The Sun Joe SPX202E is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1450 PSI and flow of 1.48 GPM. (Read full specs)
Features and Specifications
|Water||Cold (104°F max.)|
|Motor||11 amp, universal|
|Pump||Axial (wobble plate)|
|Soap injection||Via foam cannon|
(L x W x H)
|Approx. 15.4 x 8.2 x 12.1 in|
|Included accessories||Nozzle cleaner, adjustable wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, foam cannon, 35 ft GFCI power cord|
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Zoom on the Sun Joe SPX202E
In summary, the Sun Joe SPX202E is a light duty pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:
- spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces or high reach areas
- cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
Its power characteristics and design, its main features and all its additional features are presented ahead.
The Sun Joe SPX202E's axial (wobble plate) pump, powered by a 11 amp universal motor, can provide a pressure of up to 1450 PSI (approximately 24 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.48 GPM (values as per CSA testing standards). These are the maximum values that the washer can reach only under specific conditions. Under typical load, working pressure is 1015 PSI and rated flow is 1.3 GPM. The Sun Joe SPX202E thus has a cleaning power of 1319.5 Cleaning Units.
As it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the SPX202E 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 L15.4 x W8.2 x H12.1 in, the Sun Joe SPX202E makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the SPX202E convenience of transport. The handle is molded in the frame to ensure that it will never fall apart.
Standing at only 11.2 lbs, this model can be carried around very easily. It is lightweight, partly thanks to its plastic frame. Even though the SPX202E doesn’t have any wheels, their absence is fully compensated by this light weight.
The Sun Joe SPX202E's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose 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. The foam cannon features a dial to allow you to manually choose the detergent dilution ratio.
- 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 easy-to-use straps.
- Spray gun and wand: A side hook allows for an easy storage of the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its versatile wand. Sun Joe's adjustable wand removes the need for different nozzles. By turning the pressure adjustment knob, it is possible to easily change the water pressure from an intense, 0° jet spray to a gentle, 45° fan spray.
- 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 SPX202E also comes with foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water), wand, nozzle cleaner, pressure hose, power cord and spray gun.
The Sun Joe SPX202E'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 SPX202E compare to similarly priced pressure washers.
- The Sun Joe SPX202E and its 1450 PSI, ranks amongst electric pressure washers with a comparably low pressure output, considering the units that cost between $70 and $90. In case you are looking for a device with the highest possible power of its water stream, one of the top achievers in this price range is the Powermate PM1800 with a PSI of 1800.
- In the aforementioned price range, the 1.48 GPM (gallons per minute) of this washer makes it one of the better performing units in terms of the delivered volume of water. If maximum rinsing efficiency is your top priority, one of the devices with the highest water flow in the same price range is the Sun Joe SPX1050, with a GPM of 1.58.
- The SPX202E ranks as below average in terms of Cleaning Units, compared to electric devices in its price range, reaching only a value of 1319.5 CU (PSI x GPM). In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the Worx WG602 and its 2040 Cleaning Units.
As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 1000 and 1500 Cleaning Units, the Sun Joe SPX202E 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
- High GPM for the price
- Low PSI for the price
- Low CU for the price
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.
The Sun Joe SPX202E 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).