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)
Features and Specifications
|Engine||208 cc 7 HP Senci 4-stroke OHV|
|Soap injection||Via siphon hose|
|Nozzles||0°, 25°, Soap|
|Quick connect nozzles||Yes|
(D x W x H)
|Approx. 28 x 17.5 x 33 in|
|Wheels||2 wheels, ⌀8", never flat|
|Included accessories||Oil, funnel, tool kit, nozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 3 nozzles|
|Security||Low oil, trigger lock and thermal relief valve|
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Zoom on the A-iPower APW3100
In summary, the A-iPower APW3100 is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:
- spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces or high reach areas
- application of detergent and cleaning solutions
Using an impressive 208 cc (7 hp) engine, its aluminum axial cam pump delivers a pressure of up to 3100 PSI (roughly 52 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Together, the values result in 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.
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. Its sturdy steel tubing frame provides longevity to the assembly. The rubber-padded fixed handle adds to the APW3100 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.
The device can be maneuvered with ease by most, since it only weighs 62 lbs. A major component of its weight are its 208 cc Senci engine and steel tubing frame. The APW3100 can still be easily manipulated and maneuvered, thanks to its two 8" never-flat wheels.
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: While the device doesn't feature a soap tank, detergent supply is ensured by a siphon hose. The detergent will be added automatically to the water when a soap nozzle is attached.
- Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 25 ft high-pressure hose is facilitated by a set of convenient hooks.
- 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.
|Concrete, brick, masonry||Use with caution||Suitable||Suitable|
|Siding, gutters, house||Not recommended||Use with caution||Suitable|
|Fencing, deck, patio||Not recommended||Use with caution||Suitable|
|Lawn equipment, boat, RV||Not recommended||Use with caution||Suitable|
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.
- 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 low oil protection, a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation) and a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage).
- Accessories: Besides the usual owner's manual and documentation to get you promptly started, the A-iPower APW3100 comes with spray gun, nozzle cleaner, oil, pressure hose, funnel, soap hose, wand and tool kit.
- 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.
- 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 $240 and $300. As for the device with the most powerful water stream, in this price range, one of the top products is the Westinghouse WPX3200 with 3200 PSI.
- With a water flow of up to 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute), this washer belongs to the upper end of the above-mentioned price range, as it can deliver a high volume of water. 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.
- Boasting with 7750 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), the APW3100 is one of the more efficient devices in its respective price range. In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the Excell EPW2123100 and its 8680 Cleaning Units.
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.
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.
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.