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Meiji Electric- the leading electrical supplier in the Philippines, have always taken pride in introducing innovative items to the market. They were the first company to aggressively offer the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI), Marine Vapor Lamps, Contactor Transfer Switches (CTS), Key Card Control System and Home Panel Boards (MHP) in the Philippines. With company’s continuous endeavor to occupy significant items in the Electrical Controls market, Meiji Electric is proud to introduce the “Meiji White Panel Board”.

 

Meiji White Panel

 

The Meiji White Panel is a combination of Metal Panel Box and the Meiji Home Panel Plastic Cover. This was made as a response to the increasing needs of consultants and contractors who needs a bigger Ampere capacity for their main circuit breakers. Doesn’t ring a bell? Let me explain it to you:

What is a Panel Board?

The National Electrical Code® (NEC®) defines a panel board as a single panel or group of panel units designed for assembly in the form of a single panel, including buses and automatic over-current devices, and equipped with or without switches for the control of light, heat, or power circuits; designed to be placed in a cabinet or cutout box placed in or against a wall, partition, or other support; and accessible only from the front.

In summary, according to the NEC® definition, panel boards are:

  • Used to control light, heat, or power circuits
  • Placed in a cabinet or cutout box
  • Mounted in or against a wall
  • Accessible only from the front

Panel Boards are used in residential, commercial buildings and industrial facilities to safely control the distribution of electrical power throughout the facility. Most of us are familiar with the panel board found in a regular home. Power, purchased from a utility company like Meralco, enters the house through a metering device or what we normally call kilowatt hour meter. The power is then distributed from a load center to various branch circuits for lighting, appliances, and electrical outlets.

 

Now that you know what a panel board is, you are probably wondering what’s so special about the Meiji White Panel board? Hint: It is not just about the color.

The Meiji White Panel Board is a customized panel that is a hybrid of metal panel board and the Meiji Home Panel.

 

What is a Meiji Home Panel?

The Meiji Home Panel are modular distribution boxes applicable to electric circuit terminals rated at 220V Line to Line or 400V Line to Neutral. It is beautifully designed for simple installation and disassembly. It is widely used in household, tall buildings, townhouse residences, condominiums, etc. The plastic components of MHP modular panel box adapts to fire resistant ABS, which is impact resistant. It has convenient din rail and height adjustment features, as well as provisions for neutral and grounding.

Meiji Home Panel

 

Due to the compact design of the Meiji Home Panel, it can only accommodate a miniature circuit breaker up to 125 Ampere rating. This is the common problem of contractors since bigger houses require main breakers with higher ampacity. They will have to buy an independent enclosure for the main breaker and place the branches in a separate Meiji Home Panel.

To solve this problem, Meiji Electric came up with the Meiji While Panel– a newly designed panel board that shares the same good qualities of the Meiji Home Panel but only better because it can now accommodate a Molded Case Circuit breaker of 225A and even higher.

 

Meiji White Panel Board

 

With this advancement, you will no longer need a separate enclosure for your main circuit breaker. Some of you might be wondering, why not just get a standard panel board and get it over? The thing is, Meiji Home Panels and the White Panel Board are less expensive than the standard metal panel board. Add that they are very aesthetically appealing, therefore you don’t need to hide them in your kitchen cabinet. ‘Less expensive’ does not mean less quality, though, Meiji Electric has been in the marketing and fabrication of electrical control products for more than 30 years now, and with their vast number of customers, you can be assured of the quality and reliability of all their products. As a matter of fact, a leading construction and contracting company in the Philippines recently acquired a number of “Meiji White Panel” for the new townhouses that they are developing in New Manila, Quezon City. With this new partnership, expect to see more of the “Meiji White Panels” across the metro.

 

Meiji White Panel Interior

 

Like the Meiji Home Panel, the Meiji White Panel can also accommodate up to 40x2P branches. Match them with the PS Quality Certified Meiji Miniature Circuit Breakers for your utmost electrical protection. No competing product comes close in terms of features, ease of use and price.

