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 Department of Trade and Industry recently issued the Philippine Standard (PS) Safety Certificate Mark for Meiji brand extension cords, circuit breakers, switches and outlets. These Meiji items that bear the PS markings signify that the products went through the qualification requirements of the Bureau of Philippine Standards.

 

  • What is the Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS)?

    The BPS is a governmental body under the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).  It is the National Standards Body of the Philippines and is responsible in developing or adopting, implementing and promoting Philippine National Standards (PNS). They are responsible for establishing Philippine National Standards for products, as well as test methods and codes of practice, to provide the technical bases for the importation of quality and safe products and for the inspection, testing and certification of these products.

 

  • What is a standard?

    A standard is a document, established by consensus, something set up and established by authority as a rule for the measure of quantity, weight, extent, value, or quality. Standards should be based on the consolidated results of science, technology and experience, and aimed at the promotion of optimum community benefits.

 

  • Why are standards needed?

    We need standards because standards contribute in making life simpler and increasing the reliability and effectiveness of the goods and services we utilized.

 

  • What is a product certification?

    Product certification is a process that determines whether a product is manufactured according to the requirements of a standard. Products under mandatory product certification are subjected to inspection and testing of the BPS prior to distribution and selling in the market.

 

Here is the list of items that were given the PS Safety Certification Mark:

 

 1. Extension Cords

 

  • MES 0213– 3 Gang Extension Set Universal Outlet (3M)
  • MES 1300– 4 Gang Extension Set w/ Switch (3M)
  • MES 1301– 3 Gang Extension Set International Outlet w/ Switch (3M)
  • MES 1302– 4 Gang Extension Set International Outlet w/ Switch (3M)
  • MES 1303– 3 Gang Extension Set International Outlet w/ Individual Switch (3M)
  • MES 1304- 4 Gang Extension Set International Outlet w/ Individual Switch (3M)
  • MES 1305– 5 Gang Extension Set International Outlet w/ Individual Switch (3M)
  • MES 1306– 6 Gang Extension Set International Outlet w/ Individual switch (3M)
  • MES 1308– 6 Gang Extension Set International Outlet w/ individual switch (5M)
  • MES 2027– 3 Gang Extension Set (3M)
  • MES 3011– 3 Outlet Extension cord (3M)

 

2. Circuit Breakers

 

 

  • C45N (16A, 20A, 32A, 40A & 63A)
  • NC100H(80A, 100A)
  • JVM16-63 (16A, 63A)

 

 3. Switches

  • MCS 0121- 1 Gang 1 Way Switch
  • MCS 0122- 2 Gang 1 Way Switch
  • MCS 0123- 3 Gang 1 Way Switch
  • MCS 0720- Door Chime (Push Button Switch)
  • MCS 0923- 1 Way Switch Element
  • MCS 0924- 3 Way Switch Element
  • MCS 0221- 1 Gang 3 Way Switch
  • MCS 0222- 2 Gang 3 Way Switch
  • MCS 0223- 3 Gang 3 Way Switch
  • MCS 0925- Illuminated 1-Way Switch Element
  • MCS 0926– Illuminated 3-Way Switch Element

 

 4. Outlets

 

 

  • MCS 1021- Single International Outlet
  • MCS 1022- Duplex International Outlet
  • MCS 1211- 1 Gang Universal Outlet with Plate
  • MCS 1212- 2 Gang Universal Outlet with Plate
  • MCS 1213- 3 Gang Universal Outlet with Plate
  • MCS 1214- Single Convenience Outlet with Ground Element
  • MCS 1218- Universal Outlet Element
  • MCS 1223- Single Convenience Outlet w/o Ground Element
  • MCS 0212- Surface Type 2-Gang Universal Outlet
  • MCS 1023- Element for MCS-1022 (2-Gang Universal Outlet)
  • MCS 1024- Element for MCS-1021 (Universal Outlet)
  • MCS 0921- Duplex Convenience Outlet without Ground with Plate
  • MCS 0922- Duplex Parallel C. O. with Ground
  • MCS 3521- Aircon Outlet with Plate

 

When it comes to your electrical safety, don’t settle for less! Safety should always be your top concern and priority. With Meiji Electric’s products you are assured of our products quality, safety, and reliability. The PS Safety Mark found on our products, guarantees the product’s conformance with the relevant safety requirements.

