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Since Philippines has a fixed 220 voltage supply, it is recommended to use a step-down transformer for 110V rated appliances. With this device you can step-down or convert the voltage supply (AC) from 220 volts to 110 volts to be used in your 110V rated appliances.

But for some appliances that run 24/7, do you wonder whether it may overheat?

Worry no more as Meiji has read your mind even before you think it! A new step-down transformer with exhaust fan!

transformer with exhaust fan








Refined and More Improved

Meiji Step-down Transformer with its additional feature, exhaust fan, is a refined and more improved item to be used with your imported appliances. The main purpose of the exhaust fan installed in the step-down transformer is to prevent the transformer itself from overheating. This is a great advantage in temperature control as an exhaust fan can be used to push warm air outside, leaving cooler air inside the transformer. Having an exhaust fan is one great technique in preventing your step-down transformer from getting over-heated due to long hours of use or heat emissions from motors. As we are informed, heat generated by electronic devices and circuitry must be lessened to improve reliability and prevent device failure.

Lightings also call for a step-down transformer when used as constant. They may not be used for 24 hours, but they are used for a very long time. Likewise, the transformer connected to them operates with the same time duration which may result to the unit’s temperature rise. Step-down transformers should maintain a certain heat limit. .

Stay cool with the new heat-enduring and long-lasting Meiji Step-down Transformer with Exhaust Fan!

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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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