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Briggs & Stratton 40396 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
5.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 5
Pros
Exceeded Expectations (1)
Price (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Durable (1)
Cons
None to display.
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Christin Wam
Channel Manager
From The Manufacturer
Includes Our Exclusive Duall 200/split 200 Amp Transfer Switch!
Many luxury homes, up to 14,000 square feet with 5-ton air conditioners, require a generator as large as a 20kW. One feature that also accompanies a larger home like this is a 400 Amp service panel which requires a 400 Amp transfer switch. Briggs & Stratton is the only manufacturer to offer a Dual 200 Amp transfer switch to meet these needs.

Why is a Dual 200 Amp Transfer Switch better than a traditional 400 Amp Transfer Switch? There are many reasons:
- Saves you a significant amount... more
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Tom M.
Chuluota, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/21/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Briggs & Stratton 20kw Standby Generator System
I installed this unit in April 2016. Installation went smoothly with no issues. The dual (400A Split Service) was exactly what I needed and this was the only unit I found with that feature. Installation with one electrician took about 6 hours. It replaced a previous unit so I already had a pad and propane feed. I elected to keep the factory setting for weekly run. During hurricane Matthew, I lost grid power for four days but only was out for the time it took for the generator to kick in... more
Tom Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Jerry
Athens, TN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/28/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
69 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
B&s Backup Generator
The generator arrived in great condition, well packed and shrink wrapped. The installation went very smooth and there were no issues. The two electricians who installed the generator were very complimentary about the product and the ability to meet the needs. I had previously ordered a smaller generator and had to return it. I have a five ton AC, water well, all electric home (3000 sq. ft.) and everything can be operated. I have 400amp service coming into my home with two 200amp panels. ... more
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David
Charlestown, IN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/1/13
Total Helpful Votes
23 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
10
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Briggs 20kw 400 Amp Transfer Switch
I installed this generator and transfer switch in May 2014, worked through the only bug I had of not setting the dip switches as the manual clearly stated (my bad). Every week the generator ran through the exercise cycle as supposed to. Last week, power failed due to a storm, we waited about 10 seconds, and the generator started and supplied power as expected. It was nice to have the whole house running, while every home around us sat in the dark. We have 4,800 sq.ft. all electric home with two... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations
David Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Jerry M.
Athens, TN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/28/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
69 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
26
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
I live in East Tennessee, and we have a lot of power outages. After losing power during my mother-in-laws 80th birthday party, I decided that I needed backup power.

I selected the B&S with the split service to that I could run my whole house. I used a local electrician for the installation. It has worked flawlessly for the past three years.

It starts automatically within 6-10 seconds, and I have never had a single issue. During this time, we have lost power 10-20 times.
Jerry Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Jerry,
That's a lot of power outages! Glad to hear it's working out so well for you.
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Greg C.
Pineville, LA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 4/30/15
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
21
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy And Quick
Purchased a B&S 20kW generator with the dual 200A transfer switch. The generator was easy to purchase with quick delivery. I also purchased the load shed modules from them, and that was easy and quick also. I would not hesitate to use electricgeneratorsdirect.com again.
Greg Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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