PowerProtect™ 26kW Non-Emergency Generator

More demand response and standby power than ever before. The non-emergency certified1 26kW2 delivers reliable whole-home backup power when you need it and saves on energy bills during peak usage periods. This powerful generator allows you to partner with your utility company's demand response program3, which rewards you for helping reduce the overall load on the power grid.

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Available Models: 040694


Off-Grid Power

Non-emergency certification allows generator to be used as a power source where utility power is unavailable.


6-Year, 1,000-hour limited warranty on parts, labor, and travel for the entire term. The industry's most comprehensive warranty over time.4

Industry's Most Powerful

Worry-free backup power with the industry's most powerful air-cooled generator.

Assembled and Engineered in USA

Briggs & Stratton generators are designed and assembled in the USA.5

Commercial-Grade Vanguard® Engine

Powerful engine built in the USA for commercial applications providing power for electronics.

Quiet Weekly Test Mode

70% quieter during weekly test mode.

Flexible Installation & Maintenance

Approved for installation as close as 18" to a building7 with easy toolless panel removal for serviceability and maintenance.

Corrosion Resistant Enclosure & Base

Automotive-grade galvanneal steel base and aluminum enclosure to resist rust, and powder-coated paint for years of protection against chips and abrasions.

Support By Power Experts

Briggs & Stratton has been building game-changing power solutions for more than a century. You can be confident that every component in your standby generator will deliver the superior performance you expect and is backed by industry-leading customer service.

1This generator is certified for non-emergency use in conjunction with a power utility/cooperative demand response program. Contact power utilities/cooperatives for available program details. Programs may not be offered in all areas.
2This generator is rated in accordance with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) 2200 (stationary engine generator assemblies) and CSA (CanadianStandards Association) standard C22.2 No. 100-14 (motor and generators). Briggs & Stratton has a policy of continuous product improvement andreserves the right to modify its specifications at any time and without prior notice. This standby generator is not for prime power applications.
3Please contact your power utility/cooperative for details regarding available demand response programs. Programs may not be offered in all areas.
4See operator’s manual or briggsandstratton.com for complete warranty details.
5Of U.S. and global parts
6Lowest no-load measurement per ISO 3744. Sound level measurement at other locations around generator may be different depending upon installation configuration.
7The 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 or business.


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Model Number
Running Watts (Liquid Propane) kW**
Running Watts (Natural Gas) kW**
Running Amperage (Liquid Propane) Amps**
Running Amperage (Natural Gas) Amps**
120 / 240
Circuit Breaker Amps
Engine Brand
Engine Displacement (cc)
Motor Starting Capability (kVA)
41 (13% Voltage Dip)
Assembled Length (in.)
Assembled Width (in.)
Assembled Height (in.)
Assembled Weight (lbs.)
Normal Operating Sound
65 dBA
Fuel Consumption (Liquid Propane) (50% Load, BTU/hr)***
Fuel Consumption (Natural Gas) (50% Load, BTU/hr)***
Limited Warranty (Years)†

**This generator is rated in accordance with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) 2200 (stationary engine generator assemblies) and CSA (Canadian Standards Association) standard C22.2 No.100-14 (motors and generators).
***Fuel consumption rates are estimated based on normal operating conditions. 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.