Sun Joe SPX1650 - Spec Breakdown

The Sun Joe SPX1650 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1900 PSI and flow of 1.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Sun Joe SPX1650 1900PSI Electric Pressure WasherSun Joe SPX1650 1900PSI Electric Pressure WasherSun Joe SPX1650 1900PSI Electric Pressure Washer

Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold
PSI (max/rated)1900/1300
GPM (max/rated)1.5/1.2
Cleaning Units1560
Motor11 amp, universal
PumpAxial (wobble plate)
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionVia foam cannon
Nozzles0°, 25°, 40°
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose20 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Unknown
Weight17.6 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, solid
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, foam cannon, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 3 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty2 years

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Description

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The Sun Joe SPX1650 is a light to medium duty pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and enables:

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

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

Power

With a 11 amp universal motor, its axial (wobble plate) pump delivers a pressure of 1900 PSI (roughly 32 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.5 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 1300 PSI and rated flow is 1.2 GPM, resulting in the Sun Joe SPX1650's cleaning power of 1560 Cleaning Units.

Being an electric pressure washer, the Sun Joe SPX1650's motor can be easily started by a convenient 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 SPX1650 makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the SPX1650 convenience of transport.

With a weight of only 17.6 lbs, the unit is very easy to carry around. It is lightweight, partly thanks to its plastic frame. As if this lightweight wasn't enough, the device also features two solid wheels to further improve its ease of use and of transport.

Main Features

The Sun Joe SPX1650'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: The 20 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: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • 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 SPX1650

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 SPX1650 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: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the Sun Joe SPX1650 also comes with power cord, nozzle cleaner, wand, pressure hose, spray gun and foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water).

The Sun Joe SPX1650'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 SPX1650 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 $129.

  • With a maximum pressure output of 1900 PSI, the Sun Joe SPX1650 finds itself in the expected pressure range among electric units that cost between $120 and $150. As for the device with the most powerful water stream, in this price range, one of the top products is the Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX with 2800 PSI.
  • The water flow of this washer, which reaches up to 1.5 GPM (gallons per minute) is one of the higher values found in the above-mentioned price range. If being able to rinse away debris as efficiently as possible is your priority, one of the products with the highest GPM in this price range is the Westinghouse ePX3050, with 1.76 GPM.
  • With 1560 Cleaning Units, the SPX1650 is on the low end when compared to other similarly priced electric devices. If you are after the highest overall cleaning power, the Westinghouse ePX3050 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 1500 and 2000 Cleaning Units, the Sun Joe SPX1650 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
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Could include more nozzles
  • Low CU for the price

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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 SPX1650 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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