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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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The Meiji MHWP series weatherproof enclosure is one of the unique best selling items here at Meiji Electric. Due to this, we decided to release a new and improved version that can accommodate your circuit breakers up to 26 poles. The Meiji MHMWP series weatherproof enclosure IP65 MHWP 03, MHWP 05, MHWP 09, MHWP 13 and MHWP 26 enclosures are designed to give protection to your breakers against various weather elements without deterioration.

Today, there are multiple types of enclosures which are made of various materials and with multiple ratings, so it’s hard to know which outdoor enclosure will be more ideal, less expensive and will be able to stand the test of time. Here are the steps that you should consider when choosing a weatherproof enclosure.

 

STEP 1: KNOW YOUR SURROUNDINGS

Where will your sensitive electrical equipment be located?

  • Outdoors?
  • Close to salt water or in a hot, dusty area?
  • In the shade or in full sunlight?
  • On a pole or mounted to a wall?

 

Airborne debris, rain and other environmental elements can damage your improperly installed electrical enclosure. For example, salt spray is highly corrosive and can cause metallic enclosures even made of stainless steel to rust. So it would be better to purchase an outdoor weatherproof enclosure that is made of polycarbonate thermoplastic material.

 

Meiji IP65 Weatherproof enclosure MHWP09

Meiji IP65 Weatherproof enclosure MHWP09

 

The Meiji MHWP series weatherproof enclosure uses materials that are resistant to ultraviolet radiation. These materials were all tested according to ISO 4892-2, Method A Cycle 1 with a total test period of 500 hours based on 5170F-UV-A specification. In other words, the Meiji MHWP series weatherproof enclosures are designed to withstand extreme sunlight heat and other similar conditions. Therefore, these enclosures will never get brittle or damaged due to outdoor sunlight situations.

 

STEP 2: VERIFY THE IP RATING OF THE ENCLOSURE FOR YOUR SAFETY

If your enclosure is to be located in an area that is regularly rainy, or has damp weather conditions then IP65 would suit you.

IP rating is a standard that is used to define the levels of sealing effectiveness of electrical enclosures against intrusion from foreign bodies such as dirt and water. The rating consists of the letters IP followed by 2 digits, the digit stands for the level of protection that the enclosure provides against solid bodies, the second digit describes the degree of protection of the equipment inside the enclosure against water.

 

 

 

 

As you can see from the chart above, the Meiji MHWP series weatherproof enclosures which are rated at IP65, can protect your circuit breakers from total dust ingress and low pressure water jets from any direction. And due to its polycarbonate thermoplastic material,  the Meiji MHWP series weatherproof enclosures will never rust or corrode in any rainy or damp outdoor situation.

 

Meiji IP65 Weatherproof enclosure MHWP13

Meiji IP65 Weatherproof enclosure MHWP13

 

STEP 3: IS IT DURABLE AND BUDGET FRIENDLY?

There are enclosures available for almost every price point. Pricing depends on materials and customization like UL Standard NEMA 3R for outdoors or NEMA 4X which is a stainless enclosure that is quite expensive. The Meiji MHWP series weatherproof enclosure features a modern-day design that has a smoky cover which allows you to view the circuit breakers inside. It is made of a special polycarbonate thermoplastic material to protect your circuit breakers from sun, rain, dirt, oil and spraying water. Unlike the usual metal NEMA 3R enclosures, which tend to rust and discolor over a period of time, the Meiji MHWP series weatherproof enclosures will not deteriorate even when exposed to heavy rain and sunlight. Yet compared to a NEMA 3R enclosure, the price is practically the same. It is also very affordable compared to  NEMA 4X stainless enclosures. The Meiji MHWP series weatherproof enclosures cost less than one half compared to NEMA 4X enclosures. It comes in different models MHWP 03, MHWP 05, MHWP 13 and MHWP 13 and MWHP 26 which can house 3,5,9,13 and up to 26 poles of miniature circuit breakers, ranging from 1 ampere to 125 ampere frame.

