The world’s first cordless pressure washer has just got even better!
And now the wait is finally over!!
The Nomad 18 V cordless portable pressure washer can be purchased with a high quality Li-ion (Lithium ion) battery, with all the advantages that brings with it, the main ones being it runs the washer for longer and also at a constant/maximum pressure without the rolling off in pressure that the NiCad battery exhibited as it was running down.
The Li-ion battery also has a built in fuel gauge – just press the button on the side of it to see the level of charge via a traffic light style system of; green (fully charged), amber (partly discharged) and red (very low/flat). Li-ion batteries do not suffer from “memory” problems unlike NiCads when batteries are not fully discharged before recharging, plus Li-ions also have a much slower self discharge time – i.e. they stay charged for longer before they need topping up – many weeks/months.
Another improvement to the product is that the mains charger is now different and charges not only the new Li-ion Battery but also the NiCad battery – hence the name Dual Chemistry Charger. Each time a battery is placed in the charger it is tested prior to charging and any faults highlighted to the user. Please note that whilst NiCad batteries can be charged in the Dual Chemistry Charger a Li-ion battery CANNOT be charged in NiCad charger.
Note. Existing Nomad 18 V NiCad owners can purchase an upgrade kit that includes a Li-ion battery (N105) and dual chemistry charger (N117). The upgrade kit has the part number NN105N117 and can be found by following this link.
Other changes to the New Nomad 18 V are:
- The new spray gun has an improved latching mechanism
- The hose also has the same latching improvements to the end that connects to the washer
- The washer outlet washer has been replaced by a new semi-internal o-ring
- The power cord with car adapter is no longer shipped with the washer as the internal connector has now been removed.
Available in either Orange or Green colour ways. Click this link to buy.
“it’s not cheap, but this is as good as truly portable washers get”
What Mountain Bike Magazine March 2012 (issue 145) Click this link to see the review.