Every Briggs & Stratton standby generator system comes with an automatic transfer switch. An automatic transfer switch senses when utility power flowing to your home is interrupted, and automatically manages your home’s transition to backup power.

Your local Briggs & Stratton dealer can help you find the right standby generator models and transfer switch combination that best fits your home.

Choose the Right Transfer Switch for Your Home

All generator systems require an Automatic Transfer Switch. They are available in 5 sizes: 50 Amps, 100 Amp, 150 Amp, 200 Amp and Dual 200/400 Amp. Your home's electrical service will determine the size you need. For example, 100 Amp service is very common in older homes while 200 Amp service is common in newer homes. Large luxury homes and small businesses tend to have 400 Amp Service, commonly using two 200 Amp split distribution. Briggs & Stratton® is proud to be the only manufacturer to offer a dual 200 Amp/split 400 Amp switch.

Even if you don’t know what electrical service your home has, there are two common places where the information can be located:

1. Inspect your electrical panel for a label that indicates its amperage rating. The electrical panel will be located where the rest of your home’s utilities are located such as the furnace, water heater or it could be a separate panel installed on a wall where your utility power enters your home.

2. Look at the amperage rating on your main breaker, located in your electrical panel. The main breaker is the largest breaker you have and should have its capacity written on it or adjacent to it. With Briggs & Stratton’s complete line of automatic transfer switches, you can take charge before the power goes out. A transfer switch is the brains behind the system, creating a direct line of communication between utility power and the generator. All generator systems require the purchase and installation of a transfer switch.

Home Generator Module Types

Low-Voltage Module

Regulate your generator output and manage your thermostatically controlled appliances, like an air conditioner, with the Low-Voltage Module.

50 Amp Voltage Module

Manage your backup power with the 50 Amp Voltage Module. Synchronized with the Symphony® II Transfer Switch, the 50 Amp Module manages generator output with any 240 volt appliances, like your stove, oven, and electric heat, during a power outage.

Low-Voltage Dual Module

Manage your power needs with the Low-Voltage Dual Module. Synchronized with the Symphony® II Transfer Switch, the Low-Voltage Dual Module controls any two thermostatically controlled appliances, like 2 air conditioners, during a power outage. All three modules listed above can be installed inside of your home and do not require any additional wiring. They come with a 3-year limited warranty.

Briggs & Stratton Home Standby Generator Transfer Switch Models

500 Amp Pre-Wired Transfer Switch

A low-cost, flexible-placement installation option for home standby generators that covers your home's basic circuits, providing backup power to your lights, refrigerator, television and other small appliances during a power outage. This transfer switch comes with 25' of wiring already attached, saving you time and money.

Available on these Briggs & Stratton home standby generator models: 8kW1

50 Amp 10 Circuit Automatic Transfer Switch

A low-cost, flexible-placement installation option for home standby generators that covers your home's basic circuits, providing backup power to your lights, refrigerator, television and other small appliances during a power outage. This transfer switch comes with 25' of wiring already attached, saving you time and money.

Available on these Briggs & Stratton home standby generator models: 8kW1

100 Amp Pre-Wired Transfer Switch

Power 10-16 of your home's circuits (model dependent) during a power outage with a Briggs & Stratton 100 amp, pre-wired transfer switch. This transfer switch comes with 25' of wiring already attached, saving you time and money.

Available on these Briggs & Stratton home standby generator models: 10kW1

100 Amp 16 Circuit Transfer Switch

Available with a variety of Briggs & Stratton home standby generators, the 100 amp, 16 circuit automatic transfer switch keeps power on for your important appliances and electronics during a power outage.

Available on these Briggs & Stratton home standby generator models: 10kW1, 12kW1, 16kW1, 20kW1

Generator Transfer Switch Models for Managed Whole House Backup Power

100 Amp 16 Circuit Transfer Switch

Keep your appliances on and your air conditioner running during a power outage with the Briggs & Stratton 100 amp automatic transfer switch and Air Conditioning Controle Module, available with a variety of Briggs & Stratton home standby generators. The Air Conditioning Control Module allows you to manage the load of 1 or 2 air conditioners.

Available on these Briggs & Stratton home standby generator models: 10kW1, 12kW1, 16kW1, 20kW1

200 Amp Transfer Switch

The Briggs & Stratton 200 amp automatic transfer switch provides power from your standby generator to more of your important household appliances during a power outage. It includes an Air Conditioning Control Module to allowing you to manage the load of 1 or 2 air conditioners in addition to your regular appliances.

Available on these Briggs & Stratton home standby generator models: 10kW1, 12kW1, 16kW1, 20kW1, 25kW1

 

Dual 200 Amp/400Amp Transfer Switch

The Briggs & Stratton dual 200 amp/400 amp automatic transfer switch replaces the need for two 200 amp transfer switches in stand split 400 amp service homes, and is available with multiple home standby generator sizes. The industries only dual 200/split 400 option is exclusive to Briggs & Stratton, saving significant installation costs with the smallest install footprint. 

Available on these Briggs & Stratton home standby generator models: 20kW1, 25kW1, 35kW1