The Shua SH-5506 Treadmill Provides you with all your needs for a workout. With the touch of a button you could change your speed instantly. Our 1.25 CHP (Continuous Duty Horse Power) gives you the power you need to stay in shape. You've got plenty of room to run, jog, or walk
Product Features :
- Automatic Incline Adjustment.
- Quick Speed Control.
- 90 Kilogram User Capacity.
- 1.25 CHP (2.5 Peak HP).
Look for Continuous Duty Horse Power.
Always look for a Continuous Duty Rating (CHP). A continuous duty motor measures the minimum horsepower delivered at all points during a workout, and is a commercial grade standard applied to treadmills used in health clubs and higher-quality home treadmills. Continuous duty motors are the highest quality available. They are more powerful, they last longer, and they deliver smooth performance.
Minimum recommendations have always been at least 1.5 CHP, but you’ll be hard pressed to find a treadmill with such a low rating these days because of all the marketing hype. However, if done right, a 1 CHP motor with an RPM rating below 1500 would satisfy the needs of 60 percent of home users.
The importance of RPMs.
Rotations per Minute (RPMs) is really important in motor design. The relationship between continuous horsepower and RPM is torque. This is the most significant factor when determining the best suitable motor for you needs. The lower the RPM of a motor, the more torque it will have – torque being the measure of a tendency to cause rotation; in other words, the power to turn. This allows the motor to last longer. I strongly recommend a motor with an RPM rating of 4000 or lower, but never more than 5000.
This is crucial because this is where a lot of manufacturers begin to play with, and boost, the ratings above 2.5 in to the 3.5 and 4 HP range. In a lot of those cases, if we examine the plate stamped on the treadmill, you will find RPM ratings in the 7000 to 8000 range. This is how they can get away with these bloated HP rating numbers. These motors are spinning way too fast and working way too hard to last the years you should expect out of a quality treadmill. RPM tinkering is only one way in which a manufacturer can boost the horsepower rating of a treadmill.