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Hot Pressure Washers

Can the steam option be added to a hot pressure washer?
Yes, the steam option can be added to most hot pressure washers with the exception of the all-electric units containing the nomenclature "H4" in the model number.
What is the highest pressure offered on a standard Sioux hot pressure washer?
5000 psi. If more pressure is required for an application, please contact your Sioux sales representative for more information.
What is the highest pressure offered on a standard Sioux hot pressure washer?
5000 psi. If more pressure is required for an application, please contact your Sioux sales representative for more information.
Which units can be used in hazardous locations?
Any Sioux EN Series all-electric pressure washer or steam cleaner or any electric motor driven cold water washer can be designed to be explosion-proof.
How can you tell if a unit is explosion proof?
Explosion-proof units will have XP at the end of the model number.
Can I use a Dakota II steam cleaner or pressure washer in an explosion-proof area?
No, because these units have an open flame in the combustion chamber from burning  fuel, these units are not suitable for this application. The EN Series units with the XP in the model number are designed for this application.
Can I operate an all-electric hot water or steam unit on 1 phase power?
Because the all-electric units are using electric heating elements to heat the water and this method requires more power than a unit using fossil fuel, 3 phase power is required for these units.
Do Sioux's all-electric pressure washers or steam cleaners require preheating before they can be used?
No, Sioux uses properly sized immersion heating elements that provide instantaneous and continuous heat without the need for preheating.
Do Sioux's all-electric pressure washers or steam cleaners use a large holding tank and heat transfer fluid for heating the water?
No, Sioux uses properly sized immersion heating elements that provide for instanteous and continuous heat without the need for preheating.
After prolonged use will the outlet temperature of Sioux's all-electric hot pressure washers or steam cleaners decrease?
No, Sioux uses properly sized immersion heating elements that provide instantaneous and continuous hot water regardless of how long the unit operates.
What is the difference in the operating current (amps) for a unit operating on 240 volt versus 480 volt?
The operating current (amps required) would be twice as much on a unit operating on 240 volt versus 480 volt.
Are 50 and 60 Hz models available in Sioux products?
Yes, each product line offers both 50 or 60 Hz models. Model numbers will be different depending upon which version is selected.
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