 

To know more about our products, please call 448-7423, 727-5790, 414-4012 and 413-6636 or email us at sales@meijielectric.ph for your various electrical requirements! You can buy our Philippine Standard (PS) marked products in our showrooms located at Unit 15 Landsdale Arcade, Mother Ignacia, Quezon City and 1 Mabolo Street, New Manila, Quezon City.You can also buy our items at your nearest ACE Hardware, Handyman or Ortigas Home Depot branches.

 

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

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.

 

keycard-switch

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-panel-with-key-card-control

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 sales@meijielectric.ph 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.

 

Bellevue Resort

 

If you are looking for a last summer escape before the school year starts, look no further and visit Bellevue Resort at Bohol. Situated along the peaceful shores of Panglao Island, the resort takes you away from the busy lifestyle of the city to give you a most desired break. As one of the leading five-star resorts in the Philippines, The Bellevue Resort is a much preferred destination both by local and international travelers alike. It also takes pride in being a resort so environment-friendly, that the resort won the ASEAN Green Hotel Award. Meiji Electric is proud of this achievement since we supplied various electrical items like the Main Distribution Panelboards, Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS), Unit Panels with Keycard Control System and all Wiring Devices like switches, outlets, GFCI and keycard switches, which can be seen in the resort.

 

 

 

 

GF250 in Bellevue resort, Bohol

 

 

As seen in the photo, all the bathrooms at Bellevue Resort have a Meiji GF250 Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) installed. This is for total safety against ground fault current when you are in contact with an electrical item while you are wet inside the bathroom.  Meiji GF250 can detect as low as 0.006 amperes (6 milliamperes) of ground fault current and stops the flow of electricity immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meiji Home Panelboard

Meiji Home Panelboards (MHP) are modular distribution boxes applicable to electric circuit terminals rated at 220/400V, 60Hz. It is beautifully designed to blend with the surroundings. It is also designed for easy installation and disassembly. The plastic cover of MHP modular distribution box uses fire resistant ABS, and is also impact resistant.

 

Meiji Mcosu Wiring Devices

 

Our especially designed MCOSU Wiring devices are 3×3 brown elegantly designed outlets, switches, telephone and computer power outlets. It is aesthetically perfect in each room of the Bellevue Resort, Bohol.

 

MCOSU Wiring devices

 

Meiji Floor Outlets

 

 

The MEIJI POP-UP FLOOR OUTLETS (MPU 1022) has 2 international outlets that are flawlessly installed in the Resorts’ flooring for easy access to a power supply. The Meiji floor outlet has a metal plate to protect the outlet and wiring.  You also have a choice of either pop-up or screw-type cover, which prevents dust and other material from accumulating in the outlet.

 

 

 

 

 

More Fun in the Philippines

It is definitely More Fun in the Philippines! Visiting Bohol is really a must for your summer itinerary so you can see the Chocolate Hills, explore the Mahogany man-made forest in Bilar, have a photo with the tarsiers in their sanctuary, cross the Hanging bridge in Tigbao, ride the river cruise at Loboc river, pray at Baclayon and Loboc church, see the Blood Compact Shrine, experience extreme adventure in Danao Adventure park and lastly swim in the vast beach.

 

Avail of Meiji Electric’s line of GFCI’s, Home Panelboards, MCOSU Wiring Devices at our showrooms located at Unit 15 Landsdale Arcade, Mother Ignacia, Quezon City and 1 Mabolo Street, New Manila, Quezon City. You can also visit any of our displays at ACE Hardware, Handyman or Ortigas Home Depot. Call us now at 448-7423, 727-5790, 414-4012 and 413-6636 and let us quote your various electrical requirements!

 

We can also cater to your main and distribution power panelboards, ATS, and other related items. Feel free to show us your requirements so we can service your needs.

 

The electrical switch is one of the most basic yet essential electrical devices in your household. Although they practically all look the same, it functions in varied ways. Your home has numerous light switches to control various types of lighting.

Meiji Wiring Devices

Light switches control things like light combination, a fluorescent light, ceiling fan, outdoor entrance lights etc. It comes in different shapes, styles, and colors. But, have you ever gone DIY and went to a hardware to buy one? The sales agent will ask you whether you need, 1 gang 2 way, 3 gang 1 way, 2 gang 1 way, dimmer, or illuminated switches etc.  So what does it all mean? Do you know what the difference is?

 

It’s really quite simple.

