The Philippine International Construction Equipment, Building Materials, Interior & Exterior Products Exhibition and Technology Forum (PHILCONSTRUCT)-  the biggest expo of its kind in the Philippines, has been defining the landscape of building and construction in the country for over two decades.


This year, the event will be held on January 6-9 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Pasay City. The event is organized by the Philippine Construction Association, Inc. (PCA), the leading organization in building and construction whose members are responsible for over 70% of all construction projects in the country.


Every year, Meiji Electric participates in various exhibits to showcase their innovative items and the Philconstruct 2018 cannot be missed! As it now serves as the annual meeting place for the industry’s movers and shakers, gathering hundreds of the leading suppliers and thousands of trade buyers in one venue. Visit Meiji Electric at Booth Number H30 to view their advance electrical items like the  newly designed 2.1 USB Outlet, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI’s), Meiji White Panel Board, Variable Frequency Inverter, Step Down Transformer, Automatic Voltage Regulator, Meiji Home Panel Board and many more.


And here are some reasons why you should visit Meiji Electric at Booth Number H30:

  • Purchase any Meiji Electric item at the exhibit to get a big discount!
  • Take a selfie at the Meiji Electric booth and use the hashtag #MEIJIELECTRIC to get an additional discount.
  • Upload your selfie with any Meiji Electric item with the hashtag #MEIJIELECTRIC and you will get a FREE Meiji chocolate.
  • Get a FREE Meiji giveaway  when you spend a minimum purchase of 2,000 PHP on any Meiji Electric item.


So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars now, and see you there!


The Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines, Inc., (IIEE) is organizing the 41st Annual National Convention on November 23-26, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center (Mall of Asia), Pasay City. The Annual National Convention is being held to support the professional growth and information necessities of the electrical practitioners and all 42,000 active IIEE members all throughout the country. Consistent with this year’s theme: IIEE: Soaring High towards Globalization, the 4-day event offers various technical activities designed to enhance the professional skills and competence of the delegates, as well as to strengthen and to promote camaraderie within the industry from associates, government and private sectors.

Meiji at the 41st IIEE Convention

Meiji Electric is pleased to invite all electrical practitioners and visitors to attend this event to view the latest electrical products that bring safety and convenience to homes, commercial and industrial establishments. Items that will be displayed include various MCCB (Molded Case Circuit Breakers), MS (Magnetic Starters), Panelboards, Capacitor Bank and related items. Also featured are the Meiji Classic Series (MCS) Wiring Devices including the latest USB products, Floor and Pop-up Outlets, GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter), MTS (Manual Transfer Switch),  and MHPs (Meiji Home Panels). Electrical consumer items such as ‘Meiji’ Transformers, Extension Sets, Timers, Smoke Detectors, Motion Sensors, Automatic Voltage Regulators (AVRs), Adapters and many more  will also be exhibited.


Big Discounts, exciting raffle prizes, giveaways and bundled promos await visitors! So we are inviting all electrical engineering practitioners, industry users, fresh graduates and the general public to visit Meiji Electrics Booth number 396-397; and allow Meiji Electric’s staff to inform you of the diverse products and witness how  Meiji Electric ‘enhance energy to your everyday life’. See you all there!






Philconstruct 2016



PHILCONSTRUCT is the largest construction show in the Philippines; it has been playing a major role in the industry for almost three decades now. This trade show has now become a solid platform that serves as a meeting place for the industry’s movers and shakers, gathering thousands of leading brands and buyers around the globe.

Held at the SMX Convention Center

This year, the exhibit will be held on November 10-13, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Meiji Electric will once again participate to showcase their innovative line of electrical items like the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs), USB outlets, Meiji Home Panel Boards, Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVRs), Step-Down Transformers and the Meiji Panel with Keycard Control, and many others.


Meiji Electric Items


Special offer

There will be a special offer on the 3’’x3’’Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter with 1 International Outlet and 1 USB Outlet MGU252, and BUY 1 TAKE 1 bundled promo of the MES-1403 and 1406 Extension Sets with individual switches.  Visitors can also avail of other promos, giveaways and even raffle prizes.


