Briggs and Stratton PowerSmart Series P3000 Inverter Generator Fills Need in Growing Recreational Consumer Market

Lightweight portable generator provides quiet power for outdoor recreational experiences

MILWAUKEE, WI (October 22, 2014) – Briggs & Stratton’s PowerSmart Series™ P3000 inverter generator takes recreation to a whole new level for outdoor enthusiasts that requires a quiet, lightweight, and fuel efficient portable generator to power all the comforts of home, away from home.

While traditional reasons for buying a portable generator are often linked to emergency preparedness in the event of a power outage, advances in engine noise reduction, fuel consumption, overall weight and maneuverability make the P3000 inverter generator ideal for camping, tailgating, boating, RVing, races, parties and more.

“Whether moving the party to the back yard, the back of a truck or to the back-forty, consumers are finding outdoor recreational activities are more enjoyable when quiet, affordable power is available,” said Eric Loferski, director of marketing for Briggs & Stratton Portable Power & Cleaning Systems. “The new Briggs & Stratton PowerSmart Series P3000 inverter has the ability to provide super quiet power, but is also lightweight, easy to transport and maneuver, has great run time and offers more power than the common 2000 watt generator.”

The P3000’s inverter technology uses special microprocessors to supply power as smooth and stable as a home’s utility power, so the most sensitive electronic devices can be used confidently. Yet for all its power, the P3000 is quiet, producing just 58 decibels so it won’t compete with outdoor fun or even normal conversations. In addition, the P3000 features computer-controlled technology that continuously and automatically adjusts engine speed, so as power needs drop, so does the engine speed, further reducing noise, fuel consumption and emissions.

For outdoor adventures that require even more power, the P3000 is the first and only inverter unit from Briggs & Stratton (NYSE:BGG) to offer parallel capabilities; enabling users to connect two P3000 units together for nearly double the power, yet still operating at very quiet levels. With the P3000, RV enthusiasts can power most RV’s HVAC units, while simultaneously keeping the lights on, charging cell phones, or using some smaller portable appliances.

The P3000 is also the first in its class to offer the combination of a USB charging port, perfect for charging cell phones, which frees up an outlet to power additional items. The StatStation™ LCD display provides information on how many watts are currently being used and provides maintenance reminders. The unit’s luggage-style, lift-assist transportation system allows for easy maneuverability by one person with its telescoping handle and a twin-handle for two-person lifting.

The P3000 is the newest addition to the PowerSmart Series, joining the P2000, a 2 kW inverter generator, which launched in 2010. The Briggs & Stratton PowerSmart P3000 Inverter is the next generation of quiet, affordable power. To learn more, visit

About Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of portable generators and pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden, turf care and other power equipment through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents.  For additional information, please visit and