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A-iPower APW3200K Spec Review

The A-iPower APW3200K is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3200 PSI and flow of 2.4 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

The A-iPower APW3200K is built to handle your toughest jobs. Powered by a proven OHV 173cc Kohler gasoline engine that feeds into an Axial Cam Pump, it delivers 3,200 PSI of cleaning power at 2.4 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 APW3200K is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and enables:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces or high reach areas
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
  • application of detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The A-iPower APW3200K's aluminum axial cam pump, powered by a 173 cc engine, can provide a pressure of up to 3200 PSI (approximately 53 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.4 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). The A-iPower APW3200K thus has a cleaning power of 7680 Cleaning Units.

This gas-powered pressure washer’s Kohler XT775 engine is started by a traditional pull-start mechanism.

The fuel is stored in a tank, which can hold up to 0.37 gallon of gasoline.

Design & Handling

With its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D22 x W18.1 x H36 in, the A-iPower APW3200K provides great mobility. The robust steel tubing frame guarantees longevity of the assembly. The rubber-padded fixed handle adds to the APW3200K convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

With a weight of 57 lbs, the unit can be easily maneuvered by most users. One of the largest contributors to its weight are its 173 cc Kohler XT775 engine and its steel tubing frame. Since the APW3200K has a set of two 12" never-flat wheels, it is still easily maneuvered and manipulated.

Main Features

Along with the A-iPower APW3200K itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: A safe detergent storage is facilitated by a removable tank. The detergent is automatically added to the water when a soap nozzle is connected.
  • Pressure hose: The 25 ft high-pressure hose, which is included with the device, can be stored neatly on the unit itself when idle, using a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook allows for an easy storage of the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzles: The table below shows you the 4 included nozzles, as well as the surfaces they're the most appropriate for.
 


25°

40°

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonryUse with cautionSuitableSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVNot recommendedUse with cautionUse 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 APW3200K

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: Stay prepared for any job with A-iPower APW3200K'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 trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation), a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage) and a low oil protection.
  • Accessories: Included with the A-iPower APW3200K are also the owner's manual and some basic documentation to get you promptly started, along with several accessories, such as wand, funnel, spray gun, nozzle cleaner, oil and pressure hose.
  • Emissions: The A-iPower APW3200K is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this pressure washer is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.

The A-iPower APW3200K'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 APW3200K compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • With 3200 PSI, the A-iPower APW3200K ranks as one that can reach an above average pressure, amongst the gas-powered products that cost between $300 and $400. If the highest possible power of the water stream is your priority, one of the champions in this price range is the Westinghouse WPX3400 with 3400 PSI.
  • This washer reaches 2.4 GPM (gallons per minute) and thus, has an average water flow compared to similarly priced devices. If maximum rinsing efficiency is your top priority, one of the devices with the highest water flow in the same price range is the Predator 3100, with a GPM of 2.8.
  • With the APW3200K's 7680 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), its cleaning efficiency range may be considered average, compared to gas-powered units of similar price. In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the Predator 3200 and its 8960 Cleaning 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 APW3200K 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
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
  • High PSI for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent GPM for the price
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • The A-iPower APW3200K doesn't have any notably low specs.

Do you own the A-iPower APW3200K 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
PSI3200
GPM2.4
Cleaning Units7680
Engine173 cc Kohler XT775 4-stroke OHV
PumpAxial Cam
Pump materialAluminum
Features
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionYes
Soap tankRemovable
Nozzles0°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 22 x 18.1 x 36 in
Weight57 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesOil, funnel, nozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 4 nozzles
SecurityLow oil, trigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB, EPA
Warranty2 years

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 APW3200K is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. 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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    Impressed.

    + PROS: Very versatile and maneuverable. Basic Knowledge of powerwashing is essential to operate and maintain.
    - CONS: The vibration needs addressing. I lost 3 of the bolts holding down the engine. I did a modification to add quarter inch rubber washers and inch and a half screws and the vibration was normalized.
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