Make sure to visit Meiji Electric at Booth number H30 to view the various innovative products that provide safety and convenience to homes, commercial and industrial establishments.



Key Card Switches are generally used in hotels and high end condominiums.  After check-in verification in hotels, the front desk personnel will give the guest a key card to his/her assigned room. Upon getting into the assigned room and inserting the key card in a key card slot by the main door of the room, all the lights and other controlled circuits will automatically turn on. Upon leaving the room, guests remove the key card and the lights and other controlled circuits will turn off after a standby delay of a few seconds. This is to ensure that the guest/s have safely exited the room before the power turns off. Aside from the aesthetically appealing design, hospitality establishments install key card switches to help reduce energy costs. This is because all lighting, heating and power (aside from the refrigerator) circuits only become operational once the card is inserted in the key card slot.





Meiji Home Panel Key Card Control

A little known fact for hotel guests is that in order for a key card switch to effectively operate, it needs a control panel. The Meiji Home Panel with Key Card Control has circuit breakers, timer/s and magnetic contactor/s to effectively operate Key Card Switches commonly installed in hospitality establishments. A magnetic contactor is a switchgear device that is like a relay but has a higher current capacity. It is mechanically and electrically durable to withstand frequent switching on and off operations with high power. The housing of the Meiji Home Panel with Key Card Control is a modular powder coated metal distribution box applicable for electric circuit terminals rated at 220/400V, 60Hz. The cover is made of special fire retardant, impact resistant ABS PC alloy material with slot/s for timer/s and magnetic contactor/s.  Various hotels in the Philippines have already installed this in their individual rooms so you are sure of its safety and durability.



Call us now at 448-7423, 727-5790, 414-4012 and 413-6636 or email us at for your various electrical requirements! You can visit our showrooms located at Unit 15 Landsdale Arcade, Mother Ignacia, Quezon City and 1 Mabolo Street, New Manila, Quezon City.


fix circuit breaker errors meiji

The electric circuit breaker is an important part of each home’s electrical wiring system. If there are any signs of trouble, buying another one from our trusted circuit breaker supplier is the obvious option – it’s absolutely convenient and hassle-free. However if something can be fixed, why quickly replace it?

Before jumping the gun and replacing your electric circuit breaker, it would be a great idea to learn how to troubleshoot. First of all, you need to identify the root of the problem then you find a way to solve it.




Sometimes the reason for circuit breakers problems is miswiring of the electrical system. When
this happens, any electrical device will not turn off properly and will continue running even after it was shut off. Electrical wiring mistakes like this is usually simple to fix; however, IF you don’t solve miswiring immediately, you can get electrical shocks. Although the shock is not fatal, wiring inaccuracy can cause harm to individuals operating electrical appliances in the home. Miswiring can also cause appliances, switches and other electrical appliances to not operate properly or to not work at all.

When rewiring or running new electrical wire in your home, make sure that you immediately call on your trusty technician or electrician because major problems like these requires the help of a professional. If you want to do it by yourself, be sure that you are well-knowledgeable about this particular wiring case. Afterwards, purchase your electrical equipment that will be used for a remodelling project. All you need is the right equipment or tool and then you can fix it yourself from then on.


Circuit Overload

If too many devices are powered in one location, the single circuit will be overloaded and will relive the load by “tripping”, or switching off. This “trip” is necessary to protect circuits’ form becoming overloaded and this type of mechanism is designed to protect the electrical system in your home. In order to not experience this to ever happen, here are a few simple things you need to remember:

  1. Do not plug a lot of equipment into one outlet.
  2. Make sure there aren’t any loose connections in your outlets.
  3. Turn off and unplug devices that aren’t used

Pay attention to details and practice safe electrical procedures. If you can’t prevent this to happen and the inevitable did occur, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Locate the breaker box
  2. Locate the circuit breaker switch definitely flipped off
  3. Push the switch to a full “off” position then turn it completely “on” again.
  4. Once you hear the click, you have restored power to the specific circuit which means your job is done

Consult with a professional electrician if something arises.


