Frequently asked questions
Below are some answers to questions commonly asked by our customers. If you have a different question, please contact us.
The difference between the Typhoon™ and Cyclone™ units lie in the pump and battery. The Typhoon™ series has a maximum deadhead pressure or 115 psi and a 5.2Ah lithium-ion battery. The Cyclone™ series , on the other hand, has a maximum deadhead pressure of 60psi and a 2.6Ah lithium-ion battery.
Each of our sprayers are versatile and can be used for most applications. However, different industries prefer different sprayers:
Pest Control Operators (PCOs) tend to prefer the Typhoon™ series as they have a higher psi rating which allows for a further spray distance and higher flow rate.
Turf and Ornamental (T&O) companies tend to prefer the Cyclone™ series as the extra pressure is typically not necessary. The lower psi setting on the Cyclone™ can also be useful when treating delicate plants.
Cleaning professionals tend to prefer the Storm™ series as it offers the lower flow rate of the Cyclone™ and are small enough to easily maneuver indoors. We also offer a line of specialized cleaning /sanitization sprayers through the MicroBurst™ series and VOLT™ electrostatic series.
Included accessories (i.e. nozzles, etc.) may differ depending on the sprayer. However, each sprayer comes with a battery, charger, nozzles, wand, spray handle/gun, and wand holster(s).
Depending on the pressure setting being used, our batteries tend to last for up to three (3) hours of continuous spraying. It is unlikely for the battery to run out of power during one day's work. However, having a spare battery can be useful in case of an unforeseen incident such as losing the battery, the battery being accidentally damaged, etc.
Some customers have found it helpful to have one battery charging while another is in use.
Although FlowZone® sprayers are not electrostatic, they have proven very successful in the cleaning industry due to their uniform spray pattern and continuous flow rate. You can also explore our sister brand, X-Stream Clean, for electrostatic offerings and sprayers designed for cleaning and sanitization.
Operation & Maintenance
Absolutely. In order to avoid clogging the inlet filter and/or pump, we simply ask our customers to thoroughly mix the product in an appropriate container before putting it into the sprayer.
If re-mixing is required, it can be easily done by spraying back into the tank and agitating the liquid.
Bleach can be used in our sprayers with Viton™ seals in a 1:3 bleach to water ratio max. When using a bleach solution in the sprayer, it is important to rinse and flush the sprayer thoroughly after use to avoid causing damage to the diaphragm pump.
There is an extremely vast list of poducts that are used across the industries we serve, and this list continues to grow.
While the majority of products work well with our sprayers, we do ask our customers to check the compatibility of the intended product with the wetted materials used in our sprayers (Viton™, TPV, PVC, and polyethylene.)
There are a couple of good tips.
First, clean your sprayer after each use! This is the most overlooked method to extend your sprayers life yet the cause of most early failures.
Second, take care to not leave your sprayer outside in inclement weather or spray hose directed water toward the chamber containing the pump and electronics. While the battery door itself is waterproof and all the internal components are water resistant, excessive ingress of water can, over time, shorten your sprayer’s life.
Any nozzle that meets minimum flow requirements. Using a nozzle with lower flow rates can cause damage and early failure to your sprayer’s pump.
Shipping & Handling
Sprayers and parts are shipped through UPS. Shipping rates are calculated based on shipping address and the weight of the order. All shipping rates are determined by UPS.
The best way to get a shipping estimate is to initiate the checkout process and input your shipping address. No payment information is necessary at this step and you are not required to place an order.
Processing times depend on order volume. Under normal circumstances, orders require 24-48 hours to process.