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!

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

  1. JC says:

    Hi, I have a Rowenta convection oven which Ive been using in Singapore for more than 6yrs. Now that Im back in Philippines, I’m afraid to use it. The specs at the back of the oven reads: 230V AC – 50/60Hz 2100W. Do I really have to use an AVR? Thanks!

  2. Marcelo Cruz Jr. says:

    For the corrections:
    Hair Dryer Cap: 125Volt AC 60Hz 1,875W..Anybody could recommend an AVR or Transformer…our outlets is 220Volts.

  3. Ching Colmenares says:

    Hi, is 1500 AVR fine with a standard car wash pressure washer of 220 V? Thank you.

  4. Gelai says:

    I have a submersible motor with 1 horse power for my fish culture use the problem is the power drop from 220 volt to 170 volt when the motor start what tyoe of avr i need to use

  5. Benny says:

    Hi can i ask what avr can you offer in my newly purchase aircon with a power consumption of 1,150 watts, and also where can i purchase your product. Thank you.

    • John says:

      Hi Benny,

      We can recommend our Voltage protector (TC-V001) but if you want to monitor the voltage and a safer device you can use our AVR 5000watts. 🙂

      Please check your email for other information.


  6. Karen says:

    Hi. Where is the AVR manufactured and what is your warranty? Does it have a time delay?

    • John says:

      Hi Karen,

      Our AVR is manufactured in China. We’ll send our company profile and brochure to your email.

      Please check. 🙂

      Thank you

  7. Grace Orprecio says:

    Hi, I have a 750 watts Maytag Washer/Dryer stackable machine which often malfunction due to D9 error which is a voltage problem (according to technician). They recommend an AVR to address this. My question is what AVR wattage is needed for our machine?

    • John says:

      Hi Grace,

      Please double check the wattage and voltage (220V or 110V) of your appliance so we can recommend appropriate AVR. 🙂

      Thank you

  8. kahlil says:

    Good evening! Our Avr started making these random noises when ever its being used. Its still functioning properly its just that it makes noises. Could you guys tell me what causes this and how it could be fixed?

    • John says:

      Hi Kahlil,

      If the sound seems disturbing we need to check up the units maybe something is wrong inside.

      You can call us at 410-3270 for service instructions.

      Thank you

  9. mac says:

    Hi my computer avr broke down,but i need to use the pc,i have a 3000W avr that i used before for my ice cream machine can i use the 300W avr for pc?will that cause a prob to my pc?

    • John says:

      Hi Mac,

      Double check the specs of your PC, check the wattage so we can recommend appropriate AVR. But I suggest for your safety use 1000watts.

      Thank you

  10. mario casero says:

    planning to buy a 14.4 cu ft. ref. What avr woulf you recommend, current is 1.9A and wattage is 179watts as stated
    on its plate

  11. Miguel says:

    hello, should I use a 5- A 220- V AVR (relay type) on an aircon which is 12-A 250 – V ??????

  12. pau bulaon says:

    hi po pano po ilan kva po pwde kong gamitin mag loload po ako ng total na 5720 watts.?

    then isaksak kopo sa generator t.y po

  13. andrew says:

    hi how many watts (avr) do i need for a 50 inch tv and home theater? thanks

  14. Andrew says:

    Hi what wattage do i need for a 50″ inch plasma tv and home theater

  15. irene says:

    ano po yong fuse ampere ng svc 1000 wala na po kasi ung fuse natapon na after masira.. i forgot lang po how many amperes un.. thanks

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