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Pulsar PWE1600 Spec Review

The Pulsar PWE1600 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1600 PSI and flow of 1.6 GPM. (Read full specs)

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  • $90.00 - April 28, 2021
  • $82.36 - March 19, 2021
  • $87.51 - February 23, 2021
  • $102.95 - February 22, 2021
  • $87.51 - February 12, 2021
  • $92.65 - January 26, 2021
  • $102.95 - January 21, 2021
  • $97.80 - January 15, 2021
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Since: December 25, 2020
  • Highest Price: $102.95 - December 25, 2020
  • Lowest Price: $82.36 - March 19, 2021

Description

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In a nutshell, the Pulsar PWE1600 is a light duty pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces and high-reach cleaning
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
  • 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

The Pulsar PWE1600 in use

The Pulsar PWE1600

Using a 12 amp universal motor, its axial (wobble plate) pump delivers a pressure of up to 1600 PSI (roughly 27 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.6 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Together, the values result in a cleaning power of 2560 Cleaning Units.

As it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the PWE1600 gets easily started by a simple ON/OFF switch. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

With its portable design and approximate dimensions of D8 x W10 x H24 in, the Pulsar PWE1600 makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the PWE1600 convenience of transport.

With a weight of only 18 lbs, the unit is very easy to carry around. Among other factors, the plastic frame plays a role in this light weight. On top of its light weight, the transportability and easy of use of this model is further improved by the addition of two 6" solid wheels.

Main Features

The Pulsar PWE1600's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose and a detergent addition feature, with a more detailed description below.

  • Soap addition: Detergent is added to the water at the exit, by attaching the included foam cannon to the end of the gun. However, since the Pulsar PWE1600 does not feature a soap dilution mechanism, you'll have to make sure your detergent is correctly diluted before use.
  • Pressure hose: The 19 ft ⌀1/4" 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 enables you to easily store the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its versatile wand. The adjustable wand lets you adjust the spray pattern from a full fan spray (widest spray width) to a direct stream spray (narrowest spray width).

Other Features

  • Total Stop System (TSS): This feature automatically shuts off the pressure washer when the trigger is not engaged, to prolong the pump's lifespan.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Besides the usual owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and documentation to get you promptly started, the Pulsar PWE1600 comes with pressure hose, wand, spray gun, power cord and foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water).

The Pulsar PWE1600's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Pulsar PWE1600 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Pulsar PWE1600, which can achieve a PSI of up to 1600, falls behind the other electric pressure washers in the $80 to $100 price range. In case you are looking for a device with the highest possible power of its water stream, one of the top achievers in this price range is the WEN PW19 with a PSI of 2000.
  • With a maximum GPM of 1.6 (gallons per minute), this washer belongs to the top in terms of water flow, in its respective 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 Realm BY01-VBS-WT, which can reach up to 1.65 GPM.
  • The PWE1600, which reaches up to 2560 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) is one of the more efficient, in comparison to its similarly priced counterparts. When it comes to the highest overall cleaning power in the current price range, one of the products at the very top currently is the WEN PW19 and its 3200 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 2500 and 3000 Cleaning Units, the Pulsar PWE1600 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
  • Portable
  • High GPM for the price
  • High CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No detergent dilution mechanism
  • Low PSI for the price

Do you own the Pulsar PWE1600 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI1600
GPM1.6
Cleaning Units2560
Motor12 amp, universal
PumpAxial (wobble plate)
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionVia foam cannon
Soap dilutionNo
NozzlesN/A
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose19 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 8 x 10 x 24 in
Weight18 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀6", solid
Included accessoriesAdjustable wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, foam cannon, 35 ft GFCI power cord
SecurityTrigger lock
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 Pulsar

Based in Ontario, CA, Pulsar is one of the fastest-growing brands in the outdoor power products industry. They offer a full line of generators, air compressors, lawn mowers, and electric- and gas-powered pressure washers. With its focus on the consumer, Pulsar strives to enhance the customer's experience by adding convenience, ease of operation, and extended useful life to each and every product they make.

Warranty Information

The Pulsar PWE1600 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 Pulsar pressure washers, please contact the Pulsar Customer Support: 1-866-591-8921.

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