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Home panels/distribution boxes or commonly known as the panel board is one of the most essential electrical requirements in a home.  It houses our circuit breakers which are responsible in the distribution and protection of power in different loads in our houses. It is very important for all of us to have at least the basic knowledge on how to use this device. Why? I’ll give you a scenario.

You’re all alone in your house, perhaps watching a television series and then suddenly you see a spark in the outlet. What will you do? Call for help? Yes, but it would take some time. Panic?  That is the worst you could do. And you’ll remember that you could turn off the circuit breaker, but how? Another question is where is it? And when you finally found it, you have no idea what’s the particular circuit breaker you need to turn off. Hassle, isn’t it?

Yes, you know what circuit breakers and home panels are for, but do you really know how to use it?

So now that we are aware of its importance. I’ll give you some tips to make most of your home panels.

MEIJI TIPSIt should be accessible

Say NO to hiding your home panel in the most unsearchable area inside your home like the kitchen cabinet or garage. Install it in an accessible place that will be easy to find especially in times of emergencies.

Label each circuit breaker

This is very important especially if you are using a multiple circuit breaker in your homes. You don’t want other to suffer because of the wrong circuit breaker you turned off, right?

Keep out of reach of children

Children are very curious with their surroundings. Of course, none of us wants our children to play with our home panels. This can be risky

Choose the right partner

Meaning, you need to make the right choice in choosing the best home panel for your homes.  Something that would really last.  Something that you could rely on. And this is what Meiji Home Panel is all about. User-friendly, convenient and worth –it. Meiji Home  Panels is definitely the good choice.

So there you go, I hope that this could really help you with regards to your home panel dilemmas. And always remember, being practical does not always mean you should settle for less. Be wise, meticulous and knowledgeable, especially if it is all for the safety of your family.

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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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