We are an authorized Briggs & Stratton parts and repair Dealer.
Briggs & Stratton Home Generator - Standby Generator
Briggs & Startton® Standby Generator's provide automatic backup electricity for your are conditioner, appliances, lights, TV or computers and give you the peace of mind to take charge during power outages.
What is a standby generator?
A standby generator turns on and off automatically, and is connected to your home's electrical system. It will sense power loss within seconds of an outage and transfers the electrical load to the generator. They run on Natural Gas or Liquid Propane Gas, and can power select circuits or your whole house. They are also a permanently installed generator, which can be installed by licensed professionals such as your Authorized Briggs & Stratton Standby Dealer
How does a standby generator work?
When power fails, the automatic transfer switch, which is the brains behind the generator system, recognizes the outage from the utility line. Then the transfer switch signals the standby generator, which is then "switched" on and provides backup power to your home until power is restored. When utility power is restored, the transfer switch will again signal the generator to shut down until it is needed again.
Things to know before you buy.
All standby generators should be installed by a licensed professional, which could include an Authorized Briggs & Stratton® Standby Dealer or licensed electrician.
Does your home use natural gas or liquid propane gas?
Briggs & Stratton Standby Generator provides automatic back up power in a power outage and are permanently installed wither to a natural gas line or a liquid propane fuel source.
What is the size, in Amps, of our electrical service?
A standby generator needs to be connected to the appropriate automatic transfer switch to operate properly. Transfer switches are sized by the amperage demands of a home's electrical service, and therefore are offered in ranges from 50 Amps to 200 Amps. Many newer homes include 200 Amp service to accommodate increasing demand in electrical power.
For some more information on Briggs & Stratton Standby Generators, and a more detailed buyers guide click here.
It is important to determine what you want powered in the event of a power outage, so view our selection of standby generator systems and decide which one is best for you.