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Sun Joe SPX4500 Spec Review

The Sun Joe SPX4500 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2500 PSI and flow of 1.48 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

YOUR DIRTY JOBS JUST GOT DONE. Fight back against dirt debris with SPX4500 13-Amp Electric Pressure from SUN JOE® — the latest eco-friendly, electric grime fighter. Tackle your toughest home, outdoor and auto cleaning tasks with the powerful 13-amp induction motor, designed to last longer, run quieter, and work cooler than traditional universal motors. (source: Sun Joe (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Sun Joe SPX4500

In a nutshell, the Sun Joe SPX4500 is a medium duty pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces and out-of-reach areas
  • intense cleaning of tough, paintless surfaces
  • cleaning of painted or delicate surfaces
  • application of detergent and cleaning solutions

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

With a 13 amp motor, its axial pump delivers a pressure of 2500 PSI (roughly 42 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.48 GPM, resulting in the Sun Joe SPX4500's cleaning power of 3700 Cleaning Units.

As it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the SPX4500 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

The Sun Joe SPX4500 is very mobile, due to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D23.5 x W18.5 x H35.4 in. Its sturdy metal frame provides longevity to the assembly. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the SPX4500 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

With a weight of only 37 lbs, the unit is very easy to carry around. As if this lightweight wasn't enough, the device also features two 9.4" wheels to further improve its ease of use and of transport.

Main Features

The Sun Joe SPX4500 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent storage is ensured by a removable 1 gal tank. The unit features a dial to allow you to manually choose the detergent dilution ratio. Whenever a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent is automatically added to the water.
  • Pressure hose: The included 20 ft high-pressure hose can be neatly stored on the unit when idle thanks to 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 5 nozzles included with the device, and the respective surfaces which they’re the most suitable for, are shown in the following table.
 


15°

25°

40°

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonryUse with cautionSuitableSuitableSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitable

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

The specs of the Sun Joe SPX4500

The Sun Joe SPX4500

  • 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 SPX4500 allows you to be always fully prepared, as it features a handy storage area, where nozzles and accessories can be stored.
  • 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 SPX4500 also comes with spray gun, wand, power cord, nozzle cleaner and pressure hose.

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The Sun Joe SPX4500'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 SPX4500 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Sun Joe SPX4500, with a max water pressure of 2500 PSI, has one of the higher PSI values of the electric products in the $195-270 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 Sun Joe SPX4600 that can reach up to 3000 PSI.
  • Considering the above-mentioned price range, this washer's maximum water flow of 1.48 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 SPX4001 has the highest GPM of 1.76.
  • With a rather impressive value of 3700 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), the SPX4500 has a higher cleaning efficiency compared to similarly priced devices. If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the Realm BY02-BIMK, which can reach up to 4550 Cleaning Units, is one of the most efficient of the devices in the current price range.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Sun Joe SPX4500 vs Sun Joe SPX4600.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 3500 and 4000 Cleaning Units, the Sun Joe SPX4500 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
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Detergent dilution mechanism
  • Onboard storage
  • High PSI for the price
  • High GPM for the price
  • High CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Sun Joe SPX4500 doesn't have any notably low specs.

Do you own the Sun Joe SPX4500 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI (max/rated)2500/2000
GPM (max/rated)1.48/1.1
Cleaning Units3700
Motor13 amp
PumpAxial
Features
FrameMetal
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank1 gal, removable
Soap dilutionWheel
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose20 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 23.5 x 18.5 x 35.4 in
Weight37 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀9.4"
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 5 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty2 years

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 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 SPX4500 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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