As we all know, the heart of a treadmill is its motor, and power is the standard to measure the motor. Therefore, the motor of a treadmill is most relevant to the quality of the treadmill, and it is also the standard for dividing treadmills into household treadmills, light commercial treadmills and commercial treadmills.
I. First, let's introduce the three powers of the treadmill motor: rated power, continuous power, and peak power
Rated power: The power of the motor generally refers to the rated power of the motor, that is, the maximum power that can operate normally for a long time under the rated voltage (note that it is long-term operation, not short-term operation), and also refers to the treadmill motor specified by the manufacturer. The mechanical power of the output terminal when running under rated conditions. If it is idling, its actual power is much smaller than its rated power; if it is overloaded, its actual power will exceed its rated power in a short period of time, but it cannot run for a long time, otherwise it will burn out.
Continuous power: Continuous power refers to the average value of the power of the motor within a certain period of time. When the motor is actually working, the continuous power is not equal to the rated power. The continuous power will be larger than the rated power, generally about 1.2 times.
Peak power: The peak power is the power that the motor can reach at an instant, usually lasting no more than 10 seconds, in other words, the peak value will only reach this value at the moment it just starts. In fact, the peak power has no practical meaning. If the treadmill is used according to the peak power, the actual power of the treadmill will be much larger than the rated power, and the treadmill will be burned out by the current soon.
2. Second, how to choose a treadmill according to the motor power?
In fact, most customers do not understand professional terms such as rated power, continuous power, and peak power. Then we will link the power with the weight, so that everyone can choose according to their weight when choosing a treadmill.
If the weight of the runner is less than 90 kg and the treadmill is not used for a long time, it is recommended to buy a treadmill with a rated power of 1.25-1.5HP. If the weight of the runner reaches 90-100 kg, it is recommended to use a treadmill with a rated power of at least 2.0HP. If 100 kg-130 kg, it is recommended to use a treadmill with a rated power of 2.5HP or more. If the weight exceeds 230 kg, it is recommended to use other aerobic exercises, such as elliptical machines, rowing machines, bicycles, etc., or buy imported high-end commercial Treadmill. Remember, those with a rated power below 1.0HP should be purchased carefully.
For those weighing less than 90 kg, it is recommended to use a better quality home treadmill. For those with a weight of 90-100 kg, it is recommended to use a light commercial treadmill or a commercial treadmill. If you weigh 100-130 kg, you must buy a good-quality commercial treadmill.
Through the above introduction of power and weight, I hope it will help you how to buy a treadmill.
3. The relationship between treadmill motor and speed
Some customers may also be concerned about the speed of the treadmill selected according to their weight? Is this related to Motor?
Let us explain the relationship between rated power and speed.
The rated power is 1.25-1.5HP, and the speed of the treadmill is usually 1-12KM/hour. The speed of 1.5-2.0HP is 1-16KM/hour. For those above 2.5, the fastest speed is above 18km/hour.
4. Four other factors to consider when choosing a treadmill
Through the introduction to the motor of the treadmill, you may ask, is it better to have more power?
Generally speaking, the greater the horsepower, the higher the running stability of the electric running, but the higher the manufacturing cost of the motor and the greater the power consumption. Therefore, the greater the motor power, the better.
So I still choose the appropriate treadmill according to my actual needs. For example, if you choose a gym, you should choose a treadmill based on factors such as your gym's positioning, purchase cost, equipment usage frequency, and design style. If it is at home, consider how many people in the family will use the treadmill, whether there are more men or women, age group, weight of family members, frequency of treadmill use, area of the treadmill, and the overall net weight of the treadmill (treadmill) About the overall net weight of the treadmill material quality), treadmill warranty and after-sales, etc.
No matter what kind of treadmill you buy, it is best to find a professional, reputable manufacturer or distributor.