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valentinesIt’s the love month again, the time of the year when we’re totally smitten by the love bug. Some couples toast champagne over a romantic dinner for two, wander across the dreamy night sky and cherish every minute. While a chosen few prefer to be extraordinary, and put together a simple yet very personalized date at home. This way you skip the city traffic and have a more memorable Valentine’s date. Just imagine, what if after all the careful planning for this special, one night only event of your year, power outage suddenly struck?  I could just imagine the frustration you would feel.

The Meiji Electric Contactor Transfer Switch (CTS)

But hey, don’t fret! The Meiji Electric Contactor Transfer Switch (CTS) is here. Don’t let brownouts or sudden power outages ruin your romantic date! The CTS will automatically transfer power to the generator when utility power fails, providing the highest protection for continuous power in homes and establishments. The CTS basically works like an Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS), except that a CTS uses Contactors as its main component while an ATS utilizes the conventional Circuit Breakers. The advantage of a CTS over a conventional ATS is that you may use any load in your home without having to buy a big genset to power up 100% of your load. This is made possible through a Current Limiter that can sense overload before it reaches the genset, unlike the conventional ATS where your loads are fixed or inadequate due to a limited genset.

You can use any load in your home depending on the

For example, this Valentine’s day, you would like to have power in your cozy dining room with aircon, all you need to do is power up the load in that specific area and not use the other loads so as to avoid exceeding the gensets’ capacity. On other occasions, you can choose to power up your master’s bedroom, children’s bedroom, or an elderly persons’ room depending on the situation. That way, you do not need to use any extension set or octopus wiring due to some fixed loads of a conventional ATS system.

In an event that you accidentally overload the CTS, you will have nothing to worry about since the CTS will temporarily cut off power. All you need to do is turn off some loads so your power consumption will still be within the capacity of your genset. The system will then reset itself and supply genset power back within a pre-set time. To make it even more convenient, the CTS will sense when the utility power will come back and simply switch back to normal power, so you can continue with your activity without any interruptions.



Have an uninterrupted date

With the Meiji Electric Contactor Transfer Switch (CTS) you are sure to have an uninterrupted date! So whether you’re harnessing your inner Master Chef to cook dinner for your spouse, watching a romantic movie, or just enjoying each other’s company, when the power goes out you’ll have no worries! Everything will be perfect because you have your reliable Meiji Electric Contactor Transfer Switch to back you up!

For those of you who would rather opt for the Manual Type Transfer Switch (MTS), Meiji Electric also has a complete line of MTS ranging from 1 Ampere to 6300 Amperes.

Inquire now at 448-7423, 413-6636 or 727-5790 to get more details on Meiji Electric’s CTS and other related products, and see how we can enhance energy to your everyday living!

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There are times wherein we need power supply very badly, especially during a power outage. For instance, you have deadlines to meet so you need to use the study room, or you want to use the living room where you can spend quality time with the family. How about if you have a sick person who needs air conditioning and medical equipment in a room? Or what if you have a party that needs uninterrupted power at a specific area?

Hospitals require back-up power application when blackouts happen. They must continue operations even during power outages for the sake of the patients. The same can be said for critical operations of other companies.

You need a hassle-free automatic transfer switch. Meiji Contactor Transfer Switch (CTS) is the answer to all the above concerns! You may now conveniently do so during a power outage with Meiji CTS. And you will never overload your generator.

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Usually, homes acquire generators with just the right power to be used for emergency purposes, which means the generators cannot serve 100% of your loads. When you want a certain appliance to be powered up, or only few specific rooms to be lighted, Meiji CTS gives you the versatility to choose and power up only the selected loads. Isn’t that convenient? With its Current Limiter, which provides safety from overloads, your home can never be in danger.

When it comes to back-up power applications, Meiji CTS provides high-quality and reliable performance. Meiji CTS gives you the convenience of using the same feeder lines for the load side during emergency power. There is no need to fix certain loads with an emergency feeder line, and with an emergency panel.

You therefore can save on additional wires, pipings and panel. Yet you get the flexibility of using any loads without worry of overloading the generator. This is because the Current Limiter will automatically cut off power at any overloads, will automatically reset and will allow you to reduce your loads accordingly. In case you have unintentionally used loads more than what the generator can handle, power will temporarily be cut-off, the CTS will automatically reset, to give you time to reduce your load, then emergency power will resume at a pre-set time.

When normal power comes back, the Meiji CTS will automatically transfer power to the normal side. The generator will then also automatically turn off. There is no need again for any manual turning on and off of the circuit breakers or double-throw switches and generator.


Meiji CTS are being used at homes, commercial establishments and even industrial buildings, in a cost-effective package, with outstanding performance, reliability and versatility.

Contact us today for more detailed information, and let us be the one to provide you the best automatic transfer switch you can ever have!


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As back-up power sources become more common in residential construction, many homeowners like us have learned about the needs and benefits of transfer switches. Most of us know that in the event of a power supply outage, it is at the very least desirable to power up selected circuits in a service entrance panel to provide limited light, heat, and refrigeration. Having the option of operating a transfer switch or having the peace of mind while the power returns back to normal is a very wise and safe option.

Meiji Contactor Transfer Switch (CTS) is designed for a standby power application. It provides flexibility, reliability and  high quality performance in a compact package. Meiji Contactor Transfer Switch provides fully effective transfer in applications where a momentary loss of power is acceptable during transfer and re-transfers between normal and emergency power supply.

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With a manual transfer switch in place, you would first have to make your way to the service entrance panel. Many times, this would be done in the dark with a flashlight in hand. After discovering that the electric utility outage takes longer time, you must manually turn on the switch, allow it to come up to speed and stabilize, and then throw the lever on the transfer switch into the generator position. Prior to switching over to standby power, you would have to shut off individual breakers for non-essential branch circuits.

On the other hand, a Contactor Transfer Switch (CTS) is a transfer switch that brings the accessibility of utilizing the same feeder lines during emergency power, with a current-limiting device that can help you regulate the amount of energy to be given each specific load when the power runs out.

Its primary feature is convenience as it allows you to turn on all the loads you want your generator to give power to. This is because of its current limiter that can detect overloading. So your CTS saves you the hassle of memorizing which breakers are the only ones allowable to turn on, the stress of turning off all breakers and turning them on again once power is back, instead when it senses an overload, the current limiter will cut off power to the contactor.  When this happens, the generator runs at no load, thereby protecting it from any overload. There’s an automatic timer that will bring back power again at the pre-set time of your choice. You then just have to turn off the non-essential loads to avoid another power cut-off. You may also pre-set a time delay of your choice during power transfer to avoid damages to compressor loads due to sudden power surges.

All of these actions take place with no human intervention. This brings less hassle in your part as you don’t have to be walk along the dark way going to your controls.

Because technology makes life easy, Meiji Electric goes with its flow on enhancing our daily lives, whether in residential, commercial or industrial establishments. Every appliance that is connected to the line, and backed up by a generator, needs a transfer switch for shifting power sources when needed. Hence, we encourage you to maximize your generator with Meiji Contactor Transfer Switch.

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