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February is the month of hearts and love, when all couples are preparing for their Valentine’s Day.  They want this day to be a special one, and look forward to making memories with their loved ones.  Couples often go on dates and vacation, others spend their day at the park, while some book overnight stays at hotels. Many people also spend the day with their family, parents, siblings or their children. February is really a great month to express your love to everyone.

Meiji Electric also wants to express their love to customers. Here are some tips on buying electrical items that may help you make this love month worry-free.

BUYING LIGHT SWITCHES

If you are able to identify the designs and types of light switches around your house, it will be easier for you to choose the right kind of switch for your lights. There are some basic types of switches that you might want to take note of. For example, there is a single pole switch that is simply an On-Off toggle to turn on lights. The Three Way Switch allows you to turn lights on or off from two locations and the Dimmer Switch allows you to find the ideal amount of light for any setting.

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BUYING OUTLETS

Before buying outlets, you must first check the type of plug you usually use in your house. Some types are: International Outlet, Universal outlet, Convenience outlet with or without grounding and Air Conditioning Outlets. There are also different types of outlets in different countries, for example, in the US they use three prong outlets that are different from European countries. Here in the Philippines, the typical outlet that is used is the Convenience Outlet.

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BUYING EXTENSION SETS

There are many kinds of extension sets with various number of sockets and plug-types, some even have USB functions. In choosing for your appliances, you must consider the following:

First, how long your extension set will be? Try to determine the location of the outlet around your house, this will help you decide on the length of extension set that you will need.

Second is the voltage and ampere rating, you must always know the capacity of each appliance before you plug it into your extension set. This is to avoid overloading that may cause short-circuit and fire.

Lastly is the safety feature of the extension set, like the Meiji Power Strips, it has a built-in fuse and surge protection for better protection against sudden electrical overload.

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KEY TAKEAWAY

If you cannot decide on which type of switch or outlet you want to use, better ask a trusted electrician. The main priority of buying electrical devices is the safety of your family and everyone around.  Do not just blindly choose whatever is cheap, you wouldn’t know if it is faulty and can cause inconvenience for you. Better rely on an Electrical Company that is trusted by many, like Meiji Electric Philippines Inc.

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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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The electrical switch is one of the most basic yet essential electrical devices in your household. Although they practically all look the same, it functions in varied ways. Your home has numerous light switches to control various types of lighting.

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Light switches control things like light combination, a fluorescent light, ceiling fan, outdoor entrance lights etc. It comes in different shapes, styles, and colors. But, have you ever gone DIY and went to a hardware to buy one? The sales agent will ask you whether you need, 1 gang 2 way, 3 gang 1 way, 2 gang 1 way, dimmer, or illuminated switches etc.  So what does it all mean? Do you know what the difference is?

 

It’s really quite simple.

 

The GANG:

  It refers to the number of light switches on the plate. A 1 gang switch will control a single lighting circuit, and with a 2 gang switch you can control two lighting circuits, and so on.

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THE WAYS:

 

1 Way Switch

 

 

The most common household switch, a single-pole or one-way switch has two terminals that simply turn the power on or off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Way Switch

 

 

A three-way switch has three terminals; a four-way has four. These control a light from two or three locations, such as in a stairwell; at either end of a hallway; or in a large room with more than one entrance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meiji Dimmer Switch

 

 

A dimmer switch controls a light’s intensity. Usually you can replace any single-pole switch with a dimmer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

An illuminated switch has an indicator light when the switch is off. This is especially helpful to find the switch in dark rooms.

 

Meiji Illuminated Switch

 

 

Now you know the difference of light switches, ways and gangs! Call us now at 448-7423, 727-5790, 414-4012 and 413-6636 and let us quote 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 visit any of our displays at ACE Hardware, Handyman or Ortigas Home Depot. We offer a complete line of traditional and updated modern wiring devices. Please see them to appreciate.

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