8 kW1 Standby Generator System

Back-up power for small to medium sized homes

Outlast the next power outage, maintain your family's comfort and power the basics with the sleek 8 kW1 standby generator system. The 8 kW1 generator features the smallest footprint in its kW class, and still packs plenty of power so your home's basic circuits and small appliances stay on during an outage all at an affordable price.

8

kW

500cc

Displacement

3600

RPM

4 Year

Limited Warranty

Features

More Power, Smaller Package

As one of the most powerful generators packaged in the smallest footprint of its class, this compact home generator keeps more of your appliances powered during a power outage.

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.

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. Complete our web form below or visit the Customer Support portal to get your questions answered.

Flexible Placement3

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

4 Year Parts, Labor & Travel Limited Warranty

Backed by Briggs & Stratton's customer-friendly 4 year parts and 4 year labor limited warranty. Also includes 4 years travel to ensure we cover you when you need it most. Click here for details.

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.
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.

Specs

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Model Number
040351
Surge Watts (LP)*
8,000
Surge Watts (NG)*
6,000
Engine Displacement (cc)
500
Voltage (V)
120/240V AC, Single Phase, 1.0 pf
Running Amps (NG)
25
LP Fuel Consumption**
50% load = 1.04 gal/hr
Weekly Exerciser
Yes
Overcrank Protection
Yes
HZ
60 Hz
Width (in)
24.4
Weight (lbs)
252
Running Watts (LP)*
8,000
Running Watts (NG)*
6,000
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton OHV
Operation
Fully Automatic
Running Amps (LP)
33.3
Alternator Type
Computer Friendly
NG Fuel Consumption**
50% load = 94 ft3 /hr
Battery/Battery Charger
Yes
Hour Meter
Yes
Length (in)
28
Height (in)
35.1
Warranty (Product)***
4 Year Parts, Labor & Travel Limited Warranty

*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

*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 or BRIGGSandSTRATTON.com for complete warranty details.

Transfer Switches

Transfer Switch Features Model
100 Amp, 16 Circuit Transfer Switch 100 Amp transfer switch with integrated load center for powering up to 16 standby circuites. This transfer switch is NEMA 3 rated meaning it can be installed either indoor or outdoors. 071047
100 Amp, 16 Circuit Pre-Wired Transfer Switch 100 Amp pre-wired transfer switch with integrated load center for powering up to 16 standby circuits is also equipped with the wiring needed for installation, saving you time and money. This transfer switch is NEMA 3 rated meaning it can be installed either indoors or outdoors. 071076
100 Amp Symphony II Transfer Switch 100 Amp transfer switch with Symphony II Power Management System designed to power all standby circuits on a 100 amp electrical service. Our patented, power management system lets you manage your whole house power with a smaller generator. That not only lowers fuel consumption; it also lowers your costs of generator installation, maintenance and operation. This transfer switch is NEMA 3 rated meaning it can be installed either indoor or outdoors.  071071
50 Amp, 10 Circuit Transfer Switch 50 Amp transfer switch with integrated load center for powering up to 10 standby circuits. This transfer switch is NEMA 1 rated meaning it can be installed indoor only. 01918
50 Amp, 10 Circuit Pre-Wired Transfer Switch 50 Amp pre-wired transfer switch is equipped with the wiring needed for isntalation and includes an integrated load center for powering up to 10 standby circuits. This transfer switch is NEMA 1 rated meaning it can be installed indoor only.  071075

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