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Kärcher K2 Power Control vs K2 Compact - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Kärcher K2 Compact and the Kärcher K2 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 K2 CompactKärcher K2 Power Control
Kärcher K2 CompactKärcher K2 Power Control
  • Higher Cleaning Units
  • Higher PSI
  • Higher GPM
  • Lighter
  • With wheels
  • Telescopic handle
  • Longer pressure hose
  • Onboard storage
  • Far less expensive
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Given their common origin from Kärcher, the K2 Compact and K2 Power Control should exhibit similar levels of quality and attention to detail.

Power Comparison

  • Fuel: Both units are corded electric pressure washers, offering the convenience of continuous power without the need for refueling or recharging, ideal for longer cleaning sessions.
  • Engine & Pump: The Kärcher K2 Compact and the Kärcher K2 Power Control employ axial-type pumps, distinguished by their lightweight design and user simplicity. N-COR is responsible for producing the pump of the latter. In both cases, a 13-amp Universal motor is employed to power the pump.

The following charts are provided to show you at a glance how the main specs of the Karcher K2 Compact compare to the Karcher K2 Power Control.

  • Pressure: The Kärcher K2 Power Control exerts a somewhat higher force with its maximum reachable pressure of 1700 PSI, offering superior dirt and grime removal compared to the 1600 PSI of the Kärcher K2 Compact.
  • Water Flow: The K2 Power Control, at low pressure, provides a noticeably higher water output than the K2 Compact. With a capacity of up to 1.45 GPM (gallons per minute) compared to the K2 Compact's maximum flow of 1.25 GPM, it should allow for swift rinsing with quite greater effectiveness.
  • Cleaning Power: With 2000 C.U., the Kärcher K2 Compact boasts a higher overall cleaning efficiency compared to the K2 Power Control's 1798 C.U.

Design Comparison

  • Design: With their compact design, both units are constructed with a strong focus on portability in mind.Crafted with a focus on portability, both units feature a compact design, making them convenient choices for mobile cleaning tasks.
  • Design: With their compact design, both units are constructed with a strong focus on portability in mind.Crafted with a focus on portability, both units feature a compact design, making them convenient choices for mobile cleaning tasks.
  • Weight: At 11.4 lbs, the K2 Power Control is somewhat lighter than the 14.5 lbs of the K2 Compact, allowing users to enjoy improved mobility and hassle-free handling.
  • Maneuverability: With its set of wheels, the K2 Power Control offers enhanced maneuverability on the ground compared to the K2 Compact, which does not have wheels. The K2 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: Both washers support the addition of chemical detergent solutions to the water, improving their cleaning potential. In each scenario, this is done via a siphon hose.
  • Trigger Gun & Wand: Both units are equipped with a fairly standard ergonomic 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.
  • Reach: The Kärcher K2 Power Control comes with a 26 ft high-pressure hose, providing you with greater freedom of movement upon unboxing, enabling you to operate further from the unit than with the Kärcher K2 Compact and its 20 ft high-pressure hose. Since both units boast a 35 ft power cord, they provide the same range from an electrical outlet.
  • Storage: In contrast to the K2 Power Control, which offers convenient onboard storage to keep your accessories at hand, the K2 Compact does not have such a feature. However, neither of them offer a convenient solution to store their pressure hose.
  • Accessories: Beyond the regular accessories, the Kärcher K2 Power Control model is also equipped with dirt blaster and utility brush.

TL;DR

Kärcher K2 CompactKärcher K2 Power Control
Kärcher K2 CompactKärcher K2 Power Control
  • Higher Cleaning Units
  • Higher PSI
  • Higher GPM
  • Lighter
  • With wheels
  • Telescopic handle
  • Longer pressure hose
  • Onboard storage
  • Far less expensive
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