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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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Description

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The Realm BY02-VBW, a light duty pressure washer, gives its user an all-around versatile cleaning experience, topped off by the following features:

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

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

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.

Since it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the BY02-VBW 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 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.

The unit can be very easily carried around, as it weighs just 18 lbs. Among other factors, the plastic frame plays a role in this light weight. Because the BY02-VBW is so lightweight, it doesn’t utilize wheels.

Main Features

Along with the Realm BY02-VBW itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, a nozzle tip 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 wand. The foam cannon features a dial to allow you to manually choose the detergent dilution ratio.
  • Pressure hose: The 19 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 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's handy storage area lets you store nozzles and accessories, and thus, you’ll be always prepared and have everything necessary for the job at hand.
  • 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 Realm BY02-VBW comes with wand, pressure hose, foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water), nozzle cleaner, power cord and spray gun.

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.
  • Considering the above-mentioned price range, this washer's maximum water flow of 1.6 GPM (gallons per minute) is higher than the average. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the WEN PW20, which can reach up to 1.76 GPM.
  • The 2560 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), of the BY02-VBW result in an average cleaning efficiency, compared to similarly priced electric units. If you consider the highest overall cleaning power as a really important factor, the WEN PW20 and its 3572.8 Cleaning Units has one of the highest cleaning efficiency of all the similarly priced units.

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?

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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.

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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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