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Electric standing table selection guide: Complete analysis of the differences between electric air pressure / two and three knots / single and double motors


When you need to sit in the office or work at home for long periods of time, a good height-adjustable desk is definitely an indispensable piece of equipment! An electric height-adjustable desk is a table that can be adjusted in height according to your needs, allowing you to maintain good posture and health during long working hours.

 

There are many types of lift tables on the market, such as pneumatic lift tables, single-motor lift tables, dual-motor lift tables, etc. What are the differences between different lift tables?

 

Today we will introduce how to choose the electric lift table that is most suitable for you, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various lift tables, and help you choose the most practical and high CP value lift table to greatly improve work efficiency and quality of life.

 

Table of contents

Preliminary considerations: 3 things you need to pay attention to before buying a height-adjustable desk

The size of the space determines your "table size"
Understand the appropriate "desk height" based on your height and usage habits
List "budget and functional requirements" and quickly filter the height-adjustable table styles
Manual height-adjustable desks vs. electric height-adjustable desks: How to choose the model that’s right for you?

Hand lever lift table
Air pressure lift table
Electric lift table
Get to know the heart of the electric lift table – the electronic control system

Single motor vs. dual motor: stability during lifting depends on it

Two-section type vs. three-section type: the lifting height range is very different

Frequently Asked Questions about Electric Lift Tables: Repair, Maintenance, and Precautions for Use

Preparation: 3 things you need to consider before buying a height-adjustable desk
1. The size of the space determines your "desk size"
First, you need to confirm the size of the environment where you plan to place the height-adjustable table. Generally speaking, the sizes of commercially available height-adjustable desks range from 120 to 150cm in width and 60 to 80cm in depth. Some manufacturers also provide customized size services. If there is enough space, choosing a larger desktop will be more comfortable to use; if your space is relatively small, consider choosing a small-sized height-adjustable desk.

 

2. Understand the appropriate "desk height" based on your height and usage habits
Physiotherapists recommend that the correct sitting posture is that the arms can be placed flat on the table at 90 degrees without shrugging or hunching; the feet can also be placed flat on the ground without hanging or bending. The height of desks on the market is generally too high, so that when you use the computer, your entire arm is lifted and your shoulders are shrugged, which will cause shoulder and neck pain in the long run.

 

Attached below is a table height table suitable for different heights. You can also actually measure the height of the table when you maintain a correct sitting posture.

 

3. List the "budget and functional requirements" and quickly filter the height-adjustable table styles
The prices of different lift tables range from thousands to tens of thousands. Manual and pneumatic lift tables are cheaper, while electric lift tables are more expensive. Higher-end desks even have smart features such as height memory, smart control, health reminders and safety devices, but these features tend to increase the price.

 

Therefore, you need to consider which features are necessary for you and pick the best product within your budget band.

 

Manual height-adjustable desks vs. electric height-adjustable desks: How to choose the model that’s right for you?
Lift tables are mainly divided into "manual lift tables" and "electric lift tables". The difference lies in the principle behind the lift.

 

There are many types of manual lift tables, including: "hand lever lift tables" that slowly rotate to raise the table, and "pneumatic lift tables" that rise by air pressure after pressing the regulating valve switch.

 

Electric lift table
Electric lift tables use an electronic control system and motor to lift, so they need to be plugged in. The power is about 0.5W when stationary and 100W when operating up and down, and the power consumption is extremely low. It is very convenient to raise and lower by just pressing the button, and it also has a height memory function. It is currently the most mainstream style of height-adjustable desk, and the price is higher than the manual model.

 

Hand lever lift table
A manual lift table adjusts the height of the tabletop by rotating a hand rocker, turning a gear and then driving the lift spindle, similar to the principle of a car jack. The advantage is that the gears have a long life and are not prone to aging. A table can be used for decades without breaking down. However, the shortcomings are very obvious - manual operation is tiring, and you need to rotate it several times to raise it to the desired height.

 

Air pressure lift table
The pneumatic lift table is also manually operated, but it is easier than turning a rocker by hand. As long as the air pressure adjustment valve is pressed, the nitrogen pressure in the air pressure rod can provide power to raise and lower the desktop. Although it does not have the variety of functions of an electric lift table, it is affordable and more convenient and easier than a purely manual lift table.

 

Manual and pneumatic lift tables have a relatively simple structure and are the basic products for entry-level lift tables. But if you want to control the lifting more conveniently and have more functions such as memory height, anti-pinch, locking, etc., then you absolutely cannot miss the electric lifting table.

