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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Holiday Inn Express Newport City is a part of Resorts World Manila, the Philippines’ first integrated resort, with world-class thrills ranging from dining, shopping, gaming, cinemas, and live entertainment. Resorts World is well-known when it comes to their high-class hotels, entertainment and gaming. They have four lodging brands in the country- the luxury all-suite Maxims Hotel, five-star Marriott Hotel Manila, Holiday Inn Express and Belmont Hotel Manila. Resorts World is a joint venture with Megaworld; the largest residential developer in the country.

 

Holiday Inn Express recently purchased MGF-250 for all their rooms from Meiji Electric; the leading supplier of the best Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter in the Philippines. Their luxury all-suite Maxims Hotel and five-star Marriott Hotel Manila have also purchased GFCI: MGF-250. Resorts World Manila trusts only Meiji Electric in protecting their clients, guests and employees in line with electrical safety.

 

The best-selling GFCI MGF-250 comes with a New SELF-TEST Feature.  

 

So, what is a Self-Test GFCI Receptacle?

It is a receptacle that regularly tests the ground fault circuit interrupter function by itself, and then cuts off the power to that receptacle when the ground fault circuit interrupter function fails. The UL (Underwriters Laboratories) made it a requirement that all suppliers of GFCI should make them self-testing, effective  June 2015 in order for them to be UL listed, the revision requires periodic automatic monitoring/self-testing of the GFCI’s ability to respond to a ground fault.  According to the Standard, if the device detects a problem during auto-testing, the GFCI must either deny power to the outlet or provide a visual and/or audible indication. This is a pretty cool idea because most people don’t test their regular GFCIs often, or not at all. When a regular GFCI receptacle isn’t tested by the consumer for the ground fault circuit interrupter function, it may not be doing its job correctly, and could cause electrical shock. In short, with this Self-Test feature you don’t need to test your GFCI every month.

 

MGF250

A combination of an International and a Universal Outlet

The MGF250 has a combination of an International and a Universal Outlet unlike other traditional GFCI’s, which are usually  Duplex Parallel Flat Pin convenience outlets ( C.O.’s) with Ground. The MGF250 works on any plug without any need for bulky adaptors. The MGF250 is considered one of the best in the market since it is classified as Class A in accordance with UL943. This is because all four types of Meiji Electric’s GFCI’s have a maximum 6mA sensitivity rating, unlike other GFCIs being sold in the markets which only have 15mA rating or even higher, making those other brands very dangerous for human lives  when used inappropriately.

Important in both homes and business establishments

GFCI’s are very important in both homes and business establishments, as it monitors an electrical circuit and detects even the slightest flow of electricity to a grounded item. A GFCI immediately shuts off the flow of electricity, thus protecting people from electrocution. It is particularly essential to install in areas where people could come in contact with exposed or faulty grounded items inside bathrooms and kitchens.

 

Thank you, Megaworld, Resorts World Manila and Holiday Inn Express for purchasing the MGF-250 with the new Self-Test feature from Meiji Electric; the most trusted supplier when it comes to providing innovative electrical items that protect your homes and business establishments! 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 also visit our showroom located at 1 Mabolo Street, New Manila, Quezon City.

 
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Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets are very important when the electrical outlets used are positioned close to wet areas. In other words, GFCI outlets are usually installed in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry areas, outdoors, etc, although it may also be generally used on all outlets for safety. Apart from being an effective precautionary measure in your home, the installation of GFCI outlets is actually required by law. According to the Philippine Electric Code (PEC), Article 2.15 Feeders, all homes must be equipped with GFCI protection for personnel and equipment. One reason for this is that many people get electric shocks in their homes every year.

MGF-250Meiji Electric leads the market on GFCI outlets not just from the google search box but also from the conveniences experienced by our customers. Meiji GFCI Outlet, Cat. No. MGF250, is the most efficient and effective GFCI outlet for your home and workplace. With its versatility and high-quality performance, great advantages are expected.