 

Meiji IP65 Weatherproof enclosures

 

With Meiji Electric MHWP series IP65 weatherproof enclosure’s affordable price, stylish and durable design, what more can you ask for? Avail of these items now to protect your outdoor electrical equipment, your business, home and your family!

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In today’s world, it is so depressing to see that terrible crimes are being committed and unsuspecting people fall victim to theft and burglaries. It is essential to keep your homes safe with home security equipment ranging from CCTV surveillance cameras to motion sensors.

 

What is a Motion Sensor?

Motion sensors are electronic devices that, through varying techniques, detect movement and allow the triggering of a device through the detection of movement.

Fully automatic indoor security

Meiji Ceiling-type Motion Sensor (MS-02) is a fully automatic indoor security light controller capable of controlling your lights up to 1200W incandescent or 300W fluorescent lighting. With detection distance of 3 to 6 meters (<24˚), all movements can be spotted accurately. Like the light switches in our home, Meij needs a 220-240VAC power supply.

Effectively used in areas that are often unoccupied

Meiji Ceiling-type Motion Sensors can also be effectively used in areas that are often unoccupied, including some offices, warehouses, storerooms, restrooms, corridors, stairwells, office lounges, and conference rooms. Meiji Ceiling-type Motion Sensor can also be useful in schools, colleges, nurseries, churches, libraries, and other areas where security is a concern.

 

Peace of mind is important

When it comes to home security, having solid peace of mind is important for homeowners so it is necessary to invest in the proper equipment. Buying the best can ensure a greater peace of mind and overall home security.

 

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 hopes that your holiday season was filled with the warm company of friends and family. The holiday season is over, which means that it is time to put away your Christmas decorations. Here are some reminders to help keep safely storing your decors a holiday tradition in your home and in the future:

 

Meiji Fiber Optic Trees

 

Christmas tree

Let’s start with the highlight of the Christmas Season, the Christmas tree. You want to make sure that it is stored well, so it will continue to look great year after year. The box that the tree came in can be used to repackage it, but it can be a challenge to fit the tree back in after it’s been fluffed. Good thing the Meiji Fiber Optic Tree is so compact and easy to disassemble. You just have to fold its leaves and you are done in less than 10 minutes!

 

Holiday decorations are meant for temporary use

Leaving your decorations up for extended periods leaves wires unnecessarily exposed to the elements, which can decrease the product’s shelf life and increase the risk of electrical hazards. Store electrical decorations in a dry area that is not accessible by children or pets.

Inspect the wiring

As you take down holiday lights, inspect the wiring and discard any that have cracked or appear to have damaged wire insulation. Always unplug decorations by using the plug or gripping area.  Pulling on the cord could damage the wire and present a shock or fire hazard.

Properly label or store indoor decorations

Make sure to properly label or store indoor decorations separate from those intended for outdoor use. Put your old shoe boxes to good use; wrap your Christmas balls then store them inside the old shoe box.

 

Meiji Christmas Village

Storing your Meiji Christmas Village involves ensuring that it will look as good next Christmas as it did the year before. Most Christmas villages include small, breakable buildings so storing your village properly is really important. Keep the box in which your Christmas village originally came from; this comes with Styrofoam to ensure that the small ornaments in the village do not get damaged.  For older village pieces that are missing their original boxes, you can wrap each Christmas village in bubble wrap before putting it in a storage box. While it might be tempting to put two pieces together, those pieces can bump against one another and cause scratching, discoloration and breakage.

 

 

Christmas lights should be kept away from places with extreme temperatures and humidity

These factors can harm the filament of the bulbs. Also guard against mice because they can chew on the wires and ruin the strand of Christmas lights. Tangled wires are difficult to unwind and prone to bulb breakage. Christmas lights made with incandescent bulbs are normally switched on for long consecutive hours which can cause overheating. For safety reasons, it is advisable to have it checked by an electrician before using it again. Neatly wrap Christmas lights help make the decorating process faster and easier to re-use for the next Holiday Season.

