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Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets are very important when the electrical outlets used are positioned close to wet areas. In other words, GFCI outlets are usually installed in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry areas, outdoors, etc, although it may also be generally used on all outlets for safety. Apart from being an effective precautionary measure in your home, the installation of GFCI outlets is actually required by law. According to the Philippine Electric Code (PEC), Article 2.15 Feeders, all homes must be equipped with GFCI protection for personnel and equipment. One reason for this is that many people get electric shocks in their homes every year.

MGF-250Meiji Electric leads the market on GFCI outlets not just from the google search box but also from the conveniences experienced by our customers. Meiji GFCI Outlet, Cat. No. MGF250, is the most efficient and effective GFCI outlet for your home and workplace. With its versatility and high-quality performance, great advantages are expected.

Shock Prevention

The most known advantage of Meiji GFCI Outlet is that it prevents shocks and electrocutions. Meiji GFCI Outlet has a built-in sensor that monitors the inflow and outflow of electricity from an appliance. For example, if a live wire inside your equipment is in contact with the metallic surface of the equipment, then, you will receive a shock if you touch this equipment. However, if the equipment is plugged into a Meiji GFCI Outlet, then the device will notice the change in electrical flow occurring as result of the loose wire, and it will quickly shut down the power. Meiji GFCI outlet can detect current imbalance as low as 0.006 amperes (6 milliamperes) and stops the flow of electricity immediately. Thus, Meiji GFCI Outlets are needed for shock prevention. Although they are slightly more expensive than regular power outlets, this massive advantage makes them well worth the cost.

Prevents Damage to Equipment

Sometimes, over a period of time, equipment insulation breaks down. A certain amount of electric current begins to leak into household appliances or other electronic items. If the outer body of the equipment is not made of metal, you may not get a shock, but this constant leakage of current will damage the equipment. In fact, this leakage of electricity is one of the most common reasons why computer hard disk drives fail. With a GFCI outlet, you do not need to worry about this happening. This is because the instant the GFCI circuit detects a leak, it will shut down the circuit. This can help prevent expensive equipment and appliances from getting damaged due to electrical leaks.


MGF250 has a power rating of 20 amperes and 250 volts with a unique combination of international and universal outlets which accepts any type of plug. It also has a safety test button to ensure that the ground fault detection feature accurately functions. On top of that, Meiji GFCI Outlets are made from polycarbonate glossy white finish that is fire retardant and brings style to your home!


So what are you waiting for? Install a Meiji GFCI Outlet in your home and office. Be practical in investing to your needs. Protect your equipment and your family with Meiji GFCI Outlets, after all, you wouldn’t want to risk the lives of your loved ones from deadly shocks.

With Meiji Electric, convenience and safety can be in the same category.

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A new, most practical and unique GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) has arrived!

We would like to Introduce Meiji’s MGF250, the only and new Meiji GFCI with a combination of an International and a Universal Outlet.



The new Meiji GFCI comes in a pure white, sleek, clean and compact look. Unlike other traditional GFCI’s, which are almost always Duplex Parallel Flat Pin convenience outlets ( C.O.’s) with Ground, the MGF250 works on any plug without any need for messy adaptors.  It is totally safe against electric shocks and ground faults. As mentioned in top 4 reasons why we get grounded article, grounds and ground faults are  life threatening!  This is therefore a necessary item in wet places such as toilets, kitchens, laundry areas, etc.

Meiji GFCI also has a TEST button to make sure that the ground fault detection feature is working properly for your protection.  This button is very accurate, durable and reliable. This GFCI also comes in a most special modern and attractive product design protected by its sleek packaging box.

Not to worry about its installation and wiring, your Meiji GFCI is a very user-friendly item. Enclosed herewith is an ‘easy to understand’ instruction manual and A periodic test schedule guide.

Protect the your loved ones and other members of your home with the new MEIJI GFCI (MGF-250)!

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What does it mean to be practical? In my opinion, being useful, convenient, and efficient in the way we do things means you are being practical. In the electrical world, being practical means being able to use the electrical devices with ease, with more options, and of course having cost efficiency.

Meiji metal strap switchesMeiji’s Classic Series of wiring devices include many types like doorbell push buttons, computer outlets, surface type switches and outlets and more. All Meiji wiring devices looks aesthetically good and are durable as well. But the most valuable characteristics perhaps is their practicality.

One of the advantages of Meiji’s wiring devices is they provide us with the option to do mix-and-match. How? Let us take a sample scenario. You have an appliance you want to plug in an outlet, and at the same time, you wish to have a switch in the same area to control that appliance being plugged into the outlet. To accomplish this task, how can you ensure you do things the practical way? First off, having the outlet and switch in single area will be better to save space and to have easier control as you don’t have to go to a separate area to control the outlet’s power.

With Meiji Classic Series switches, this goal can be accomplished as there are many available modules or kits that offer choices of wiring device combinations.  And the great thing about it is that you can personally do it yourself. All you have to do is add on a switch unto the plate that controls it, and this solves the issue mentioned previously. No added cost for another set of switch or other devices such as extension cords. This way, you preserve the neatness and interior of your home.


Be practical! Simply purchase for yourself a Meiji set wiring device and do your own mix and matching. But what if  you’d like to change the other switch into a universal outlet and then add a switch? Answer: Go ahead! Meiji’s mix-and-match allows you to add on up to 3 elements, whenever you want, whatever you like!

There is a complete line of wiring devices available from the classic series collection. This Meiji wiring device feature definitely makes  it easier on the part of us, consumers. And since there are sudden add-ons we don’t expect, (i.e. a CCTV, computer outlet, telephone outlet, etc) we don’t need to worry because Meiji understands our needs.

Your wiring device will also be more durable as there will be no need to plug in and out of an appliance in the case of an outlet and switch combination; avoiding risks of worn out devices, and then again, saving you money.

Option to Change

One technical aspect to look at is the option to change devices within the module of the wiring devices, specifically the outlets. Meiji outlets have parallel screw type terminals as its unique feature. To explain, Philippines uses wires that are of AWG #12 Stranded type, having a quite thick 3.5mm2 wire cross sectional area, and its thickness cannot be handled or accommodated by conventional snap type connection of the utility box in our country. So connecting several outlets in a utility box is quite a hassle. But since Meiji employs parallel screw type terminal connections for its outlets, connecting the wires to the outlets will be a breeze. Simply screw on the AWG #12 wires and you are set, no need to deal with snapping them on which is much harder to do. Connecting additional outlets to the same box will be possible as the parallel type connection allows this. So with Meiji outlets, it is easier to install outlets, again making it more practical compared to other brands.

Also, safety and reliability is assured for these devise as it has ICC Certificates and passed international tests. With all of these in mind, choose the best! Choose Meiji for your wiring device needs for a better and practical living.

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