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The Department of Trade and Industry recently issued the Philippine Standard (PS) Safety Certificate Mark for Meiji brand extension cords, circuit breakers, switches and outlets. These Meiji items that bear the PS markings signify that the products went through the qualification requirements of the Bureau of Philippine Standards.

 

  • What is the Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS)?

    The BPS is a governmental body under the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).  It is the National Standards Body of the Philippines and is responsible in developing or adopting, implementing and promoting Philippine National Standards (PNS). They are responsible for establishing Philippine National Standards for products, as well as test methods and codes of practice, to provide the technical bases for the importation of quality and safe products and for the inspection, testing and certification of these products.

 

  • What is a standard?

    A standard is a document, established by consensus, something set up and established by authority as a rule for the measure of quantity, weight, extent, value, or quality. Standards should be based on the consolidated results of science, technology and experience, and aimed at the promotion of optimum community benefits.

 

  • Why are standards needed?

    We need standards because standards contribute in making life simpler and increasing the reliability and effectiveness of the goods and services we utilized.

 

  • What is a product certification?

    Product certification is a process that determines whether a product is manufactured according to the requirements of a standard. Products under mandatory product certification are subjected to inspection and testing of the BPS prior to distribution and selling in the market.

 

Here is the list of items that were given the PS Safety Certification Mark:

 

 1. Extension Cords

 

  • MES 0213– 3 Gang Extension Set Universal Outlet (3M)
  • MES 1300– 4 Gang Extension Set w/ Switch (3M)
  • MES 1301– 3 Gang Extension Set International Outlet w/ Switch (3M)
  • MES 1302– 4 Gang Extension Set International Outlet w/ Switch (3M)
  • MES 1303– 3 Gang Extension Set International Outlet w/ Individual Switch (3M)
  • MES 1304- 4 Gang Extension Set International Outlet w/ Individual Switch (3M)
  • MES 1305– 5 Gang Extension Set International Outlet w/ Individual Switch (3M)
  • MES 1306– 6 Gang Extension Set International Outlet w/ Individual switch (3M)
  • MES 1308– 6 Gang Extension Set International Outlet w/ individual switch (5M)
  • MES 2027– 3 Gang Extension Set (3M)
  • MES 3011– 3 Outlet Extension cord (3M)

 

2.  Circuit Breakers

 

 

  • C45N (16A, 20A, 32A, 40A & 63A)
  • NC100H(80A, 100A)
  • JVM16-63 (16A, 63A)

 

 3. Switches

  • MCS 0121- 1 Gang 1 Way Switch
  • MCS 0122- 2 Gang 1 Way Switch
  • MCS 0123- 3 Gang 1 Way Switch
  • MCS 0720- Door Chime (Push Button Switch)
  • MCS 0923- 1 Way Switch Element
  • MCS 0924- 3 Way Switch Element
  • MCS 0221- 1 Gang 3 Way Switch
  • MCS 0222- 2 Gang 3 Way Switch
  • MCS 0223- 3 Gang 3 Way Switch
  • MCS 0925- Illuminated 1-Way Switch Element
  • MCS 0926– Illuminated 3-Way Switch Element

 

 4. Outlets

 

 

  • MCS 1021- Single International Outlet
  • MCS 1022- Duplex International Outlet
  • MCS 1211- 1 Gang Universal Outlet with Plate
  • MCS 1212- 2 Gang Universal Outlet with Plate
  • MCS 1213- 3 Gang Universal Outlet with Plate
  • MCS 1214- Single Convenience Outlet with Ground Element
  • MCS 1218- Universal Outlet Element
  • MCS 1223- Single Convenience Outlet w/o Ground Element
  • MCS 0212- Surface Type 2-Gang Universal Outlet
  • MCS 1023- Element for MCS-1022 (2-Gang Universal Outlet)
  • MCS 1024- Element for MCS-1021 (Universal Outlet)
  • MCS 0921- Duplex Convenience Outlet without Ground with Plate
  • MCS 0922- Duplex Parallel C. O. with Ground
  • MCS 3521- Aircon Outlet with Plate

 

When it comes to your electrical safety, don’t settle for less! Safety should always be your top concern and priority. With Meiji Electric’s products you are assured of our products quality, safety, and reliability. The PS Safety Mark found on our products, guarantees the product’s conformance with the relevant safety requirements.

