Stop letting power outages interrupt your life. Protect your home and family from the uncertainty of power outages by keeping the lights on and basic household appliances running. 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, its flexible placement options and compact size make backup power a reality for many homeowners. Trust the power experts at Briggs & Stratton for complete peace of mind. * One of the most powerful units of its kW class - higher power output per square inch of its footprint - providing backup electricity to more of your household appliances. * Tested against the tough NFPA 37 standard, can be placed as close as 18" from the home providing more placement options in your yard - perfect for tight lot lines. * 50 amp transfer switch allows you to cover the basics by powering only a selected number of circuits. Usually installed outside or right next to your circuit box, the transfer switch is the" brain": it senses when your power is out, automatically switches on your generator and manages backup power to your home. * Briggs & Stratton engines deliver improved reliability, performance and durability to meet your power demands during a power outage. * Our enclosures are made from rust-resistant, durable Galvanneal steel - protects against chipping and abrasions. * At Briggs & Stratton, we stand behind our 4-year limited parts and labor warranty and make it easy for our customers to work with us. * Automatically powers your home in seconds after sensing a power outage. * Simple, trouble-free monitoring is a reality with our optional Basic Wireless Monitor (sold separately). * More service access to the engine and alternator plus a user-friendly control panel make repairs easier and less costly for homeowners. * Can easily be moved to the installation location with a two-wheeled dolly.