Shock Prevention

The most known advantage of Meiji GFCI Outlet is that it prevents shocks and electrocutions. Meiji GFCI Outlet has a built-in sensor that monitors the inflow and outflow of electricity from an appliance. For example, if a live wire inside your equipment is in contact with the metallic surface of the equipment, then, you will receive a shock if you touch this equipment. However, if the equipment is plugged into a Meiji GFCI Outlet, then the device will notice the change in electrical flow occurring as result of the loose wire, and it will quickly shut down the power. Meiji GFCI outlet can detect current imbalance as low as 0.006 amperes (6 milliamperes) and stops the flow of electricity immediately. Thus, Meiji GFCI Outlets are needed for shock prevention. Although they are slightly more expensive than regular power outlets, this massive advantage makes them well worth the cost.

Prevents Damage to Equipment

Sometimes, over a period of time, equipment insulation breaks down. A certain amount of electric current begins to leak into household appliances or other electronic items. If the outer body of the equipment is not made of metal, you may not get a shock, but this constant leakage of current will damage the equipment. In fact, this leakage of electricity is one of the most common reasons why computer hard disk drives fail. With a GFCI outlet, you do not need to worry about this happening. This is because the instant the GFCI circuit detects a leak, it will shut down the circuit. This can help prevent expensive equipment and appliances from getting damaged due to electrical leaks.

Convenience

MGF250 has a power rating of 20 amperes and 250 volts with a unique combination of international and universal outlets which accepts any type of plug. It also has a safety test button to ensure that the ground fault detection feature accurately functions. On top of that, Meiji GFCI Outlets are made from polycarbonate glossy white finish that is fire retardant and brings style to your home!

 

So what are you waiting for? Install a Meiji GFCI Outlet in your home and office. Be practical in investing to your needs. Protect your equipment and your family with Meiji GFCI Outlets, after all, you wouldn’t want to risk the lives of your loved ones from deadly shocks.

With Meiji Electric, convenience and safety can be in the same category.

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meiji gfciHave you ever wished to yourself,” If only I can play my Mp3 or iPod while taking a bath, dry my hair with a hair blower or use my electronic shaver inside the bathroom without any fear of electric shocks, it would be fantastic!” Wish no more because with a ground proof, Meiji GFCI, it can happen.

There are a lot of things that we want to do inside our home but afraid to because of fear of accidents. One of the most common and fatal accidents inside a home is electrocution leading to death caused by electric shock. This happens frequently in wet areas like bathroom,  laundry and kitchen. And of course, none of us want that to happen inside our own homes. So like what they always say, Prevention is better than cure, we should always put our family’s safety on top priority. You wouldn’t just want to sit there and wait until something bad happens to them, right? We want an assurance that our home is safe to live in without compromising the things we usually do.

Install a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlet.

This is the best thing to do to assure the safety of your loved ones in your home. a GFCI will automatically trip or quickly stop the flow of electricity to our body in the event of a ground fault to prevent any serious injury. It prevents dangerous and life-threatening accidents as we use electrical and electronic devices while our hands are wet. There may also be times that we do not immediately notice cut and broken wires of our kitchen appliances which can be very dangerous. The operation of washing machine and other wet area equipments can also cause serious accidents if not used properly. So imagine how many house accidents will be prevented if every home uses a Meiji GFCI?

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Studies show that 99% of the female and infants’ population have a “let go” limit of 6 milliamps. Meaning, higher than 6 milliamps can cause painful shock and you begin to lose muscular control. But, with Meiji’s Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, the moment ground fault reaches 6 milliamps, it will immediately trip and not reach a person’s body. It comes with 2 designs, the GF-250 for 220V and LG-20 for 110V which both have 2 parallel outlets. Meiji’s, MGF250 is the first GFCI with combination of International and Universal outlets. Surely, with Meiji’s GFCI, you can never go wrong!

So now, girls will have no worry blow-drying their hair after shower and guys can do their shaving inside the bathrooms while every mom out there can do their laundry and dishes with no worry of electric shock. But always remember that accidents happen unexpectedly. And it excuses no one. So to counterattack, we need to be double cautious inside our homes. And we can not do it alone, we need the right partners to take good care of our family and loved ones, and you can trust Meiji’s GFCI to do just the job.

