Sun Joe SPX1050 - Spec Breakdown

The Sun Joe SPX1050 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1500 PSI and flow of 1.58 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold
PSI (max/rated)1500/1000
GPM (max/rated)1.58/1.4
Cleaning Units1400
Motor10.5 amp, universal
PumpAxial
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionVia foam cannon
Nozzles0°, 25°, 40°
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose20 ft
Hose storageNone
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Unknown
Weight12.7 lbs
WheelsNo
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, foam cannon, garden hose adapter, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 3 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty2 years

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Description

Zoom on the Sun Joe SPX1050

In summary, the Sun Joe SPX1050 is a light duty pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces and out-of-reach areas
  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces

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

Power

Powered by a 10.5 amp universal motor, its axial pump can deliver a pressure of 1500 PSI (around 25 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.58 GPM (values as per CSA testing standards). These are maximum values that can only be reached in specific conditions. Under typical load, working pressure is 1000 PSI and rated flow is 1.4 GPM. Combined, these values mean that the Sun Joe SPX1050 has a cleaning power of 1400 Cleaning Units.

As it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the SPX1050 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, the Sun Joe SPX1050 makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the SPX1050 convenience of transport.

The unit can be very easily carried around, as it weighs just 12.7 lbs. Its plastic frame certainly plays a key role in this light weight. Even though the SPX1050 doesn’t have any wheels, their absence is fully compensated by this light weight.

Main Features

The Sun Joe SPX1050's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 3 nozzles 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.
  • Pressure hose: An easy-to-connect 20 ft high-pressure hose is included with the unit. But, there is no proper storage solution designed for it (no reel, strap or hook).
  • Spray gun and wand: The included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand can be easily stored in a dedicated slot.
  • Nozzles: The table below shows you the 3 included nozzles, as well as the surfaces they're the most appropriate for.
 


25°

40°
Concrete, brick, masonryUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with caution

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 Sun Joe SPX1050

Some of the included accessories

  • 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 Sun Joe SPX1050 features a handy nozzle storage solution located directly on the wand, instead of on the unit.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: The Sun Joe SPX1050 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 pressure hose, power cord, foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water), garden hose adapter, wand, spray gun and nozzle cleaner.

The Sun Joe SPX1050's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Sun Joe SPX1050 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

Note: Even though we couldn’t list its price on this page, our research indicates that some retailers sell this unit around $109.

  • The Sun Joe SPX1050, which can achieve a PSI of up to 1500, falls behind the other electric pressure washers in the $100 to $130 price range. If your priority is the highest possible power of the water stream, in this price range, we suggest checking out the Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX, which reaches up to 2800 PSI.
  • Considering the above-mentioned price range, this washer's maximum water flow of 1.58 GPM (gallons per minute) is higher than the average. In case you are looking for a device which can most efficiently rinse away debris in the current price range, the Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX has the highest GPM of 1.8.
  • Amongst similarly priced electric devices, the 1400 Cleaning Units of the SPX1050 rank as low. If you consider the highest overall cleaning power as a really important factor, the Pulsar PWE1600 and its 2560 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 1000 and 1500 Cleaning Units, the Sun Joe SPX1050 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
  • Onboard storage
  • High GPM for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Could include more nozzles
  • No pressure hose storage
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Sun Joe SPX1050 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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About Sun Joe

Sun Joe is the brand that the parent Snow Joe Company uses to market its line of summertime outdoor power equipment. Founded in 1994 in Edison, NJ, Snow Joe + Sun Joe has consistently supplied do-it-yourselfers with quality corded electric and battery-powered tools for home and gardening needs. The company strives to be ecologically friendly and prides itself on innovation and low-cost solutions. Their range of products includes snow throwers, lawn mowers, pressure washers, and trimmers. The design team is located in Carlstadt, NJ, while the manufacturing facilities are located in China, India, Taiwan, Japan, as well as in the USA.

Warranty Information

The Sun Joe SPX1050 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 Sun Joe pressure washers, please consult Sun Joe's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-866-SNOWJOE (866-766-9563).

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