Briggs & Stratton Significantly Expands its Backup Power Options for Light Commercial Applications

  Briggs & Stratton Significantly Expands its Backup Power Options for Light
                           Commercial Applications

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 12, 2013

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Committed to offering the light
commercial business sector reliable backup power options to meet their
growing electrical needs, Briggs & Stratton now offers more than 60 different
backup power solutions for its dealer network. The new offerings are
specifically engineered and manufactured to thrive under the rigorous, heavy
power requirementsof commercial applications.


"Just as no two businesses are exactly the same, no two customers in the light
commercial market need exactly the same backup power option. The industry
needs more flexible and dependable solutions for commercial business owners,"
said Amanda Grandy, marketing manager for Briggs & Stratton. "This large
product expansion shows our commitment to offering customersa reliable,
tailored solution that helps keep their business up and running in the event
of a power outage – all from a manufacturer they know and trust."

Already a respected manufacturer of residential standby generators, the
product expansion signals the company's intention to become the commercial
sector's trusted name in backup power solutions.

Six differing voltage levels (120/240, 120/208, 139/240, 227/480, 277/480,
347/600), two configuration setups (WYE or Delta) and two controller types
(ComAp InteliNano^NT or ComAp InteliLite^NT) are now available from Briggs &
Stratton and can be used in conjunction with the 35-kilowatt^1 (kW), 48-kW^1
and 60-kW^1 standby generator units. It adds up to 64 unique backup power
options that are ideal for convenience stores, small grocery stores,
restaurants or small offices. Capable of providing comprehensive power
protection, these commercial standby generators help reduce lost revenue and
allow small business owners to continue serving customers through a power

The new offerings still come standard with the features and services expected
by Briggs & Stratton customers. A four-year limited parts and labor warranty^2
is one of the most comprehensive in the commercial standby power industry. A
durable GM Vortec^™ 1800 RPM engine is more fuel efficient and quieter than
other higher-RPM commercial engine options, and helps ensure a neighbor- and
budget-friendly operation. The weather-resistant enclosure made of Galvaneal
steel offers years of outdoor protection. The redesigned enclosure also makes
servicing the unit easier. Additional maintenance access points prevent
time-consuming disassembly.

Advanced, worry-free monitoring is now available with the optional infohub™
wireless monitor. Using a computer, tablet or smart phone, standby generator
owners can instantly check their generator's system status from home or away.
Owners are notified when maintenance is needed so the generator is always
prepared prior to a power outage occuring.

The new Briggs & Stratton^® generators will be sold individually and it is
recommended that dealers pair the units with the GE Zenith transfer switch
options also offered by Briggs & Stratton.

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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.

^1This 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).

^2 Warranty details available at

About Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:BGG), 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 manufacturer 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®, Ferris®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa®
brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and
serviced in over 100 countries on six continents.

SOURCE Briggs & Stratton Corporation

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