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How to select Foam Cannon Adapter for your pressure washer machine?

How to select Foam Cannon Adapter for your pressure washer machine?

There are so many different brands of pressure washer machines. 

How to quickly recognize the correct foam cannon adapter(snow foam lance) for your pressure washer machine?

Yes, by following this article, you will find it so easy to pick your the perfect foam cannon for your machine.

First of all, check the brand name of your machine, is it one of the most frequant brands, such as Karcher, Nilfisk, Bosch, etc.

1. Famous Brands:

Famous Brand 1: Bosch

Bosch has many electric tools, pressure washer is one of their best sellers. among the best selling pressure washers, most frequant are traditional Bosch Aquatak and new Bosch AQT(eazy aquatak).

If your pressure washer is made before the year 2014, and there's no "eazy aquatak" on its box or machine, then it must be the traditional  Bosch Aquatak model

If your pressure washer is made after the year 2015, and there's word "Eazy Aquatak" or "AQT" like below picture, then it must be the new Bosch AQT model.

Famous Brand 2: Karcher, this is the most popular brand in the world, they generally have 4 kinds of adapters, traditional karcher k, new Karcher K, traditional karcher HD, and new HD.

Traditional Karcher K is the most popular one for now. and it is very easy to recognize. if your karcher wand is with such adapter, you would need this "KA" model

Traditional Karcher K Series

New Karcher K from K1700, K1800 to K1900, the new karcher K model is with 1/4" quick connection spray tips. If you have the new karcher K models with 1/4" quick connection spray tips like below photo, you would need a 1/4" quick connector.

new_karcher_K1700_k1800_k1900

 

Traditional Karcher HD, is with a standard M22 thread. If your gun is one of the following two, you would need the traditional Karcher HD model.

Karcher_hds_gun_trigger

karcher_hd_gun_wand

 

New Karcher HD, is with a new thread called "easy lock", this thread looks similar to M22, but it is quite different. If your trigger gun is like following one, you would need the new Karcher eazy lock model.

 

2. Quick Release Connectors, are usually made in stainless steel, which are very easy to recognize.

the short 1/4" inch quick connector. if your pressure washer has one of the following quick connection spray tips, then you would need the 1/4" quick connection model.

1/4"_inch_quick_connection_spray_nozzles

Long Quick Release Connector for Nilfisk professional models and other brands, this quick connector is usually used on professional pressure washer machines. If your spray wand is with such long quick releae connector, then you would need the Nilfisk type quick release model.

3. M22 male thread connector, this is a very popular thread, which is normally used on professional pressure washer machines. If the male thread is on the spray wand's side, you would need the M22 model.

If the male thread is on the trigger gun side, and your spray wand is with female thread, then you would need the HDS model.

4. Bayonet Type Connectors, there are a few very similar bayonet connectors. 

here are some tips to quickly recognize the correct one for your pressure washer machine.

Step 1: look its two wings. If the two small wings are the smaller one around 7mm long like following pictures, no matter it is made in metal or plastic, you would need the NF model.  

small_wings_NF_adapter

smaller_wings_NF_adapter

Step: 2: If the two wings are rounded ones like following picture, you would need the NNF model.

rounded_wings_NNF_model

Step 3: If the wings are longer one at 14mm, then look the smaller cone area. If there's no smaller cone above the rubber o ring area, and the rubber o ring area diameter is above 14mm, not 12mm, then you would need the NLV model.

Step 4: If the wings are longer one at 14mm, and there's a smaller cone above the rubber o ring area. like the picture below, then you would need to measure the diameter of the rubber o ring area, if the diameter is 14mm, you would need the LV model. If the diameter is 12mm, you would need the NBD model.

 

 

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