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Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX - 2050 PSI 1.8 GPM Electric Pressure Washer

The Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2050 PSI and flow of 1.8 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI (max/rated)2050/1600
GPM (max/rated)1.8/1.1
Cleaning Units1760
Motor13 amp, universal
PumpAxial
FramePlastic
Soap injectionVia foam cannon
Soap dilutionAdjustable
Nozzles0°, 15°, 40°
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose20 ft
Hose storageHooks
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 12 x 14 x 30 in
Weight21.4 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, solid
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

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In summary, the Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX is a medium duty pressure washer, which provides:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces, reaching high areas, and removing stubborn stains
  • complete cleaning of hard surfaces, vehicle washing, and surface prep for painting
  • gentle cleaning for sensitive surfaces, and wide coverage cleaning with low pressure

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 13-amp universal motor, may deliver a pressure of up to 2050 PSI (almost 34 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.8 GPM. While these PSI and GPM values represent the maximum capabilities of the washer under specific conditions, it's important to note that under typical usage, the working pressure is 1600 PSI and the flow rate is 1.1 GPM. Corresponding to these values is a cleaning power of 1760 Cleaning Units.

As an electric pressure washer, the SPX2688-MAX's motor is effortlessly activated with a simple ON/OFF switch, ensuring convenient operation. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

Featuring a portable design and approximate dimensions of D12 x W14 x H30 in, the Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX underscores its dedication to mobility. The handle adds to the SPX2688-MAX convenience of transport.

This unit's weight of 21.4 lbs makes it a breeze to carry around, perfect for on-the-go cleaning tasks. Its plastic frame plays a role in ensuring its lightweight profile. Enhancing its already lightweight design, the unit boasts two solid wheels, making transportation effortless.

Main Features

Along with the Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 3 nozzles 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. You can manually adjust the detergent dilution ratio using the foam cannon's dial.
  • Pressure hose: The included 20 ft high-pressure hose can be neatly stored on the unit when not in use, utilizing a set of convenient hooks for convenient organization.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook enables you to easily store the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzles: The following table provides information on the 3 included nozzles and their recommended surface uses.


15°

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

Please note: The shapes of the nozzles depicted above are for illustration purposes and may vary. Symbols used include a red cross for 'Not recommended,' a green check for 'Suitable,' and an orange check for 'Use with caution.'

Other Features

Some of the accessories of the Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX

Some of the included accessories

  • Total Stop System (TSS): Featuring an automatic shut-off mechanism, this pressure washer stops running when the trigger is released, enhancing the pump's durability.
  • Onboard storage: Stay prepared for any job with Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX's handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store any nozzles and accessories which you may need for the job.
  • 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 SPX2688-MAX also comes with wand, garden hose adapter, spray gun, power cord, pressure hose, nozzle cleaner and foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water).

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The Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX'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 SPX2688-MAX compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX, with a max water pressure of 2050 PSI, has one of the higher PSI values of the electric products in the $120-150 price range. As for the device with the most powerful water stream, in this price range, one of the top products is the Westinghouse ePX3100 with 2300 PSI.
  • With a maximum GPM of 1.8 (gallons per minute), this washer belongs to the best in terms of water flow, in its respective price range.
  • The SPX2688-MAX's Cleaning Units, 1760 CU, fall into the lower end when compared to electric devices of similar price. If you consider the highest overall cleaning power as a really important factor, the Pulsar PWE2001V and its 3200 Cleaning Units has one of the highest cleaning efficiency of all the similarly priced units.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX vs Sun Joe SPX3000.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other electric washers between 1500 and 2000 Cleaning Units, the Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX 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 PSI for the price
  • High GPM 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 SPX2688-MAX 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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