 

Remember that you invested time and money in buying your special Christmas ornaments each year. These decors not only add cheerfulness to the Christmas Season, some also have high sentimental value so they need to be properly kept and maintained.

 

 

 

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The inverter air conditioning system is the latest technology in the Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) field. Lately, it has been the top choice of consumers because of its environmental and energy savings features. It is said that an Inverter air conditioner offers an impressive 50% reduction in electricity consumption by regulating compressor speed to deliver just the right amount of cooling power without compromising comfort. If you are thinking of buying an inverter air conditioner, installation of the condensing unit is something that you have to consider. Condensing units are usually situated outdoors; and a separate drainage system and control circuitry is required.

MHWP03

Protect the Circuit Breaker

Protect the Circuit Breaker of your condensing units with the MEIJI IP54 MHWP03 and MHWP05 WEATHERPROOF ENCLOSURES. These are made with fine, white, polycarbonate thermo-plastic materials to protect your circuit breakers from rain, dirt, dust, oil and spraying water. The modern-day designed enclosure has a transparent cover which provides a clear view of the breakers inside.

 

Unlike the usual metal NEMA-3R enclosures, which tend to rust and discolor over a period of time, the MHWP 03 and 05 will not deteriorate even when exposed to heavy rain and sunlight. It is also very affordable compared to the NEMA-4X Stainless Enclosure. These can house 1, 2, or 3 poles of Miniature Circuit Breakers, ranging from 63 to 100 Ampere frame.

 

 

MHWP05

 

The MHWP03 can also accommodate a 2x1P Meiji Manual Transfer Switch (MTS) while the MHWP05 can accommodate up to 2x2P MTS.  MTS may sometimes be situated outdoors because it is easier to locate when it’s dark inside your house because of a power outage.

With MEIJI ELECTRIC’S IP54 MHWP03 and MHWP05 affordable price, stylish and durable design, what more can you ask for? Avail of these items now to protect your outdoor circuitry and your family!

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CAUGHT

Your home is your safe zone and you feel the safest within the vicinity of your own sanctuary. Whether at home or away from it, you expect your possessions to remain safe.  Truth is, you can never be completely safe from falling victim to burglary and theft but there are ways to make it more difficult for home invaders to do what they want to do. Invest on home security like CCTV cameras or motion sensors here in the Philippines. Simple devices like these will definitely help you. Read on to know more about the different and simple ways to protect your homes from those pesky thieves.

Lock It Up

Install strong locks and always check your windows and doors before going to be bed. This is the oldest trick in the book but still the most effective way to keep them out. A persistent crook can simply kick in your door, break the lock and run while grabbing as many valuables they can find. Invest on deadbolts instead of factory locks; chain locks are a great preventive method for this type of burglary.  No matter what you think about your neighborhood,  you can’t assume you’re safe all the time so never forget to lock your doors. By leaving your home unlocked, you’re basically inviting burglars and invaders into your home. This simple routine could easily deter an offender and save you from a ton of loss and possible physical harm.

Keep the lights on!

Go take your security to another level by investing on upgrades such as motion lights, which turn on automatically when someone walks by. Just put yourself in a burglar’s position and think, if you were about to rob a home would you prefer the one brightly lit up or the one that’s dark, dim?

Secure with an Alarm

Security alarms are a good investment to keep those thieves off of your property. A security alarm with a built-in siren will definitely scare away any being. It can also alert you when someone has entered your home, buying you enough time to call the police and arm yourself with a baseball bat.

Don’t Post Everything on Social Media

Remember you’re not the only one online these days— even criminals are using social networking sites to look for their next target! On that note, never announce when you’re leaving home or how long it will be vacant because  you just might be posting an open invitation to unwanted guests into your defenseless home. . Yes, you can say that your Facebook ‘friends’ are people that you trust with the said information but again, you can never be too sure. Be cautious of what you post online especially information that might cause damage to you. Keep your profile set on private and limit the private information you post online.

