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Kärcher K4 Power Control vs K5 Power Control - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Kärcher K5 Power Control and the Kärcher K4 Power Control.

But before checking out explanations regarding their power, design, and features here's a table that summarizes the main pros of each of these 2 pressure washers:

Kärcher K5 Power ControlKärcher K4 Power Control
Kärcher K5 Power ControlKärcher K4 Power Control
  • Higher PSI
  • Higher Cleaning Units
  • Soap addition feature
  • Onboard storage
  • Lighter
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As the K5 Power Control and the K4 Power Control are both Kärcher pressure washers, they benefit from the same level of quality and attention to detail.

Power Comparison

  • Fuel: Both units are electric pressure washers.
  • Engine & Pump: The Kärcher K5 Power Control and the Kärcher K4 Power Control both use an axial-type pump to put water under pressure. In either case, the pump is powered by a 13-amp Induction motor.

The following charts are provided to show you at a glance how the main specs of the Karcher K5 Power Control compare to the Karcher K4 Power Control.

  • Pressure: With a maximum reachable pressure of 2000 PSI, the Kärcher K5 Power Control provides a somewhat higher force to blast off dirt and grime than the 1900 PSI of the Kärcher K4 Power Control.
  • Water Flow: With a respective maximum water flow of 1.55 GPM (gallons per minute) and 1.5 GPM, the K5 Power Control and the K4 Power Control should be able to rinse dirt and debris as quickly and efficiently.
  • Cleaning Power: With its 2244 C.U., the Kärcher K5 Power Control offers a higher overall cleaning efficiency than the K4 Power Control and its 1965 C.U.

Design Comparison

  • Design: With their compact design, both units are constructed with a strong focus on portability in mind.
  • Weight: With an approximate weight of 28.7 lbs, the K4 Power Control is slightly less heavy than the K5 Power Control (which weighs around 29.9 lbs).
  • Maneuverability: Both products benefit from a set of wheels, which greatly contributes to their maneuverability. Both offer a telescopic handle, which improves your grip when you wish to move them.

Feature Comparison

  • Soap Addition: The K5 Power Control is the only of these units to offer an out-of-the box feature allowing the addition of a detergent solution to the water.
  • Trigger Gun & Wand: Each of these 2 units comes with a Power Control trigger gun and a VPS wand.
  • Nozzles: Neither of these 2 pressure washers come with nozzles. This is due to the fact that their aforementioned wands remove the need for any.
  • Storage: In contrast to the K5 Power Control, which offers convenient onboard storage to keep your accessories at hand, the K4 Power Control does not have such a feature. While the K4 Power Control doesn't offer any convenient way to store its pressure hose, the K5 Power Control provides a handy set of hooks.
  • Accessories: In addition to the standard set of included accessories, both units also come with dirt blaster and garden hose adapter.

TL;DR

Kärcher K5 Power ControlKärcher K4 Power Control
Kärcher K5 Power ControlKärcher K4 Power Control
  • Higher PSI
  • Higher Cleaning Units
  • Soap addition feature
  • Onboard storage
  • Lighter
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