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Briggs & Stratton 8kW Home Standby Generator System (50A 10-Circuit Switch)

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Briggs & Stratton Electric Generators and AccessoriesModel: 40445
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Grade
Airooled Standby Generators
Style
Watts
8 kW
Rated Watts
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
Engine
Fully Automatic Operation - Includes Automatic Transfer Switch

8kW (LP) /6kW (NG) Automatic Start Power Generator (40351)
Runs off LP or Natural Gas - no gas cans to fill and store

Newly Designed 500cc Briggs & Stratton Intek Engine
Deliver improved reliability, performance and durability

Includes 50-Amp Automatic Transfer Switch (1918)
Provides maximum safety, comfort and efficiency
Rated at 50Amps @240v

Select Circuit Installation (10 Circuits)
Customize your installation to back-up priority loads

Flexible Placement (Please Verify Local Building Codes)
Tested against tough National Fire Protection Agency standards
Can be placed as close as 18” from structure

Front Air Ventilation
Pushes engine exhaust out the front, away from the home

Galvanneal Steel Enclosure
Automotive rust proofing paint process reduces corrosion

Includes Synthetic Oil & Battery Charger

4-Year Parts, Labor & Travel Warranty (100 Mile Max)
Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs and Stratton Intek
CC
500 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
4 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Surge Watts
8000 Watts
Rated Watts
8000 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
6000 Watts
LP Power Capacity
8000 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
94 (BTU: 94,000 BTU/HR) ft3/hr
NG Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
121 (BTU: 121,000 BTU/HR) ft3/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
1.04 (BTU: 94,380 BTU/HR) gallons/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
1.57 (BTU: 142,478 BTU/HR) gallons/hr
Rated Amps
33 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m
79 dbA
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Included)
Transfer Switch Amperage
50-Amps
Enclosure
Steel
Max Circuits
10
Battery
Not Included (540 CCA)
Mounting Pad
Steel (Included)
Transfer Switch Style
Standard Installation
ATS Service Disconnect
No
Cooling System
Air Cooled
UL Listed
Yes
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
252 Pounds
Product Length
28 Inches
Product Width
24.4 Inches
Product Height
35.1 Inches
Consumer Warranty
4 Years
UPC
011675404451
Model
40445

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Q: I'm looking at your 7kw Generac and the add says 7kw but the features info show 6kw? The Briggs specs say it can be placed as close as 18 to the house and I read from a customer the composite cover of the Generac has to be 5 feet away? Can you clarify for me?
by Nick Gianacoplos from Connecticut on July 23, 2013

A: The wattage output change is based on the fuel type you would be using. When using Natural Gas all generators have a wattage drop. The Generac CorePower unit outputs 7kW when operating on LP Gas and 6kW when operating on NG.

The Briggs model does recommend a minimum of 18 inches since it has a steel enclosure and the Generac CorePower has a composite enclosure so 5 feet is required as a minimum. We recommend upgrading to the Briggs & Stratton 8kW if you plan on having the unit closer to the house since it has a steel enclosure.

Please keep in mind that local code can supersede the distance on any generator so you must check with your local inspector or AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction) for your local code requirements.

by Mike, Product Expert
Briggs & Stratton 40445 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
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Pros
Reliable (1)
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Price (1)
Durable (1)
Cons
Difficult To Use (1)
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This Briggs & Stratton Home Standby generator system brings together some really great features from Briggs. This is the smallest footprint home standby on the market that meets NFP standards to be within 18 inches of your home, assuming your local code allows for this. This machine also comes with the galvanneal steel enclosure that is similar to what is used on cars. This prevents rust and is not something you are going to find on the competitors models.

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Purchased 6/23/13
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REVIEWED
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29
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good
I had it less than a year.
Pros: Durable, Price, Fast, Reliable
Cons: Difficult To Use
John Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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