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Why should you get a GFCI outlet with a USB slot?

  1. Certified Shock Protection
  2. Damage Protection
  3. Enhanced Convenience

 

If you’ve ever visited an electrical company in the Philippines, chances are, they’ve introduced to you GFCI outlets. If you didn’t already know, a GFCI outlet is an incredibly useful electrical socket that has the added benefit of protecting appliances or electrical equipment that are plugged into it from unforeseen electrical shocks.

Fast forward to 2019 and a new and improved outlet has recently been released by Meiji Electric. This new version of the GFCI outlet only has one 220V plug but is now outfitted with two USB ports.

It’s clear that this outlet is directed towards establishments that charge small devices and gadgets more than large appliances. Either way, the outlet is more than capable of handling these devices.

With an international outlet, you and/or your customers no longer need to bring bulky adaptors to enjoy safe and secure usage. This kind of outlet is currently one-of-a-kind in the Philippines. With voltage protectors alongside it and a number of other electrical protection devices, it’s probably beneficial for you to make use of these outlets right away!

Discover the double benefit of GFCI outlets with USB ports by reading through this article!

 

Certified Shock Protection

Certified Shock Protection

As the leading GFCI supplier in the Philippines, it’s only fitting that Meiji Electric is at the forefront of the industry. They have designed this outlet with all the necessary safety precautions already embedded within it.

For those who are yet to be familiar with GFCI outlets, these devices protect every device plugged into it from power fluctuations and overloading, and protects its users from shocks and even electrocution. GFCI outlets have built-in sensors that monitor the inflow and outflow of electricity to an appliance. Whenever a fluctuation is found, the outlet will immediately notice the change in electrical flow occurring and will quickly shut off the power. This simple sensing and power shut off can prevent many electrical mishaps from happening.

Now, keep in mind the function of the USB ports. It’s no secret that handheld devices are easier to damage than large appliances—especially when it comes to voltage fluctuations. No longer will you have to worry about unfortunate electrical issues while charging mobile devices with this outlet!

With GFCI outlets such as Meiji’s MGU-252, you’ll have maximum shock prevention for every device and appliance that is plugged into it!

 

Damage Protection

 

As protected and durable the wiring in establishments may be, not all of them can withstand the test of time. As time goes on, insulation breaks down and a certain amount of electrical current may start to leak into appliances, mobile devices, and other electronics that are plugged in. This rather invisible occurrence won’t harm you directly, especially if your appliances don’t have a metal body—but it will most certainly damage plugged in devices. This leakage of electricity is one of the most common reasons why things such as computer hard disks and other large appliances with multiple sensitive components fail without prior notice.

All of these are preventable simply by using a GFCI outlet! The electricity leak is also something that is easily identified by the GFCI’s sensors and thus triggers the automatic shutdown of power This helps prevent expensive equipment and appliances from being significantly damaged from a dangerously invisible hazard such as an electrical leak!

 

Enhanced Convenience

Enhanced Convenience

Reducing the number of electrical sockets by one and adding two USB outlets can be seen as advantageous by some and disadvantageous by others. However, as the world goes, it’s leaning more towards becoming an incredible convenience. This is especially true since more and more people are using handheld, mobile devices that have a charging cable that doubles as a connector.

This kind of GFCI outlet is, in reality, not as good of a choice for households because of the limited slots for appliances. However, the place that it does shine in is in establishments made for accommodations such as hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts. These establishments will benefit greatly from the MGU-252 GFCI outlet. This is primarily because most of the items that will be plugged into them are mobile devices and some of your usual electronics such as cameras, video recorders, and other portable gadgets.

GFCI with USB outlets make it very convenient for people who are on the go to quickly and safely plug in their devices for a top-up. With its International-rated outlet, you don’t have to use any bulky adaptors — just plug in any appliance that you need! It’s important to remember, however, that the outlet is rated at 220v. So you might still need a step-down transformer if you have a device that requires lower voltage levels.

