Briggs & Stratton 17kW Home Standby Generator (Steel)

Briggs & Stratton 17kW Home Standby Generator (Steel)
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
17,000
Rated Watts
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
Engine
Grade
Emergency
Style
Standby (Air Cooled)
Run Watts
17,000
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
LP/Natural Gas
Engine
Briggs and Stratton Vanguard
Features
Features
  • 17 kW Standby Generator (Requires Auto Transfer Switch)
  • Automatically starts when utility power is lost
  • 993cc Briggs & Stratton V-Twin Commercial Grade Vanguard Engine
  • Provides years of long lasting, reliable standby power
  • Galvanneal Steel Enclosure
  • Automotive rust proofing paint process reduces corrosion
  • Front Air Ventilation
  • Pushes engine exhaust out the front, away from the home
  • Computer Friendly :)
  • Safe for use with advanced electronics and computers
  • Flexible Placement (Please Verify Local Building Codes)
  • Tested against tough National Fire Protection Agency standards
  • Can be placed as close as 18” from structure
  • *Symphony® II Power Management (Up To 8 High-Wattage Loads)
  • Automatically manages & balances loads while preventing overload
  • Uninterrupted, whole house power, with a smaller generator
  • Turnkey Extras
  • Hour Meter & Automatic Battery Charger (Battery Not Included
  • *Req. Briggs & Stratton Symphony® II Automatic Transfer Switch
  • Industry Leading 5-Year Warranty
  • Parts, labor & travel covered for 5-Years
Specifications
Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs and Stratton Vanguard
CC
993 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Surge Watts
17000 Watts
Rated Watts
17000 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
15300 Watts
LP Power Capacity
17000 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
170 ft³/hr
NG Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
248 ft³/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
2.06 gallons/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
3.28 gallons/hr
Rated Amps
70.8 Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). The lower the decibel rating, the less noise the product makes. As an example, a ticking watch is 20 dB while on the other end of the scale, a lawn mower is around 90 dB.
64
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Not Included)
Enclosure
Steel
Battery
Not Included (540 CCA)
A/C Ton Rating
2 x 5-Tons
Mounting Pad
Steel (Included)
Cooling System
Air Cooled
UL Listed
Yes
Grade Type
Emergency
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
484 Pounds
Product Style
Standby Generator
Product Length
50.5 Inches
Product Width
32.9 Inches
Product Height
31 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
UPC
011675405496
Grade
Style
Run Watts
17,000
Rated Watts
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
Engine
Grade
Emergency
Style
Standby (Air Cooled)
Run Watts
17,000
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
LP/Natural Gas
Engine
Briggs and Stratton Vanguard
Features
Features
  • 17 kW Standby Generator (Requires Auto Transfer Switch)
  • Automatically starts when utility power is lost
  • 993cc Briggs & Stratton V-Twin Commercial Grade Vanguard Engine
  • Provides years of long lasting, reliable standby power
  • Galvanneal Steel Enclosure
  • Automotive rust proofing paint process reduces corrosion
  • Front Air Ventilation
  • Pushes engine exhaust out the front, away from the home
  • Computer Friendly :)
  • Safe for use with advanced electronics and computers
  • Flexible Placement (Please Verify Local Building Codes)
  • Tested against tough National Fire Protection Agency standards
  • Can be placed as close as 18” from structure
  • *Symphony® II Power Management (Up To 8 High-Wattage Loads)
  • Automatically manages & balances loads while preventing overload
  • Uninterrupted, whole house power, with a smaller generator
  • Turnkey Extras
  • Hour Meter & Automatic Battery Charger (Battery Not Included
  • *Req. Briggs & Stratton Symphony® II Automatic Transfer Switch
  • Industry Leading 5-Year Warranty
  • Parts, labor & travel covered for 5-Years
Specifications
Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs and Stratton Vanguard
CC
993 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Surge Watts
17000 Watts
Rated Watts
17000 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
15300 Watts
LP Power Capacity
17000 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
170 ft³/hr
NG Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
248 ft³/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
2.06 gallons/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
3.28 gallons/hr
Rated Amps
70.8 Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). The lower the decibel rating, the less noise the product makes. As an example, a ticking watch is 20 dB while on the other end of the scale, a lawn mower is around 90 dB.
64
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Not Included)
Enclosure
Steel
Battery
Not Included (540 CCA)
A/C Ton Rating
2 x 5-Tons
Mounting Pad
Steel (Included)
Cooling System
Air Cooled
UL Listed
Yes
Grade Type
Emergency
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
484 Pounds
Product Style
Standby Generator
Product Length
50.5 Inches
Product Width
32.9 Inches
Product Height
31 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
UPC
011675405496
Product Specs
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Specifications
Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs and Stratton Vanguard
CC
993 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Surge Watts
17000 Watts
Rated Watts
17000 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
15300 Watts
LP Power Capacity
17000 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
170 ft³/hr
NG Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
248 ft³/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
2.06 gallons/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
3.28 gallons/hr
Rated Amps
70.8 Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). The lower the decibel rating, the less noise the product makes. As an example, a ticking watch is 20 dB while on the other end of the scale, a lawn mower is around 90 dB.
64
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Not Included)
Enclosure
Steel
Battery
Not Included (540 CCA)
A/C Ton Rating
2 x 5-Tons
Mounting Pad
Steel (Included)
Cooling System
Air Cooled
UL Listed
Yes
Grade Type
Emergency
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
484 Pounds
Product Style
Standby Generator
Product Length
50.5 Inches
Product Width
32.9 Inches
Product Height
31 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
UPC
011675405496
Reviews
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Hi Mike. I have about a 1800 squ. ft house that is well insulated. I have a geo thermal heat pump for furnace and ac. I also have 2 pellet stoves one up stairs and one down stairs. I have a well that is 54 ft. deep and is run by a 3/4 horse motor. I also have ham radio gear that I would like to be abele to run. I also have 2 refrigerators a electric stove an 80 gallon hot water heater and an electric dryer. If I do not use the geo thermal heat pump what size generator will I need to run the house? I was thinking I could get away with a 12k generator.
Barry Heintz 
from Michigan 
June 27, 2016
Answer
In regards to your question, proper sizing of the generator is crucial to the success of any generator installation and requires a good working knowledge of electricity and its characteristics, as well as the varying requirements of the electrical equipment comprising the load. A certified electrician needs to be consulted for proper sizing and installation of any generator. When analyzing the electrical load, consult the manufacturer’s nameplate on each major appliance or piece of equipment to determine its starting requirements in terms of amps and voltage which can be calculated to watts using Ohms Law (Amps x Volts = Watts). When choosing the generator output select a rating that is approximately 20 to 25% higher than the peak load (for example, if the load is about 8 kilowatts, select a 10 kW generator). A higher rated generator will operate comfortably at approximately 80% of its full capacity and will provide a margin of flexibility if the load increases in the future. Note: Applications that are commercial, all-electric homes, have heat pump systems or geothermal systems require special installation procedures and a certified electrician must be contacted to evaluate and install these types of systems.
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