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Briggs & Stratton

12,000-Watt Automatic Air Cooled Standby Generator with 200 Amp Transfer Switch

  • Offers flexible placement options, as close as 18 in. to home
  • Manages a home up to 5,500 sq. ft. with a 4-ton air conditioner
  • Easy to install outdoor/indoor NEMA 3R rated auto transfer switch
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Product Overview

  • Offers flexible placement options, as close as 18 in. to home
  • Manages a home up to 5,500 sq. ft. with a 4-ton air conditioner
  • Easy to install outdoor/indoor NEMA 3R rated auto transfer switch
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 II 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 options - perfect for tight lot lines
  • Backup generator has a 5-year parts, labor and travel limited warranty
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Offers flexible placement options, as close as 18 in. to home
  • Manages a home up to 5,500 sq. ft. with a 4-ton air conditioner
  • Easy to install outdoor/indoor NEMA 3R rated auto transfer switch
Model #: 040531
Internet #: 207044687

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 II 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 options - perfect for tight lot lines
  • Backup generator has a 5-year 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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Features Automatic Voltage Regulation,Dual Fuel,Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Low Oil Shutdown,Overload Protection 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
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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
1
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
1
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

What kind of battery does it take and how many?

What kind of battery does it take and how many?
Asked by: Rick
It requires one car type battery. Mine was around 100.00 from NAPA. It was installed over a year ago and it starts and runs without a problem for tests every week.
Answered by: TMS
Date published: 2019-01-30

What type of fuel does the generator run on?

What type of fuel does the generator run on?
Asked by: Bigcity
Propane or natural gas.
Answered by: Jbyrd
Date published: 2019-01-30

What if I dont have a propane tank in my yard? What does that cost on top of the generator

Asked by: Jr
I had a large one put in. It was 700.00 for the tank rental, delivery and to fill it.
Answered by: TMS
Date published: 2019-01-30

What happens if I start to draw more amps than the generator can handle?

Asked by: skibandit
If you purchased to load shedding modules for the Symphony transfer switch, you would be all set! They would shutdown less critical circuits such as bedroom outlets or whatever you set it up for! If you don't have them, well, you are out of luck. It will shutdown. You have to manually turn off appliances or curcuit breakers and restart it.
Answered by: KMic
Date published: 2018-02-09
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Customer Reviews

12,000-Watt Automatic Air Cooled Standby Generator with 200 Amp Transfer Switch is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 23.
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 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 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
Rated 3 out of 5 by from New install I have just installed this unit and have not had it long enough to evaluate its performance. Installation guidelines were clear and easy to understand. The install went without incident.
Date published: 2019-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the money! I have had the 12kw unit for 2 years now and have used it numerous times with no problems. The power goes out every time the wind blows and it has yet to fail me. No more dragging out the old generator and hooking up extension cords, it's great!
Date published: 2014-06-03
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