 

Key Takeaway

 

The new MGU-252 is a GFCI Outlet with two USB ports. It’s essential in establishments made for accommodation such as hotels, inns, and travel lodges. It provides all the safety and security that the normal GFCI outlet has but makes it even more convenient for those who have to plug in handheld devices! Before using them, however, make sure that you get an electrical company in the Philippines to survey your establishment’s electrical wiring and system to see if you need to be aware of any electrical problem apart from what the GFCI outlets pick up.

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Asian Development Bank recently purchased 350 units of MGF-250 from Meiji Electric; the best GFCI supplier in the Philippines. The GFCIs are to be installed in their office building located at 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City. They are now among other well-known establishments like Edsa Shangri-la, One Serendra Condominium and Bellevue Resorts that trusts Meiji Electric in protecting their clients, guests and employees in line with electrical safety.

 

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The Asian Development Bank was conceived in the early 1960s as a financial institution that would be Asian in character and foster economic growth and cooperation in one of the poorest regions in the world. ADB assists its members, and partners, by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development.
MGF 250 GFCI

 

The best-selling MGF-250 has a combination of 1 international outlet and 1 universal outlet. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meiji Electric's Class A GFCIs

The whole family of Meiji Electric’s GFCI’s MGU252MGF250GF250 and LG20  are considered the best in the market since they are all classified as Class A in accordance with UL943. This is because all Meiji Electric GFCI’s have a 6mA sensitivity rating, unlike other GFCIs being sold in the markets which only have 15mA rating or even higher.

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Meiji GFCI’s can monitor current imbalance that an appliance consumes. In an event of an imbalance like a ground fault, wherein electricity can flow into your body, it will trip automatically to stop the current and prevent serious physical injuries. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets are positioned close to wet areas like bathrooms, kitchens, laundry areas, outdoors, hot tubs, spas, underwater swimming pool lights, garage, construction sites, etc. The Philippine Electric Code (PEC) contains vast amounts of electrical standards and safety procedures, and one of them is the inclusion of the GFCI in the Filipino Homes. Countries such as the UK, Australia, Norway, Germany and the US have mandated to install their GFCIs, RCDs, RCBOs in all their homes beginning year 2002.

 

Landing these big clients makes Meiji Electric the most trusted supplier when it comes to innovative electrical items that protect your life, home and 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 visit 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 ACE Hardware, Handyman or Ortigas Home Depot.

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Ever wondered why some plugs have 2 prongs while others have 3? Well, it is all about safety!  Electricity must flow in an uninterrupted circuit. Electrocutions often occur in homes due to defective products, such as appliances, power tools, and improper wiring. Children are particularly susceptible to electrocution not only because of their never ending curiosity but also because they can sense an electrical current as low as 0.006A (6mA). Faulty installations or repairs can also result in electrocution and are a primary cause of electrical accidents at home.

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Take a look at your home outlets for instance, the right smaller slot is for the HOT wire, this is where electricity comes from; the left wider slot is for the neutral wire, this wire completes the circuit and feeds the electricity back into the system.

Implement this idea into a larger power distribution system and you’ve created a huge problem. If excess voltage is applied to the circuit, like a lightning for example, all the excess energy must travel through your electrical network, potentially exploding everything connected to it. To prevent this, a third ground wire is connected straight to your breaker enclosure and is driven straight to the earth. Now when a lightning strikes into your system, the excess energy is directed into the land instead, but we have now created another problem. Before all of this, the only way to be shocked is when you touched both the neutral and hot wires, in that case your body would close the electrical circuit and the voltage would travel through you, from one wire to the other. Now, because of grounding, half of the electrical system is always indirectly connected to you, through your feet. Meaning you only need to touch a single wire or a metal object electrified by one to become an unfortunate circuit. This is why some appliances have the third prong. It is a safety feature for devices with metal cases. It protects the items from wear and tear, aging and faulty manufacturing. A hot wire from within the appliance could come loose and make contact with the metallic case, without the 3rd prong, you could be lethally shocked when touching it. Appliances with this third prong have a wire that connects directly from the metallic case and back to the outlet. Voltage along this path would trip the breaker and cut off the electricity that could potentially kill you.