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A new, most practical and unique GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) has arrived!

We would like to Introduce Meiji’s MGF250, the only and new Meiji GFCI with a combination of an International and a Universal Outlet.

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The new Meiji GFCI comes in a pure white, sleek, clean and compact look. Unlike other traditional GFCI’s, which are almost always Duplex Parallel Flat Pin convenience outlets ( C.O.’s) with Ground, the MGF250 works on any plug without any need for messy adaptors.  It is totally safe against electric shocks and ground faults. As mentioned in top 4 reasons why we get grounded article, grounds and ground faults are  life threatening!  This is therefore a necessary item in wet places such as toilets, kitchens, laundry areas, etc.

Meiji GFCI also has a TEST button to make sure that the ground fault detection feature is working properly for your protection.  This button is very accurate, durable and reliable. This GFCI also comes in a most special modern and attractive product design protected by its sleek packaging box.

Not to worry about its installation and wiring, your Meiji GFCI is a very user-friendly item. Enclosed herewith is an ‘easy to understand’ instruction manual and A periodic test schedule guide.

Protect the your loved ones and other members of your home with the new MEIJI GFCI (MGF-250)!

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We are all afraid of being electrically grounded. Aside from the uncomfortableaquarium hobby shock we get from it, it could also cause a lot of serious injuries. Something, most of us, I believe WOULD NOT dare consider as an adventure.  I guess this is also why some people began to have a fear of wires or  tangled cords.

Well, worry no more as Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter is here to save the day. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter or better known as GFCI is an outlet   receptacle made especially to cut electricity flow whenever ground faults happen. This can be triggered by wet surfaces, open wires and other unexpected triggers. GFCI monitors  ground faults such as what may usually happen with old, recycled appliances.  Upon sensing a ground, your GFCI  will automatically trip the circuit breaker and therefore providing safety to both the user and device plugged in (i.e. hair dryer, shaver, flattening iron, etc)

poolpartyIsn’t it cool?  Since it saves you from the risk of electric shocks, it enables you to FINALLY DO SOME THINGS you were afraid of trying simply because you are afraid of possible electric shock.

The following are just some of the cool ways to use your GFCI.

  1. Setting up your own  Sound System by the Pool

    Water and wires? Not a good idea, right? But with Meiji’s  GFCI that prevents electric shocks that usually happen in wet places; you can already set up sound systems  near swimming pools. Imagine, your very own pool party!

  2. Starting the Aquarium Hobby

    Are you a marine lover? Meiji’s GFCI could surely protect you, your home and your fishes while you sleep. No need to spend on that luxurious getaway when you can have them in your own living Ground Fault Circuit Interrupterroom, or better, in your own room!

  3. Listening to Music inside your Bathroom

    If you have your own GFCI, you won’t worry about bringing your MP3 player or Ipod inside your bathroom. So you can now fully relax and enjoy a relaxing bath in your tub while listening to soothing music, a perfect way to recharge  after a stressful day at work.

  4. Adding  more Appliances in the Kitchen

    Do you need to add  more appliances in your kitchen but afraid to do so due to overload? With the help of  Meiji’s GFCI, you may live out your dream kitchen!  Did you know that Meiji’s GFCI can tap thru all your outlets so that all outlets in a particular area can have that safety feature? YES! It does. No need to worry about buying a GFCI for each wet area, just tap and connect.

Truly, with the safety GFCI offers, there is no doubt that it should be included in the Philippine Electrical Code.  Plus, we all can worry less and live more having them around. Thanks to Meiji GFCI and to the many ways it can be used, life is cooler.

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Safety is an essential attribute we secure in our home. And one major aspect of home safety revolves around electricity and our appliances. If you are familiar with fuses or circuit breakers, you might think that there is no better way of current protection. Thanks to residual-current devices or RCDs (aka GFCIresidual-current circuit breakers or RCCBs), they provide a whole new innovative level of electrical protection for us.

The Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)GFCIGFCI

RCDs and RCCBs are  other names used in the United States and Canada. In our country, these are commonly known as the GFCIs or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters. Some people still call them ALCIs or Appliance Leakage Current Interrupters. These devices are basically electrical wiring devices that disconnect the circuits connected to them once a substantial change or leakage current is detected. What this means is that you are sure that only regulated and correct amounts of current are flowing to your connected appliances, therefore protecting them and you against even small minute amperes of current for maximum safety and protection.

How do GFCIs Work?

It is important to note the GFCI’s operation so that we may be convinced of its importance and eventually decide to purchase it. A good bird’s eye view of these devices is that they have 3 mention-worthy parts, which are the live wire, neutral wire, and a differential transformer.  First off, once a circuit or appliance is connected to a GFCI’s live wire, the current flowing through the live wire will have a return flow via the neutral wire. Then, a differential transformer will come into play by detecting a current change between the live and neutral wire, if any; and even a few amperes of 5-30 milliamperes of change or leak in current will cause the GFCI to open up its connections within as quickly as 1/30 of a second with the connected appliance and the outlet to prevent possible electrical hazards. This means that we are sure that even the smallest amount of currents will safely go to Earth ground instead of landing on our appliances or worse to our own bodies.

GFCI and the National Electric Code

The National Electric Code is the electrical safety standards body of the United States, and we formerly adopted it as our own standard. But soon after, our government decided to finally have our very own Philippine Electric Code (PEC) to better suit the requirements of  our country. The PEC contains vast amounts of electrical standards and safety procedures, and one of them is the inclusion of the GFCI, that each Filipino household should install this electrical technology for safety.

The primary reason for having a GFCI is to ensure that a ground fault will NOT be absorbed by a human being. This is because even 5ma can lead to shock and injuries as per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA. GFCIs can dissipate even 5ma as we have mentioned so anything above that threshold will also be eliminated. Not to mention that all our appliances too will be surge protected, thus eliminating chances of fires caused by current leaks. Even small leakage currents can lead to death so no wonder the PEC required us to have GFCIs.

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If you are looking for maximum electrical safety via using GFCIs, then look no further as Meiji has 2 GFCI models to choose from! The GF-250 (220V) and the LG-20 (110V), both of which are UL and CSA certified for that safety and quality assurance.

Both models are very convenient to use as they can be installed as ordinary wall outlets, so that you can EASILY plug-in your appliances without hassle. They are in duplex form with a load capacity of 20 amperes which are enough to plug in 2 apparatuses at the same time. They are also made of high quality polycarbonate glossy white materials that are cost efficienct and bring aesthetics to your home!

So if you are looking to protect you and your family, look no further and get Meiji GFCIs, install them around the house and for sure you can have that peace of mind that no electrical hazards will threaten you and your home!

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Electricity is the magical genie of our world. It is one of the keys of modernization and it makes our everyday life more convenient with its diverse usages. However, electrical accidents also happen if it’s not used properly. In this article, we will tackle the reasons on why people get electrically grounded.

Understanding the Human Body

Your body is a complex machine with different systems. Like all complex machines, there must be something that controls the different parts and this is called the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Its counterpart, the peripheral nervous system, communicates the message from the brain to your toes, by running electric cables through the body.

Linking Your Body with Electricity

Electrical signals work in our bodies through the Peripheral Nervous System in two ways. One is to tell the brain something is happening outside. Another is to carry instructions from the brain to other parts (like the muscles).

When you touch a “live” electrical wire, the electrical current of the outside force interferes with your body’s internal electrical signals. When this happens, your nerves and muscles do not identify whether this signal is from the brain or from a power line. Thus, they respond just as if everything were coming from the brain. Signals from the brain typically tell a muscle to contract, so your muscles contract and relax rapidly, giving you that twitchy feeling of an electrical shock.

Here’s a list of circumstances making you susceptible to be electrically grounded:

  1. When two wires at two different voltages come into contact with each other with you touching them at the same time, an electric current passes through your body thereby grounding you.
  2. When you touch the live (black or colored) wire or other parts of an energized electrical appliance accidentally while another part of your body is in contact with the neutral wire, a current will pass through your body. Then you will get an electric shock.
  3. When your body is in contact with the live wire while another part is touching a grounded object (e.g. water pipes, street lamp posts, metal posts and metal casing of washing machines), you will also get grounded.
  4. When you touch a grounded victim (person received the shock), you will also get the shock.

