What You Need To Know About Surge Protectors & Power Being Tripped
Trouble Shooting For Treadmills & Other Fitness Equipment
Troubleshooting a power surge in a treadmill is simpler than one might think. Different outlets have different designs and purposes; GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) and AFCI (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter) are most common in modern homes. Unfortunately, these can sometimes interact adversely with treadmills and incline trainers, usually resulting in the breaker being tripped. GFCI outlets, which may be found red or white reset switch plates in bathrooms or kitchens, are particularly susceptible to this kind of power surge. However, with some basic knowledge of outlets and breakers, it is quite possible to solve the problem without seeking professional help.
There are some simple solutions to make sure that you can enjoy your specialty fitness equipment, such as treadmills, incline trainers, or vibration machines. *Try using a different nearby outlet. It’s fairly common to see houses with GFCI or AFCI outlets, as well as other outlets without a power detector that will “trip” the power. *An inexpensive solution is to use a Noise Tripp Lite Power Strip with surge protector. According to Tripp Lite, their “power strips with AC surge suppression offer a convenient method of horizontal or vertical power distribution in equipment racks, computer rooms, workbenches, raceways and more. “By utilizing these power strips you can protect connected equipment from transient surges and line noise with built-in surge suppression rated at 450 joules. Corded, multi-outlet strip reduces cabling clutter and enables the connection of multiple electrical devices to a single AC wall socket.”