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The Meiji MHWP series weatherproof enclosure is one of the unique best selling items here at Meiji Electric. Due to this, we decided to release a new and improved version that can accommodate your circuit breakers up to 26 poles. The Meiji MHMWP series weatherproof enclosure IP65 MHWP 03, MHWP 05, MHWP 09, MHWP 13 and MHWP 26 enclosures are designed to give protection to your breakers against various weather elements without deterioration.

Today, there are multiple types of enclosures which are made of various materials and with multiple ratings, so it’s hard to know which outdoor enclosure will be more ideal, less expensive and will be able to stand the test of time. Here are the steps that you should consider when choosing a weatherproof enclosure.

 

STEP 1: KNOW YOUR SURROUNDINGS

Where will your sensitive electrical equipment be located?

  • Outdoors?
  • Close to salt water or in a hot, dusty area?
  • In the shade or in full sunlight?
  • On a pole or mounted to a wall?

 

Airborne debris, rain and other environmental elements can damage your improperly installed electrical enclosure. For example, salt spray is highly corrosive and can cause metallic enclosures even made of stainless steel to rust. So it would be better to purchase an outdoor weatherproof enclosure that is made of polycarbonate thermoplastic material.

 

Meiji IP65 Weatherproof enclosure MHWP09

Meiji IP65 Weatherproof enclosure MHWP09

 

The Meiji MHWP series weatherproof enclosure uses materials that are resistant to ultraviolet radiation. These materials were all tested according to ISO 4892-2, Method A Cycle 1 with a total test period of 500 hours based on 5170F-UV-A specification. In other words, the Meiji MHWP series weatherproof enclosures are designed to withstand extreme sunlight heat and other similar conditions. Therefore, these enclosures will never get brittle or damaged due to outdoor sunlight situations.

 

STEP 2: VERIFY THE IP RATING OF THE ENCLOSURE FOR YOUR SAFETY

If your enclosure is to be located in an area that is regularly rainy, or has damp weather conditions then IP65 would suit you.

IP rating is a standard that is used to define the levels of sealing effectiveness of electrical enclosures against intrusion from foreign bodies such as dirt and water. The rating consists of the letters IP followed by 2 digits, the digit stands for the level of protection that the enclosure provides against solid bodies, the second digit describes the degree of protection of the equipment inside the enclosure against water.

 

 

 

 

As you can see from the chart above, the Meiji MHWP series weatherproof enclosures which are rated at IP65, can protect your circuit breakers from total dust ingress and low pressure water jets from any direction. And due to its polycarbonate thermoplastic material,  the Meiji MHWP series weatherproof enclosures will never rust or corrode in any rainy or damp outdoor situation.

 

Meiji IP65 Weatherproof enclosure MHWP13

Meiji IP65 Weatherproof enclosure MHWP13

 

STEP 3: IS IT DURABLE AND BUDGET FRIENDLY?

There are enclosures available for almost every price point. Pricing depends on materials and customization like UL Standard NEMA 3R for outdoors or NEMA 4X which is a stainless enclosure that is quite expensive. The Meiji MHWP series weatherproof enclosure features a modern-day design that has a smoky cover which allows you to view the circuit breakers inside. It is made of a special polycarbonate thermoplastic material to protect your circuit breakers from sun, rain, dirt, oil and spraying water. Unlike the usual metal NEMA 3R enclosures, which tend to rust and discolor over a period of time, the Meiji MHWP series weatherproof enclosures will not deteriorate even when exposed to heavy rain and sunlight. Yet compared to a NEMA 3R enclosure, the price is practically the same. It is also very affordable compared to  NEMA 4X stainless enclosures. The Meiji MHWP series weatherproof enclosures cost less than one half compared to NEMA 4X enclosures. It comes in different models MHWP 03, MHWP 05, MHWP 13 and MHWP 13 and MWHP 26 which can house 3,5,9,13 and up to 26 poles of miniature circuit breakers, ranging from 1 ampere to 125 ampere frame.

 

Meiji IP65 Weatherproof enclosures

 

With Meiji Electric MHWP series IP65 weatherproof enclosure’s affordable price, stylish and durable design, what more can you ask for? Avail of these items now to protect your outdoor electrical equipment, your business, home and your family!

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These past few days it has been raining pretty hard, it is evident that the summer season has ended and the rainy season has officially begun. For some, this is a great way to cool down from the annoying summer heat. As we bid the hot weather goodbye, we should now be prepared for the heavy rains that the rainy season will bring. Aside from packing up our raincoats, preparing emergency kits, and staying tuned on our radio and televisions for weather updates, we must never forget to exercise appropriate caution when it comes to electrical safety.

Unawareness of electrical safety procedures during the rainy season may lead to damage to properties, injuries or even death. We listed down some simple guidelines which will help you keep your family safe. Here are some safety precautions that you should practice during the rainy season:

 

MES 1303-1306 EXTENSION SET

Turn off switch before plugging or unplugging

  • Before plugging or unplugging devices, make sure that you switch off the power points first. Do not overload power outlets and replace your damaged extension cords with high quality products. The Meiji 13 and 20 Series Extension Cord MES-1303 to 1306, WRP 2104 and 2027 are high quality power strips with ratings from 1,200 to 2,500 Watts that comes in 3 to 5-meter ranges. It consists of 3 to 6 international outlets for the 13 series and 3 parallel outlets for the 20 series.