Understanding Electrical Conductors

Coming into contact with conductors such as metal and water; moreover, aggravates the ground. Technical explanation suggests that everything is composed of atoms which are made up of tinier things: protons (positive charge), electrons (negative charge) and neutrons (no charge). When an object (or person) has extra electrons, it attracts more positive charges. Electrons move more easily through certain materials like metal, which is a dandy conductor.

When you touch a doorknob or wear any piece of jewelry made of metal (has a positive charge with few electrons), the tendency is that the extra electrons jump from you to the object, getting you grounded. This is a common situation especially when air is drier and electrons build up easier on the skin’s surface. That tiny shock you feel is a result of the quick movement of the river of millions of electrons.

Additionally, a ground fault occurs when a circuit conductor connects with the ground or the earth. And wet conditions just increase the risk of having an electric shock. Dipping into water and then touching a component in a powered or energized circuit increase the chances of being electrocuted. Prevention is best: don’t work in a wet and humid environment (e.g. outdoors on a rainy day, kitchen sink, bathroom floor and anywhere moist). Better yet, turn off all power sources or remove the source from the circuit entirely before touching it.

When it’s really necessary for you to work under this condition, keep one hand in your pocket when working with electrical equipment. If an electric zap occurs, the current will flow from your exposed hand to the ground—not from one hand to the other passing right through the heart.

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Imagine a day without electricity. This might be a day when aliens come to earth and zip out all sources of electrical power in a blink. Or this might be a day when countries all over the world decide for a drastic following of the Earth hour concept with a twist: blackout for a day. Freak out or stay cool? What if this extends for a week, month—or year? Will you be able to keep your sanity?

 I bet no is your answer. Otherwise, you’re someone who’s living in a cave in some super rural department of the world. As normal humans in this modern civilization, we consider electricity our best ally as it empowers us to achieve things like communication, lighting, work and the list goes on. But the irony of it is that it also causes a lot of hazards like injuries such as shock, severe burns and destruction of structures and facilities—because of electric grounds.

Seriously, electrical currents have enough power to cause pain that might even lead to death by electrocution. Even changing a light bulb without unplugging the lamp can be hazardous because coming in contact with the “hot” or live part of the socket could kill a person.

 You don’t want to face these dangers, right? Understand that there are friendly precautions in controlling electrical hazards and avoiding electric grounds.

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 1.       Regularly inspect for worn-out cords and plugs.

Repair or replace broken or defective, unprotected or exposed, frayed or cut power cords, electrical wires, circuits, overhead lines and conductors for proper usage and safety.

If time is not in your hands, label them temporarily at least to inform family members or house guests of their high leakage potential.

 2.       Handle electrical cords and connections properly.

Take out “octopus” connections. Do not connect several power cords into one outlet.

Switch tools OFF before connecting them to a power supply. In disconnecting power, pull the plug itself and not the cord form the outlet. Pulling the cord causes wear and may cause a shock.

Do not tie power cords in tight knots. Knots can cause short circuits and shocks. Loop the cords or use a twist lock plug.

 3.       Install and maintain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI).

Take this scenario: You’re just out of the shower, all wet and standing on the same wet ground, you plug on the hair dryer to an electrical circuit (without a GFCI) that has hot wire inside. If electricity flows from the hot wire to the ground through you as normally they will, say your last prayers. However, if your circuit has GFCI, as soon as it senses the hot wire, it trips the circuit, cuts off the electricity and removes the shock hazard.

GFCI is the safety outlet that works to monitor electricity flowing in a circuit and sense any imbalance of the flow of the current from hot to neutral. It is a fast-acting circuit breaker designed to shut off electric power when the electrical current leaks outside the path where it should flow to a grounded surface.

Lesson is to not use electrical tools in wet conditions or damp locations, unless your electrical outlet has been installed with a GFCI.

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