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Fathers’ special day is soon to come. Spend time with him this coming Sunday! Here are some activities that will surely make your dad smile from ear to ear.

dadsonWatch movies together

Movie watching with your dad could be a great bonding for the two of you as most dads are fond of action movies. Watching movies especially on flat screen TVs would make your movie watching feel like a home theater setting. Flat screen TVs are all the rage these days and come in all sizes. They come in LED, Plasma, or LCD models, depending on your preferences. Make sure to do this with snacks on your lap!

MicrowaveovenCook for him

Dad will appreciate easy to cook recipes and healthy meals that are prepared by their kids. You could use a microwave oven or an induction cooker to make healthy and delicious dishes.

rocking dadRock and roll with your Dad

Using your sound components, may it be musical instruments, speakers, amplifiers or even a vintage record player, you can make him sing every Sunday morning or after office hours particularly this coming Father’s Day. Whatever genre of music he enjoys, make him feel relaxed or join the beat.

article-0-1C64745600000578-99_634x422Exercise Together

Have a Sunday work-out using an electronic treadmill or an exercise bike. Nothing like a day of cardio exercise and burning those unwanted excess fat keep dad strong and healthy. It’s sure to make both of you happy and energized for the rest of the day.

workshop-hell-do-better-than-me-one-dayExtend a help in the garage

Support your dad in repairing damaged appliances, chairs and tables, and other broken stuffs at home not by interfering on his works but by simply cleaning his tools and devices. Wipe his old-aged electric drill, planer, saw, etc. You could also learn from these tools and use them when you grow older.


All these activities include devices that most likely came from abroad and are being sold here in the Philippines. Since, we have a different voltage supply here in our country which is 220 volts; we have to transform the voltage supply to what the equipment requires. Whatever imported gadget you choose to give to your dad, make sure to incorporate it with Meiji Step-down Transformer.


Meiji Step-down Transformers are designed to accurately 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. Typically, the voltage used in most homes is 220V to 110V; as a result, the typical step-down transformer converts 220V to 110V.

Plugging your flat screen TV on 110V outlet allows your equipment to have an input of 110V thus making it function properly as the required voltage is being supplied. Just be careful not to exceed the wattage capacity. Do the same to other imported appliances you have in your home. In this way, your dad will conveniently enjoy the time you spent on each other and could buy you something in return!

Happy Fathers’ Day!


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You’ve sure heard about step down transformers in the context of electricity. You might not be familiar, though, of the structures and technicalities underlying how it works. At the least, you should be aware of its usage benefits.


In a fundamental scale, transformers are electrical devices that work by converting electricity from a certain voltage how transforerms workto a different voltage as necessary either by stepping up or down, in the same frequency.

Saving energy

Much have been said and written enumerating the different types of transformers with a variety of wattages. But in terms of the saving energy, ever wonder about the truth (or myth) that by using high wattage than low wattage transformers, you can actually save more energy?

Let’s try to analyse by taking this example. A beauty salon owns three transformers: one having 100W and two having 50W. Their electrical tool that is mostly used to finish dressing up the hair of every customer is the hair blower which consumes 20W of power. On a typical working day, hairdressers use hair blowers simultaneously to serve customers efficiently in regard to time.

Given below are two cases. Which do you think saves more energy?

  1. Plugging two hair blowers in each of the two 50W transformers; or
  2. Plugging four hair blowers in one 100W transformer

Note that using simple arithmetic, the result of power consumption is the same for both cases: 80W. But by considering the materials used inside the transformer, it is concluded that using higher wattage transformers can save more energy than lower wattage transformers. This rationale can be simplified by the principles of resistivity.


Resistance is the property of a material that hinders the electric current’s flow. It is calculated using the formula: R = pL/A, wherein resistance (R) of the wire is taken as the quotient of the product of the length (L) and resistivity or constant of a particular material (p) and the area of the material (A) which is the copper wire in the transformer.

Applying this formula theoretically, we can say that when the area or diameter of the copper wire is smaller, the value for resistance is bigger.

The opposite is true; by having a bigger diameter of the copper wire, resistance drops. And bigger gauge size or diameter of the copper wire is exactly what higher wattage transformers are composed of.

So there you have it! We busted  the myth! 😀

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