 

The GANG:

  It refers to the number of light switches on the plate. A 1 gang switch will control a single lighting circuit, and with a 2 gang switch you can control two lighting circuits, and so on.

Meiji Blank Plates

 

THE WAYS:

 

1 Way Switch

 

 

The most common household switch, a single-pole or one-way switch has two terminals that simply turn the power on or off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Way Switch

 

 

A three-way switch has three terminals; a four-way has four. These control a light from two or three locations, such as in a stairwell; at either end of a hallway; or in a large room with more than one entrance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meiji Dimmer Switch

 

 

A dimmer switch controls a light’s intensity. Usually you can replace any single-pole switch with a dimmer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

An illuminated switch has an indicator light when the switch is off. This is especially helpful to find the switch in dark rooms.

 

Meiji Illuminated Switch

 

 

Now you know the difference of light switches, ways and gangs! Call us now at 448-7423, 727-5790, 414-4012 and 413-6636 and let us quote 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. You can also visit any of our displays at ACE Hardware, Handyman or Ortigas Home Depot. We offer a complete line of traditional and updated modern wiring devices. Please see them to appreciate.

This summer season, as we all look forward to enjoying the great summer outings or out of the country vacations, we also expect energy bills to rise due to the intense summer heat. Whether you are using your aircon more often, using more water to take showers, or using more electricity to run fans to get a cool breeze, energy saving tips can help your pocket and the Earth. Here are some energy saving tips to help you through this hot summer:

Efficient operation

Have your aircon cleaned or replace filters monthly for more efficient operation. Dirty filters restrict airflow and can cause the system to run longer, increasing energy use.

Unplug appliances and electronics

Unplug appliances and electronics when not in use. Plug home electronics, such as TVs, DVD players and computers into the MEIJI 13 Series Extension Sets MES-1303 to 1306. It has an individual power switch that you can turn off when the equipment is not in use.

 

Ceiling Fan

  1. When it is not that hot, give your aircon a much needed break by using a ceiling fan.

 

Protects Your Appliance

Meiji Voltage Protector with Timer4. Use Meiji Voltage Protector with Timer TC-V002, A Voltage Protector is a device that protects your appliance by cutting off power as it reaches the minimum allowable voltage drop or exceeds the maximum over voltage rating. With its built-in 8 programmable timer, you have the option to manage all your appliances by turning them on and off on your preferred time setting. Not only that, it also has varied day preferences: whether you want the timer to work  daily, weekly, monthly, only on weekdays, on alternating days, just set it and it’s done!

 

 

Indoor and Outdoor Lighting

5.Use Meiji Motion Sensors MS 01-04 on indoor and outdoor lighting. These are either wall, ceiling mounted or stand-alone type.  Sensors are great for those rooms where you stow your stuff, such as attics and basements so you don’t need to fumble for switches when your hands are full. It is also perfect for hallways where lights are just needed when you pass by.

Meiji Motion Sensors

 

 

Meiji Dimmer Switch

 

Dim Your Accent

6. Use the Meiji Dimmer Switch MCS1825 to dim your accent or decorative lights and halogen bulbs. Dimmers reduce power to the lighting source or bulb, so they save energy and can also extend bulb life.

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

  1. Keep the hot sun out of your home: When leaving your home, or at noon when the sun is at its hottest, pull your window treatments down to block out warm rays. Your interior spaces will feel cooler and your aircon won’t work as hard.

Turn Lights ON or OFF

  1. Meiji TCV004 24 Hour Rotary TimerUse the Meiji 24 Hour Rotary Timer TC-V004 to automatically turn lights ON and OFF at a specific time. This is perfect for giving your home a `lived in’ look while you’re away at work or on summer vacation.

 

Spend More Time Outside

9.Spend more time outside of your home: Summer time is a perfect excuse to get out and enjoy it! From swimming in pools to having a picnic or getting exercise outdoors, spending less time in your house will help your energy consumption bill.

 

Saving energy this summer shouldn’t be a major challenge. Use these helpful energy saving tips to protect your wallet, save the Earth and keep you and your family cool this summer. Do your part in making this summer enjoyable for all, and keep your energy consumption to minimum levels.

