February is the month of hearts and love, when all couples are preparing for their Valentine’s Day. They want this day to be a special one, and look forward to making memories with their loved ones. Couples often go on dates and vacation, others spend their day at the park, while some book overnight stays at hotels. Many people also spend the day with their family, parents, siblings or their children. February is really a great month to express your love to everyone.
Meiji Electric also wants to express their love to customers. Here are some tips on buying electrical items that may help you make this love month worry-free.
If you are able to identify the designs and types of light switches around your house, it will be easier for you to choose the right kind of switch for your lights. There are some basic types of switches that you might want to take note of. For example, there is a single pole switch that is simply an On-Off toggle to turn on lights. The Three Way Switch allows you to turn lights on or off from two locations and the Dimmer Switch allows you to find the ideal amount of light for any setting.
Before buying outlets, you must first check the type of plug you usually use in your house. Some types are: International Outlet, Universal outlet, Convenience outlet with or without grounding and Air Conditioning Outlets. There are also different types of outlets in different countries, for example, in the US they use three prong outlets that are different from European countries. Here in the Philippines, the typical outlet that is used is the Convenience Outlet.
There are many kinds of extension sets with various number of sockets and plug-types, some even have USB functions. In choosing for your appliances, you must consider the following:
First, how long your extension set will be? Try to determine the location of the outlet around your house, this will help you decide on the length of extension set that you will need.
Second is the voltage and ampere rating, you must always know the capacity of each appliance before you plug it into your extension set. This is to avoid overloading that may cause short-circuit and fire.
Lastly is the safety feature of the extension set, like the Meiji Power Strips, it has a built-in fuse and surge protection for better protection against sudden electrical overload.
If you cannot decide on which type of switch or outlet you want to use, better ask a trusted electrician. The main priority of buying electrical devices is the safety of your family and everyone around. Do not just blindly choose whatever is cheap, you wouldn’t know if it is faulty and can cause inconvenience for you. Better rely on an Electrical Company that is trusted by many, like Meiji Electric Philippines Inc.
This 2020 we welcome the year of the Metal Rat, the 1st sign in the Chinese astrology. The Rats personality traits are sensitive with strong self-awareness and persuasive with ready tongue. Though people consider the rat as a nuisance, it ranks first on the Chinese zodiac signs. It has the characteristics of an animal with spirit, wit, alertness, delicacy, flexibility and vitality.
Chinese New Year is one of the most important and festive occasion for the Filipino-Chinese community here in the Philippines. People usually participate in parades and dragon dances that are held in Binondo, Manila (China Town). The most well-known tradition includes fireworks that are believed to drive off bad luck and the Tikoy, a Chinese sticky sweet treat that symbolizes the attraction of good luck.
In line with this occasion, you should be reminded of the following electrical precautions:
Do not use firecracker near electrical facilities
It is known that exciting fireworks display are held during these events, but you should always be wary on where you light up your firecrackers. Do not place it near electrical posts or electrical cabinets. It is very dangerous to put it near flammable substances, so you should look for designated places before lighting up fireworks. Also be careful in handling firecrackers, if you don’t know how to use it, it’s better to leave it to the experts.
Keep Candles and Lighting Materials Out of Reach of Children
Keep candles and combustible materials out of reach of children. We may not notice them, but if they play with such dangerous things, it may end up in accidents. Always be attentive to them during the New Year festival or even in other occasions, this way you can ensure the safety of everybody. After all the gatherings, check for smoldering cigarette butts or firecrackers and extinguish it properly to avoid fire accidents.
Invest on Smoke Detector
A smoke detector is a device that detects smoke, typically as an indicator of fire. For household, smoke detectors or smoke alarms are essential to protect your house from fire accidents. You would not know if there will be a sudden firecracker fling in to your house and burn your carpet or curtains. It is better to install a smoke detector, rather than see your house burn to dust.
