Sports Fans Power Up Tailgate Experience with Briggs & Stratton PowerSmart Series P3000 Inverter Generator

Lightweight portable generator provides tailgaters with quiet power for ultimate fan experience

MILWAUKEE, WI (August 28, 2014) —For many sports fans its “that” time of the year. College and professional football season equate to prime time tailgating season. Fans seem to be tailgating more than ever as Tailgater Magazine estimates that 50 million people tailgate annually in North America.

Each year, tailgaters seem to try to compete for the biggest and best tailgates. Besides radios, blenders, and hot plates, it’s not uncommon to find big screen TVs, gaming systems, stereos, and of course, cell phone chargers at a typical tailgate. All of this electronic equipment requires portable power to keep it running. Briggs & Stratton’s PowerSmart Series™ P3000 inverter generator takes tailgating to a whole new level for sports fans that require a quiet, lightweight, and fuel efficient portable generator to power all of their big game tailgating essentials.

“This fall sports fans can transform their part of the parking lot into a tailgating haven with the quiet, affordable power provided by the new Briggs & Stratton PowerSmart Series P3000 inverter,” said Eric Loferski, director of marketing for Briggs & Stratton Portable Power & Cleaning Systems. “Along with its ability to provide super quiet power, the P3000 inverter is also lightweight, easy to transport and maneuver, has great run time and offers more power than the common 2000 watt generator.”

The PowerSmart Series P3000 inverter generator delivers consistent power to run everything from the most basic tailgate essentials to higher-wattage items including*:

  • Crock-pots (240 watts) and hot plates (1200 watts)
  • Food processors (500 watts), small refrigerators (550 watts) and microwaves (1000 watts)
  • Blenders (1200 watts) and coffee makers (1300 watts)
  • Big-screen and projector televisions (200-1000 watts), CD/DVD players (100 watts) and radios (10 watts)
  • Electric griddles (1500 watts) or an 8-inch electric stove (2100 watts)
  • Light bulbs (60-75 watts/each) and outdoor light strings (250 watts)
  • Game consoles (150 watts)
  • Cell phone and tablet battery chargers (5-25 watts)

For tailgaters who need even more power, the P3000 is the first and only inverter unit from Briggs & Stratton (NYSE:BGG) to offer parallel capabilities, enabling tailgaters to connect two P3000 units together for nearly double the power, yet still operating at very quiet levels. With the P3000, RV enthusiasts can power most RV’s HVAC units, while simultaneously keeping the lights on, charging cell phones, or using some smaller portable appliances.

The P3000 is also the first in its class to offer the combination of a USB charging port, perfect for charging cell phones, which frees up an outlet to power additional items. The StatStation LCD display provides information on how many watts are currently being used and provides maintenance reminders. The unit’s luggage-style, lift-assist transportation system allows for easy maneuverability by one person with its telescoping handle and a twin-handle for two-person lifting.

The P3000 is the newest addition to the PowerSmart Series, joining the P2000, a 2 kW inverter generator, which launched in 2010. The Briggs & Stratton PowerSmart P3000 Inverter is the next generation of quiet, affordable power. To learn more, visit

*Estimates based on standard wattage. Check your tool or appliance for exact wattage requirements. Not to exceed 2600 running watts/3000 starting watts at any one time.

Briggs & Stratton’s Power Up Your Tailgate Contest

This September tailgaters can enter to win a PowerSmart Series P3000 inverter generator in the Briggs & Stratton Power Up Your Tailgate Contest by sharing a photo of their ultimate tailgating experience. Contestants have the chance to win the Grand Prize, a P3000 inverter, and three (3) additional weekly winners will receive a PowerSmart Series P2000 inverter generator. For complete rules and to participate in the contest, visit between September 8 and October 3, 2014.

About Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of portable generators and pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, 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