Stop letting power outages interrupt your life. Protect your home and family from a power outage by keeping the lights on and basic household appliances running with this backup generator.
The new 8kW standby generator affordably covers your home’s basic circuits providing backup power to your lights, refrigerator, television and other small appliances. Designed to fit any property, this small generator has flexible placement options, making backup power a reality for many homeowners.
More Power in a Smaller Generator
The compact 8kW standby generator has one of the highest power outputs per square inch of footprint in its kW class- providing backup electricity to more of your household appliances.
Rust-resistant, Galvanneal steel enclosures are made from the same materials and paint process used in the automotive industry, resulting in years of protection against chips and abrasions.
Tested against the tough National Fire Protection Agency 37 standard, Briggs & Stratton 8kW standby generators can be placed as close as 18” from the home providing more placement options in your yard – perfect for tight lot lines.
3 Year Limited Warranty
At Briggs & Stratton, we stand behind our 3-year limited parts and labor warranty and make it easy for our customers to work with us.
Newly designed for standby applications, Briggs & Stratton® engines deliver improved reliability, performance and durability to meet your power demands during a power outage.
Transfer Switch (Not Included)
Flexible, indoor or outdoor, transfer switch placement make it convenient to install. All of our weather-resistant transfer switches are NEMA 3R rated for maximum protection against dirt, rain, sleet and snow.
Automatically powers your home in seconds after sensing a power outage.
(Cubic Feet per Hour @ 1/2 Load)
(Cubic Feet per Hour @ Full Load)
Briggs & Stratton OHV Engine
120/240V AC, Single Phase, 1.0 pf
Brushed, Computer Friendly
1.04 gal/hr (LP)
94 ft3/hr (NG)
1.57 gal/hr (LP)
121 ft3/hr (NG)
3 Year Limited Parts and Labor
*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.
8kW Cold Weather Kit: Help ensure smooth starting and reliable operation in the winter months with the Briggs & Stratton Cold Weather Kit tested to start at -20° F. The thermostatically controlled battery warmers and oil heaters activate as the temperature drops. The 8kW (6262) kit includes a battery warmer and two oil heaters.
8kW Maintenance Kit: Briggs & Stratton maintenance kits help you complete scheduled maintenance and prevent costly repairs on your standby generator. Maintenance kits are designed specifically for your generator’s needs. The 8kW (6261) maintenance kit contains air and oil filters, oil, and a spark plug for your model.
Price Match Policy
We Match. You Save.
Found a price that beats ours? We'll match it, guaranteed.
How do you do it? Step #1: Find the Ad, Copy the URL
When you find a lower price, save the web page URL. You'll need it to get your discount. Step #2: Use the Price Match Request Form
You'll see a form at the bottom of this page. Paste the full web page URL into the appropriate slot, fill out the rest of the information, and send it to us. Step #3: Profit!!!
Enjoy your savings, you wiley scoundrel.
What's in it for us?
We love you, and we want your business. We don't want you to run off with some other online retailer, so we're, of course, willing to give you the same deal they are. Plus, in the end, our deal will be way better than theirs! We'll match their price while we deliver life-of-product technical support, real customer service, and free shipping.
More Technical Details
To qualify for a Price Match, you must be able to produce a published price from a legitimate online retailer. Hearing about a 'great deal' from your cousin's neighbor's best friend does not count. The retailer in question will also need to have the product in stock and ready to ship. If it's on backorder, that's a mulligan. You get one claim per product, and cannot use the Price Match Policy in conjunction with other coupons, discounts, Labor Day (or other holiday) sales, or Voodoo magic. Typos, mail in rebates, closeout sales, and other non-standard retail transactions don't count either. Also, finding a great deal on Ebay or another auction site doesn't work.
Basically, the competing price must be for the same product, brand new, factory-sealed, style, model, etc etc. We also reserve the right to deny the IWAE Price Match Policy to anyone who we think is trying to get one over on us and/or trade us a wooden nickel.
Shipping, normally within 24hrs
Unlimited Tech Support
Upfront Wholesale pricing
24hr live telephone answering
No order cancellation fee
Contractor Assistance Available
Friendly and Helpful Service Before and AFTER the sale
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Lowest Out the Door the Price Guarantee
Experienced HVAC Personnel on Staff
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