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Briggs & Stratton 40511 Reviews
Overall Rating
4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5
Easy To Use (2)
Fast (1)
Reliable (1)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
I'd Buy It Again (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
67% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Christin W.
Channel Manager
From The Manufacturer
Pre-wired Transfer Switches For Fast, Simple Installation
There are many benefits to installing a generator using a Pre-wired transfer switch including saving up to 30% of installation time and costs since there is no need to purchase, measure and cut wire; it's all there!

When you select a Briggs & Stratton Pre-wired transfer switch you are making an even better decision! We work hard to innovate based on your needs, and the needs of the certified electrician who installs the unit. Based off our extensive research, this unit reflects our... more
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Jw George
Fort Davis, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/22/15
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
It Works
Arrived intact, no shipping damage. The manuals are for someone that has experience in electrical work and that can read wiring diagrams. The generator display is inconvenient to read. Have to sit on the ground. You have to disassemble the cover panels to do maintenance.

But all in all, it does what is expected. Comes on upon utility failure and provides power. So far, I'm pleased.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight, I'd Buy It Again
Jw Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Benjamin S.
West Bend, WI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/13/16
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
10kw Standby Generator System
Install was on a pre existing 200 amp residential service. The prewired 100 amp, 16 circuit transfer switch, and premade 30 ft generator whip, made the installation a breeze. The home is located outside of town with LP rather than NG. Conversion was simple and piping installation went smooth because of the included 1" x 12" flexible line. Installed battery from local supplier and cold weather kit. Temps regularly drop below 0 deg F here in Wisconsin.

Setup and starting... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Fast, Reliable
Benjamin Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Thanks so much for this positive review! We really appreciate the time you took to share your experience with our standby generator, and installing one on your own home is the best compliment! We work hard so you don't have to, and we'd like to think it's paying off. Thank you for your support and we look forward your continued business!
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Charles F.
Stroudsburg, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/30/16
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not What I Expected
This product was not what it was advertised to be. The circuits in the transfer switch are not as stated in the brochure. The wiring diagram is horrible.
Cons: Bad Instructions
Charles Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Thank you for the feedback. We are not aware of any changes that Briggs has made to this switch/circuits.
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
We're sorry you had a challenging time installing this generator. If you need help please reach out to our technical assistance team at 1-800-759-2744 and they will get you up and running in no time!
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