 

All these items are available at your nearest ACE Hardware, CW Home Depot and Handyman branches. Or call us at 448-7423, 414-4012 and 727-5790. You can also visit our 2 showrooms located at No. 1 Mabolo Street New Manila, Quezon City and Unit 15 Lansdale Arcade, Mother Ignacia, Quezon City

Whether you are at home, in your office or travelling, electronic gadgets offer great time-saving advantages in your day, as well as make your life easier. Just look at your surroundings, I am sure that at least dozen things around you are plugged into a power outlet, and half of those items are USB powered. Your cellphone, your tablet, MP3 player, smart watch needs to be charged via a USB cable.  Some of the USB chargers of these electronic gadgets come with an adaptor, but you’ll either lose or misplace the adapter. You will have to plug your gadget into your computer, and that’s not very convenient. Other items on the other hand only come with a USB cable, so you’ll have to buy a separate adaptor.

MCS 1425,1426,1427

MEIJI USB ELEMENT 0522

Worry no more, because the MEIJI USB ELEMENT 0522 has got you covered! These USB wall elements or outlets are guaranteed to charge all your electronic items directly without the hassle of using of bulky adaptors. The MEIJI MCS 0522 USB ELEMENT has a standard size that can fit into your existing plates if you want to upgrade them. Combinations can be done (like image above) with the MEIJI Blank Plates, from 1 to 3 Gang Plates MCS1425, 1426 and 1427 to maximize your USB charging needs.

MCS 5223,5214,5218,1522

Various 2-Gang USB combinations

You can also choose from our various 2-Gang USB combinations above, the MCS5223 (C.O. without ground with 1 USB Outlet), MCS5214 (C.O. with ground with 1 USB Outlet), MCS5218 (1 Universal Outlet with 1 USB Outlet), MCS1522 (1 international outlet with1 USB Outlet).

With these various USB outlet options, you are sure that your electronic gadgets stay connected and powered all the time! Upgrade your wall outlets now! Call us at 448-7423, 414-4012 and 727-5790 for your specific requirements. You can drop by our our main office located at No.  1 Mabolo Street, New Manila Quezon City, or visit your nearest ACE Hardware, Handyman and CW Home Depot Branches!

electricity measurement wiring meijiElectricity can be measured and controlled. It circles around three basic factors: voltage, current, and resistance. Each of these measurements are quantified and has their respective units. So before you go looking for home appliances and wiring devices in the Philippines and elsewhere, you better know this stuff first. Read on below!

Voltage (V)

Voltage is the force that pushes the electrons in the wires from one point to another. In short, it is the difference in electric charge between two places.

For example, you have two clumps of metals, one loaded with electrons and the other not so much. Using a conductor, you can connect these two clumps to transfer some electrons to the second clump. But you won’t be able to do that fast enough without voltage! You see, electrons in its natural state freely move between atoms, but they do so randomly. By using voltage, you can nudge them all to move in a single direction.

Voltage is measured in volts or V, after Alessandro Volta, an Italian physicist who possibly invented the first chemical battery with his voltaic pile. You can find out the exact amount of voltage in wires using a device called voltmeter.

Current (I)

Current, on the other hand, is the rate of flow of the electric charge in the wire. While voltage is the force that pushes the electrons to move from one atom to the next, current is the factor that enables them to flow through the conductor.

To better understand how current works, line up 15 balls in a pool table in a straight line and hit the one in front with the cue ball. As you’ll see, doing that will cause the ball at the rear to move. Something similar happens in current flow. Electrons move from one atom to another, displacing electrons from the second atom which will then move to a third atom to displace the electrons there. And on it goes!

Current is measured in amperes or A, in honor of French mathematician, physicist and well-known father of electrodynamics André-Marie Ampère. One ampere is equivalent to around 6,240 quadrillion electrons per second, and it can be measured using an ammeter.

Resistance (R)

Resistance, however, restricts the passage of electric current through the conductor. In short, it controls how many electrons can go through the wire. It’s an important factor in electricity, as too much electric current yield too output power, which may cause damage to various electric and electronic devices.

Resistance is created by adding a component known as resistors, a device made from an amalgamation of conductors and insulators. Due to its nature, it only allows a certain amount of current to pass through it, thereby controlling how much can flow to the output section of the system.

Resistance is measured in Ohms or Ω, after German mathematician and physicist Georg Simon Ohm, who is best known for his law on the relationship of current with voltage and resistance (Ohm’s Law).

Knowing these three factors is extremely important, especially since they affect the amount of electricity flowing in and around your home’s electric system as well as determine the power it could give your appliances and devices. So better learn it!