Homeowners Take Power Outside To The DIY Home Improvement "Jobsite"

Briggs & Stratton® PowerSmart Series™ Inverter Generators provide additional convenience, time-saving for outdoor DIY projects

MILWAUKEE, WI (June 24, 2015) — Portable generators from Briggs & Stratton® (NYSE: BGG) can provide backup power needed for emergencies, plus power for outdoor and remote home improvement projects that require power tools, a wet/dry vacuums or work lights. For the serious DIYer, the Briggs & Stratton PowerSmart Series™ Inverter Generator is a convenient, durable and easy-to-use source of power for hard-to-reach and remote home improvement jobsite.

“Utility power isn’t always available when and where you need it to tackle home improvement projects,” said Dan Roche, director of marketing for Briggs & Stratton’s Portable and Cleaning Systems division. “And extensive home improvements often require you to turn utility power off completely. A Briggs & Stratton PowerSmart inverter generator makes it easy to take the power to the project. You can then plug in your power tool of choice to get the job done fast and efficiently.”

PowerSmart inverters feature computer-controlled technology that continuously and automatically adjusts the engine speed to reduce noise and fuel consumption. Producing less than three percent harmonic distortion, the inverter technology behind PowerSmart generators make them safe for sensitive electronics so DIYers can recharge smartphones, power laptops with important how-to project tips or power up radios, iPods and speakers.

The larger model PowerSmart P3000 is the first inverter in its class to offer a USB charging outlet and StatStation® LCD wattage monitor/maintenance reminder. Equipped with four household outlets, one 12-volt 30-amp locking outlet with RV adaptor, a DC charging outlet and the USB port, this inverter can be used for a variety of applications. The easy-to-read LCD screen shows the amount of power being used (with an available 2,600 running watts, 3,000 starting watts), total unit hours and maintenance reminders, including oil, air filter and spark plug changes. The P3000’s luggage-style, lift assist transportation system allows for easy maneuverability by one person with its telescoping handle.

The smaller, recently upgraded PowerSmart P2200 inverter has 1,700 running and 2,2100 starting watts and comes with two 120-volt outlets and one 12-volt DC accessory battery-charging outlet. This generator is up to 45-percent lighter than traditional generators, making it easy to transport into remote areas, around the home jobsite or for recreational uses.

Parallel capabilities allow two units to be connected – either on two P2200’s, two P3000’s, or a P2200 and a P3000 inverter – for more power.

To learn more about portable inverter generators, visit briggsandstratton.com.

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, pressure washers and turf care products, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, 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 www.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.com.