Anti-Collision and G-Force Detection in Standing Desks
The obvious reason for detecting a collision between your desk and some object during height adjustment is to avoid costly damage to either. Examples of collision objects include door knobs, low shelves, trash bins, file cabinets, and armchairs.
The circuitry typically works by detecting a sudden spike in current draw from the motors in the desk leg’s lifting columns. So if the desk hits a soft object, like a cushy chair back that leans easily, the current spike won’t likely be detected. But if you run into a door knob, the desk should immediately stop and back off an inch or so, before any major damage would be done.
How Important Is UL Certification for a Standing Desk or Treadmill Desk?
When you're buying a standing desk, standing desk converter, treadmill desk or any other office fitness product online it's crucial to know whether it meets the entire safety standard for its category.