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Meiji offers its customers with high quality switches and outlets as well. These products are not only elegant to look at, but they are easy to install and they will surely last as they can withstand pressure due to long term usage. Both switches and outlets have the same principles employed for aesthetics and durability.

Meiji’s Metal Strap Switches

To understand the product more, let us take a deeper look at Meiji switches. Meiji switches like any typical switch has these parts: the switch itself which can be of different types, the strap, and finally the plate which serves as a cover for the switch and the utility box.

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The strap which is also called the yoke, is the part where the switch or outlet to be installed is clipped or attached. Then this strap is then screwed on to the utility box where the switch is being installed, and then finally a plate will be enclosed onto the box. Having so, the strap in installation has to be sturdy enough to support the body. Thus, Meiji uses metal straps.

 

Meiji employs a full metal material finish for their straps or yoke. Why metal? The deal is that one of the most common reasons of switches or outlets getting worn out or out of place is due to repeated usage or pressure. For switches, repeated flips or pushes introduces stress, and for outlets, repeated pulls and pushes of electrical plugs introduces a similar kind of stress. The stress is then transferred to the part which supports the switch or outlet, which is the strap or yoke. Once worn out, the switch or outlet will move deeper into the plate, as the strap supporting them had already worn out or bent or worse, broken. This scenario is the main cause for worn out switches or outlets. So Meiji uses a full metal strap  that comes along with their switches and outlets. The metal strap makes sure that upon attachment onto the utility box, the switch or outlet will be stable and can withstand constant and long pressure or usage, eliminating the risk for worn out scenarios. Thus, letting you save effort and money from replacing or repairing switches and outlets.

Not only are Meiji switches or outlets durable, they also look elegant as they are made from non-fading polycarbonate glossy-white finish. This type of finish will match any home interior and will surely last a long time! Meiji’s 30 year experience gives customers the best design for their needs by providing durable and elegant switches and outlets. Try it and see for yourself!

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Are  your electrical outlets starting to wear out? Think it’s about time to replace them? Worry no more because you can do it yourself! Read on and learn how.

Prepare the following items

First things first. Kindly prepare the following items:

1. Screwdriver

2. Wire strippers/ Pliers

3. Voltage tester

4. Electrical tape.

STEP 1:

You always have to make sure that the circuit breaker controlling the outlet is OFF before taking any further action. Failing to do so will likely result to dangerous mishaps (i.e. electronic shocks and/or grounding) you wouldn’t dare to try.  To make sure, test your appliance before you proceed with the series of steps below on how to change and install your outlet.

Please take note that by doing so, you may also be turning off the power of the other outlets or loads within the same circuit.

STEP 2:

Start off by removing the face plate or the cover of the outlet, then use the screwdriver to remove the 2 mounting screws that are attached to the utility box.

STEP 3:

Slightly pull out the outlet which is composed of a series of electrical wires connected to the outlet.

STEP 4:

Remove the electrical wires attached to the outlet.

Commonly you will notice three types of wires from the outlet. The black wire is known as the live wire, while the white wire is neutral. Thirdly, the green wire serves as the safety ground. However, in some countries, the purpose of the black wire and white wire are being interchanged. Most of the time, the color of the wire also varies.

The wires also differ in size and in order to check it you should be using a tool called wire gauge. In general, the typical sizes of wire being used in household outlets in our country is AWG #12 STRANDED wire and the AWG 14 STRANDED wire  for switches.

STEP 5:

Get your new outlet. Attach the wires to the new outlet. Slightly push the outlet back into the utility box.

TIP: It would be a good practice to label the wires to avoid confusion when returning them back in place. universal outlets philippinesRemember that you have to match the old wires with the correct new wires.

STEP 6:

Screw back the 2 mounting screws unto the utility box.

STEP 7:

Cover up with the face plate and then turn on the power and test if everything is okay.

There you have it!  Congratulations! You’ve just learned  how to personally change and install your electrical outlets at home!

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Matching your outlet and switch cover plates is is one of the easiest way you can decorate your room.  It is a new, inexpensive and unique way to incorporate more color and add flair too!  It turns the wiring device into a decorative, updated accessory. There’s no need to know about the technicalities of wiring devices and electrical connections (yet). You just have to let out the creativity in you and choose the design that will suit and fit your  style and interiors.

This article suggests tips on how to tailor your interiors with customized light switches, electrical outlets and wiring devices.

  1. Paint colored plastic cover plates.colored switches supplier Philippines

Often, electrical outlets and switches are afterthoughts in designing a room. We simply leave them as they are: boring white stuff.

Now that you’ve landed into this page, you may want to consider painting the cover pates ranging from warm and neutral to deeper and bolder colors.

To fully blend the switches and outlets with the wall, paint the receptacle face, switch levers and cover plate screw heads with a coordinating paint that will match the room. This may either be the same color with a different blend or a contrasting color altogether against the wall paint.

 2.       Cover switch or outlet cover plates.wall switches in the Philippines

If you want a textured design other than simple bland color, use wallpaper to cover and patch over the switch and outlet.

To do this, remove the cover plate and reinsert the screw, cut a scrap wallpaper and fasten it with drafting tape behind. For plastic cover plates, vinyl-to-vinyl adhesives are suggested.

3.       Create themes.

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Introducing new patterns enhances an existing theme. Take inspiration from your appliances in certain areas of your home. For instance, try Victorian style outlets for your living room to create that cozy and inviting appeal. Experiment with food themed outlet covers in the dining room and kitchen. In the bathroom, you may go for seaside, bubbly or beach-inspired look. In the patio or garden, go for the grassy or mossy effect closer to vegetation.

Conclusion

To any house and interior, first impressions mean a lot. When guests walk into your home or office, wow them at the best you can. Our wiring devices, switches and outlets are most seen because they need to be used in our every day lives and should be easily located. Taking care of details down to matching the colors of the cover plates and screws of your outlets and switches will bring you no regrets in the long run.

When your visual taste changes, you can snap on a new color or design without touching the electrical parts behind the wall or hiring an electrician to replace the device. Once the electrical components are installed, the sleek cover plates snap directly onto the device, making the plates easy to change.

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