First, Meiji was only known for step-down transformers.These step-down transformers allow you to use imported appliances of 110 working voltages countries, here in the Philippines. Since we have a working voltage of 220, it steps it down to 110V in order for appliances from the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Japan (100v) and others to work in our country.
This time, Meiji has also allowed our appliances from our country to be brought abroad. With the Meiji STEP-UP AND DOWN transformer, you don’t need to start all over again in buying new appliances as you start a new life abroad.
Meiji Step-up and down transformers come in 2 wattages: 500VA and 1000VA.
As you will see, Meiji’s STU-500 is very handy. It comes with a built-in handle that allows you to easily carry and move it with you from one place to another. At its upper left, you also find a USB port which you can to charge your gadgets on. The Meiji STU-500 also has a RED power switch that turns on and off your step-up and down transformer without the hassle of unplugging all the devices plugged into it.
There are also 2 socket outlets. One labelled as OUTPUT 110v and another as OUTPUT 220V. This means, if your appliance has a working voltage of 220V (bought from the Philippines), then plug this appliance on the OUTPUT 220V socket. If however, the appliance has a working voltage of 110V (bought from Canada), then you must plug the appliance on the socket outlet labelled as OUTPUT 110V.
It is very important that you place the input voltage correctly. Input voltage means the working voltage of your current area, so if you are in the Philippines, make sure that you input voltage is at 220V. Whereas if you are in Canada, you need to change your input voltage to be 110V.
NOTE: Plugging to an incorrect input or output voltage will result to damaging your Meiji Step-Up and Down Transformer unit.
The features and how to use your STU-1000VA, is similar to your STU-500VA.
But as you can see one of its differences would be its size. With your bigger step-up and down transformer 1000VA , you need to calculate well the allowance for your baggage weight.
Still with a handle to carry it around with you, but this time, its power source is via a Meiji miniature circuit breaker. This way, if there should be overloading of power, your circuit breaker will automatically shut off to protect the appliances you plugged in and to safeguard your step-up and down transformer as well. Your unit also has a light indicator to inform you whether you step-up and down transformer unit is switched on or turned off.