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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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Philconstruct 2016

           

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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Do you know that unlike other GFCI’s, the whole family of Meiji Electric’s GFCI’s MGU252, MGF250, GF250 and LG20 are classified as Class A in accordance with UL943 as they are rated at 6mA. sensitivity rating? In other words, Meiji GFCI’s can detect as little as .006 Ampere of ground fault.  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.’ Prevent these accidents and install the Meiji GFCI’s in your bathroom, garage, and other wet prone areas now.

 

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 convenience of use with all USB-dependent gadgets and devices while protecting you in wet prone areas.

MGU-252 with UB-252

 

 

Here are some advantages of installing a Meiji MGU-252 GFCI:

  • It works on any type of plugs, no need for bulky adaptors.
  • It has 2 USB ports, 5V 2A for charging smart phones, tablets, laptops, etc.
  • It has a safety Test button, so you can check if the Ground Fault Detection feature is functioning properly.
  • It will work even without a grounding system.
  • It is accurate, reliable and user-friendly with an innovative and modern design.
  • It comes with a free Utility Box UB252 which is specially designed for the MGU252.

Electrical Code

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.  The 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.

 

Choose from our various types of GFCI’s to have that maximum electrical safety in your home and establishments! Aside from the MGU252, we also offer 3 other GFCI’s namely:

 

MGF250The MGF250– The only GFCI with a combination of 1 international outlet and 1 universal outlet. It is also classified as Class A GFCI rated at 16A, 250V with the same basic features as MGU252.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The other Class A GFCI’s are GF250 (220V) and LG20 (110V) – These have duplex parallel convenience outlets with ground both of which are also UL and CSA certified. Their load capacities are 20A which can plug in 2 devices at the same time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call us now at 448-7423, 413-6636 or 727-5790 to avail of these items. Our main office is located at No. 1 Mabolo Street, New Manila, Quezon City. You can also visit us in your nearest Ace Hardware, Handyman and CW Home Depot Branches near you.

 

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By detecting dangerous current flow and instantly shutting off power, GFCIs save lives each year. According to the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine, almost nine years ago, all GFCIs manufactured before the year 2006, doesn’t have built-in test buttons. So the only reliable way to check them is to use a circuit tester that has its own GFCI test button.

Built-in test and reset functions

Good thing, with Meiji GFCI outlets: LG-20, GF-250 and MGF250 have built-in test and reset functions. You don’t have to use a circuit tester anymore!

But how sure are you that your Meiji GFCI is still functioning?

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Test your Meiji GFCI outlet monthly

We recommend you to test your Meiji GFCI outlet monthly. If you ever wired the GFCI incorrectly, it may not prevent personal injuries and deaths brought by ground faults. It may just operate like how ordinary outlets do, but it will not interrupt ground faults.

Here’s how:

  1. Turn the power ON at the service panel. Press the RED RESET button fully. Plug a device (a hairdryer or a shaver) into the GFCI. If it turns ON, then you are sure that there is power. This is to make sure that the power is ON.
  2. Press the BLUE TEST button in order to trip the plugged device. This should cut off the flow of electricity making the device shut off. Notice that the RED RESET button will pop-out. If the power stays OFF, you have installed the GFCI correctly.

 

Many consumers don’t check their GFCI outlets to make sure they are working. Always be reminded that, GFCIs are still electronic devices that can be damaged or worn out. The electrical outlet in a GFCI may still continue to function, even if its tripping function no longer works which can be deceiving. In any case, if you’re not confident about your wiring, have a qualified electrician replace it as soon as possible.

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UntitledThe number one hotel chain in the Philippines, (as of the year 2013), Shangri-La Hotels, acquires Meiji GFCI in the line of electrical safety and protection.

Some of us already know that Meiji GFCI (MGF-250) is effective in preventing hazardous  accidents especially in wet areas. With its duplex combination of international and universal outlets with ground, it is sure to make your life more convenient.

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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. Homes, hotels, condominiums, buildings etc. benefit on GFCIs. MGF250 can detect as low as 0.006 amperes (6 milliamperes) and stops the flow of electricity immediately. It is usually located in comfort rooms, laundry areas or other wet places where an occurrence of a ground fault is prone. But because Meiji GFCI is not only interior-friendly but also modern in style, it can blend well even in your halls or in this case the Edsa Shangri-la lobby.

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Known as an “Oasis in downtown”, EDSA Shangri La Hotel is renowned for its 5-star elegant service and prestige. This is why they are internationally famous. The hotel is considered one of the landmark buildings in Manila too due to it being the first of its kind in the city.

