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Kärcher K4 Power Control vs K4 - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Kärcher K4 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 K4Kärcher K4 Power Control
Kärcher K4Kärcher K4 Power Control
  • Higher Cleaning Units
  • Lighter
  • Soap addition feature
  • Onboard storage
  • Telescopic handle
  • Power Control gun
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As the K4 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 K4 and the Kärcher K4 Power Control both use an axial-type pump to put water under pressure. The former's pump is manufactured by N-COR. 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 K4 compare to the Karcher K4 Power Control.

  • Pressure: As the Kärcher K4 and the Kärcher K4 Power Control share the same maximum attainable pressure of 1900 PSI, they should both allow you to blast off dirt with the same force.
  • Water Flow: These 2 units offer the same maximum water flow. Each of them should be able to deliver a maximum of 1.5 GPM (gallons per minute) and to offer the same rinsing power.
  • Cleaning Power: With its 2850 C.U., the Kärcher K4 offers a much 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 26.5 lbs, the K4 is slightly less heavy than the K4 Power Control (which weighs around 28.7 lbs).
  • Maneuverability: Both products benefit from a set of wheels, which greatly contributes to their maneuverability. The K4 Power Control has the advantage of having a telescopic handle, which allows it to take up less space when not in use.

Feature Comparison

  • Soap Addition: The K4 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: The 2 units do not come with the same type of trigger gun. The Kärcher K4 uses a fairly standard ergonomic gun, while the Kärcher K4 Power Control comes with a Power Control gun. However, they both have a similar, type of 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 K4, 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 K4 provides a handy set of hooks.
  • Accessories: In addition to the standard set of included accessories, both units also come with a dirt blaster. However, the Kärcher K4 also has a detergent tank, while the Kärcher K4 Power Control adds a garden hose adapter.

TL;DR

Kärcher K4Kärcher K4 Power Control
Kärcher K4Kärcher K4 Power Control
  • Higher Cleaning Units
  • Lighter
  • Soap addition feature
  • Onboard storage
  • Telescopic handle
  • Power Control gun
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