Meiji Items with Grounding

 

Electrical Safety with Meiji Products

Prevent serious injury or an accident from happening in your home by using Meiji GFCI’s, AVRS (Automatic Voltage Regulator), UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply), Wiring Devices, Extension Sets, and Timers which all have grounding or 3rd prongs.  The whole family of Meiji Electric’s GFCI’s MGU252MGF250GF250 and LG20 are classified as Class A in accordance with UL943. This is because all Meiji Electric GFCI’s have a 6mA sensitivity rating, unlike other GFCIs being sold in the markets which only have 15mA rating or even higher. UL Standard indicates the `let go factor’ of women and children should not be more than 6mA sensitivity rating because anything above this range is where `freezing currents’ start and it may not be possible to `let go.’ The Meiji GFCI is different from conventional receptacles, because in the event of a ground fault, it automatically trips, and stops the flow of electricity to your body, thus preventing serious injury. Meiji GFCI’s will work even without a grounded wire, even if a utility box isn’t grounded, installing a GFCI in it will still protect you (and your tools and appliances) from ground faults. The Electrical Code requires installing a GFCI for all wet areas, this is necessary to avoid ground fault which happens when electricity passes through our wet body before it reaches the ground.

 

 

UB-252

 

 

Our newest addition is the MGU252, the only square GFCI with a combination of 1 international outlet and 2 USB outlets. It is designed for ease of use with all USB-dependent gadgets and devices while protecting you in wet prone areas. For your convenience, we will be giving a FREE custom-made 3’’x 3’’ utility box UB-252 so you don’t need to worry on where to get one.

 

 

 

 

So the next time you see that 3rd prong, just remember that it could save your life! Call us 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. You can also buy our items at your nearest ACE Hardware, Handyman or Ortigas Home Depot branches.

 

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Meiji Electric, the leading Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) supplier in the Philippines, is proud to present a new model, the MEIJI GFCI WITH 2 USB OUTLETS (MGU-252). This is the only GFCI that has one international outlet rated at 220V and 2 USB outlets.

The New MGU-252

MGU 252The new Meiji GFCI comes in a state-of the-art, glossy white, sleek compact design. Unlike our other GFCI’s (GF-250/ MGF-250), that comes in the standard 2” x 4” size, the MGU-252  comes in a 3” x 3” size, for that modern hotel series look. With the added 2 USB ports functionality, you can now safely charge your electrical gadgets in wet prone areas directly without the use of bulky adaptors. The 2 horizontal USB ports minimizes clutter and reduces stress on USB cables during charging.

 

 

Installation

Installation of the MGU-252 is a breeze since it comes with a FREE custom-made utility box. Its design is aesthetically appealing making it fit for hotels, office spaces, restaurants, airport lounges and residential areas.

 

 

 

A GFCI receptacle is different from conventional receptacles because 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, pool areas and even in work areas with electrical hand tools. In the event of a ground fault, a GFCI will trip and quickly stop the flow of electricity to prevent serious injury. Our Meiji GFCIs follow UL standards giving you confidence and assurance of its reliability and durability. Lastly, it has a safety test button so you can check if the Ground Fault Detection feature is functioning properly.

More and more people are realizing the importance of having a GFCI installed in their homes and establishments, Edsa Shangri-La and Ayala Land, Inc. are just some of our leading clients that could attest to this. So hurry and buy the Meiji GFCI (MGU-252) to protect your loved ones now!

Or simply call (02) 448-7423; 414-4012; 727-5790; 413-6636 for a hassle free, no traffic and free parking experience.

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