Shangri-La and Meiji

Shangri-La Hotels have made a wise decision in using Meiji GFCI to provide convenience for all foreign and local guests and total protection from ground faults.
As the photo, Meiji GFCIs are now visibly installed in Edsa Shangri-La’s hotel lobby.

That’s why we encourage all commercial and industrial establishments, especially those who are service oriented to follow International Electrical Standards as Meiji Electric Philippines, Incorporated supplies the best GFCI outlets in Philippines.

 

Partner with us now and see how we can enhance energy to your everyday living!

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There was a recent report about a teenage girl who died after being electrocuted in a pool area at a condominium in Mandaluyong City.

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The victim and her two siblings were swimming in the pool area inside a condominium last Tuesday night when the incident happened. She came out of the water to transfer to another pool but then she was electrocuted. Her two siblings were also hurt by the electric current but they survived. According to them, they were not aware of the live wire near the pool as there were no warning signs and lifeguards. The girl moved from one pool to another where she was electrocuted and died on the spot.

May this incident once again serve as a reminder that in commercial establishments or even in industrial companies which involves wet working areas, we should be more cautious to prevent accidents such as these.

Philippine Electric Code (PEC)

Proclaimed Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) installation as one of the standards and safety precautions we should follow. Having a GFCI set up is a remedy to these situations because of its safety features and practical usage.

Swimming pools that are designed with colorful lights can be dangerous as they involve electricity. Setting up your swimming pool with residual current breakers provides safety and protection for the people from deadly electric shocks.

Meiji Residual Current Circuit Breaker with Over-current (RCBO)

A circuit control that is very suitable for wet areas as it acquires accurate ground fault circuit interrupting feature. It’s a breaker that every commercial establishment should have. It automatically shuts off an electric circuit when it detects a current flow along an unintended path, possibly through water or by human body.

Meiji RCBO

 

Meiji RCBOs can protect electrical system against ground faults, overload, over-voltage and short circuit. We also recommend Meiji RCBOs to be enclosed with NEMA standardized Meiji Panel Enclosures which can cover the breakers from elements like dusts and corrosive particles.

Similarly, homes can be immune electric shocks as Meiji has now innovated a GFCI outlet.

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 and pool areas. Many opt to use it for electronic devices such as shavers and hair dryers which are normally placed inside the bathroom.

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Meiji GFCI outlets, GF-250 (220V), LG-20 (110V) and the new MGF 250 are UL and CSA certified. These can be set up easily since they can be installed as ordinary wall outlets. Hence, you can simply plug-in your device without difficulty. GF-250 and LG-20 are duplex outlets with 20 ampere capacity which is enough to plug in 2 devices at the same time.

MGF 250 is rated at 20 amperes and 250V with a combination of international and universal outlets which can accommodate any type of plug.

These three have a safety test button to make sure that the ground fault detection feature is working properly.

Meiji GFCIs are of polycarbonate glossy white finish that brings style to your home!

As our country goes with the advancement in homes and commercial establishments, safety precautions and standards should be paid more attention to avoid life threatening accidents. With Meiji GFCI, be protected with fatal electric shocks.

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When using home appliances, especially while doing household chores, one cannot simply notice broken wires.

While in use of a certain electronic or electrical device in wet places like kitchen, bathrooms and laundry areas, there is a big chance that your device will get wet and may cause the flow of electricity to pass through you which can be fatal.

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) are devices designed to protect you during unexpected electric shock or ground that frequently happens at home.

The Meiji GFCI

The Meiji GFCI (MGF250) can monitor the currents 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.

Meiji MGF250 is effective in preventing accidents and fires caused by cut or broken wires when using home appliances. It has a safety TEST button so you can check if the Ground Fault Detection feature is functioning properly. We recommend checking it at least once a month.

MGF250 is very accurate, reliable and user-friendly. It is carefully designed and best as you modernize your home.

International and universal outlet combination

The new Meiji Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (MGF250) is an extraordinary GFCI because of its international and universal outlet combination. It prevents dangerous and life-threatening accident in bathrooms during usage of wet electronic and electrical devices such as hair dryers, shavers, cell phones, mp3 players, etc.

It could also stop electric shocks during the operation of washing machines and other wet area equipments. It is also recommended for workshop areas involving electrical power tools.

MGF250 can detect as low as 0.006 amperes (6 milliamperes) and stops the flow of electricity immediately. Electric shocks are more dangerous and deadly especially to women and children. 6mA is the maximum “let go” factor women and children can take. Anything above will be difficult to handle.

downloadBut as saying goes, “Prevention is better than cure.”

Why worry about these frequent accidents at home when you can stop them before they can happen?

For total safety against electric shock, choose Meiji MGF250.

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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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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.

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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.

Meiji GFCI

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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