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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))

Zoom on the A-iPower APW3100

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

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics and design, its main features and all the additional features it has to offer.

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 gets started by a classic pull-start mechanism.

A fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.95 gallon is used to store gasoline.

Design & Handling

Thanks to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D28 x W17.5 x H33 in, the A-iPower APW3100 offers 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. Its 208 cc Senci engine and steel tubing frame account for a good chunk of that weight. Since the APW3100 has a set of two 8" never-flat wheels, it is still easily maneuvered and manipulated.

Main Features

The A-iPower APW3100's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 3 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, with a more detailed description below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is fed in through a siphon hose, since the device lacks a soap tank. The detergent is automatically added to the water when a soap nozzle is connected.
  • 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 following table illustrates the 3 included nozzles, along with the surfaces which they are the most suitable 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: Stay prepared for any job with A-iPower APW3100's handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store any nozzles and accessories which you may need for the job.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a low oil protection, a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage) and a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Included with the A-iPower APW3100 are also the owner's manual and some basic documentation to get you promptly started, along with several accessories, such as wand, pressure hose, nozzle cleaner, oil, funnel, tool kit, spray gun and soap hose.
  • Emissions: The A-iPower APW3100 is NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.

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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, which can reach up to 3100 PSI, has one of the higher pressure outputs of the gas-powered units that cost between $250 and $300. If you're going after the highest possible power of the water stream, one of the best in this price range is the Powerhorse 89897 that can reach up to 3200 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. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the Powerhorse 89897, which can reach up to 2.6 GPM.
  • Reaching up to 7750 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), the APW3100 is one of the more efficient amongst its similarly priced peers. If you consider the highest overall cleaning power as a really important factor, the Powerhorse 89897 and its 8320 Cleaning Units has one of the highest cleaning efficiency of all the similarly priced units.

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:
  • No electric start
  • 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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