There you have it, four simple ways you can effectively protect your homes and yourself. Do what you can now and make it a goal to get the rest done as soon as possible. Remember, always stay alert!

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Door stopper with alarmThese days, robbers find a lot of means and ways to get what they want. There is no such thing now as too safe. After all, you wouldn’t want to end up feeling sorry for yourself wishing you had done something more to protect your family and loved ones.

Meiji Door Stopper Alarm

We introduce to you MEIJI DOOR STOPPER ALARM! It can work as your door stopper and a burglar alarm at the same time. With its rubber footing material, Meiji door stopper is set in place and will not be easily removed. There is an ON-OFF button at the end of the Meiji Door Stopper that will allow you to be warned o

rubber foot

nce there is an unwelcome visitor in your home. When you turn ON the switch, once the door slides on off switchunto the metal plate, this will automatically ring off the alarm.

The Meiji Door Stopper Alarm may be placed behind doors or on

your windows (especially awning type windows).

Technical Parameters:

Power Supply: 9V battery

Alarm Decibel: >85db/3m

Don’t let anyone rob your family of  your joy. Protect your homes with Meiji Alarms.

 

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No, we’re not talking about turning cars into robots. A step-down transformer is one whose secondary voltage is smaller than the primary voltage, but whose secondary current is greater than the primary current, as seen in the diagram below. The greater current makes up for the smaller voltage, giving the same wattage as the original. The step-up transformer, on the other hand, is the exact opposite of the step-down transformer. Its secondary voltage is greater than its primary voltage.

How are the voltage levels transformed?

When electricity is introduced into the transformer, it runs through the coils of wire wound around the iron core. In the diagram, the wire is composed of 50 turns. The core is then magnetized, which results in the electricity being transferred to the other coil of wire. And since in the diagram, the wire only has 10 turns, the voltage will turn out to be smaller. In the step-up transformer, the counterpart of the step-down transformer, the opposite happens, wherein the primary coil has less turns than the secondary coil.

Why do we need transformers?

These are built to make the voltage supply compatible with the voltage requirement of the appliance. Step-down transformers “step down” the voltage supply to match the smaller voltage requirement of the appliance.

Transformer Step-down Box TypeTo your left is an example of a typical transformer used at home or in the office. As you can see, it has both step-up and step-down functions in one device. Typically, the voltages used in most homes and offices are 110V and 220V; as a result, the typical step-up or step-down transformer switches between 110V and 220V.

Check the labels for the proper voltages

Even though most appliances operate under these voltages, you still have to be careful when plugging in your appliances. Always check the labels for the proper voltages, and of course, the labels of the transformers before you purchase them. You don’t want to end up buying, or worse, using the wrong transformer. If you have any trouble determining these things, it is always a good idea to consult a technician, or even the clerk of your hardware store. They are well trained and well educated with these things so as to help as much customers as they can. It is, after all, better to be aware of these things than be ill informed and then end up in trouble. Bottom line is: be careful.

Final note

As a final note, another good thing about transformers, besides the fact that they appropriate the voltage supply to the voltage requirement so as not to blow anything up, is that they have long life expectancies, if taken care or maintained properly. So make sure to invest in a transformer that you know will serve you well!

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Usually, people get worried only about the things they could see and smell. At home, our nightmares include liquefied petroleum gas leaks, which we detect right away because of the smell, fire and robbers simply because it is very obvious.

What we miss is the fact that sometimes, there are things that may not be too apparent but are still too harmful for everyone’s health at home. Carbon monoxide poisoning is one good example. And the truth is that carbon monoxide can actually be emitted by some home appliances we use in our daily lives. But before we talk about these home appliances, let us know first what carbon monoxide is.

Carbon monoxide is a colorless gas. It is also odorless yet it is very toxic. Carbon monoxide is emitted by incomplete combustion fuel, be it solid, liquid, or gas. It has been notorious for its properties since it can really be deadly despite the fact that it is hard to be detected.

