The treadmill motor is like the motor of your car, the other parts may look better, but none of it does anything without the benefit of the motor. There are a good number of things to understand about the purchase of your treadmill and its motor’s capability. Do a little research to understand the capability of your treadmill motor and decide if it is right for you. Here are a few things to consider when purchasing a treadmill, taking its motor into account:
* Maximum power is not necessarily the best option when picking a treadmill, especially if that is what the salesperson tells you. The basic horsepower in a treadmill is 1.5, a good rule of thumb to use. * The motor’s constant speed is regulated by the transmission of the speed by the fixed speed alternating current motor. The motor is responsible for the running of your machine so make sure to understand it first. * The speed of your treadmill is based on the direct current motor that lets the motor itself change speeds as the user chooses. Make sure this is easily functioned and understandable. * The speed is also regulated by the variable speed motor that drive the running belt directly. Know how much you want from this piece of equipment to be able to harness its power. * The maximum, or peak horsepower, is important to keep from stalling out; this is not something you will want to skimp on. * The continuous horsepower is what is being used to power the treadmill when someone is on it. This is the most important part of your treadmill motor because it makes the difference to your workout.
The treadmill is something that we don’t understand right away because it isn’t discussed in general in the public forums. Find out what it is that you want out of your treadmill and apply it to this crash course, and then the process will become much easier. Good luck and enjoy the exercise!