A-iPower APW3100 Spec Review

The A-iPower APW3100 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3100 PSI and flow of 2.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

The A-iPower APW3100 is built to handle even your toughest jobs. Powered by a reliable OHV 208cc/7hp gasoline engine that feeds into an Axial Cam Pump, it delivers 3,100 PSI of cleaning power at 2.5 gallons per minute. It is simple to use and perfect for cleaning driveways, sidewalks, gutters, stucco, roofing, walls, patios, cars, RVs and other area around your house. (source: A-iPower (opens in a new tab))

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The A-iPower APW3100, a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, gives its user an all-around versatile cleaning experience, topped off by the following features:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paintless surfaces and reaching far-away areas
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

Its power characteristics and design, its main features and all its additional features are presented ahead.

Power

Powered by a powerful 208 cc (7 hp) engine, its aluminum axial cam pump can deliver a pressure of 3100 PSI (around 52 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Combined, these values mean that the A-iPower APW3100 has a cleaning power of 7750 Cleaning Units.

The Senci engine of this gas-powered pressure washer relies on an old-school pull-start mechanism to get started.

The fuel is stored in a tank, which can hold up to 0.95 gallon of gasoline.

Design & Handling

The A-iPower APW3100 offers superb mobility, with a hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D28 x W17.5 x H33 in. The strong steel tubing frame assures assembly longevity. The rubber-padded fixed handle adds to the APW3100 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

Weighing 62 lbs, the unit is easy to maneuver by most people. One of the largest contributors to its weight are its 208 cc Senci engine and its steel tubing frame. Nethertheless, thanks to its two 8" never-flat wheels, the APW3100 remains very easy to manipulate and maneuver.

Main Features

Along with the A-iPower APW3100 itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 3 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is fed in through a siphon hose, since the device lacks a soap tank. The detergent will be added automatically to the water when a soap nozzle is attached.
  • Pressure hose: Using a set of convenient hooks, the included 25 ft high-pressure hose can be easily stored on the unit when it is not running.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The 3 nozzles included with the device, and the respective surfaces which they’re the most suitable for, are shown in the following table.
 


25°

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonryUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitable

Note: The shape of the nozzles above is for illustration purposes only and may differ.
Red cross: Not recommended. Green check: Suitable. Orange check: Use with caution.

Other Features

Some of the accessories of the A-iPower APW3100

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: The A-iPower APW3100 allows you to be always fully prepared, as it features a handy storage area, where nozzles and accessories can be stored.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation), a low oil protection and a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage).
  • Accessories: The A-iPower APW3100 comes with an owner's manual and some basic documentation to get you quickly started. On top of that, you also get funnel, spray gun, oil, wand, soap hose, pressure hose, tool kit and nozzle cleaner.
  • Emissions: The A-iPower APW3100 is NOT CARB-compliant. Therefore, it is not available in California for sale nor purchase.

The A-iPower APW3100's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the A-iPower APW3100 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

Note: Even though we couldn’t list its price on this page, our research indicates that some brick-and-mortar retailers sell this unit around $260.

  • The A-iPower APW3100, with a max water pressure of 3100 PSI, has one of the higher PSI values of the gas-powered products in the $270-300 price range. If your priority is the highest possible power of the water stream, in this price range, we suggest checking out the Westinghouse WPX3200, which reaches up to 3200 PSI.
  • This washer reaches 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute) and thus, has an average water flow compared to similarly priced devices. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the Excell EPW2123100, which can reach up to 2.8 GPM.
  • The APW3100, with its 7750 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) sits at the high end of the cleaning efficiency spectrum, when compared to other devices of similar price. If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the Excell EPW2123100, which can reach up to 8680 Cleaning Units, is one of the most efficient of the devices in the current price range.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 7500 and 8000 Cleaning Units, the A-iPower APW3100 is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget pressure washer.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • High PSI for the price
  • High CU for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent GPM for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Could include more nozzles
  • No soap tank
  • Not CARB-compliant

Do you own the A-iPower APW3100 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold
PSI3100
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units7750
Engine208 cc 7 HP Senci 4-stroke OHV
PumpAxial Cam
Pump materialAluminum
Features
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Nozzles0°, 25°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 28 x 17.5 x 33 in
Weight62 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀8", never flat
Included accessoriesOil, funnel, tool kit, nozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 3 nozzles
SecurityLow oil, trigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsEPA
Warranty1 year

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

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About A-iPower

A-iPower, which stands for American Innovation, is a subsidiary of SENCI Electric Mechanical Co. Ltd. Headquartered in Ontario, California, they have an engineering office in Charlotte, NC, and technical and distribution center in Milwaukee, WI. For almost 30 years, A-iPower has been dedicated to providing excellent customer service and product solutions for a wide range of consumer and commercial power generation equipment. They offer portable generators, pressure washers, gasoline engines, and water pumps for the professional trade and homeowners.

Warranty Information

The A-iPower APW3100 is covered under a warranty for up to 1 year. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of A-iPower pressure washers, please contact the A-iPower Customer Support: 1-855-888-3598.

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