The following will provide a detailed explanation of the electric lift table, dismantling all the details behind the product manufacturing one by one, including: the difference between two-section and three-section models, the advantages and disadvantages of single motor and dual motor, and how the electronic control system affects the stability of lifting. Degree etc. I believe that after reading this, it will help you better understand which height-adjustable table to choose.

 

Get to know the heart of the electric lift table – the electronic control system
The essence of the electric lift table comes from the electronic control system under the table. It can precisely control the lifting height and smoothly rise and fall slowly. The small chip can remember your usage habits and rise to the memory height with one click.

 

The functions of the lifting tables on the market are similar, but the stability, smoothness and quietness of the lifting tables will make you aware of the difference as soon as you operate them. If simpler control parts are used, there may be delays, pauses, or even shaking during lifting, and noise will also be generated during operation.

 

This is why the price of an electric lift table ranges from a few thousand yuan to tens of thousands yuan, and the price difference depends on the quality of the parts used in the product.

 

Single motor vs. dual motor: stability during lifting depends on it
The main factor that affects the selling price is the "motor". The motor is located on the foot column of the electric lifting table. The lifting and lowering of the table depends on the motor. It also determines the stability during lifting. The lift tables priced below RMB 10,000 usually only have "single motor", while the lift tables priced above RMB 10,000 mostly have "dual motors".

 

single motor
The single-motor operation method is that the electronic control system controls the table legs on one side to rise and fall first, and then the transmission rod drives the table legs on the other side to rise and fall together. Since the lifting and lowering are not performed synchronously, the stability is low, it is easy to shake during lifting and lowering, and the noise is relatively loud. The advantage is that the price of a single motor is relatively cheap, and you can buy an electric lift table for only a few thousand yuan.

 

Dual motor
Dual motors install motors on both sides of the legs of the electric lifting table. The electronic control system can control the motors on both sides at the same time to achieve synchronous lifting. Therefore, the dual-motor lift table has higher stability, less noise, and better load-bearing capacity.

 

Two-section type vs. three-section type: the lifting height range is very different
What is the difference between a two-section lift table and a three-section lift table? The main reason is that the lifting height is different. The lifting range of the third section is wider, generally falling between 60 and 130cm. It can rise higher and lower, and is suitable for people of all heights. The lifting range of the second section is relatively small, usually Falling between 70 and 120cm, the actual height depends on each manufacturer.

 

Don't know which one to choose? You can refer to the "Desktop height table suitable for different heights" provided earlier in the article. For example, if your height is 160cm and the suitable desktop height is 62cm, it is recommended to choose a three-section lift table to lower it to a height that suits you.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Electric Lift Tables: Repair, Maintenance, and Precautions for Use
Repair and Warranty
Manual lift tables are less prone to failure because they use gears and air pressure rods; electric lift tables use chips and electronic control systems, and the quality of each manufacturer varies, so there is a chance of table failure. It is recommended that you pay attention to the manufacturer's warranty and maintenance terms before purchasing, and choose a brand with a longer warranty to ensure better use.

 

After the warranty expires, it is also very important whether paid maintenance services are provided. After all, we have spent a lot of money to buy an electric lift table, and of course we hope that this table will stay with us as long as possible.

 

Maintaining lift tables
Regular maintenance of electric lift tables can extend the service life of the product. You can clean your tabletop and table frame frequently to remove dust and stains. If your table has a solid wood top, you can also use wood care oil to maintain the luster and prevent cracks.

 

Secondly, you need to check the screws and nuts regularly to make sure they are all locked, and they need to be lubricated regularly to prevent rust.

 

Some people's height-adjustable desks may experience shaking problems after being used for a long time. This may be caused by loose screws. Check your screws and tighten them to maintain the stability of your desk.

 

Precautions for use
The operation of the electric lift table is very simple. Just press the lift button to make the table rise or fall. There are several things to note when using it:

 

Make sure the cords on all devices are long enough, otherwise when the table is raised, the cords will be pulled because they are not long enough, or even pull the device off the table.

Do not place items under the tabletop that are lower than the minimum height of the lift table to avoid damage caused by hitting things when the table is lowered.

Prevent children from approaching or operating the lift table to avoid danger; or choose a lift table with "anti-pinch device" and "button safety lock" functions.

 

This article has compiled the differences between "manual lift table vs. electric lift table", "single motor vs. dual motor", and "two sections vs. three sections". I hope it can help you better understand the principles behind the lift table and choose the one that suits you best. Lift table.

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