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Briggs & Stratton

12,000-Watt Automatic Air Cooled Standby Generator with 100 Amp 16-Circuit Transfer Switch

  • Manages a home up to 5,500 sq. ft. with a 4-ton air conditioner
  • Operation is rated for areas with low natural gas pressure
  • Offers flexible placement options, as close as 18 in. to home
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Product Overview

  • Manages a home up to 5,500 sq. ft. with a 4-ton air conditioner
  • Operation is rated for areas with low natural gas pressure
  • Offers flexible placement options, as close as 18 in. to home
This Briggs & Stratton standby generator protects your home and family with affordable, reliable Briggs & Stratton backup power. This generator is 50% smaller and 60% quieter than our previous model. Its streamlined design meets the power needs of your whole house, with a more compact, affordable unit. This home standby generator includes outdoor/indoor NEMA 3R rated automatic transfer switch for easy installation. You can truly power more for less with this little powerhouse.
  • Thanks to symphony 2 power management system, a smaller home generator system by Briggs & Stratton can meet all your needs and save you money in the process
  • 12kW with symphony 2 power management can manage a home, up to 5,500 sq. ft. with a 4-Ton air conditioner saving you thousands less than a previously required 20kW
  • Compliancy with the NFPA 37 standard means it can be placed as close as 18 in. from your home for flexible placement 3 options - perfect for tight lot lines
  • Rated for operation in areas with low natural gas pressure
  • Home generator can operate at 3.5 in. to 7 in. water column
  • Comprehensive parts, labor and travel limited warranty
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Manages a home up to 5,500 sq. ft. with a 4-ton air conditioner
  • Operation is rated for areas with low natural gas pressure
  • Offers flexible placement options, as close as 18 in. to home
Model #: 040532
Internet #: 207051416

This Briggs & Stratton standby generator protects your home and family with affordable, reliable Briggs & Stratton backup power. This generator is 50% smaller and 60% quieter than our previous model. Its streamlined design meets the power needs of your whole house, with a more compact, affordable unit. This home standby generator includes outdoor/indoor NEMA 3R rated automatic transfer switch for easy installation. You can truly power more for less with this little powerhouse.

  • Thanks to symphony 2 power management system, a smaller home generator system by Briggs & Stratton can meet all your needs and save you money in the process
  • 12kW with symphony 2 power management can manage a home, up to 5,500 sq. ft. with a 4-Ton air conditioner saving you thousands less than a previously required 20kW
  • Compliancy with the NFPA 37 standard means it can be placed as close as 18 in. from your home for flexible placement 3 options - perfect for tight lot lines
  • Rated for operation in areas with low natural gas pressure
  • Home generator can operate at 3.5 in. to 7 in. water column
  • Comprehensive parts, labor and travel limited warranty
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Ratings (14) (24) (15) (16)
Engine Make Briggs and Stratton Briggs and Stratton Briggs and Stratton OEM Branded
Features Automatic Voltage Regulation,Dual Fuel,Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Overload Protection Automatic Voltage Regulation,Dual Fuel,Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Overload Protection Automatic Voltage Regulation,Dual Fuel,Hour Meter,Overload Protection Dual Fuel,Electric Start,LCD Display,Low Oil Shutdown,Overload Protection
Running Wattage 10000 12000 10000 11000
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
37.2
Product Length (in.)
28.0
Product Width (in.)
26.0

Details

Application
Home Standby
Built-in inverter
No
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Color Family
Gray
Engine Displacement (cc)
627
Engine Make
Briggs and Stratton
Features
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Dual Fuel,Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Overload Protection
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
0
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
2.3
Included
Automatic Transfer Switch
Number of circuits/outlets
16
Operational Volume (dB)
69
Outlet Type
120/240 Single Phase
Power Type
Natural Gas,Propane Liquid
Product Weight (lb.)
318lb
Response Time (sec.)
20.0
Returnable
Non-Returnable
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank or charge)
0
Running Wattage
12000
Start Type
Electric Switch
Suggested Uses
Battery Charger,Bench Tools,Halogen Work Light,Large Appliances,Lights,Mobile Devices,Power Tools,Small Appliances,Small Electronics,Sump Pump,Well Pump

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CARB Compliant,cUL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5-year parts, labor, and travel limited warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
37.2
Product Length (in.)
28.0
Product Width (in.)
26.0

Details

Application
Home Standby
Built-in inverter
No
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Color Family
Gray
Engine Displacement (cc)
627
Engine Make
Briggs and Stratton
Features
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Dual Fuel,Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Overload Protection
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
0
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
2.3
Included
Automatic Transfer Switch
Number of circuits/outlets
16
Operational Volume (dB)
69
Outlet Type
120/240 Single Phase
Power Type
Natural Gas,Propane Liquid
Product Weight (lb.)
318lb
Response Time (sec.)
20.0
Returnable
Non-Returnable
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank or charge)
0
Running Wattage
12000
Start Type
Electric Switch
Suggested Uses
Battery Charger,Bench Tools,Halogen Work Light,Large Appliances,Lights,Mobile Devices,Power Tools,Small Appliances,Small Electronics,Sump Pump,Well Pump

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CARB Compliant,cUL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5-year parts, labor, and travel limited warranty

Questions & Answers

Can I use a manual transfer disconnect instead of the automatic transfer switch?

