Sorry disregard my post I read the article wrong.
Last edited by lordofthisworld; 03-20-17 at 08:45 PM.
Why do some treadmills have a 20 amp cord cap? Do they really draw that much load? Isn't the user supposed to do most of the work and not the machine? Can a single person exert 120x20=2400 watts of energy for anything other then a very brief period of time?
I've seen thousands of conveyors, augers, etc. that do more work then those treadmills and draw same or less VA.
Never could figure that one out.
Another thought: The "crawler" on my mini excavator is more efficient then that
What happened to energy codes?
Treadmills are horribly inefficient. They are also dangerous.
I see that it is more common than I thought for treadmills to have 20 amp plugs. The term used in the industry seems to be 'dedicated circuit plugs'.
Cheers and Stay Safe,
Marky the Sparky
I did some wiring for a fitness center when they first opened, all their treadmills had 20 amp cord caps. I always though of monitoring one while in use just to see what it draws. But those cost more then I would ever spend on one for use at home.
Friend of mine once told me the doctor told him he needed to walk more. He said he can walk all day if carrying a gun