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Pulsar PWE1801K Spec Review

The Pulsar PWE1801K is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1800 PSI and flow of 1.6 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Pulsar PWE1801K 1800PSI Electric Pressure Washer
Pulsar PWE1801K 1800PSI Electric Pressure Washer
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  • $149.99 - September 27, 2020
  • $150.66 - September 8, 2020
  • $141.20 - July 13, 2020
  • $199.67 - June 25, 2020
  • $139.88 - June 18, 2020
  • $199.67 - May 28, 2020
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Since: May 28, 2020
  • Highest Price: $199.67 - May 28, 2020
  • Lowest Price: $139.88 - June 18, 2020

Description

The Pulsar PWE1801K provides 1800 PSI of pressure and 1.6 gallons of water per minute for a 2880 cleaning units where the higher the number, the more work you can do in the same amount of time. The 2 HP electric AC motor is matched to a durable axial pump for long life and optimum performance. (source: Pulsar (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Pulsar PWE1801K

In a nutshell, the Pulsar PWE1801K is a light duty pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paintless surfaces and reaching far-away areas
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
  • application of 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

With a 13 amp motor, its axial (wobble plate) pump delivers a pressure of 1800 PSI (roughly 30 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.6 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer), resulting in the Pulsar PWE1801K's cleaning power of 2880 Cleaning Units.

Since it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the PWE1801K is started simply by an 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 D11 x W10 x H34 in, the Pulsar PWE1801K makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the PWE1801K convenience of transport.

Because the device weighs just 21 lbs, carrying it around is very easy. Its plastic frame certainly plays a key role in this light weight. To further improve its transportability and ease of use, the unit also features a set of two 6" solid wheels.

Main Features

Along with the Pulsar PWE1801K itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose and a detergent addition feature, which are discussed in further detail 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 PWE1801K does not feature a soap dilution mechanism, you'll have to make sure your detergent is correctly diluted before use.
  • Pressure hose: Using a set of convenient hooks, the included 20 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose can be easily stored on the unit when it is not running.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook allows for an easy storage of 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

The specs of the Pulsar PWE1801K

The Pulsar PWE1801K

  • 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 PWE1801K comes with rotary brush, pressure hose, spray gun, surface cleaner, wand, foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water) and power cord.

The Pulsar PWE1801K's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Pulsar PWE1801K compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Pulsar PWE1801K, with a maximum pressure output of 1800 PSI, has an average pressure output, when considering electric units in $100 to $150 price range. If your priority is the highest possible power of the water stream, in this price range, we suggest checking out the Realm BIOP, which reaches up to 2400 PSI.
  • In the aforementioned price range, the 1.6 GPM (gallons per minute) of this washer makes it one of the better performing units in terms of the delivered volume of water. In case you are looking for a device which can most efficiently rinse away debris in the current price range, the Sun Joe SPX3200 has the highest GPM of 1.76.
  • With a rather impressive value of 2880 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), the PWE1801K has a higher cleaning efficiency compared to similarly priced devices. 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 Realm BY02-BCMT and its 3675 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 PWE1801K is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this pressure washer nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of cleaning power.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Portable
  • High GPM for the price
  • High CU for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No detergent dilution mechanism

Do you own the Pulsar PWE1801K and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI1800
GPM1.6
Cleaning Units2880
Motor13 amp
PumpAxial (wobble plate)
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionVia foam cannon
Soap dilutionNo
NozzlesN/A
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose20 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 11 x 10 x 34 in
Weight21 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀6", solid
Included accessoriesAdjustable wand, spray gun, surface cleaner, high pressure hose, foam cannon, rotary brush, 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.

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 PWE1801K 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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