnt working.. been waiting for almost 30 mins.. power on delay not working.. even for quick start… and output meter still in 0.. pls help.. thnx

  6. Jen says:

    We bought a Meiji 500w AVR last Saturday to use for our 40 inch LED TV. When turned on, the AVR doesn’t stop making a sound, almost like a read/write sound of a hard drive. Is this normal?

  7. Jose says:

    Why my 5000 avr volt meter is only 200 volt is it normal ?

  8. Jose says:

    What is the use of volt and amp meter in my 5000 meiji avr?

  9. Warlo Jesser Belandres says:

    Hello and good day,

    I am planning to buy a AVR: SVC-2000W for our old CRT TV, Desktop Computer, 17″ Laptop, oven-toaster, and a one-door refridgerator. Would it be okay to plug all of them at once on this model? What’s your suggestion? An explanation would be awesome too. Thanks.

    • John says:

      Hi Warlo,

      Thank you for inquiring with us!

      We need to know the ratings of your appliances so we can recommend appropriate AVR.


  10. shery says:

    Good day! We have 6 computer units. How many watts of AVR is needed? Is 1500 watts servo motor enough? Thank you!

  11. aberato says:

    i have a mini circular saw from the states and it is 120 volts and 5 amps. i was planning to buy a step-down transformer 2000 watts capacity. But i was told that a 2000 watts AVR will do the same. Is it just ok? Thanks for the advice sir.

    • John says:

      Hi Aberato,

      Any of two will do. But you need a protection for fluctuations use AVR. Note that our AVR’s are designed for 220V and 110V output. 🙂


  12. Daisy says:

    I have a 1000 W servo AVR and with a mini personal refrigerator plugged in. Is it normal for the AVR to feel warm/hot? Can I use the AVR 24/7 without turning it off? Thanks.

  13. rhoanne says:

    ilang watts po ng AVR ang kelangan po sa 3000Watts na rice cooker po? salamat po

    • John says:

      Our recommendation is triple the rating of appliance for our customer’s safety. So if you have 3000watts rice cooker X 3 = 9000watts AVR.

      Thank you

  14. Daisy says:

    Okay lang ba 24/7 ang AVR 1000watts if personal ref nakasaksak? Normal ba ang mainit sya although hindi pumuputok ang fuse.

  15. Reylin says:

    Pwedi po bang gamitin ang 1000watts na avr sa nutribullet 900 series khit po naka connect yung ref.

    • John says:

      As long as yourappliance is within the capacity of the AVR.

      Please note that our recommendation is triple the rating of your appliance. So for example you have 100watts appliance use at least 300watts AVR for your safety.


  16. nicolo says:

    I have new 65inch samsung Tv… how many watts will i get for my voltage regulator.. or can i use an extention chord that has individual switches.. pro-surge. cable… thanks

  17. Joseph Benigno says:

    Hi I bought a meiji svc 1000 AVR I use it for my desktop computer. I noticed that the pointer in the output meter is pointing at the 300 line instead of the normal 220 line. I tried a tester and the ouput is really 300v. Is this a product defect? Is it still safe to use?

  18. Robert says:

    Where is your svc ctr in quezon city? My AVR is not working now.

  19. shan says:

    We have a 0.5hp condura 6s can i use our computer voltage regulator?
    Cooling Capacity (Kj/Hr):5,000
    Power Consumption (W):498
    EER (Kj/W-hr):10.0

    Thank you.

    • John says:


      Our recommendation is triple the rating of your appliance, use atleast 1500watts AVR or higher than 1500 for your safety.

      Thank you

  20. Tony R says:

    Hi Meiji
    I have recently ordered Bosch dishwasher, dryer and washing machine for my apartment in Puerto Galera Philippines. A friend recommended that I use an AVR or Surge protector on each appliance to prevent damage to electronics as the area frequently has brown outs and gets switched to generator power. The dishwasher is rated at 220v-240v 50-60Hz 2.0 – 2.4kW. The washer and dryer are 220- 240v 60Hz 2.0kW.
    I was also told to up the AVR power capacity to cope with motorised appliances so am thinking 3.0kw for each appliance. Is this correct?

    • John says:

      Hi Tony,

      Our recommendation is triple the rating of your devices/appliances. So if you have 2kw (2000watts) for safety purposes we recommend atleast 6000watts AVR.

      Please check your email for our brochures.

      Thank you

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