16kW1 Standby Generator with 200 Amp Automatic Transfer Switch

Model Number: 040401

Protect your home and family from power outages with Briggs & Stratton 16kW1 standby generator systems. Perfect for medium-sized homes, Briggs & Stratton provides reliable power and flexible options to meet your home’s essential power needs. This backup generator comes with the best value warranty. Nobody else offers a 4-year limited warranty2 that includes both parts and labor!

Trust the proven power experts from Briggs & Stratton for complete peace of mind.

MSRP: $4,299.00

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PlugPlugPlugManaged Whole House Power

Not all appliances are powered equally. Some, such as your central air conditioner, electric clothes dryer, electric stovetop, oven, or whirlpool tub, require a large amount of power to start up or operate properly.

The Symphony® II Power Management orchestrates these high-demand appliances with lower-demand items to give you true whole-house power with a smaller, more affordable generator.

Product Ratings

  • Did you know that each week, 3.5 million Americans will experience a power outage in their home? Watch this video to learn about the benefits of owning a standby generator!

  • Reliable Engine Power

    Briggs & Stratton standby generators are powered by commercial-grade Vanguard™ engines that are design-engineered to dependably take on the most demanding jobs.

  • Flexible Placement3
    Tested against tough National Fire Protection Agency standards, Briggs & Stratton standby generators can be placed as close as 18” from the home providing more placement options in your yard – perfect for tight lot lines3.
  • Natural Gas Pressure Requirements

    Rated for operation in areas with low natural gas pressure. This standby generator can operate at 3.5'' to 7'' water column.

  • Manages Power to All of Your Appliances

    Managed Whole House Power system powers your household appliances plus up to 2 air conditioners.

  • Durable Enclosure

    Designed to weather the elements, the system's enclosure is made from automotive-grade Galvanneal steel to resist rust. Its advanced powder coat paint process results in years of protection against chips and abrasions.

  • 4-Year Limited Warranty2

    Our 4-year warranty is the most comprehensive and customer-friendly in the industry. See for yourself.

  • Package Includes
    200 Amp Automatic Transfer Switch
    Patented A/C Power Control Module to power up to two load dependent, air conditioners
    Installation Base
    Battery Charger
    Hour Meter

1This generator is rated in accordance with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) 2200 (stationary engine generator assemblies) and CSA (Canadian Standards Associations) C22.2 No. 100-04 (motors and generators).
2Warranty details available at
3Installations must strictly comply with all applicable codes, industry standards, laws, regulations and provided installation manual. Running engines give off carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless, poisonous gas so it is important to keep exhaust gas away from any windows, doors, ventilation intakes or crawl spaces. The installation manual contains specific instructions related to generator placement in addition to NFPA 37, including the requirement that Carbon monoxide detectors be installed and maintained in your home.
4Review local codes to determine if a transfer switch with separate service entrance disconnect is required.
Not for prime power or use where standby systems are legally required, for serious life safety or health hazards, or where lack of power, hampers rescue or fire-fighting operations.

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16kW1 Standby Generator with 200 Amp Automatic Transfer Switch
Running Watts (LP) 16,000
Running Watts (NG) 14,400
Engine Brand Briggs & Stratton
Engine Series Vanguard
CC 993
Operation Fully Automatic
Voltage (V) 120/240V AC, Single Phase, 1.0 pf
Alternator Type Brush
LP Fuel Consumption 1.97 gal/hr (LP); 163 ft3/hr (NG)
NG Fuel Consumption 3.14 gal/hr (LP); 244 ft3/hr (NG)
Overcrank Protection Yes
Length (in) 47
Width (in) 29
Height (in) 31
Weight (lbs) 484
Warranty (Product) 4 Year Parts & Labor

*NG = Natural Gas; LP = Liquid Propane. **Fuel consumption rates are estimated based on normal operating conditions at 1/2 load. Generator operation may be greatly affected by elevation and the cycling operation of multiple electrical appliances - fuel flow rates may vary depending on these factors.

Basic Wireless Monitor

Easy, trouble-free monitoring is a reality with the new Briggs & Stratton Basic Wireless Monitor. Place the wireless monitor in your home and know your generator is working without ever having to go outside.

16-20kW1 Cold Weather Kit Help ensure smooth starting and reliable operation in the winter months with the Briggs & Stratton Cold Weather Kit tested to start at -25° F. The thermostatically controlled battery warmers and oil heaters activate as the temperature drops. Each kit includes a battery warmer and two oil heaters. View Generator Accessory
16-20kW1 Maintenance Kit Briggs & Stratton maintenance kits help you complete scheduled maintenance and prevent costly repairs on your standby generator. Maintenance kits are designed specifically for your generator’s needs. Each maintenance kit contains air and oil filters, synthetic oil, and spark plugs for your model. View Generator Accessory
10-20kW1 Load Control Center

Used in addition to your transfer switch, this upgrade allows you to manage the power demands of multiple high wattage appliances, while the generator continues to power the essential loads throughout your home.

Dual 200A Symphony® II Transfer Switch

The Dual 200A Symphony® II Transfer Switch provides power to more of your household appliances. Featuring our patented Symphony® II Power Management, the 200 amp automatic transfer switch manages the load of 1 or 2 air conditioners while keeping household appliances powered. Flexible, indoor/outdoor transfer switch placement makes it …

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