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Old 11th July 2018, 22:59   #991
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Question - Does it need the 16A source or can I use plug adapter and use it with normal 6A source safely? Thanks
Buy a 16 amp plug socket and wire and Do a diy extension box. I made this myself this and use this every week for washing my Nexon with Bosch AQT 37-13 plus
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Folks, just bought the AQT 35-12 but the plug is of 16 A. Started searching for more information and came across this wonderful thread.
Unfortunately, I have no 16 A plug close by to wash place (the nearest one is about 40 feet away) and even the heavy duty 16A extension cords available in Amazon are of max 4m length which does not suffice.

Question - Does it need the 16A source or can I use plug adapter and use it with normal 6A source safely? Thanks
Give it to the local electrician shop. He'll add as many meters of wire as you need.
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Give it to the local electrician shop. He'll add as many meters of wire as you need.
It might void the warranty. Extension box is a better option.
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Folks, just bought the AQT 35-12 but the plug is of 16 A. Question - Does it need the 16A source or can I use plug adapter and use it with normal 6A source safely? Thanks
I've posted my thoughts on this here: bosch-aqt-35-12
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Default BOSCH vs KARCHER

So my almost a decade old Bosch aquatak plus is running on its last legs. Leaks oil, has become noisier and the worst part is local Bosch outlet cannot repair it since the model is quite old.
I am thinking of buying a Karcher product this time, K3 to be exact, since I have heard that newer BOSCH products suffer from inferior quality.
Fellow bhpians who use pressure washers, your opinions will be highly appreciated.
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I was targeting a Karcher K2 but after going through this thread have decided to buy one with a metal head with a budget of 15-16K tops.
Can someone pl tell me what to buy with the relevant links/place to buy in Bangalore.
Thx.
PS Also which one would be better w.r.t service/accessory pricing? As I understand this is not a buy & forget kind of product.
Quoting myself here, I enquired about Karcher K3 premium from Karcher Bangalore dealer & he quoted 16.5K(similar to amazon). The bad part is the 1 year warranty applicable to only motor & not accessories.
Whereas in UK they give 3-5 years warranty. Does it conclude that they make inferior products for price sensitive markets like India?
Doesn't give much confidence to proceed I should say.
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Default Bosch AQT 37-13 Plus

Purchased Bosch AQT 37-13 Plus, got a pretty good deal actually.
Initial impressions are mostly positive, I no longer have to change the connectors since it comes with a "3 in 1" nozzle.
Also there is a separate mechanism for using car shampoo which I really like, saves time in interchanging between washer bottle and the pressure wash nozzle.
One thing which I didn't like was that the cable is 6m long and you need to purchase an extension separately so that you can easily wash the car without having to drag the machine with you.
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Folks, just bought the AQT 35-12 but the plug is of 16 A. Started searching for more information and came across this wonderful thread.
Unfortunately, I have no 16 A plug close by to wash place (the nearest one is about 40 feet away) and even the heavy duty 16A extension cords available in Amazon are of max 4m length which does not suffice.

Question - Does it need the 16A source or can I use plug adapter and use it with normal 6A source safely? Thanks
Go to electrical shop, get a roll of 2.5 sq mm (90 metres)*and a 16 amp socket and 16 amp 3 pin plug and wire the extension yourself as much length as you want. If you have doubts ask the electrical shop owner to connect the wire to socket and pin for you. Best extension cord ever and will give you years of service.

* prefer to get seperate 50 feet of wire in red and black colour for ease in determining live and neutral.

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get a roll of 2.5 sq mm (90 metres)
I am also on the lookout for making/buying extension cord for my Karcher.

Pardon me, didn't get what you meant by 2.5 sq mm wire, is it for 16 amp current? Earth wire is not required? Will the electrical shop usually have the box(wood or plastic) to house the 16A socket?
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Pardon me, didn't get what you meant by 2.5 sq mm wire, is it for 16 amp current? Earth wire is not required? Will the electrical shop usually have the box(wood or plastic) to house the 16A socket?
The earth wire should be the same diameter of phase/neutral wire upto 16 sq.mm. For wires bigger than 16 sq mm and lower than 35 sq mm, the earth wire must be 16 sq mm.
It should be green or yellow in color.

Look for a PVC modular 4-switch box.
Then either: 2 slots for the 16A socket, 1 for switch and 1 for a pilot lamp. If possible, avoid a switch with built-in pilot. Also buy a plug with fuse. You need to buy the covering plates etc.
or: simply use a Cona or Anchor 16A socket with fuse and pilot all-in-one socket. The Cona 2351 looks very dated, but it is a workhorse socket.

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Anyone using this?:

https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B07...A2Z2814OSM61V2

Induction motor and good reviews from verified purchasers. Though the later has gotten me a bit suspicious.
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I am also on the lookout for making/buying extension cord for my Karcher.

Pardon me, didn't get what you meant by 2.5 sq mm wire, is it for 16 amp current? Earth wire is not required? Will the electrical shop usually have the box(wood or plastic) to house the 16A socket?
wires are classified by their current carrying capacity.
1 sq mm is upto 6 Amps
1.5 sq mm is upto 9 Amps
2.0 sq mm is upto 12 Amps
2.5 sq mm is upto 15 Amps
3.0 sq mm is upto 18 Amps

So 3.0 sq mm is good for carrying 16 Amps load but wires get considerably thicker and heavier esp when you talk of 15-20 metres.

Earth wire not required because all pressure washers are made of ABS plastic body which is shock proof and the earth pin given on their 3 pin is usually a dummy plastic black material and not useful for earthing. You will only need positive and negative wires preferably of different colours for easy identification. If you get a big roll of red wire then how will you identify which wire is which when it comes to conmecting wires to socket. Also braid these wires so that they become manageable. Once you braid them, identifying which wire is connected to which becomes difficult if they do not have distinct colour. So lets say you need 40 feet of wire. Then buy 15 metres of red wire and 15 metres of yellow/black wire for negative.

All electrical shops have plastic 16/32 Amp socket and it is plastic housing so it is also waterproof. No need to use wood box.

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Got the Bosch AQT 130:

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Thanks everyone on this thread who cleared all my doubts.

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Anyone using this?:

https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B07...A2Z2814OSM61V2

Induction motor and good reviews from verified purchasers. Though the later has gotten me a bit suspicious.

Got the Resqtech induction model couple of weeks ago.
I liked the build quality. The Resqtech motor can also draw water from a bucket. Have used it many times this rainy season to wash my bike and car. Also at home, the balconies get washed quite often.
With a 2year warranty, VFM pricing and good service backup, Iam a happy customer.

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Got the Resqtech induction model couple of weeks ago.
I liked the build quality. The Resqtech motor can also draw water from a bucket. Have used it many times this rainy season to wash my bike and car. Also at home, the balconies get washed quite often.
With a 2year warranty, VFM pricing and good service backup, Iam a happy customer.

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Thanks, what about the foam lance? Is it part of the package? On amazon reviews i read that it doesn't come with it.
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