Check for wet switches and wires

  • In no way should you use appliances with faulty, exposed or splintered electrical wires. Do not touch wet electrical switches or anything electrical with bare hands and bare feet.

Turn off appliances

  • You should never leave your homes with heat producing appliances still switched on (i.e. iron, oven, microwave, hair dryers, and electric stove).

 

 

Meiji Home Panels

Turn off Circuit Breakers when doing repairs

  • When doing minor repairs like wirings or replacement of circuit breaker, make sure that the main circuit breaker is turned off at all times. Update your home electrical system with the latest home electrical distribution system. The Meiji Home Panel (MHP) comes in different sizes which are modern looking and `user friendly’. These are modular, fire resistant distribution boxes applicable for home distribution use. It is easy to install and use with a beautiful design that blends with your interior. That way you do not need to hide it in the kitchen cabinet like the conventional panelboard.

Keep water away from electrical appliances

  • Be extra cautious when operating electrical appliances near water supply points and ensure to turn it off after use. Appliances which were immersed in water should be disposed immediately or taken to the nearest appliances service center.

 

 

Meiji IP54 Enclosures

Ensure enclosures are weatherproof and rust proof

  • Never try to repair electrical system by removing tree twigs off electricity lines. Make sure your outdoor enclosures are weatherproof and rust proof like the MEIJI MHWP03 and MHWP05 IP54 WEATHERPROOF ENCLOSURES. These are made with fine, white, polycarbonate thermo-plastic materials to protect your circuit breakers from rain, dirt, dust, oil and spraying water. These will also not rust like the common steel type, or become brittle and crack like ordinary plastic enclosures.

Keep electrical installations away from water

  • Do not get near amassed water around electrical installations that may have downed wires nearby. Immediately call the electric company and report the location of any electrical fault and downed power cables.

 

Meiji AVR

Be prepared for power interruptions

  • Expect power interruptions due to heavy rains and typhoons. Buy a MEIJI Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR) SVC 500-10000 for your refrigerators and flat screen TVs. It is used to protect your computers and other appliances against surging and fluctuating of electricity by maintaining the load voltage against voltage variances. The Meiji AVRs are available from 500VA to 10,000VA. It also has a `power-on delay’ of about 3 minutes so as to protect the appliance from sudden surges of electricity after a power outage or brown-out; however, it also has a quick-start feature to override this in case of an immediate need.

 

Be careful of loose wires

  • Treat every loose wire as if it is always energized. Keep your distance from it and do not touch it unless you are already tested it or is certain that it is indeed a live wire.

Meiji Voltage Protector with Timer

Install Voltage Protectors

  • Voltage protectors should always be installed together with sensitive appliances which are plugged in power outlets. Install the Meiji Voltage Protector (TC-V002) to your refrigerators, laptops, and other appliances. It is a device that protects your appliance by cutting off power as it reaches the minimum allowable voltage drop or exceeds the maximum over voltage rating. It also has a `power-on-delay’ of about 2 minutes which can help prevent inrush current especially after a power outage or brown-out that may damage your appliances.

 

Keep combustible materials from electricity sources

  • Eliminate any accumulated combustible materials such as dust, dried leaves, fabric and paper from the area where electricity sources and appliances are located.

 

Avail of the Meiji Extension Sets, Home Panel Boards, Weatherproof Enclosures, Automatic Voltage Regulator and Meiji Voltage Protector at 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. Call us now at 448-7423, 727-5790, 414-4012 and 413-6636 and let us quote your various electrical requirements!

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The inverter air conditioning system is the latest technology in the Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) field. Lately, it has been the top choice of consumers because of its environmental and energy savings features. It is said that an Inverter air conditioner offers an impressive 50% reduction in electricity consumption by regulating compressor speed to deliver just the right amount of cooling power without compromising comfort. If you are thinking of buying an inverter air conditioner, installation of the condensing unit is something that you have to consider. Condensing units are usually situated outdoors; and a separate drainage system and control circuitry is required.

MHWP03

Protect the Circuit Breaker

Protect the Circuit Breaker of your condensing units with the MEIJI IP54 MHWP03 and MHWP05 WEATHERPROOF ENCLOSURES. These are made with fine, white, polycarbonate thermo-plastic materials to protect your circuit breakers from rain, dirt, dust, oil and spraying water. The modern-day designed enclosure has a transparent cover which provides a clear view of the breakers inside.

 

Unlike the usual metal NEMA-3R enclosures, which tend to rust and discolor over a period of time, the MHWP 03 and 05 will not deteriorate even when exposed to heavy rain and sunlight. It is also very affordable compared to the NEMA-4X Stainless Enclosure. These can house 1, 2, or 3 poles of Miniature Circuit Breakers, ranging from 63 to 100 Ampere frame.

 

 

MHWP05

 

The MHWP03 can also accommodate a 2x1P Meiji Manual Transfer Switch (MTS) while the MHWP05 can accommodate up to 2x2P MTS.  MTS may sometimes be situated outdoors because it is easier to locate when it’s dark inside your house because of a power outage.

With MEIJI ELECTRIC’S IP54 MHWP03 and MHWP05 affordable price, stylish and durable design, what more can you ask for? Avail of these items now to protect your outdoor circuitry and your family!

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