AVA of Norway conducts several quality and lifetime tests on our products. Many of these tests are performed in-house, while others are conducted by third-party companies.
Our machines are all designed and built to prevent any heating issues or need for rest. Generally, frequent start-stop cycles can be harder on the machine compared to continuous usage. Over the years, we have subjected our products to testing cycles for CE approvals and other relevant certificates, as weak spots are often identified in relation to these cycles. Additionally, various types of rigorous consumer tests incorporate cycles to better simulate real-life use of a pressure washer. Therefore, our tests are designed in different ways, with the most common lifetime test being 12 seconds on and 3 seconds off.
During startup, the power consumption is approximately three times higher, causing this cycle to consume just as much power (and generate the same amount of heat) as a continuous test.
Below is an example of a TÜV SÜD report for CE approval, extracted from a 164-page report containing numerous tests performed and passed on one of our machines. Among these tests, there are also assessments for periods of "Not less than 8 hours." These types of reports are conducted by third-party companies and are mandatory. AVA of Norway has collaborated with well-known companies such as TÛV SÛD and Dekra for these tests.
Our machines are capable of operating effectively in the consumer market and performing well under various circumstances. If you still have questions regarding duty cycles or continuous usage, we can answer even shorter: using any AVA pressure washer throughout the entire day without interruption is not an issue. Nevertheless, if you frequently require this level of continuous operation, you are likely in need of an industrial pump rather than a consumer-grade machine.