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Briggs & Stratton 40301A 7kW Air Cooled Automatic Standby Home Generator System (CARB)

  • Briggs & Stratton 40301A 7kW Air Cooled Automatic Standby Home Generator System (CARB)
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Permanent Protection from a Proven Performer.
Briggs and Stratton, the trusted name in power, is proud to offer their line of top quality high efficiency home generator systems. Whether you're at home or away when the power goes out, Briggs and Stratton's Home Generator Systems provide fully automatic operation and a permanent connection to natural gas or propane for years of reliable whole house standby protection. Superior design means half the size, half the sound, half the fuel consumption, and half the price of most competitive systems while providing quality and peace of mind. No matter what the cause of the power outage, you'll be prepared for the worst by having the best, a Briggs and Stratton Standby Home Generator System.
You don't need a larger generator to get premium comfort, just a smarter one.
  • Essential Power covers the basics by powering a selected number of circuits
  • Continuous fuel supply to natural gas or propane delivers uninterrupted performance without the messy gasoline storage and refueling
  • Contemporary, space saving design offers location flexibility and subtle yard presence
  • Engineered air passages, automatic-style exhaust system, and acoustic foam dampeners ensure 50% quieter operation than most portables
  • Professional rust-proofing and premium paint provide maximum durability and extreme weather resistance
  • Advanced alternator technology provides safe and stable power for computers and other sensitive electronics
  • Engine comes pre-filled with synthetic oil and is pre-run to save you time and money
  • Each system includes a battery charger, hour meter, and installation pad
  • Covered by a 2 Year Limited Warranty, a guarantee of quality and performance
  • UL 2200 and CSA C22.2 No. 100-04 standard approved and CARB compliant
  • 7kW Air Cooled Automatic Standby Home Generator System - 40301A
  • Hour Meter
  • Battery Charger
  • Polymer Installation Pad


Series: EmPower
Length: 32 in.
Width: 34.25 in.
Depth: 38.5 in.
Weight: 299 lbs.
Alternator Type: Brushed
Amperage (LP Vapor): 29.1
Amperage (Natural Gas): 25
CARB Compliant: Yes
Cooling System: Air
Enclosure Type: Steel
Engine Displacement: 500cc
Engine Make: Briggs & Stratton
Engine Model: Extended Life Series
Engine Speed (RPM): 3600
Fuel Consumption at 100% Load (LP Vapor): 1.56 gal/hr.
Fuel Consumption at 100% Load (Natural Gas): 137 cubic ft/hr.
Fuel Consumption at 50% Load (LP Vapor): 0.92 gal/hr.
Fuel Consumption at 50% Load (Natural Gas): 80 cubic ft/hr.
Fuel Type: Propane (LP Vapor) / Natural Gas
Motor Phase: 1
Noise Rating (dBA): 81
Rated Watts (LP Vapor): 7000
Rated Watts (Natural Gas): 6000
Transfer Switch Amperage: 50
Transfer Switch Circuits: 10
Transfer Switch Included: No
Transfer Switch Model Number: 1918
Transfer Switch Voltage: 120/240V
Voltage: 120/240V
Voltage Regulation: Automatic



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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Good, simple, easy, so far.
Recently purchased and used for camping. Powered two campers with AC with capacity to pull at least one more! Electric start is very nice! Just simply attach gas line, turn gas on, press start button and you are ready for back-up power, run a rural home, or for camping.
July 8, 2014
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
generator was defective
We were planning to use the generator as back up power for our solar batteries (we live off the grid and have a solar electric system). When we received the generator-It does not work properly-so now we have to call the warranty repair, take It there ourselves-and hope they can fix It. If they can't I guess we're stuck with a dad-NOT HAPPY
October 11, 2014

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If I buy one of these generator units can edit it be hooked up when it is not hooked up to the grid??? Can I just turn a switch on and make it fun when I need power. I plan on putting up at my cabin where there is no power ther now. I am looking at model 40301a. Or any standalone generator that is usually hooked up to the grid I want to buy one of those to keep it outside. Can they work with out being hooked up to the GRID. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. PLEASE HELP
Pat on Sep 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This item is no longer available.
Is there any restriction to hook this generator to my home?
Dora on Nov 2, 2012
BEST ANSWER: This generator is designed for home use and should be installed in accordance with the local codes and regulations imposed in your jurisdiction as well as the minimum clearances stated in the installation manual.