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8kW1 Standby Generator with 50 Amp, 10 Circuit Automatic Transfer Switch

Model Number: 040445

Stop letting power outages interrupt your life. Protect your home and family from a power outage by keeping the lights on and basic household appliances running with this backup generator.

The new 8kW1 standby generator affordably covers your home’s basic circuits providing backup power to your lights, refrigerator, television and other small appliances. Designed to fit any property, this small generator has flexible placement options, making backup power a reality for many homeowners.

MSRP: $1,999.00

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PlugEssential Power
Interested in powering only a few essential items, such as your refrigerator, some lights, television and a microwave? Essential Power covers the basics by powering only a selected number of circuits. Learn what you can power with the 10 circuit transfer switch!

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  • 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!

  • More Power in a Smaller Generator

    The compact 8kW1 standby generator has one of the highest power outputs per square inch of footprint in its kW class- providing backup electricity to more of your household appliances.

  • Flexible Placement3

    Tested against the tough National Fire Protection Agency 37 standard, Briggs & Stratton 8kW1 standby generators can be placed as close as 18” from the home providing more placement options in your yard3 – perfect for tight lot lines.

  • 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.

  • Premium Engine

    Newly designed for standby applications, Briggs & Stratton® engines deliver improved reliability, performance and durability to meet your power demands during a power outage.

  • Durable Enclosure

    Rust-resistant, Galvanneal steel enclosures are made from the same materials and paint process used in the automotive industry, resulting in years of protection against chips and abrasions.

  • 3 Year Limited Warranty2

    At Briggs & Stratton, we stand behind our 3-year limited parts and labor warranty and make it easy for our customers to work with us.

  • Availability

    This standby generator is available for sale in all 50 states.

1This 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).
2Warranty details are 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.
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 of fire-fighting operations.

8kW1 Standby Generator with 50 Amp, 10 Circuit Automatic Transfer Switch
Engine Brand Briggs & Stratton OHV Engine
CC 500
Operation Fully Automatic
Voltage (V) 120/240V AC, Single Phase, 1.0 pf
Alternator Type Brushed, Computer Friendly
Fuel Consumption (Cubic Feet per Hour @ 1/2 Load) 1.04 gal/hr (LP) 94 ft3/hr (NG)
Fuel Consumption (Cubic Feet per Hour @ Full Load) 1.57 gal/hr (LP) 121 ft3/hr (NG)
Overcrank Protection Yes
Length (in) 28
Width (in) 24.4
Height (in) 35.1
Weight (lbs) 252
Warranty (Product) 3 Year Limited Parts and 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.

8kW1 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 -20° F. The thermostatically controlled battery warmers and oil heaters activate as the temperature drops. The 8kW1 (6262) kit includes a battery warmer and two oil heaters. View Generator Accessory
8kW1 Maintenance Kit Briggs & Stratton maintenance kits help you complete scheduled maintenance and prevent costly repairs on your standby generator. Maintnance kits are designed specifically for your generator's needs. The 8kW1 maintenance kit contains air and oil filters, funnel, spark plugs and oil. View Generator Accessory
8-10kW1 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. View Generator Accessory
Transfer Switch

50 Amp, 10 Circuit Transfer Switch

Commonly used with the 8kW1 standby generator, the 50 amp, 10 circuit automatic transfer switch covers the basics by powering only a selected number of circuits. Flexible, indoor /outdoor transfer switch placement makes it convenient to install. All of our weather resistant transfer switches are NEMA 3R rated for maximum protection against, …

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