12v vs 120v


#1

What is everyone running?? What the pros and cons between the two??


#2

On what?


#3

I have a Generator built into my HW Pressure Washer. I like it a lot. Gives me a outlet for plugs and other things when needed. Only problem is when the generators do go they can cost a pretty penny to replace…


#4

On your pw


#5

Some say the 120 is less mantanice and don’t go down as much…


#6

I’ve had both types. 12v are as reliable as the person that takes care of them. The main reason they go out is because the systems rely on a deep cycle battery to fire the relay that fires the igniter. Some will cheap out and put a car or lawn mower battery in there. Those batteries just don’t have the amps for a 12 v system, and in most cases fry the relay or worse.

The only problem we’ve had with 120v systems is adjusting the belt, but I haven’t heard good things about voltmaster generators. If a generator goes out that’s $400-600 bucks.


#7

Well guess it’s 12volts for me…


#8

My 12V has been rocking and rolling for 3 years with no problems and the same battery.


#9

What kind of battery is good to use? 12v deep cycle marine battery?


#10

I’m pretty sure that’s all I’ve seen recommended. I found a Exide Nautilus at Menards for $70 and so far hasn’t let me down. It’s only been a couple weeks though. Lol


#11

How is that solar panel charger working out for you?


#12

Pretty much worthless. It’s only 1.5 watts so it’s like a trickle charger. Today I was under trees no matter where I would’ve parked.

I have run out of battery yet though and I’ve run it pretty consistently for 8 hours. I just put the battery tender on it at night.


#13

Awesome. Thanks. Looking to part together a 12v softwash system. I’m getting a 5.5 gpm pump tomorrow as a starter.


#14

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