Asked by: Jimy Hussmann
asked in category: General Last Updated: 2nd March, 2020

Can I plug treadmill into extension cord?

The use of an extension cord is not recommended. If you absolutely must use an extension cord, make sure it is grounded (the type with three prongs), less than six feet in length, and is at least as thick as the treadmill power cord (14 gauge).

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Thereof, can I plug a treadmill into a surge protector?

Treadmills are vulnerable to damaging electrical surges because of the power they draw. They should always be plugged in to a grounded outlet or surge protector to minimize damage from electrical currents. Connecting the treadmill to a dedicated circuit is another way to make sure its computer system is protected.

Also, how many amps does a treadmill use? 20 amps

In this manner, can you plug an elliptical into an extension cord?

Preferably, a space close to your breaker box and grounded outlet. You shouldn't use an extension cord with a treadmill or elliptical. If you must use an extension cord, your best option is a 14-gauge extension cord without a surge protector.

How do I choose an extension cord?

Extension cords are rated in terms of how many amps or watts they can safely carry. Always choose an extension cord that is rated for at least the same total amps or watts of the lights, appliances, and other devices that will be powered. An undersized cord can overheat, even to the point of catching fire.

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