If you are using lights and sounds to celebrate Chinese New Year, be sure not to overload your electrical outlet. Check first the capacity of each equipment; the Ampere Rating, Wattage and the Voltage that it uses. If the Capacity of your equipment is more than your outlet, try to use AVRs and Step-down transformers. This way you can avoid electrical short circuits that can cause fire or possible electrocution. You should always prioritize your safety before you continue your celebration.
Key Take AwayFilipino-Chinese communities in the Philippines celebrate this Chinese New Year 2020 in hopes of drawing prosperity, closer family bonds and peace. Most Filipino-Chinese families typically clean their homes thoroughly, prepare lucky money in red envelopes, serve sweet foods and display various foods and fruits on a table, which is believed to invite good fortune, but keeping your family safe from accidents is the best resolution you can do this year. So for all the Filipino Chinese Communities, Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!
What’s the best way to enjoy the holiday? Staycation!
And to ensure that you will enjoy your staycation, you look for the best hotel with superb accommodations. EDSA Shangri-La is one of the most outstanding hotels in Metro Manila, and they offer an unparalleled level of personal service, whether it’s for travelling, business or pleasure. They ensure that true luxury means quality time well spent.
With its luxurious interiors and various facilities you won’t even notice the small details like switches and outlets. Meiji Electric is one of their trusted suppliers in regards with their electrical devices. Meiji Electric’s GFCI outlets are all over the hotel lobby, they are reliable outlets that prevents customers or employees from getting electric shocks when there is an electrical accident.
The Meiji GFCI (MGF250) can monitor current imbalance that an appliance consumes. In an event of an imbalance like a ground fault, it will trip automatically to stop the current and prevent serious damages. It is usually located in comfort rooms, laundry areas or other wet places where an incidence of a ground fault is likely to happen, but because Meiji GFCI’s modern design, it can blend well in the interior of any hotel.
Edsa Shangri-la not only availed Meiji GFCI’s but also the Meiji’s Champagne Series Wiring Devices. These outlets have a very unique and stylish design that matches the interior design of World-Class Hotels, just like the Horizon Club Lounge in Edsa Shangri-La.
The Horizon Club’s unique spirit of genuine hospitality is top notch. From a personal concierge to private lounge access, they give a taste of their personal exemplary service. Guests checked-in the Horizon Club Rooms have access to the private Horizon Club Lounge with features like daily breakfast, beverages and canapés, WIFI and suit pressing as well as a selection meeting facilities.
Meiji’s Champagne Outlets perfectly blends in with their elegance. Its metallic look and non-fading color has an outstanding modern design that is not too flashy, so it can still be suitable for traditional style. You can find some of Meiji’s Champagne outlets on different parts of the Horizon’s Club lounge.
Shangri-La Hotels have made a wise decision in using Meiji GFCIs and Champagne Series Wiring Devices to provide convenience for all foreign and local guests. Not only do they ensure their safety but also satisfy the quality of service for their guests. With this, Meiji Electric encourages all commercial and industrial establishments, especially those who are service-oriented to follow physically appealing, with international electrical standards quality products from Meiji Electric Philippines Inc.
Meiji Electric Philippines Inc. is preparing for the upcoming IIEE Convention with the objective of actively promoting the company’s products. Many electrical practitioners and engineers are expected to participate in this event. With this in mind, we opt to aggressively introduce new and innovative products that will surely catch everyones attention.
For this year, Meiji will introduce new innovative products that are very in-demand in the market. Many people nowadays depend on handheld electronic devices like smart phones, tablets, smart watches, etc. These gadgets are all relying on batteries and USB chargers, and this is where Meiji comes in.
Introducing the new Meiji extension sets! These extension sets have USB outlets where you can directly charge your devices. The MES-1407 is an extension set with 3 international outlets with individual switches and 4 USB ports. You will no longer need bulky adapters and you can plug in your devices simultaneously.
