12 kW1 Standby Generator System
12 kW1 Standby Generator System

12 kW1 Standby Generator System

Back-up power for small to medium sized homes

Gain the peace of mind, and quiet that comes with owning the new 12kW generator by Briggs & Stratton®. Now 60% quieter* and 50% smaller than our old 12kW¹, you don’t have to compromise your homes curb appeal to get the protection of automatic backup power.







5 Year

Limited Warranty


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.

Now 60% Quieter*

Powered by our high-quality Vanguard engine, improved muffler design and re-engineered alternator intake ducting, the new 12kW is 60% quieter than our old 12kW.

Superior Customer Support

Shopping for the right standby generator for your home can be confusing, but Briggs & Stratton will be with you every step of the way. Call our U.S.-based Answer Care Representatives by calling (800) 743-4115 or visit the Customer Support Portal to get your questions answered now.

Streamlined, Space-Saving Design

With the streamlined, compact design, the new 12kW is 50% smaller than our previous 12kW generator.

Flexible Placement3

Have a tight lot line? Worried about your curb appeal? Install your generator as close as 18" for your home. Our generators are in compliancy with the stringent National Fire Protection Agency 37 standard.

Financing Solution

We have partnered with Synchrony to provide financing solutions that fit your needs. Special financing* is available on qualified Briggs & Stratton Standby Generators on the Briggs & Stratton Standby Power Credit Card.
*Subject to credit approval Minimum monthly payments required.

5 Year Parts, Labor & Travel Limited Warranty

Our customer-friendly limited warranty is one of the most comprehensive in the industry. Offering a 5 year parts, labor & travel limited warranty. Click here for details.

*Based on no-load sound power. 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.
This 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)
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.


Model Number
Running Watts (NG)*
Engine Series
Fully Automatic
Running Amps (LP)
Alternator Type
Computer Friendly
NG Fuel Consumption**
50% Load 119 ft3 /hr
Battery/Battery Charger
Hour Meter
Diagnostic Alerts with Remote System Status
Low Oil Shutdown, Engine Does Not Start, Low Frequency, Engine Overspeed, Low Voltage, Low Battery Voltage, Oil Temp High, Transfer Switch Fault
Short Circuit
Length (in)
Height (in)
Warranty (Product)***
5 Year Parts, Labor & Travel Limited Warranty
Running Watts (LP)*
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Engine Displacement (cc)
Voltage (V)
120/240V AC, Single Phase, 1.0 pf
Running Amps (NG)
LP Fuel Consumption**
50% Load = 2.36 gal/hr
Weekly Exerciser
Overcrank Protection
Control Panel Location
Air Cooled
Width (in)
Weight (lbs)

*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.
***See Operator's Manual for complete warranty details



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