 

 

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Lighting and Distribution Panel Boards

Meiji Electric also offers Lighting and Distribution Panel Boards that can be customized to meet specific customer needs, without compromising the high degree of standards and engineering. Manual Transfer Switch (MTS), Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS), Low Voltage Switch Gears (LVSG), Main Distribution Panels (MDP), Capacitor Banks, Busbar Gutters, Control Box and Frequency Inverter Controlled Systems, and related items are also available.

When it comes to the safety of your family, homes and establishments, power and electricity is not something that should be taken lightly. Trust only the best to have a peace of mind and avoid complications in the future.

To know more about the Meiji White Panel or if you would like to request a scheduled product demonstration, please call us at 448-7423, 727-5790, 413-6636, 414-4012. You can also email us at sales@meijielectric.ph for your various electrical requirements! Our showrooms are located at 1 Mabolo Street, New Manila, Quezon City and Appletipps- Unit 15 Landsdale Arcade, Mother Ignacia, Quezon City. You can also buy our consumer electrical items at your nearest ACE Hardware, Handyman or Ortigas Home Depot branches.

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Panel Boards or Distribution Panels are components of an electrical supply system, which main purpose is the division of electrical power feed to subsidiary circuits, while providing a protective fuse for each circuit that it houses.

Now, let us familiarize ourselves with the parts of a Panel board.

Circuit Breakers

Breakers European TypeThese often limit the current in a single circuit. A single circuit breaker is typically limited to 20 amperes. This means that 20 amps of current will heat the bimetallic strip to bend it downward and release the spring-loaded trip-lever. Since the heating is fairly slow, another mechanism is employed to handle large surges from a short circuit. A small electromagnet consisting of wire loops around a piece of iron will pull the bimetallic strip down instantly in case of a large current surge.

Ground Connections

A ground wire provides a conducting path to the earth which is independent of the normal current-carrying path in an electrical appliance. It is connected to the electrical neutral at the panel board to guarantee a low enough resistance path to trip the circuit breaker in case of an electrical fault.

Now, before you start, know the instructions and local electrical codes and laws in your area. This is crucial to make sure that they may be able to give you service if you needed one. There are certain instances where an electric company refuses to provide service if an equipment has been damaged or codes have been disobeyed.

Here are instructions on how to properly install a Panel board:

1. First, calculate the quantity and size of the panel board and wires needed forpanel board 12 branches the job. Accurately measure the height and width of each wall that you wish to place your panel board on. Remember to jot down the exact dimensions, specifying the board size if applicable. Use the acquired figures to determine your material needs, or if possible, consult a professional electrician.

2. Drill holes for the screws that you are going to use to attach the panel board to your wall. Hammer in plastic wall plugs on the holes that you have drilled, and align the holes on back of your panel board, and screw it in place.

3. Attach the circuit breakers, make sure that all circuit breakers are in their off-position. And check each one for hints of corrosion.

4. Pull in the wires. The location of entry and exit of wire will differ depending on country standards. It could either be from the top or the bottom of the panel board. Now, attach them to the the circuit breakers.

Key Takeaway

Now, these may be installing panel boardsno-brainier steps, but it is absolutely vital that you ask a professional electrician to look at your work. Although you may have done this yourself, there will be no certainty that you will get your installation right the first time. As they say, better to be safe than sorry. Consult with a professional electrician who could point out to you errors that you can learn from, and give you tips that you can use for the safety of your home and loved ones.

 

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A panel board is a very essential part in a home and/or any establishment. It is comprised of circuit breakers that distribute power to different loads allowing us to do our daily activities. A distribution board is also where we can control power loads through our circuit breakers.

Home Panel 4 branchesIn choosing the best panel board for you and your family, we have to consider the following  1. Power loads 2. Quality and of course, 3. Price.

Briefly, let us look into these 3 points.  Number 1, your panel board must be able to fit in circuit breakers and other wirings corresponding to the requirements and necessities of your home. This way, you would be able to properly distribute power. You may consult your electrician to be sure you follow the Philippine Electrical Code for your safety.

2. Quality is something we all value in the things we purchase. Especially for panel boards, this can cause major losses if not death, if we don’t choose wisely.

