Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Cornwall & Sussex
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Is a DC motor better than an AC one?
I'm looking at buying a treadmill and the manufacturer (Reebok) makes two models of a virtually identical treadmill - one is called the SL8.0 AC and the other SL8.0 DC. Other than different screen displays, the only difference is the motors. The AC motor is 4.0bhp whereas the DC one is 3.0bhp but speed, incline is the same between the two machines. The AC one seems to be cheaper although that goes against the logic of more horsepower being better. I have though read that a DC motor is more efficient than an AC one.
Anyway I can't decide!