There are definitely plenty other errors but these two are by far the most common. As long as you practice safe electrical procedures, you won’t need to worry on creating any mishap whatsoever. If anything out of the ordinary or something beyond your capacity occurs, simply call up your friendly technician!


The inverter air conditioning system is the latest technology in the Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) field. Lately, it has been the top choice of consumers because of its environmental and energy savings features. It is said that an Inverter air conditioner offers an impressive 50% reduction in electricity consumption by regulating compressor speed to deliver just the right amount of cooling power without compromising comfort. If you are thinking of buying an inverter air conditioner, installation of the condensing unit is something that you have to consider. Condensing units are usually situated outdoors; and a separate drainage system and control circuitry is required.


Protect the Circuit Breaker

Protect the Circuit Breaker of your condensing units with the MEIJI IP54 MHWP03 and MHWP05 WEATHERPROOF ENCLOSURES. These are made with fine, white, polycarbonate thermo-plastic materials to protect your circuit breakers from rain, dirt, dust, oil and spraying water. The modern-day designed enclosure has a transparent cover which provides a clear view of the breakers inside.


Unlike the usual metal NEMA-3R enclosures, which tend to rust and discolor over a period of time, the MHWP 03 and 05 will not deteriorate even when exposed to heavy rain and sunlight. It is also very affordable compared to the NEMA-4X Stainless Enclosure. These can house 1, 2, or 3 poles of Miniature Circuit Breakers, ranging from 63 to 100 Ampere frame.





The MHWP03 can also accommodate a 2x1P Meiji Manual Transfer Switch (MTS) while the MHWP05 can accommodate up to 2x2P MTS.  MTS may sometimes be situated outdoors because it is easier to locate when it’s dark inside your house because of a power outage.

With MEIJI ELECTRIC’S IP54 MHWP03 and MHWP05 affordable price, stylish and durable design, what more can you ask for? Avail of these items now to protect your outdoor circuitry and your family!

It is an obvious fact that we Filipinos have to get ready for tropical storms especially during the months of June to September. Not only the recent Tropical Storm “Mario” caused a deluge in Metro Manila, it also exposed and highlighted dangers for us.


A medical student at the University of Sto. Tomas and a hotel employee died after being electrocuted along  España Boulevard in Sampaloc, Manila on Friday, September 19, 2014.

The first victim, 22-year-old student, was electrocuted at around 2 p.m., in the middle of the flood in the area. On another place, the second victim, was electrocuted at around 7:30 p.m., while he was passing through Maceda Street at the corner of España Boulevard.

According to a report by a police officer, first aid responders from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) tried to revive the first victim and brought him to the UDMC Hospital where he was declared dead. The other victim on the other hand,was seriously injured.

If only these areas acquired a breaker which can prevent ground faults, this incident would have been avoided. We in Meiji adhere the importance of having protective circuit breakers.


Earth Leakage Circuit Breakers

Earth Leakage Circuit Breakers (ELCBs) are protective breakers of high performance when it comes to preventing ground faults and short circuits. When an imbalance of 30, 100, 200, or 500 milliampere is detected, ELCB automatically cuts off the power line to prevent further damages. It can even detect small stray voltages on the metal enclosures of electrical equipment, and interrupts the circuit if a dangerous voltage is detected.

High quality ‘LS’ brand ELCBs from Korea

Meiji Electric carries high quality ‘LS’ brand ELCBs from Korea. Available from 15 to 800 amperes, Meiji Electric can supply you with the load you require. Small businesses can benefit from the protection given by ELCBs. Employees and customers can be protected from very dangerous ground faults which may cause injuries or worse, death, just like what was stated from the news.

Utilized by large industries

ELCBs are best to be utilize by large industries particularly those which involve wet working areas. Research laboratories, resorts, water irrigation companies, water parks and other related industries can benefit from the protection given by ELCBs. Large industries use ELCBs to distinguish high sensitivity current operated 3 phase devices that trip in the milliamp range from traditional 3 phase ground fault devices that operate at much higher currents.

For high reliability ground fault protection, upgrade now your breakers to ELCBs. Accidents may happen anytime. An advanced prevention is always better than prepared remedy. Don’t hesitate to invest for safety. At the end of the day, you wouldn’t want to risk your life for such accidents.





