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.

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The A-iPower APW3100 is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and enables:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces and out-of-reach areas
  • application of detergent and cleaning solutions

Ahead are presented its power characteristics and design, its main features and any other additional features.

Power

Powered by an impressive 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

With its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D28 x W17.5 x H33 in, the A-iPower APW3100 provides great mobility. The robust steel tubing frame guarantees longevity of the assembly. The rubber-padded fixed handle adds to the APW3100 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

Most users can maneuver this model easily, as it weighs just 62 lbs. A major component of its weight are its 208 cc Senci engine and steel tubing frame. Nethertheless, thanks to its two 8" never-flat wheels, the APW3100 remains very easy to manipulate and maneuver.

Main Features

The A-iPower APW3100 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 3 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: While the device doesn't feature a soap tank, detergent supply is ensured by a siphon hose. Whenever a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent is automatically added to the water.
  • 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: A side hook enables you to easily store the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzles: The table below shows you the 3 included nozzles, as well as the surfaces they're the most appropriate for.
 


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 features a handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store nozzles and accessories and be always prepared by having everything needed at hand.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a low oil protection, a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation) and a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage).
  • Accessories: On top of an owner's manual and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the A-iPower APW3100 also comes with nozzle cleaner, pressure hose, wand, funnel, oil, soap hose, tool kit and spray gun.
  • Emissions: The A-iPower APW3100 is NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.

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 retailers sell this unit around $260.

  • Able to deliver a maximum pressure of 3100 PSI, the A-iPower APW3100 is one of the gas-powered products that produce an above average water pressure, in the $255 to $300 price range. As for the device with the most powerful water stream, in this price range, one of the top products is the Simpson CM61083 with 3400 PSI.
  • The water flow of this washer, which reaches up to 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute) is one of the higher values found in the above-mentioned price range. In case you are looking for a device which can most efficiently rinse away debris in the current price range, the Excell EPW2123100 has the highest GPM of 2.8.
  • The APW3100, which reaches up to 7750 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) is one of the more efficient, in comparison to its similarly priced counterparts. 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 GPM for the price
  • High CU 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?

Let us know and write your own review.

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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