 

To know more about our products, please call 448-7423, 727-5790, 414-4012 and 413-6636 or email us at sales@meijielectric.ph for your various electrical requirements! You can buy our Philippine Standard (PS) marked products in 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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Electronic devices have become a necessity across almost all generations now, with a majority now owning cell phones, laptops, tablets, smart watches etc. Millennials are leading the way, using electronic devices for a variety of functions, including internet, email, music, games, video and a whole lot of things you could only imagine before. As more and more people use and depend on their electronic devices, Meiji Electric designed the Meiji MGU252, the only Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) that has one international outlet and 2 USB outlets. Aside from the international outlet that accommodates any plug, it allows users to charge 2 separate USB powered electronic devices directly from the wall and eliminates the need of bulky adaptors while giving you the protection from ground fault.

What is ground fault?

Not everyone really understand what this means. Basically, a ground fault is an electrical path between a power source and a grounded surface. Almost all electrical devices and appliances are “grounded” to ensure they can be safely operated by consumers, but devices can still lose their grounding and redirect electrical currents to the nearest channel that provides a path to the ground, which is your body. This can especially occur in wet areas like toilets, bathrooms and laundry areas, wherein your wet hands or body becomes a conductor of electricity. This is why it is important to install the Meiji Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI). The GFCI’s function is to constantly monitor the power current flowing through a circuit, and the moment the GFCI detects a current imbalance, it shuts off the power to that outlet thus preventing serious injury.

 

Ongoing advancements in technology

Meiji Electric being known for providing innovative items, also improves their line of electrical items to ensure convenience and protection in homes and commercial establishments. The Meiji MGU252 not only protects you and your family, it also follows UL standards giving you confidence and assurance of its reliability and durability.

 

 

UB-252

 

 

The MGU252 is easy to install and it comes with a FREE custom-made 3’’x 3’’ utility box. Its modern design blends with interior decor, making it suitable for home, office, hotels, meeting rooms, restaurants, airport lounges and more.

If your GFCI gets tripped, you can just press the reset button to restore power to the circuit. It is advisable to test the GFCI monthly to check if it is functioning accurately. It is also recommended that GFCIs be installed in areas where appliances and power tools are used in close proximity to water. They are most often found in kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms, or even out-of-doors or in the garage where electric power tools might be used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meiji GFCI

Informing People

Time and again Meiji Electric has been informing people about the importance of using a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) to avoid electrocution. Protect you and your family and buy the Meiji GFCI now! Aside from MGU252, Meiji Electric also has other models namely the MGF250, GF250, LG20. (Please refer to the image above)

 

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 ACE Hardware, Handyman or Ortigas Home Depot.

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We have all encountered different types of motion sensors, some of which we don’t really take notice of. For example, remember those automatic doors inside the mall? Well, it turns out it isn’t magic that makes them open and close when you go through it; instead it’s through the use of motion detectors. There are primarily 5 kinds and you’ll want to know about them before you decide to install one either for the security of your home or for other purposes.

1) Continuous Wave Radar Motion Detector (CW)

If you thought that that the only use of microwaves is to heat up your pre-cooked meal, then you’re not getting the most out of modern technology and need to get updated right away, especially if you’re looking into installing any type of motion sensor.

Continuous Wave or CW motion detectors use microwave signals to send out frequencies that bounce on and off an area. For this reason, there are commonly referred to as microwave motion detectors. What a CW motion detector primarily does is to detect any subtle changes within the frequencies that it sends out, this would create a disruption thus possibly triggering off an alarm.

Say for example that an intruder walks through the playing field of a CW motion detector, he will cause a disturbance within the microwaves which in turn will set off the sensor’s alarms. CW motion detectors are more expensive than PIRs, and for good reason as they are much more sensitive and are reliable over longer distances.

 

2) Passive Infrared Motion Detector (PIR)

As a popular choice for many people who install motion sensors,the  Passive Infrared Motion Detector or PIR is the most widely used of this kind of technology to date. Reason number 1 being it is the most affordable, or to be blunt about it, the cheapest motion sensor you can buy when compared to other detectors that utilize different technologies.

A PIR works through the use of an optical collection system in tandem with a couple of other sensing elements. Basically, it measures changes in the energy within it’s surrounding area. The sensor of PIRs recognize thermal infrared images created in combination with a heat sensor which sends off an alarm signal to it’s reciever. The security or control panel handling the unit can then interpret this signal and decide on which the appropriate alarm to trigger is.

The downside of using PIRs is it’s susceptibility to false alarms due to its sensitivity to environmental changes such as sunlight and hot to cold temperature changes. They are also defenseless against any item that blocks body heat emission meaning if someone is wearing a heat insulating full body suit and passes directly within the motion sensor’s vision it will detect nothing and no alarm will be triggered.