There was a recent report about a teenage girl who died after being electrocuted in a pool area at a condominium in Mandaluyong City.


The victim and her two siblings were swimming in the pool area inside a condominium last Tuesday night when the incident happened. She came out of the water to transfer to another pool but then she was electrocuted. Her two siblings were also hurt by the electric current but they survived. According to them, they were not aware of the live wire near the pool as there were no warning signs and lifeguards. The girl moved from one pool to another where she was electrocuted and died on the spot.

May this incident once again serve as a reminder that in commercial establishments or even in industrial companies which involves wet working areas, we should be more cautious to prevent accidents such as these.

Philippine Electric Code (PEC)

Proclaimed Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) installation as one of the standards and safety precautions we should follow. Having a GFCI set up is a remedy to these situations because of its safety features and practical usage.

Swimming pools that are designed with colorful lights can be dangerous as they involve electricity. Setting up your swimming pool with residual current breakers provides safety and protection for the people from deadly electric shocks.

Meiji Residual Current Circuit Breaker with Over-current (RCBO)

A circuit control that is very suitable for wet areas as it acquires accurate ground fault circuit interrupting feature. It’s a breaker that every commercial establishment should have. It automatically shuts off an electric circuit when it detects a current flow along an unintended path, possibly through water or by human body.

Meiji RCBO


Meiji RCBOs can protect electrical system against ground faults, overload, over-voltage and short circuit. We also recommend Meiji RCBOs to be enclosed with NEMA standardized Meiji Panel Enclosures which can cover the breakers from elements like dusts and corrosive particles.

Similarly, homes can be immune electric shocks as Meiji has now innovated a GFCI outlet.

Meiji GFCI outlets are protective outlets designed to shut off an electric circuit when it detects current imbalance. Meiji GFCI outlets are usually installed in wet places like kitchen, bathrooms and pool areas. Many opt to use it for electronic devices such as shavers and hair dryers which are normally placed inside the bathroom.


Meiji GFCI outlets, GF-250 (220V), LG-20 (110V) and the new MGF 250 are UL and CSA certified. These can be set up easily since they can be installed as ordinary wall outlets. Hence, you can simply plug-in your device without difficulty. GF-250 and LG-20 are duplex outlets with 20 ampere capacity which is enough to plug in 2 devices at the same time.

MGF 250 is rated at 20 amperes and 250V with a combination of international and universal outlets which can accommodate any type of plug.

These three have a safety test button to make sure that the ground fault detection feature is working properly.

Meiji GFCIs are of polycarbonate glossy white finish that brings style to your home!

As our country goes with the advancement in homes and commercial establishments, safety precautions and standards should be paid more attention to avoid life threatening accidents. With Meiji GFCI, be protected with fatal electric shocks.

old switchgears

Using old switch-gears to continue electrifying power plants is a major dilemma for plant and facility managers. Retrofitting circuit breakers can be cost-effective solution for this, especially on facilities where down time has to be kept to an absolute minimum.

Air Circuit Breaker (ACB)

Strengthen up the controls of such heavy-weight machines with the high-rated breaking circuit breaker, Air Circuit Breaker (ACB). Air circuit breaker is designed to open and close a high-rated circuit, protecting the whole power line from ground faults  before it breaks down. It cuts-off the power automatically when under or over voltage, under or over frequency, short circuit, reverse power  etc.


ACB operates through air with a specific atmospheric pressure and stops faulty current flow that may cause severe damage to entire system and to massive machines like generators on board ships and distribution systems. It has a closing device, known as a “stored energy mechanism,” for fast, effective closing action. Energy is stored by compressing large powerful coil springs that are attached to the contact assembly of a circuit breaker. Once these springs are compressed, the latch may be operated to release the springs, and spring pressure will shut the circuit breaker.

ACBs can be classified as either a manually- or electrically-operated circuit breaker. “LS” ACBs distributed by Meiji are both electrical and manual. When a large air circuit breaker is closed, the operating mechanism is latched. As the circuit breaker is closed, a set of tripping springs, or coils are compressed, and the circuit breaker may then be tripped by means of a trip latch. The trip latch mechanism may be operated either manually or remotely by means of a solenoid trip coil.