MES-1408 has almost the same features like MES-1407 but it is more compact. It has 5 International outlets with an illuminated switch and also has 4 USB ports. Its tower design is very unique and can be used in offices, apartments and hotels. Meiji also has MES-1409, it is a Cube type extension set with 4 outlets [2 International + 2 Universal outlets w/o ground] and 2 additional USB ports. It has no base and smaller than the MES-1408.
MES-1411 is a tower type extension set with a handle for portability. It has 3 International outlets and 2 USB ports. It has a flat base design so it won’t stumble around while your devices are plugged-in. If you’re looking for a unique extension set, you might want to check out MES-1410. It is a round type extension set with 3 International outlets and 2 USB ports. What sets this apart from the other extension sets is that it has a built-in light and lamp. You can choose to either use the bright light or the dim lamp. It can also be used as a night light in your room.
If you just want a simple extension set, you can use MES-1205 [3 Gang Duplex Convenience Outlet with Ground/Universal Outlets+ 3 USB Ports] or MES-1206 [5 Gang Universal Outlet with Ground+ 3 USB Ports]. These two are much convenient to use at home, you can also plug in your appliances along with your smart devices. All of Meiji’s extension sets are guaranteed safe to use and durable, made from polycarbonate plastic that can retain its color over the years.
There are many more products that Meiji Electric will be offering at this event. It’s better to see it for yourself and visit our booth at 398-399. You can view all our products including Panel Boards, MCCB, MCB, ATS, CTS, MTS, AVRs, Step-Down Transformers, Wiring devices and much more. IIEE 2019 will be held at SMX Convention Center from November 27 – 30, 2019. We hope to see you there!
Meiji Electric Philippines Inc. will once again take part on the well-known product exhibition, the 44th Annual National Convention and IIEE 3E XPO 2019 at SMX Convention Center this 27 to 30 of November. This year’s theme for the IIEE@44 is Distinctive Journey in Advancing Global Competitiveness where it promotes the competitive abilities of each company on a global scale. The IIEE Expo focuses more on electrical, electronics and energy products, where many electrical practitioners take part. With this huge event, many companies will promote their brand and showcase their wide range of products, and Meiji Electric is one of them.
As some know, the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. or IIEE is the organization of electrical practitioners here in the Philippines. They are known for conducting this annual event to continuously enhance electrical practitioners’ competitiveness towards worldwide excellence. They also help companies improve their market by giving them opportunities to meet more diversified consumers.
Meiji Electric has been showcasing different electrical & industrial supplies in the event. Each year the company presents more efficient and energy saving electrical systems, like Electrical Panel Boards, Contactor Transfer Switches (CTS), Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS), Low Voltage Switch Gears (LVSG) and Frequency Inverter Controlled Systems.
Through Meiji’s industrial products like MCBs, ACBs, MCCBs, Magnetic Contactors and others, you can get maximum electrical protection for all your machineries and control extremely accurate electrical motor regulation. Various innovative electrical products will be featured like GFCI outlets,motion sensors,smoke detectors, extension sets and other related items that will make convenience and protection a priority for your home. The company will also display devices such as timers, AVRs and transformers that will speed up your business operations, protect your office appliances, and minimize electrical consumption.
Meiji Electric cordially invites all engineers, developers, project managers, interior designers and end users to visit our booth 398-399 within four consecutive days. The location is at the outmost right, near the corner. You can check out various electrical products which are on a special discount on our booth, and we will be happy to assist you with your requirements. See you there!
Halloween is just around the corner, time to bring out those decorations and make your houses look spooky. It’s also time to dress up with your scary or superhero costumes and have a memorable Halloween this November. Nowadays, people become more creative in celebrating Halloween. From the costumes they are wearing to the decorations of their houses, and it turned into a season where they can showcase their creativity in more interesting ways. Along with the festivity, there is a risk of having an accident inside or outside your house, as an Electrical Company in Manila, Meiji Electric would like to share these safety tips to make this spooky celebration worry-free and exciting.
