Sitting for 8+ hours a day has become the new form of smoking, and more than 80% of us feel uncomfortable during our daily jobs. This is why electric height adjustable desk frames are becoming increasingly popular. But before you purchase one for yourself, here are 7 things you should know.
Is an electric height adjustable desk worth it?
An electric sit–stand desk frame isn‘t cheap, so it‘s important to consider if it‘s worth it. The answer is yes; investing in an adjustable desk frame will bring you at least nine incredible benefits!
What height range is best?
BIFMA suggests a height range of 22.6“ to 48.7“ (574–1236 mm), but this ultimately depends on your own personal requirements. The height range of 600–1250mm (23.6“ – 49.2“) is suitable for the majority of situations and markets.
What is the speed of the standing desk?
How quickly does the desk move? The quicker the speed, the more likely you are to use it.
If you have a budget, a high–speed and easy–to–use electric desk is a better choice than a manual standing desk, which tend to be more affordable.
How stable is the desk?
Nobody likes an unstable desk, especially when it comes to electric models. To find a more stable desk if you can‘t try it out before purchase, look for a dual–motor desk as these are more stable than single motor models.
This is because single motor standing desks require a transmission shaft to transfer power from one leg to the other, and even a tiny problem can cause instability and loud noises.
Dual–beam desks are also more stable than single–beam designs due to the larger area of contact with the desktop. Three–stage sit–stand desk frames are usually the most stable of all, as they have three segments that overlap with each other.
What is the load capability?
It‘s unlikely to be a problem as even single motor desks can load up to 80 kg. Just make sure that your frame can handle all the equipment you want to use.
What is the depth of the desk?
It is recommended that desks have minimum support of 29“ tabletop.
How long should you stand at a standing desk?
It is recommended to stand for around 5–15 minutes out of every hour. However, it‘s important to note that standing for too long can also be harmful. If you feel tired, make sure to sit down.