Much larger air circuit breakers are used in large commercial and industrial distribution systems. These circuit breakers are available in much higher continuous current and interrupting ratings than the moulded case circuit breaker. Air Circuit Breakers are used in both low and high voltage current up to 6 KVA interrupting capacity.

Through the use of ACB, fire hazard is more eliminated by its short and consistent arcing time. It’s very suitable for high speed re-closure and frequent interval operation. It provides a host of additional protection and monitoring benefits that can add substantial value to the integrity of the low voltage.

Not all industries acquire this kind of circuit breaker. Enhance now your industrial systems as Meiji Electric Philippines supplies what you want and what you need!

A few more days to go and the extended weekend is soon to come. Long, consecutive, non-working days are the best times to upgrade companies’ electrical components since operations stop during these days. It’s a good time to develop large machineries , improve electrical systems and repair nearly broken equipment just like when a family does their monthly general cleaning of the house.

Here are five tools that can enhance Home and Industries’ electrical systems:

1. Molded Case Circuit Breakers (MCCB) DSC02735DSC02737

With its high capacity, enhance every electrical system in your office drastically. It can handle certain current jumps and current overload from 30 up to 1,200 Amperes (A) since some offices may use small machines like printers, scanners, photocopiers, shredders, coolers, fax machines, etc. that low capacity breakers cannot take on. AS you can see, these aren’t normal circuit breakers which are usually seen in homes. MCCBs are devices that protect larger circuit structures. Some still use it in their homes for their bigger loads or appliances.

2. AIR CIRCUIT BREAKERS (ACB) air-circuit-breakers-19851-5167997

Intensify the controls of such heavy-duty industrial machines with this high-rated breaking capacity circuit breaker. ACB operates by air with a specific atmospheric pressure from tremendous overload. This ACB stops faulty current flow that may cause severe damage to a whole system and to huge machines like generators and motors used by power plants, chemical, steel and automobile industries, telecommunications and others. This breaker has larger interrupting capacity than MCCBs.

ACBs can handle ratings from 630 to 6,300 Ampere frame. In layman’s term, multiply your home circuit breakers by more than 1,000 times and that’s the capacity of an ACB.


Upgrade motor-operated technologies such as irrigation pumping mechanisms, pulp and paper machines, textile equipment and others with your VFD. Control their speed at an extremely accurate electrical motor regulation, so that motor speeds can be controlled up and down, and maintained, at speeds required.

In this way, only the energy required is used, rather than having a motor run at constant speed that consumes an excess of energy. In other words, your Return on Investment (ROI) will be compensated very quickly, VAT included! The efficiency of VFDs will generally save up to 30% of electricity consumption.


If an electrical motor is doing more work than that for which was designed, it is considered to be overloaded and eventually can cause fire.

Maximize protection of motors and generators from overheat.

Magnetic Contactors and Thermal Overload Relays cut off circuit power whenever there’s a phase failure. It simply means, it protects your air conditioners, computers, generators, and other appliances from wreckage or burns when it is used altogether at the same time. It is better to have this kind of protection device maintained for safety at home and before resuming the work.

5. TIMERS DSC03026TC-V002-187x300final-TC-V003-204x300

Develop an organized usage of all the tools and apparatuses with an effective timer. With this, every machine, big and small, can be used properly and efficiently.

Long time use of appliances like air conditioners, generators and motor technologies will be controlled. Just simply set the preferred time (and day) of power, and the operation of the whole industry can be better predicted with less consumption of energy.

Using Timers for appliances at home is a great benefit. Not only does it help you control its time of use but also it protects its life by the automatic turn-off feature when the usage of the appliance is already done.

Maximize the downtime this summer in your companies and at home by upgrading systems and machineries through these devices, to give you a safe home to stay and a fine workplace to get the job well done.

Choose the best electrical controls and protecting devices to enhance a safe and economical household living. Improving the industries’ big and small operations in preparing the way towards progress, can be achievable.