Being an electrical company in the Philippines, the company feels responsible to give some information and tips on how can you avoid disastrous and electrical-related accident during such important events. The company also promotes awareness on how you can evaluate your wiring system to make sure you won’t have to worry about using your electrical devices no matter what occasion or event you are going to.
Not much like Christmas, Halloween is a different occasion where families opt to decorate their houses with different kinds of spooky decorations like Jack o Lanterns, floating ghosts, bats and spider webs. These kinds of decorations are prone to fire accidents if you don’t do it properly, but worry no more because Meiji Electric is here to guide you on how you can enjoy a spooky yet safe Halloween this year.
CHECK YOUR HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS
Before you put up your decorations, you should inspect it first and check for signs of damage like crack wires, faulty plugs, dents and other things that could disrupt the functionality or can cause electrical hazards. Make sure that there is no severe damage on the plugs and wirings, these damaged decors should be replaced for the safety of everyone.
Aside from examining the quality of your decor, you should also look at the electrical devices and plugs that you’re going to use. Sockets, outlets, and cords must all be in good condition to assure your safety.
USE GFCI AND OTHER SAFETY ELECTRICAL DEVICES
When you’re using outdoor decors like lantern or lamps be sure to use GFCI outlets, this is to ensure the safety of the person installing the decorations. GFCI protects you from ground faults due to short circuit, preventing you from getting electrocuted by cutting off the electricity. Other than GFCI you can also use safety electrical devices like AVR, Voltage Protector, and Step-down Transformers. These kinds of devices protect your appliances or even your decorations from getting overloaded and give you more protection from electrical accidents.
AVOID OVERLOADING YOUR EXTENSION SETS
If you’re putting up all your decorations, don’t forget to check how much wattage or amperage your electrical system can handle, this is to avoid overloading your extension sets. There’s a huge chance of overloading your circuits and causing a short circuit if you mindlessly plug in all your Halloween decorations in just one outlet. In order to avoid this, know how much wattage each piece of decor needs and add everything up. The sum must not exceed the capacity of the extension set in which you intend to plug it in. You should consider switching to a different circuit or add new extension set if it does not meet the requirements of your decorations.
PLACE DECORATIONS ON SAFE LOCATIONS
Location is important when you’re decorating your home. Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, avoid placing them in walking areas like corridors as they may pose as tripping hazards, especially for extension cords and other kinds of wirings. You should also keep in mind to place your wires and plugs away from the water source because it is prone to electrical short circuits. In tucking up your wires avoid using metals like nails or staple, better use insulated tapes or coated wires on organizing them. Also check if the position of your decors is not prone to weather changes, you won’t know if it will suddenly rain outside.
The smoke detector is a great device for detecting fire inside your house, in some instances you might forget to turn off your decorations that might overload and cause fire. If your family is fast asleep and there is a sudden accident, the smoke detector will do its job and alarm everyone inside the house with its loud noise. With this, you can prevent fire from getting bigger and save your home.
POWER OFF ALL DECORATIONS WHEN NOT IN USE
Lastly, power off all your decorations when not in use. Whenever there is no one at home, during the early hours of the day until the afternoon, and at the deepest of nights when everybody’s asleep, these are the times when you should turn off your decorations.
It’s very exciting to celebrate Halloween and dress up as ghosts or monsters, there are lots of candies and food available for your family, but accidents, electrical shocks and fire will surely spoil all those things so make sure to follow these electrical tips. You can now avoid electrical accidents and have a hazard-free celebration for this upcoming Halloween. Be sure to Visit the Meiji Electric Website to get more electrical tips to make your daily life easier and worry-free.
Here are some tips & tricks you can follow to have a worry free Christmas this December. Get this advise from trusted electrical companies in the Philippines and make the coming season a joyful and exciting holiday!!
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