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Briggs and Stratton 8,000 Watt Geneerator Review

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The Briggs & Stratton 8,000 watt generator system (model 40445) affordably covers your home's basic circuits providing backup power to your lights, refrigerator, television and other small appliances. When a power outage occurs, a standby generator system automatically provides power to your home until utility power is restored. It is permanently connected to your home's electrical system "standing by" in case your electricity is interrupted. It runs on liquid propane gas or natural gas.

Automatic Transfer Switch

The transfer switch is the brain behind the standby generator system. Its job is to sense when the power is out, it automatically "switch" on the generator, and manage backup power to your home. Once utility power is restored, the switch will safely transfer back to utility power while returning the generator to standby mode.

All Weather-Resistant

Rust-resistant, Galvanized steel enclosures are made from the same materials and paint process used in the automotive industry, resulting in years of protection against chips and abrasions.

Powerful Engine

Engineered specifically to meet the demands of a standby generator, Briggs & Stratton premium engines deliver reliability, performance and durability. It is one of the most powerful units of its kW class and has one of the highest power output per square inch of its footprint.

Flexible Placement

Flexible, indoor or outdoor, transfer switch placement makes it convenient to install. The all weather-resistant transfer switches are NEMA 3R rated for maximum protection against dirt, rain, sleet and snow. Compliancy with the stringent NFPA 37 standard means the whole house generators can be placed as close as 18” from your home.


  • It is durable and reliable
  • It is fast and gives a quick response
  • Provides maximum safety, comfort and efficiency


  • Can be difficult to use
  • Can be noisy


Protect your home and family from the uncertainty of power outages by keeping the lights on and basic household appliances running. The standby generator’s engine delivers improved reliability, performance, and durability to meet your power demands. The Briggs & Stratton 8,000 watt generator offers a higher power output per square inch of its footprint, providing backup electricity to more of your household appliances. It features the smallest footprint in its class, and still packs plenty of power so your home's basic circuits and small appliances stay on during an outage. Designed to fit any property, its flexible placement options and compact size make backup power a reality for many homeowners.

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