3. Price. Whether you admit it or not, price can be a very attractive factor in any merchandise. It could be the buying power for many too. However, we also have to consider that what we pay for corresponds to the quality of raw materials used to make that product.  So the next time you get attracted to the price, think again.

So WHY is  Meiji Pane board the best choice?

QUALITY

Meiji Home Panels (MHP) are designed to last. Because Meiji panels are steel based and coated with glossy polycarbonate paint, you can be sure that your panel board need not be a deep dark secret inside the kitchen cabinet. You may also customize your MHP with labels to easily know which circuit breaker powers your room.

WORTH-IT

Meiji Home Panels look good. Pay the price of panel boards for purpose, convenience  and aesthetics. Position your MHP in accessible places. This way, you can easily shut off your main breaker in case of emergencies. Meiji has a very compact and classy design.

LOADS

Meiji Home Panels are easy to use. Again, panel boards distribute power loads through your circuit breakers. MHP have various sizes to cater to your needs and necessities. Meiji home panels can accommodate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, upto 20 2 pole circuit breakers. Meiji can also customize your box.

panel board 12 branchesWhen dealing with power and electricity, it is important to be cautious and very meticulous. After all, what you are going to trust or whichever you are going to use may affect not just the convenience but also the safety of your household or establishment. Meiji Panel boards have the 3 important qualities we need to consider in choosing our panel boards. Their good quality and other impressive characteristics just prove that Meiji panel board is truly the best choice.

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avoid fireFire as we know can be a huge benefit but may also be one’s worst enemy. An uncle of mine once said, “It is better for a thief to rob you of of some belongings than to have fire to consume everything you own.”

I say he’s definitely right. Fires are powerful and it would do us all good to know preventive measures to avoid being on its dark side. In this article, we used Readers Digest as our source for top reasons that cause fires in our homes:

  1. Inappropriate electrical installations. Some of us may adhere to do-it-yourself projects without the proper know-how of computing its ratings and proper specs. It is important to consult with licensed electricians before doing so.
  2. Careless keeping of combustible materials. During power outages, many of us make use of candles for temporary lighting. The problem is sometimes, these candles are left in places where it might get accidentally knocked over or forgotten. Matches, lighters or cigarettes should also be safely kept out of reach from children and in room temperature.
  3. Improper use of electrical equipments. Loosely plugged cords, overused outlets and extension cords are some of the no-nos in this category. One thing I learned is that it is better to invest in higher rated electrical equipments so as to provide allowances in case we will plug-in new appliances.
  4. Negligent use of cooking equipments. Kitchen atmosphere is very hot so grease, oils when splattered could cause fires. A safe tip is to be attentive of your cooking and do not leave your pans unattended.

Now that we are more informed of the top causes of fires in our homes and how to avoid it,  here are some WHAT-TO-DO tips for your safekeeping:

Smoke Alarms

What is the first sign of fire? That’s right. Smoke. So wouldn’t it do you good to have smoke detectors/alarms installed in your home? Smoke alarms are one of the most common yet most effective way to avoid massive damages caused by fires. Smoke detectors have built-in alarms to alert users or even wake them up. Install one now and save your life!

Power cords inspection

Properly manage appliances inside your house/office. Know its ratings, have provisions for surge protection and maintain cords untangled and unbroken.

Check Wirings

As said, short circuits are one of the most common causes of fire. If you have been living in your home for 2 decades now. Check on your circuit breakers and panel boards. It most probably may have rusts on them. Also check for overloaded circuit breakers. If so, invest in home panels. It would also do good to your home interiors.

prevent firesDo not leave anything unattended

This is also one of the main causes of fires nowadays. More often than not, we leave our dishes being cooked in the oven without anyone minding it  for a long time. To be safe, be sure not to leave anything, and when I say anything, we mean any thing combustible unattended specially when it turned on.

There are many things we can do to avoid fire. After being informed, what do you think you could contribute to your home’s safety? After all, our home is our responsibility.  As for me, I admit, I could be more conscious in double checking for any unplugged gadget or appliances left at home right before I leave for work, how about you?

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