The Canadian Service Entrance Rated Transfer Switch enables homeowners to customize backup power

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (June 28, 2017) – Briggs & Stratton Corporation’s Service Entrance Rated Transfer Switch is now available in Canada, offering homeowners a cost-effective and reliable power transfer solution for their standby generator system. The Service Entrance Rated Transfer Switchseamlessly and automatically moves a home’s power from utility power to backup power in the event of an outage. The new transfer switch is now Canadian electric code compliant.

"The transfer switch is easier to install and requires fewer materials, making for a more cost-effective efficient solution,” said Chris McGregor, president – Sommers Motor Generator Sales. “Plus, it continues to give homeowners the ability to customize their backup power priorities while being cost effective.”

The Service Entrance Rated Transfer Switch comes equipped with Symphony® II Power Management. With the Symphony II Power Management system, homeowners can select up to eight high-wattage appliances based on the home’s specific power needs.

“The Symphony II Power Management system is a smart way to direct power to a home,” said Brian Northway, product manager for Briggs & Stratton standby power. “Rather than purchasing a larger generator, Symphony II manages the distribution of power from the generator to the necessary appliances. This load management ensures the generator won’t overload and lets a family power more of their home with a more affordable generator.”

The Service Entrance Rated Transfer Switch is backed by a five-year, parts, labor and travel limited warranty2.

“Briggs & Stratton engineers have knocked it out of the park with this product and truly set themselves apart from the competition as an innovator and leader in the home standby market," said McGregor.

For more information on the new Service Entrance Rated Transfer Switch, or to find a nearby certified Briggs & Stratton dealer, visit

1This transfer switch is certified in accordance with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) 1008 (transfer switch equipment) and CSA (Canadian Standards Association) standard C22.2 No. 178.1 - Automatic Transfer Switches. 

2See operator's manual or for complete warranty details. 

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Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is focused on providing power to get work done and make people's lives better. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, pressure washers, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®,  Ferris®, Vanguard®, 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 and