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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.

BUYING LIGHT SWITCHES

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.

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BUYING OUTLETS

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.

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BUYING EXTENSION SETS

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.

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KEY TAKEAWAY

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.

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What are the safety benefits of installing ground fault circuit interrupter (GCFI) outlets?

  1. Prevents electrical shocks
  2. Puts a stop to electrical fires
  3. Saves electrical devices from damage
 If you haven’t yet heard of ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets from some other electrical company in the Philippines, friends, family, or acquaintances, then you’re in luck because we are going to tell you about it in this article!GFCI outlets are protective devices that help prevent a number of electricity-related incidents. Unlike standard receptacles or regular outlets that simply allow electricity to flow from your supply to whatever device is plugged in, GFCI outlets are fitted with special features. It has the ability to constantly and continuously track the flow of electrical current in a circuit.Once it senses any real-time fluctuations and changes that are out of the ordinary, it makes changes accordingly. If need be, it can and will cut off the flow of electricity in the circuit. For example, when you drop your plugged-in hair dryer into a water-filled sink by accident, the GFCI outlet will detect the interruption and immediately cut the power supply, avoiding any injuries and incidents.Installation of GFCI outlets is included in the Philippine Electric Code (PEC) but not a lot of Filipinos are complying perhaps due to lack of knowledge regarding the product and its benefits, so we aim to change that today. Listed below are the three safety benefits that you can get when you install GFCI outlets in your home:

Prevents Electrical Shocks

Prevents Electrical Shocks

No matter how strategically placed your outlets are or well-maintained your appliances and devices are, the risk of electrical shocks and electrocutions is always there. The danger is even bigger if you have kids or pets at home who are more prone to such incidents. Slight contact with live wires and metallic surfaces may cause severely damaging shocks.The only way to rid of this ever-present problem is to replace your old outlets with GFCI outlets. As said previously, these outlets have the ability to detect electricity flow and cut it off in case of fluctuations and abnormalities due to loose wires or any other defects.

Electrical Fire

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Puts A Stop to Electrical Fires

In addition to sensing changes in the electrical current, GFCI outlets can also detect ground faults. As the name suggests, ground faults happen when the electrical current, on its way to its source or destination, travels through the ground and not using its intended path. These are one of the most common causes of electrical fires along with other types of electricity leakage and can be difficult to detect using normal means.Although there are electrical fuses that provide protection against electrical fires, they aren’t fully fool-proof. Adding GFCI outlets into the equation can practically reduce the occurrence of electrical fires to zero and save you and your loved ones from harm.

Broken Outlet

Saves Electrical Devices from Damage

Aside from electricity leaking into the ground, it can also leak into your appliances and cause irreparable damage without your knowledge. Electrical leaks are hard to avoid and are bound to happen over time because they are caused by the deterioration of insulation. You can easily detect leakage if the appliance’s body is made of metal. In that case, you will experience an electrical shock every time you touch it – not an ideal way of detecting a leak, but it’s the only one.If, on the other hand, the device or appliance is made from some other material, there is no way to know of the leak and excessive amounts of electricity will continue to flow into your equipment, causing damage. This is actually one of the most common reasons for device and appliance failure and is very hard to prevent, at least without a GFCI.With a GFCI outlet installed, you won’t have to worry about electrical leakage. Additionally, since no damage is done to your devices and appliances, you can expect them to have a longer life expectancy.

Key Takeaway

Not a lot of people know about ground fault circuit interrupter (GCFI) outlets, which is a shame because they offer so many benefits that any local electrical company in the Philippines would advocate for.They can prevent electricity-related accidents from happening and not only in the home. The benefits that a GFCI outlet offers extend beyond the household and applies to establishments and corporations. In fact, these large infrastructures may benefit most from this type of outlets as they don’t have control over each person who plugs in their devices. So, if you’re thinking of rewiring an existing establishment or building a new one, consider putting in GFCI outlets.Sure, they may cost a little more than regular outlets but not in exchange for nothing. You are basically protecting people from common hazards that you would otherwise face on a daily basis. On top of this, it also allows your appliances and devices to live longer lives. Fewer repairs and replacements can mean more money saved, so, technically, GFCI outlets also allow you to keep your money in the bank.
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