Can I use a manual transfer disconnect instead of the automatic transfer switch?
Asked by: Samit
Yes you can but that would make this a very expensive and potentially dangerous generator solution so I wouldn't suggest it for this class of generator. The very nature of your question says you would better serve yourself by doing more research on what you need and expect from a generator. Also be well aware of the danger of sending power back down the line putting some innocent power company worker at risk if you don't not shut down your generator in a timely fashion.
Answered by: LH
Date published: 2018-12-05

How much propane pressure is required I have a high pressure regulator from the tank to my house then a low pressure

Do I need to feed from the high side
Asked by: Jim
12 inches of W.C.
Answered by: JArcher
Date published: 2018-11-26

How far can this be mounted away from the house? I bought house recently and they previously had...

How far can this be mounted away from the house? I bought house recently and they previously had a generator so I have a setup to connect however the central air compressor is sitting where this would go but I have a patch of dirt by the fence maybe 30-40 ft away where I could bury the gas line and electric. Due to the noise of this unit and space issues, it would be ideal to mount it way in the backyard by the fence
Asked by: RR
The further away, the more expensive the install...by a lot! Trenching for gas pipes, electrical conduit, and associated underground rated fittings could DOUBLE your install cost. The closer the better! Mine is 20". The noise will not matter 1 bit when the power us out, trust me.
Answered by: NewGen12kw
Date published: 2018-12-13

What size breakers come with the transfer switch? Can they be swapped out with other breakers?

What size breakers come with the transfer switch? Can they be swapped out with other breakers?
Asked by: RG
I believe they are 15&20 amp breakers. Not sure why anyone would swap out new breakers. Ask an electrician if you can, but more importantly, if you should..
Answered by: NewGen12kw
Date published: 2018-12-13
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Customer Reviews

12,000-Watt Automatic Air Cooled Standby Generator with 100 Amp 16-Circuit Transfer Switch is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Poor Product I have a 12 KW unit with less than 100 hours on it and it does not work. The rotor and stator are bad which is a very expensive repair and they refuse to cover under warranty. Briggs and Stratton does not stand behind their product, and when you try to call customer support you get bounced around in the call center. Unit was installed by a certified diamond dealer and everything was done by the book. In my opinion a well maintained standby generator should last more than 98 hours.
Date published: 2019-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dependable backup for the entire house This generator, along with circuit management technology allows a 12 KW1 generator to provide whole house backup at a lower cost than a larger model, by allowing the management of high voltage appliances (A/C, Oven/Range, Clothes Dryer). It has provided reliable and virtually seamless service during several power outages over the two years that we've had it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Satisfied I purchased this item late last fall and had it installed. I bought it for several reasons:1)customer reviews 2) competitive price 3) best warranty. Thus far it has met all of my expectations. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I bought this generator thinking in a Symphony II smart... I bought this generator thinking in a Symphony II smart system but for my surprise I only find a 16 circuit transfer??
Date published: 2019-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LIVING IN THE COUNTRY IS GREAT, BUT WINDSTORMS AND NORTHERN ONTARIO WINTERS CAN VERY OFTEN TOPPLE TREES ONTO HYDRO LINES AND WE CAN BE WITHOUT HYDRO FOR DAYS. THE LAST INCIDENT LEFT US WITHOUT HYDRO FOR A DAY AND HALF. I WAS AWAY AT THE TIME, AND WHEN I RETURNED, DECIDED THEN AND THERE THAT IT WAS TIME TO GET A STANDBY GENERATOR. I MADE THE PURCHASE , HAD IT INSTALLED, AND WONDERED WHY I DID NOT DO IT LONG AGO. WE LOST HYDRO AFTER I BOUGHT IT, BUT THE GENERATOR TOOK OVER UNTIL THE HYDRO WAS BACK ON AND SAVED US A LOT OF GRIEF. WITHOUT IT, WE WOULD HAVE NO HEAT, NO RUNNING WATER AND QUITE POSSIBLY LOSE EVERYTHING IN THE FREEZER, WHICH WE HAVE ALREADY EXPERIENCED. I ALSO LIKE THE FACT THAT THE GENERATOR COMES ON AND RUNS FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES ONCE A WEEK SO WE KNOW THAT IT IS READY WHEN NEEDED. I HIGHLY RECOMEND THE BRIGGS AND STRATTON STANDBY GENERERATOR. YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU MAY NEED IT.
Date published: 2019-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After 1 yr. and it's 1st service. We had this unit installed for just over 1yr now and it has run it's weekly exerciser without fault. This unit has the cold weather kit installed and it started up without any problem at 6 degrees below 0 on a very cold morning. Service just completed by our installer, oil & filter were changed ( air filter checked - looked brand new ) unit was load tested with A/C & electric dryer on and passed without any trouble codes. My only advise would be to pick your site for the unit with the thought of what the very hot exhaust will do to a lawn. We had 6" of stone placed around the cement pad, for ease of cutting the lawn, however we had to extend that distance to 18" on the exhaust side because of the heat damage to the grass.
Date published: 2014-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just installed, first week of Dec. 2018. Paid an electrician and plumber. Nail biter for me but... Just installed, first week of Dec. 2018. Paid an electrician and plumber. Nail biter for me but a piece of cake for them. The 18" distance from the house saved me over $500 in trench digging and underground fittings. Everything was run above ground and neat. Test run went well, as did first weekly autonomous run. Suggestion: buy the WHOLE HOUSE transfer switch, not the 16 circuit and save some $ on the install. This generator can run 3 small homes! No need for 16 circuits unless your house is HUGE.
Date published: 2018-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far Im very happy I am so happy that I purchased when I did, have needed it 5 times already. Its come on each time except once. It tried to come on, but we didnt buy the extra load shedding device, had too many things on for it to power up.
Date published: 2019-01-11
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