Briggs and Stratton announces new 10- and 12-kw vertical standby generators

15 percent smaller units compatible with power management system

MILWAUKEE (Nov. 8, 2011) — Maintaining its commitment to the preferences of homeowners, Briggs & Stratton today announced its new 10- and 12-kilowatt1 standby generators designed to meet the power needs of a home with a smaller, more affordable unit.

The Briggs & Stratton 10-kw and 12-kw standby generators offer homeowners access to more of their home’s power needs. With Briggs & Stratton patented power management technology, the 10-kw and 12-kw units provide homeowners a choice of either essential power while covering selected circuits or whole house power while managing the power needs of two load-dependent air conditioner units. To manage additional high wattage appliances, the 10-kw and 12-kw units can be paired with Briggs & Stratton Load Control center power management system.

With a focus on space-saving design to preserve homeowner landscaping, the new streamlined 10-kw and 12-kw generators are nearly 15 percent smaller than other Briggs & Stratton whole house generators. The compact standby generator is ideal for smaller yards and for homeowners who are looking for a unit that will blend in better with their landscaping.

“We were totally focused on the homeowner when developing the new 10- and 12-kw vertical standby generator units,” said Carissa Gingras, marketing manager for Briggs & Stratton Home Power. “These redesigned units incorporate a sleeker look using galvaneal steel, which is durable and corrosion-resistant.  The power management system ensures a more fuel-efficient unit as whole-house power is delivered by a smaller, yet premium, Briggs & Stratton engine for years of reliable standby power.”

Powered by a high-performing Briggs & Stratton Professional Series™ engine designed specifically for generators, these generators can run on either LP or natural gas. Production of the new 10- and 12-kw vertical units will begin in November, with availability set for fall/winter 2011. The redesigned 10 and 12-kw vertical units will replace Briggs & Stratton existing models.

1 This generator is rated in accordance with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) 2200 (stationary engine generator assemblies) and CSA (Canadian Standards Association) standard C22.2 No. 100-04 (motors and generators).