In houses for instance, it is really hard to say whether there is already some carbon monoxide emission around. And what is even more frightening is the fact that when the amount of emission increases, it can actually reach a level that could kill people.

Now that we already know what carbon monoxide it and how it is generated, then let us know which home appliances could possibly generate carbon monoxide. They are the following:

kitchen ranges1.        Room heaters

Usually used during cold seasons, room heaters use the air inside the room in the heating process and then vent the air out after the procedure. Then, the air that is vented out just stays inside the room. And if not installed properly, room heaters can actually give off carbon monoxide.

2. Furnaces

Dirty and defective furnaces can lead to carbon monoxide emission. When a furnace is dirty while operating, the engine exerts more effort. And this makes the furnace prone to damage. And yes, a damaged furnace can emit carbon monoxide.

3. Kitchen or cooking ranges

Kitchen ranges with poor combustion can also produce carbon monoxide. This also becomes possible when there is no sufficient ventilation inside the kitchen while, say the gas range or oven, is running.

4. Water heaters

Similar to room heaters, water heaters can produce carbon monoxide if there is no ventilation while they are working.

5. Charcoal burners

It is always advisable not to burn charcoal inside the house even if they look extinguished. This also applies to tents and any closed area. This is because the burning of charcoal can actually emit carbon monoxide and breathing it in inside closed spaces can be really dangerous.

Carbon monoxide, indeed, is a silent killer. This is why we have to be more careful and vigilant inside own homes.

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relaxing vacationThe day has come. You have finally saved enough money to go on that vacation you have always dreamt of. But before you go on a shopping spree of things you have to bring with you, make sure to make a list of how to secure the things you will be leaving behind. Nothing kills a vacation worse than an emergency at home. So before you pack those bags, here are some tips on how to care for your home while you go on that much planned getaway.

It would be safer if somebody you trust will be left to look after the house.

But on the instance that nobody can be there, make sure it would not be shouting, “There’s nobody home!” to prevent uninvited guests (e.g. robbers) from ransacking your house. Ask a kind neighbor to pick up mail and newspaper for you during the days you will be away or make arrangements to delay delivery or stop subscription for the mean time. Also, you can install electronic timers that will turn on and turn off your lights. However, you may want to vary the times this happens because somebody could watch your house and notice that pattern, therefore giving away that your house lights are timed. You can also ask a trusted friend or relative to check on your home from time to time just to make sure everything is fine.

Make arrangements for the living things you will be leaving behind.

This pertains to that house pet everybody adores or those plants you have been tending for a year. There are pet shops that offer lodging for pets whose masters have to go away for some reason. If you are going to leave your pet, make sure to give specific instructions about feeding schedule and other concerns to the caretakers. As for plants, there are tutorials available online on how to make drip-watering systems using plastic bottles. Do not drown your plants on the day of your departure hoping that if would be enough until you arrive.

Install a home alarm system.

If you expect yourself to be away from home most of the time, you may consider putting up a home alarm system. With technology available, home alarm systems are very efficient in keeping your home safe using different kind of sensors that you can monitor using your phone. Inform your alarm company about your trip to make sure everything is working!

Prevent power surges.

Secure power lines in your home including your appliances. Most people forget to unplug their appliances and go home wondering why their stuff would not work anymore. Turn off and unplug anything unnecessary while you are away.

Lock and secure all your valuables.

Locking your doors and home protectionwindows are not enough so make sure to secure all valuable items in your home. Lock doors inside the house if you want to be extra secure. Keep all valuables in a place where they would not be easily found. Moreover, do not leave your key under the mat. You can leave it with the person you have asked to check on your house.

Lastly, avoid posting your whereabouts on social media.

Especially if people know you leave alone in your house. This is one way to announce to the world that you are not home. You can always post your beautiful beach photos and talk about your trip when you get back home, safe and sound.

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