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Realm BY02-VBW Spec Review

The Realm BY02-VBW 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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Realm BY02-VBW 1600PSI Electric Pressure Washer
Realm BY02-VBW 1600PSI Electric Pressure Washer

Description

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In a nutshell, the Realm BY02-VBW 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

Ahead are presented its power characteristics and design, its main features and any other additional features.

Power

Its axial pump, which utilizes a 11.5 amp motor, may deliver a pressure of up to 1600 PSI (almost 27 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.6 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 2560 Cleaning Units.

As it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the BY02-VBW 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 D10 x W11 x H19 in, the Realm BY02-VBW makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the BY02-VBW convenience of transport. The handle is molded in the frame to ensure that it will never fall apart.

With a weight of only 18 lbs, the unit is very easy to carry around. This is, in part, thanks to its plastic frame, which allows it to remain as lightweight as possible. Even though the BY02-VBW doesn’t have any wheels, their absence is fully compensated by this light weight.

Main Features

The Realm BY02-VBW's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, a nozzle tip 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 wand. The foam cannon features a dial to allow you to manually choose the detergent dilution ratio.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 19 ft high-pressure hose is facilitated by 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 plastic wand.
  • Nozzle: an adjustable nozzle is included. It 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.
  • Onboard storage: The Realm BY02-VBW features a handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store nozzles and accessories and be always prepared by having everything needed at hand.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: The Realm BY02-VBW comes with an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and some basic documentation to get you quickly started. On top of that, you also get wand, power cord, spray gun, foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water), nozzle cleaner and pressure hose.

The Realm BY02-VBW's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Realm BY02-VBW 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 $90.

  • The Realm BY02-VBW with its 1600 PSI achieves a lower pressure value, compared to other electric pressure washers in the $80-100 price range. If you're going after the highest possible power of the water stream, one of the best in this price range is the WEN PW20 that can reach up to 2030 PSI.
  • 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. In case you are looking for a device which can most efficiently rinse away debris in the current price range, the WEN PW20 has the highest GPM of 1.76.
  • With the BY02-VBW's 2560 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), its cleaning efficiency range may be considered average, compared to electric units of similar price. If you are after the highest overall cleaning power, the WEN PW20 with its 3572.8 Cleaning Units is one of the products that can achieve the highest cleaning efficiency in this price range.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 2500 and 3000 Cleaning Units, the Realm BY02-VBW 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
  • Onboard storage
  • High GPM for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low PSI for the price

Do you own the Realm BY02-VBW and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI1600
GPM1.6
Cleaning Units2560
Motor11.5 amp
PumpAxial
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionVia foam cannon
Soap dilutionAdjustable
NozzlesAdjustable
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose19 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 10 x 11 x 19 in
Weight18 lbs
WheelsNo
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, plastic 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.

About Realm

Over the past 20 years, Realm has become a world-wide name in pressure washers. With sales in over 60 countries spanning across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, Realm products continue to grow in popularity. With innovative designs, and always improving technologies, the company looks forward to further expansion into the outdoor power equipment market. In the US, Realm products are available for purchase through numerous online retailers.

Warranty Information

The Realm BY02-VBW 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 Realm pressure washers, please consult Realm's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-888-899-1688.

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