The power requirements for the Tread are: 120V, 60Hz, 15A dedicated circuit (U.S. only). A dedicated circuit is a circuit used for a single appliance.
GFCI (Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter) Outlets
Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter outlets are designed to shut off if too much power is flowing through the ground port.
The Tread uses the ground on the outlet to disperse static electricity generated by machine operation, so if it’s plugged into a GFCI outlet, it’s likely to trip the breaker and shut down.
If this is occurring, move the treadmill to a different outlet.
- GFCI outlets are usually found in bathrooms, kitchens, and other areas where interacting with water is common.
- You can often identify GCFI outlets by the red or white reset switch on the face plate, but GFCI breakers often cover nearby outlets, too. Try moving the Tread to a different area.
- Remember that the Tread needs its own dedicated circuit.
AFCI (Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter) Outlets
Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter outlets shut off when they detect frequencies associated with wire arcing, a leading cause of electrical fires. AFCIs are very sensitive, and sometimes identify normal circuit behaviors as arc faults.
- If the first outlet on a branch has an AFCI installed, the AFCI will provide arc-fault protection for the entire circuit.
- North American electrical codes require AFCI outlets in many areas in the home, especially in newer buildings. If you can’t find a non-AFCI outlet, contact an electrician.