Electric pressure washers can be considered to be the second generation power washers. They don’t run on fuel neither are they hard to maintain. In fact, these are silent operators with sufficient power to work on most household chores. The only place where this kind of a power washer falters is when you need pressures upwards of 3000 PSI. For this the induction motor has to be brush-less and massive too.
The biggest advantage of having an electric pressure washer is that it is lightweight, portable and pollution free. This means you can use it inside the house, wherever you like and even clean marble and tile flooring.
What You Should Think About Before Buying an Electric Pressure Washer:
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Induction motors are the most commonly used types in electric pressure washers. Because of the size and power output required the power output and design varies. Highly efficient and powerful induction motors cost a lot and can play a major factor in performance as well as costs.
Electric motors are highly efficient and so the actual pressure and GPM of an electric pressure washer depends on the design of the pump. Triple axial pumps are always a better option although they are not usually found on low end models.
To decrease weight, many manufacturers tend to incorporate plastic into the construction. Plastic is not really a bad choice as long as it is limited only to the casing and outer construction. The connections and important components should all be in metal as plastic has poor reliability.
With a gas washer, the hose reach is not an issue but with electric washers, you need a longer hose reach as your washer can only move as far as the power cord allows it to.
Make sure that the pressure washer provides safety features against shocks, accidental twisting of wires and auto-shutoff.
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