3) Ultrasonic Motion Detector

With the technology present in today’s motion detectors, it wouldn’t be surprising to have one type that uses sound energy to do its job. The Ultrasonic Motion Detector or UM does exactly this. By using ultrasonic sound energy which is emitted in waves, it detect movement in a designated area. This energy comes from quartz-crystal transducers. When movement is detected the sound waves are disturbed at the same time, triggering the sensor to ring off the alarm.

UM detectors are most widely used for automated doors. They are very reliable and don’t cause headaches when needed to be installed. There is however, a downside to this type of motion sensor: it is easily blocked and disrupted. It probably would be best not to use this kind for high intensity security measures.

4) Vibration Motion Detector

Also known as Piezoelectric, a Vibration Motion Detector is actually something you can put together at home with common materials. You can do a quick online search and feel like an engineer in a few minutes. Basically, most vibration motion sensors use the piezoelectric effect or in layman terms the ability of objects to create an electric field to detect motion. There are tons of how-to instructional write ups and even videos you can find to create a DIY version vibration motion detector.

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I want to set a scenario inside for you. I’m sure that there’s also a chance that this has happened to you a few times. So you’ve bought a new electronic device or appliance that’s imported. Perhaps you had it ordered online, or you bought it in a store where imported products can be bought, or you asked someone coming home from a foreign country to buy it for you. But as you un-box it, try to make it work, you find out that the electrical socket outlet it needs to be plugged into is not available in this country! That’s an immediate bummer. Although not all is lost since there are a lot of adaptors that can be purchased for that very purpose. But wouldn’t it be a little more convenient if there’s no need for such in the first place? I mean, it gives room for having it misplaced, and if it gets broken, you know that it’s pretty much useless. So knowing this, what should you do to avoid being disappointed? The quick and easy solution is to KNOW your electrical socket outlets.

Commonly used socket outlets vary from country to country. There are almost 20 different socket outlets being used throughout the whole world today. This will explain why an imported electric product from a country that has a different standard socket outlet will not match your country’s standard socket outlet. In this country, there is a basic of 5 different types. By the end of this article you will be acquainted with them so that next time, when you’re buying an imported electric appliance, you can discern whether or not the sockets in your house can welcome them without the need for adaptors.

Meiji Universal Socket Outlet

Universal

This type of socket outlet will accept most kinds of plugs. It can accept Type A, or the most common one with two parallel blades, Type B, or the plug with two parallel blades with a circular ground a little above the middle of the two blades, and Type C, with two roundish, circular pins. Most adaptors have their receiving end with this type of socket because it accepts plenty of kinds of plugs. Having most of your electrical socket outlets as this is very convenient.

Parallel Outlets

Parallel with ground.

Also called the Type B electrical outlet, this type of socket outlet includes two blades with a ground in the middle. This is especially useful if you use a laptop charger. Although more common, this socket outlet is not as universal. You can only fit a Type B or a Type A plug.

Meiji outlets

Parallel flat blades.

It’s also called Type A. This is the single most common socket outlet in this country, but unfortunately, it’s also the most exclusive. It’s for this reason that you buy adaptors – since Type A sockets can only accept one kind of plug.

Round to Flat Universal Outlets

Round to flat outlet.

This outlet is more common than the parallel with ground, but it’s less common than the parallel flat one. This outlet will accept Type A as well as Type C – two round pins. This also offers quite a convenience since it accepts two types of plugs. That means that you won’t need an adaptor.

Aircon Outlet Philippines

Three-pin rectangular.

Officially labeled as Type G, this is the kind of outlet that is usually needed by air conditioning units. This is very exclusive and is of British origin. However, most households or buildings that use air conditioning units in this country have that one outlet just for the air conditioner. Sometimes, not even adaptors can accept a Type G plug, that’s why a special socket is needed.

There you go! It’s a quick list that should guide you through – not only in buying electrical appliances, but in deciding what’s the most convenient socket to have in your house.

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Universal Outlets SideMeiji Electric outlets are made of polycarbonate glossy white materials which assures you that your outlet’s design is here to stay.

All our outles are screw-type to secure the tightness of the wires. This assures you of a safer connection from your power source.

Our oulets are rated at 15A and 20A – whichever suits your needs of up to 300V. This gives you more flexibility on what you can use.

Meiji Electric Outlets

Parallel with ground outlets 2

Parallel Convenience Outlets

gang round to flat outlets

outlet element

C.O. spare parts

 

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